UKRAINE: Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko and Deputy Mayor Dmytro Davtyan officially inaugurated a Tatra-Yug tram for the city on April 2.
On December 18 operator Kyivpastrans signed a 428·9m hryvnia contract with Tatra-Yug for the supply of 10 trams to replace some of the current fleet operating on the city’s ‘fast tram’ route serving Troeshchina on the left bank of the River Dnipro.
The 70% low-floor three-section K1M6 tram is 26·8 m long and 2 500 mm wide with capacity for 267 passengers. It is equipped with a wheelchair space, air-conditioning, wi-fi, a passenger information system and LED lighting. Maximum speed is 75 km/h, and emergency traction batteries enable 1 km of operation without external power supply.
The K1M6 is Tatra-Yug’s latest model. It was presented in May 2017 before undertaking tests on the network in Kamianske.