Novokuznetsk UKVZ tram

RUSSIA: UKVZ has beaten three rival bids to win a contract to supply 12 trams to Novokuznetsk.

The cost of 73·3m roubles per vehicle is being funded through the government’s the Cleaner Air programme.

Deliveries are scheduled to start in mid-December,

The Type 71-623-04 trams will follow from 20 which were delivered to Novokuznetsk under a contract placed last year. The partially low-floor four-axle trams will have air-conditioning, USB charging sockets and facilities for passengers with reduced mobility.