Pesa, a Polish manufacturer of trams, may open a facility in Kyiv before the end of 2017, the Kyiv municipal administration’s deputy head Mykola Povoroznyk has announced.
"We are holding a fairly serious dialogue with Poland, and I think that a Pesa workshop will open at a tram depot by the end of the year," Povoroznyk said in an interview with the CFTS portal. "We will buy all trams – Tatra, and Elektron, and Pesa trams. It takes quite a long time to manufacture a tram, and we need to replace our rolling stock. Therefore, we will work with everyone." According to him, Kyiv is also awaiting delivery of seven Elektron trams.
As reported, the Kyivpastrans municipal transport utility invited fresh tenders for supply of 40 low-floor trams in early June. The 40 low-floor trams, which will have a length of more than 26 meters, are expected to cost a total of UAH 1.946 billion.
Earlier, Kyivpastrans canceled a tender for supply of 40 low-floor trams worth UAH 1.94 billion because of lack of bids.