|Line(s) served||Moscow - St Petersburg|
|Car length||26 m (85 ft)|
|Width||3.12 m (10.2 ft)|
|Maximum speed||250 km/h (155 mph)|
|Weight||356 t (350 long tons; 392 short tons)|
|Power supply||Overhead catenary|
|Electric system(s)||3 kV DC
25 kV 50 Hz AC
(dual voltage units)
|Current collection method||Pantograph|
|Track gauge||1,520 mm (4 ft 11 5⁄6 in) Russian gauge|
- for other uses see Sokol (disambiguation)
Sokol (Russian for "falcon") was a planned high speed train in Russia. It was to be a successor of the ER200 for use on the Moscow-St. Petersburg mainline, and was designed to operate at a cruising speed of 300 km/h (maximum speed 350 km/h). A prototype was built in 1997 and tested by Russian High Speed Railway Shareholding Co.
The Sokol project was cancelled in 2002. Instead of a Sokol-based design, high speed trainsets (named Sapsan) based on the Siemens Velaro were procured from Siemens in Germany. The Sapsan trains have been operating on the Moscow-St.Petersburg line since December 2009.
- The all-Russian high-speed train - World Report from International Railway Journal , August 2001 , via www.findarticles.com
- "Sokol can't fly yet". Railway Gazette International. 1 October 2001.
- Андрей Гурьев (2009), Андрей Гурьев И какие же русские не любили быстрой езды? История обреченного проекта (in Russian), p. 352, "2002, март — прекращение со стороны МПС по инициативе министра Г.М. Фадеева финансирования проекта «Сокол»"
- Murray Hughes (1 June 2005). "Broad gauge ICE3 in sight". Railway Gazette International.
- High Speed Trains - Sokol 4rail.net
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