PK TS presented the first Lionet tram last year (photo: Vladimir Waldin).

RUSSIA: Sole bidder PK TS has won a contract to supply 15 trams to Ulan-Ude. The 498m rouble order is being finance mostly through a government grant via the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East.

PK TS will supply its unidirectional single-section Lionet model. The 100% low-floor trams will be 16·7 m long with capacity for 155 passengers including 40 seated. The first two vehicles are due to arrive by September 2 and the remaining 13 by the end of November.

The trams for Ulan-Ude will be the first series-built Lionet vehicles. PK TS displayed the first Lionet at the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin in September 2018.