Three trams from Germany have begun operation on each of the 11th and 15th routes in Dnipro, the CFTS portal reports, citing the 056 municipal website.
These six trams are the first batch out of the 20 tramcars that were purchased in the German city of Leipzig. They were produced in Germany in the period of 1984-1986 and subsequently modernized.
Six additional tramcars will begin operation on Dnipro routes in mid-October and all the remaining trams on New Year's Eve.
The interiors of the trams retain their original appearances, although the trams have been converted to operation on the Ukrainian track gauge, which is wider than the track gauge in Leipzig.
The city authorities plan to purchase at least 20 more trams. In general, city officials like the old German trams so much that they are willing to increase their total number to 80.
The city authorities plan to buy new trams for the city’s routes Nos. 1 and 19 after replacing the tramlines.
As the CFTS portal reported earlier, Dnipro paid EUR 25,000 for each of the German trams.