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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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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.


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 Donetsk regional state authorities consider possibility to launch trolleybus line to create a link between Slavyansk, Kramatorsk, Druzhkovka, Konstantinovka and Bakhmut.

Route distance will compose about 47 km. At the same time, there is not such transport mode as trolleybus in Slavyansk, Druzhkovka and Konstantinovka. 

Thus, local authorities support launch of electrobus line, vehicles might be bought at the Ukrainian electrical equipment plant.  

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In the nearest future QR-codes will appear at public transport stops located at two avenues in Dnipro. Thanks to the mentioned mobile app, the passengers will be able to know when necessary bus will arrive.

Practically all passenger motor vehicles in Dnipro already have GPS devices. Gradually city authorities will equip all trolleybuses and trams with GPS system.

Digital traffic control will secure tight schedule for all transport modes and stops purely at specially designated locations. Digital displays installation all over the city will cost too much for city budget, in the meantime most part of passengers has smart phones.