The Swiss city of Bern will donate 11 used trams from the local transport company Bernmobil to Lviv.

Experts from Switzerland have assessed the transport infrastructure of Lviv and determined that the delivery of used trams is technically possible, the CFTS portal reports, citing the publication Your City.

The city's tram infrastructure was assessed, and the condition of the tram tracks and their suitability for Swiss trams were checked, from 9 to 11 October.

"Next, we will be able to decide on the possibility of future transfer of the trams to Lviv based on all the findings and the report of our technical expert," said Silvan Hungerbühler, head of cooperation at the Swiss embassy in Ukraine.

According to Lviv's Department of Urban Mobility and Road Infrastructure, Bern plans to donate 11 low-floor articulated trams to the city.

"Eight of them are in working order and will be used on the city's tram lines. The remaining three will be used as spare parts. If the Swiss side approves the transfer, we will be able to physically receive the trams next year," the department said.

Bernmobil, the transport company of the city of Bern, received new Stadler Tramlink trams this year. They will go into service in November. This means that 12 Vevey trams, built between 1989 and 1990, will be taken out of service. The city will keep one of them as a souvenir and is ready to donate the rest to Lviv.