RUSSIAN RAILWAYS (RZD) is currently testing 36 attachments for door handles provided by Siemens Mobility.
The attachments enable doors to be opened with an elbow or lower arm rather than a hand and thus reduce the risk of spreading germs or a virus like Covid-19.
Siemens Mobility has installed the prototypes in several Desiro trains being operated in the Moscow area by Russian Railways. The parts are produced with the help of additive manufacturing. Implementation in further train fleets is being planned.
Siemens Mobility recently purchased two Stratasys 3D printers to help with the maintenance of the Russian train fleet, which also includes several Velaro high-speed trains.