24 More New Lvyonok Tramcars to Come to Ulyanovsk Region by End of 2020
Five tramcars that have been previously shipped to the region will be used on the routes in Ulyanovsk by the end of this week.
Governor Sergey Morozov said, “Renewal of the public transport fleet is long overdue, and we are gradually addressing this issue. One hundred midibuses were purchased last year. This year, we continue updating the vehicle stock; we have bought 29 new Lvyonok trams, five of which have already been shipped to us. Both residents of the region and workers of the tram depot will be able to enjoy comfort of these modern vehicles very soon. Once again, I would like to express my gratitude to the team of PC Transport Systems that has developed an effective system for fast assembly of urban electric transport.”
According to Evgeny Lazarev, Acting Minister of Industry and Transport, the first three Lvyonok trams will start working on route No. 22 "UKSM - Park Yunost" on 8 September, which goes along the following streets: Ryabikova, Zapadny Bulvar, Moskovskoe Shosse, Minaeva, Zheleznoy Divizii, Lenina, Spasskaya, Radishcheva, Timiryazeva and Rozy Lyuksemburg. The remaining tramcars will be brought to the route before the end of this week.
On 22 August 2020, a contract was signed at the Nevsky Electric Transport Plant between Municipal Unitary Enterprise "Ulyanovskelektrotrans" and the State Transport Leasing Company regarding the purchase of twenty-nine new Lvyonok 71-911ЕМ tramcars.
“I am very glad that the government of the Ulyanovsk Region is interested in upgrading the transport infrastructure and the tramcars’ fleet. Our tram is a unique product, we used our experience and the best developments when creating it. This tram was highly praised by the expert community at InnoTrans-2018, the leading international trade fair for transport technology, which took place in Berlin. Its futuristic bright design, ergonomic spacious interior, modern multimedia complexes, advanced technologies for climate control systems, comfortable seats and wide storage areas - all of these will make the trip a truly comfortable experience. At the same time, we pay particular attention to safety - each tramcar has a pre-crash system, which significantly enhances their strength capacity; and we used aluminum-alloy castings for the interior design, which makes it not only durable and aesthetically pleasing, but also fireproof. I am sure that residents and guests of Ulyanovsk will appreciate the high level of comfort when travelling by Lvyonok trams,” - commented Felix Vinokur, President of PC Transport Systems.
As a reference:
Lvyonok tramcars are 16.7 m long and 2.5 m wide; they have 34 seats each, while the total passenger capacity is 111 (5 people/sq.m.) and 155 (8 people/sq.m.).
This model is a completely changed version of a well-proven 71-911 tramcar. The new machine is based on a unique low-floor lorry truck designed and manufactured by the Nevsky Electric Transport Plant, which made it possible to create the world's first fully low-floor single-section tram. The spacious and ergonomic interior made of aluminum-alloy castings, comfortable seats, separate climate control of the passenger compartment and the driver's cabin, a well-thought-out media complex (an audio-visual information system) makes the trip in this tram pleasant and comfortable, including for those passengers with special needs. Buttons most often used during movement now conveniently have duplicates on the driver's armrest. There is also an external system for video control of passenger loading zones and traffic monitoring, additional passive safety features for the driver and an active and passive driver assistance system.