Trams made in Russia to start running in Daugavpils on Friday

  • 2020-01-30
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - On Friday, the first new tramcars made in Russia will start running in the streets of Daugavpils, LETA learned from the local council.

This week, Daugavpils Satiksme municipal public transport company received the first four tramcars delivered by Lithuanian company Railvec. representatives of the company said that deliveries of the trams has been delayed. 

On Friday, the company will receive another two trams, while the remaining two are already in Daugavpils and have to be tested.

According to the agreement, the tramcars had to be supplied to Daugavpils by July 26.

As reported, the Lithuania-registered company Railvec won a tender to supply new tramcars to Latvia’s second largest city Daugavpils. Railvec has committed to supplying eight four-axle tramcars, manufactured in the Russian city of Tver, for EUR 4,953,000.

The tramcars are being manufactured at a plant based in the Russian city of Tver and owned by Russia’s Transmashholding company. Besides making locomotives and rail equipment, the plant also produces weaponry for the Russian military.