The process of handover of the tenth and final five-section, low-floor Electron trams to Lviv has begun.

The Lviv City Council announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

The new tram will be run in and tested, and its rolling characteristics and braking systems will be checked.

During this process, it will be equipped with automatic fare collection devices and given an inventory number.

After all the preparatory work is completed, the tram will be operated on route No. 8, which connects Sykhiv with the city center.

Nine similar trams received this year and in previous years also operate on this route.

Lvivelectrotrans, the municipal electric transport company of the city of Lviv, is modernizing its rolling stock with loans from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The Ukraine Urban Public Transport II project is an EIB framework loan to finance urban public transport investments in municipalities in Ukraine. Under this project, the city received a loan of EUR 17.4 million for purchasing 10 five-section trams.

Electron is a domestic company with production facilities in Ukraine. The T5L641 tram is a five-section, single-compartment tramcar with air-conditioning for the interior and driver's cabin. It has low vibration and noise levels and meets modern European technical requirements for urban electric transport. The tram's wide doors and low floor allow passengers to board and alight quickly. The latter is convenient for passengers with children and persons with reduced mobility.