Rolling stock for Mariupol

Marik transportMariupol City Administration plans to purchase 63 buses and repair depots for loans of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Simultaneously, the city will also purchase 72 trolleybuses, reconstruct a trolleybus depot, acquire special equipment for system maintenance and repair contact network within the framework of cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Letters on cooperation with the EBRD for 18 mln. Euro and with IFC for 15 mln.USD are already signed. Both loan projects have 13 years pay back period, where 3 years are grace period. Tender procedures will start this winter, the purchase will begin in 2019.

In late 2018 - early 2019 Mariupol plans to pull all emergency trams out of service. Currently fleet of Mariupol Tram & Trolleybus Management Company counts 74 trams. The age of only 10 units counts less than 10 years. The city authorities decided to purchase second-hand trams in the European Union due to their reasonable price.

Over the past two years, the city has already received 30 second-hand trams from Prague and Kosice. The purchase was performed at the expense of city and regional administrations. The municipality of Prague presented Mariupol 10 more trams, which require repair. Another 20 trams will be purchased in Riga in 2018.

Source: CFTS