Dnipro To Purchase Used Trams From Leipzig

18 May 2018 16:25

The Dnipro municipal authorities are considering the possibility of buying used Tatra-T4 trams for the city from Leipzig (Germany). The Dnipro city council’s deputy head Mykhailo Lysenko announced this on his Facebook page, the CFTS portal reports.

According to Lysenko, Leipzig plans to begin selling two trams per month from August this year and replace them with new trams.

"The estimated cost of the tram is about EUR 25,000. The costs of their delivery and adaptation to our route (we have a wider track than Germany), may look like this:

1. Adaptation of a single car’s bogies, spare parts, and work - UAH 660,000 (EUR 20,000).

2. Customs - 10% of the cost

3. VAT - 20%.

4. Delivery - EUR 5,000,” Lysenko wrote.

Thus, the total cost of such a tram to the city will be about EUR 60,000, he added.

"I am sure that it will be very good if we add at least 60 such trams to our fleet at the cost of EUR 60,000-65,000," he wrote.

In addition, according to the official, the city is not abandoning the idea of acquiring new trams, with trams by local manufacturer Tatra-Yug being considered as the most probable option. These trams are already being tested in several cities in Ukraine.

"They have performed very well in tests, but do not forget they will cost around EUR 1,000,000 each," he wrote.

At the same time, according to Lysenko, acquisition of new trams may not be appropriate considering the level of deterioration of the tracks in Dnipro.