The second tram supplied by the Pesa company (Poland) began operation on a Kyiv route on 29 November. Both trams will operate on the Borschahivska high-speed tram line.
For now, the new tram will operate on the tram route No. 3 only during peak hours, according to the Kyivpastrans municipal transport operator.
According to the Kyiv municipal administration’s deputy head Ilia Sahaidak, 13 modern low-floor trams will soon be transporting passengers in Kyiv.
The Pesa tram is equipped with a heating system, an air conditioning system, and monitors in the cabin. USB chargers for electronic devices are also available.
As the CFTS earlier reported, the Pesa Bydgoszcz company won a tender for supply of 10 low-floor Foxtrot trams to Kyiv in April. The contract worth EUR 11.5 million was expected to be implemented in 2016.
Until September, the Polish company was not sure that the second tram would be delivered to Kyiv. "Until now, there was no certainty that the city authorities would confirm the order under the contract. I must admit that we have been waiting for this moment. We are ready to produce the next tram for Kyiv. We are also confident that this will open up another important phase of Pesa’s presence on the Ukrainian market," Pesa’s marketing director for eastern markets Dariusz Skotnizki was quoted as saying in the Transport Publiczny publication (Poland) on 1 September.