The Pesa company (Poland) has completed the assembly of the first of 40 trams ordered by Kyiv at its production facility in Bydgoszcz. The entire order is expected to be completed by the end of this year, the CFTS portal reports, citing Polish media reports.
Pesa won a tender for delivery of 40 trams to Kyiv in July, beating the Ukrainian-German enterprise Electron. The deal is worth EUR 61 million or UAH 1.813 billion.
Ukrainian media reports earlier claimed that Pesa was assembling the trams for Kyiv in Russia and not in Poland. However, the company denied these reports and said that the entire assembling process was taking place in Poland. At the same time, Pesa admitted that components from other manufacturers were being used in the assembling process. In particular, the Uralvagonzavod company (Russia) supplies the glass for the trams.
As reported, Pesa supplied 10 low-floor trams to Kyiv in 2016. All these trams are currently in operation on the Pravoberezhna high-speed tramline, which passes between the railway station and the Borschahivka residential district of Kyiv.