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City Trans Ukraine 2018

City Transport in Ukraine: Important Facts

The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement came into force on 1 January 2016. This agreement provides implementation of the European legislation and standards in transport industry. As a result of the decentralization process, budgets being at the disposal of local authorities have increased by 40%. Ukrainian regions obtained possibility to involve additional financing for own development programs.

The Global Fuel Economy Initiative is one of the new initiatives announced by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine. It is focused on support of eco-friendly transportation, electric vehicles and related infrastructure production, creation of appropriate conditions for the use of such transport in the country.

According to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, electric transport is in operation in 40 cities: 2 646 tramcars, 3 736 trolleybuses, 1 927 km of tram tracks (177 routes); 4 412 km of trolley lines (405 routes). Annually over 2 billion passengers use services of municipal electric transport (trolleybuses, trams).

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Polish company Pesa finished the very first from 40 trams ordered by Kyiv City Administration at their plant in Bydgoszcz. This order is supposed to be finished by the end of the current year.

In 2016 Pesa supplied Kyiv with 10 low-floor trams. In present time these units used on the Pravoberezhna high-speed railway route between Central Rail Station and Borschagivka District.

As was informed before, Pesa plans to open a new tram manufacturing plant in Kyiv.


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Kyiv city authorities signed a contract with Polish tram manufacturer Pesa for the purchasing of 40 trams, as well as – for 7 trams with Ukrainian producer Electron (Lviv). Contracted units are modern European quality low-floor trams equipped with air conditioning systems, video security systems and Wi-Fi.

Also Kyiv City Administration purchased 60 modern buses produced by MAZ (Belarus).

“On our way to complete renewal of Kyiv public transport fleet we should purchase 165 new trams, more than 230 buses and 230 trolleybuses. In other words, three to four times more than we already bought. According to our projections it will take at least 5 years to purchase required new transport.” – commented by Vitaliy Klichko, Mayor of Kyiv.

Source: «Unian»


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On the 12 of September a novelty arrived to Kamyanske - developmental prototype of three-section tram made by Tatra-Yug LLC (Dnipro).

According to Vladimyr Romanych, deputy director of Tatra-Yug LLC, this fleet is a brand new development of manufacturer’s engineers and constructors made in a single unit called «K-1M6».


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All municipal transport in Zhitomir has been equipped with debit card payment system.

E-ticketing terminals have been installed in 110 trolleybuses; besides all the municipal transport park (trolleybuses and trams) have been provided with manual terminal, which allows to bay for the ride with banking card or NFC-device.

Source: Ekonomichna Pravda


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First lot of new low-floor trolleybuses «Dnipro T-203» have been manufactured at Yuzhmash Machine-Building Plant, Dnipro. New vehicles have a unique feature – 15 to 20 km of self-powered movement, provided by GMI Li/Ion batteries with capacity 100 kW/h. Full charging time is up to 40 minutes. Weight of the battery section (160 batteries) is 576 kg. Each vehicle has the following parameters: length – 12.2 m, width – 2.5 m and height – 3.5 m. Passenger capacity is up to 107 people. Also this trolleybus equipped with drop ramp and place for disabled persons. Top speed of the vehicle is 65 km/h.

City authorities have purchased new trolleybuses for 500 000 Euro.



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On the 17 of July, Lviv municipal enterprise «Lvivautodor» launched bid request for E-ticket implementation tender in Lviv. 17 companies from Ukraine, Europe, Israel, Turkey and South Korea had already sent their offers.

Winner of this tender is to be announced on December 2017 and complete launch of the whole system is announced on the 2018-2019 years. For this purposes all the public transport in Lviv will be equipped with validators working with special and debit cards.

Summary the funds assigned to this project equal 11,2 million Euro, where 10 millions are funds given by EBRD and 1,2 million – funds of local budget.


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In due time Dnipro obtained EBRD loan for metro construction. As a result of tendering Turkish company became contractor whose expenses appeared lower then loan sum. The balance composed around 70 mln.Euro.

In August 2017 Dnipro Mayor – Mr.Boris Filatov during his business trip to London conducted negotiations with EBRD management in charge for municipal infrastructure development. Primarily, disbursement of loan balance was under discussion.

At the same time EBRD provides Dnipro City financing in volume 10 mln.Euro for purchase of 50 trolleybuses, i.e. bankers observe that city is ready not only to take loans but also to pay back. Currently it is not obvious where rolling stock to be bought – in Ukraine or from abroad. Nevertheless, quality guarantee of the fleet and relevant maintenance are main requirements towards suppliers.

Besides, the tendering for purchase of 25 trolleybuses was announced recently, funding will come from city budget.