UKVZ tram

Source: Oleg Bodnya

RUSSIA: UKVZ has won four separately-tendered contracts to supply a total of 56 unidirectional trams to the city of Krasnodar

The orders announced on March 20 cover a total of 29 Type 71-623-04 trams to be delivered this year, and another 27 scheduled to arrive in 2021.

The trams will feature adaptive climate control systems instead of conventional air-conditioning, more vandal-resistant seat designs than older vehicles and various technology upgrades.

The cost per tram averages 31·6m roubles, which the city says is significantly lower than anticipated. As a result, it plans to procure at least 11 more trams of the same type.