RUSSIA: Stadler Minsk, Transportnaya Koncessionnaya Kompanya and LSR Group started acceptance testing of the first six Metelitsa trams for the fast tram route being developed in St Petersburg on August 1.

The TKK consortium of Lider Group and LSR Group is developing the fast tram project in the Krasnogvardeisky district under a 30-year BOT agreement. In August 2016 Stadler signed a contract to supply 23 trams, designated B85600M, from its Minsk factory. The trams are branded by the future operator as Chizhik. Stadler will provide maintenance during the five-year warranty period.