Tatra-Yug, a Ukrainian tram manufacturer, will deliver a new low-floor tram to Kyiv for testing. Tatra-Yug’s Production Director Anatolii Kerdivara announced this on 12 October during a meeting between the mayor of Kyiv and Ukraine’s minister of infrastructure at the Shevchenko tram depot, the CFTS correspondent reports.
"We are currently completing the production of a new low-floor tram. It will be ready sometime within six months," the Tatra-Yug representative said.
At the same time, Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian proposed that the company deliver the tram to Kyiv for testing. Kerdivara accepted the minister’s proposal. "Yes, we are ready to deliver the tram to them in two months," he said.
In comments to the CFTS correspondent, Kerdivara confirmed the intention of the company. "Our new tram is adapted for people with disabilities and it is better suited to domestic routes," said Kerdivara.
The K1M8 three-section tram will accommodate up to 250 passengers. It will have a length of 25.8 meters, a width of 2.5 meters, and a maximum speed of 75 km/h.
Tatra-Yug is a domestic manufacturer with 95% of its production localized in Ukraine. It employs people at more than 100 enterprises in the country. Headquartered in Odessa, its production facilities are located at the Makarov PO YuMZ state enterprise in Dnipro.