July 25, 2016

Stadler Minsk selected for St Petersburg LRV order

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TRANSPORTNAYA Koncessionnaya Kompanya (TKK), a consortium of Lider Group and LSR Group which was awarded a 30-year build-operate-transfer concession earlier this year to develop a fast tram network serving the Krasnogvardeyskiy district of St Petersburg, has selected Stadler Minsk as preferred bidder for a contract to supply to 23 low-floor LRVs for the project.

TKK will invest around Roubles 33.7bn ($US 520m) over the 30 year term of the concession, upgrading 14km of tramway used by lines 7, 8, 10, 30 and 64 to fast tram standards. The city of St Petersburg will contribute Roubles 1.3bn towards the project.

The Stadler LRVs will accommodate up to 260 passengers and the first six vehicles are due to be delivered next year.

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