UKRAINE: The city of Lviv is acquire up to 50 new trolleybuses and associated maintenance equipment, upgrade two depots and renew electrification equipment using a €17·5m financing package which is being arranged by the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development.

This comprises a 13-year EBRD loan of up to €15m and a loan of up to €2·5m from the World Bank’s Clean Technology Fund. The investment is supported by the Municipal Project Support Facility funded by the EU.

City transport operator Lvivelectrotrans currently operates 10 trolleybus routes with a total length of almost 75 km. It is envisaged that the renewal will reduce electricity consumption by approximately 20% and cut CO2 emissions by 1 907 tonnes/year.