July 18, 2016

Krasnodar tests Stadler Minsk LRV

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KTTU, the public transport operator in the Russian city of Krasnodar, has taken delivery of a prototype 1524mm-gauge low-floor LRV built by the Stadler Minsk joint venture of Stadler Rail and Belkommunmash, Belarus, for trials on the city's 113km tramway network.

The bidirectional V853000M Metelica vehicle has been designed specifically for the CIS region and will operate in ambient temperatures ranging from -40 to 40oC.

The 26.7m-long three-section vehicle will accommodate up to 250 passengers, 58 of them seated, and has a maximum speed of 75km/h.

Last year prototype Metelica vehicles were tested in Moscow and Samara.

In April KTTU signed an agreement with PC Transport Systems, Russia, to assemble type 71-931 Vityaz LRVs at KTTU's workshops in Krasnodar.

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