The RA-3 is a new type of diesel railbus born form the collaboration between Italdesign – that contributed
to the design of the train – and Metrovagonmash, a subsidiary of Transmashholding, that engineered the
It is Italdesign solution for a perfect journey with a low passengers density on unelectrified railways .
With a modern design and interiors, Railbus RA-3 is equipped with a passenger information system that
displays data about the route and the train movements, and with video surveillance, air conditioning and
energy-saving LED lighting. RA-3 railbuses are also easily accessible for disabled passengers.
The first units entered into service in August 2019 and now serves the routes of Central Suburban
Passenger Company, the largest regional passenger carrier in Russia. The operator becomes the first to use
the RA-3 railbus.