The Ternopil municipal carrier has received the latest batch of MAN Lion`s City (A21) buses. In total, the city has already received 20 buses.
This was announced by the AllTrans Facebook group, the Ukrainian News agency reports.
The MAN A21 buses that were delivered to the city have low floors and a length of 12 meters, operate on liquefied gas, and are equipped with air conditioning.
The average age of the buses, which were previously in operation in Vienna, is about 10 years.
The buses will be operated on the city’s new A35 experimental route.
As the CFTS portal reported, Ternopil’s Ternopilelektrotrans transport utility invited tenders for supply of 50 second-hand urban transport buses produced in the European Union at the expected cost of UAH 81 million at the end of August.
As the CFTS also reported, Ternopil planned to buy 100 used European-made buses this year and initially invited tenders for supply of 50 12-meter buses for UAH 81 million and tenders for supply of 50 9-meter buses for UAH 60.78 million in March. However, the tenders were canceled due to lack of bids. A similar attempt was made in May, but it was also canceled due to lack of bids.
Similar tenders were invited again in July. Tenders for supply of buses for UAH 81 million was canceled on August 27 and applications to participate in the second tender for supply of buses for UAH 60.78 million were accepted until August 28.
According to information on the website of the Ternopil city council, buses are being purchased under a program for creation of a single municipal transport company that will provide passenger transportation services in the city.