Moscow has received all the 40 single-section trams manufactured by PC Transport Systems. The new-generation trams are adapted for passengers with reduced mobility and are equipped with climate control, USB and Type-C ports as well as multimedia screens.
“We have received 40 new cars ahead of schedule and are putting them in operation almost 3 months earlier than planned. This is a comfortable and modern transport that changes the outdated trams in the north and north-west of Moscow. The new cars are completely low-floor and are convenient for all passengers to enter and exit. In total, we plan to receive more than 100 trams this year,” the Deputy Mayor for Transport Maksim Liksutov said.
In September 2020, PC Transport Systems (PC TS) has won the contract for the supply of 114 trams to Moscow city. The manufacturer will deliver Mosgortrans 74 three-section Vityaz-M trams and 40 single-section trams of 71-911EM Lion type. In addition, the contract provides for the provision of maintenance services for the supplied rolling stock for 30 years.
In total, until 2022, Moscow City will receive 204 new trams, which include the PC TS vehicles as well as 90 single-section trams manufactured by Sinara.
The city is also updating its metro train fleet. Previously, the network has fully renovated it on the Circle Line and the number of new Moskva-2020 trains on Line 6 reached 46 units, more than half of the line’s rolling stock. For this line, 51 per cent of the train fleet has been updated and about “300 more cars will arrive by the end of 2023, when the renewal of the fleet will be completed by 100 per cent. These will be our most modern Moskva-2020 trains and subsequent modifications,” the Deputy Mayor explained.
Moscow is engaged in the tram and train fleet modernisation and renewal programme. The share of new trains has increased since 2010 from 12.6 per cent to 66.1 per cent and will reach 80 per cent in 2023. This will be achieved through the delivery of 4,500 railcars in the period 2010-2023.