Three-piece train Polish company PESA will be released on line in December of this year.
The long-awaited update of the Kaliningrad tram park was designed in the now familiar tradition. PCR "KaliningradGorTrans" presented new car in Victory Square — as previously
Refurbishment of the park will be engaged in the Kaliningrad Polish company PESA — the largest manufacturer of various rail and tram vehicles in the neighboring country. New car cost just under half a million euros (funds for streetcar "in half" collected municipal and regional authorities) will be released on Kaliningrad rails in mid-December and will be used on the route number 5. It should be noted that the Kaliningrad "residence" will receive no specific tram, shown at the Victory Square, and its counterpart, adapted to the city's meter track. However, the coloring of the Kaliningrad new items will be absolutely identical showpiece: According to the authorities, in the future of urban transport will be the yellow-red.
Kaliningrad PESA will be considerably "more humane" than its predecessors. Low-floor car should facilitate entry and exit for passengers, and easy tilt-ramps will facilitate access to the lounge with disabilities. In addition, the Polish tram is going to be reliable — the manufacturer estimates the service life of thirty years and provides a full guarantee on Kaliningrad car for five years. The important role played by the price of the tram PESA: cars analogs "Siemens" and "sat" are almost twice as expensive — about three million euros.
Participating in the presentation of officials reacted with enthusiasm to the future of Kaliningrad tram. Thus, the regional governor Nikolai Cukanov noted that "normal European city to have a normal transport" and asked Kaliningradians "to protect it is expensive." In turn, the head of Alexander Yarashuk noted that the tram waiting for good prospects — he said that in the future the city will walk new cars, trams and Kaliningrad will become "the best in Russia."
Earlier, it was planned that produce trams for Kaliningrad will plant "Belkommunmash", but in August the director of PCR "KaliningradGorTrans" Anatoly Amanita reported that
Note also that the earlier the head of Alexander Yarashuk stated that
We also recall that the last time new trams for Kaliningrad were purchased during the Soviet era in Prague. "The last on our balance sheet received cars" second hand ", that is second-hand. In 1995 and 1998, were purchased by two trams from Germany, since the park has not been updated, "- said the head of the tram-trolleybus company, Oleg Cherednychenko.
I'd add that the news first update of the city public transport. Trams are purchased abroad because of the narrow-gauge tram other than Russian standards (except Kaliningrad is a track only in Pyatigorsk).