CRRC electric locomotive to run in Eurasia following safety certification

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China-Belarus No. 2 electric freight locomotive has obtained the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) vehicle safety standard certification. Credit: CRRC.
China-Belarus No. 2 electric freight locomotive has obtained the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) vehicle safety standard certification. Credit: CRRC.

CRRC’s China-Belarus No.2 electric locomotive has been given the go-ahead to operate on the Eurasian railway network.

The freight locomotive has been granted the necessary Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) vehicle safety standard certification – a first for a Chinese high-power AC drive locomotive, according to the rolling stock manufacturer – meaning it can run in the likes of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.


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The EEU certification tested 52 train parts, 348 functions as well as the locomotive’s radiation, ecological safety and electromagnetic compatibility.

The train was built by CRRC Datong, a subsidiary of CRRC, and is equipped to operate on AC 25kV 50Hz overhead electrification. It has a maxiumum speed of 120km/h.


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