Trams for Volgograd

On Tuesday, the 6th of February 2007 a ceremonial handover of the first two pieces of the modernized trams of the T3R.PV type took place in Volgograd.

Herewith the fulfilling of the contract which was signed between the join-stock company PRAGOIMEX and the transport company „METROELEKTROTRANS“ was initiated. The contract was concluded by the result of an international tender announced by the Volgograd district and in accordance with it PRAGOIMEX will supply 112 modernized trams T3 and 16 new three-section trams in the total volume of approx. 1,5 milliard crowns.

Dopravní podnik Ostrava, a.s. has cooperated with Krnovské opravny a strojírny, s.r.o. in the manufacture of these delivered trams

The ceremonial handover was attended by the principal executives of the Volgograd district, headed by Mr. V.A. Kabanov, the first lieutenant gubernator and the principal executives of the city and of the transport company. On the Czech side besides the organizations securing the delivery the handover was attended by the delegation of leaders of the twin-city Ostrava, headed by the deputy mayor Dr. V. Mynář.

According to the contract conditions a part of the manufacture of the modernized trams will be relocated into the Volgograd district. That way the local manufacturing capacities will be utilized, too.

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