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Odesa Starts Tatra-Yug Tram Testing

Odesa municipal transport operator Odesmiskelektrotrans has begun dynamic testing of the first of 13 Tatra-Yug trams.

The order was placed in December 2022, with the manufacturer saying it was the first tram contract to be signed since the full-scale Russian invasion, the railwaygazette reports.

The first of the 26 m long three-section unidirectional 100% low-floor trams arrived in the city on December 21, 2023.

“We have previously purchased 47 new trolleybuses with financing from the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development”, said Mayor Gennadiy Trukhanov when unveiling the tram. “Together with the European Investment Bank, we are also implementing another project, the purchase of electric buses.”