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News about urban mobility and public transport in Ukraine during 12-24 May 2022

Lviv has received another new five-section tram


Lviv has received another five-section tram of "Electron" model. Experts are currently testing whether all systems are working properly, and then will decide which route it will run. This was announced in a comment to by the head of the Department of Urban Mobility and Street Infrastructure of the City of Lviv Oleh Zabarylo. The new five-section Electron trams received by Lviv before continue to run on route №8, which connects the city center with Vernadsky street in Sykhiv. This one will probably also be sent to serve the route №8.

The city is to receive 5 more such trams by the end of the year. These new five-section trams were purchased with funds from the European Investment Bank.

A tender for buses purchase has been delayed in Lviv


In January this year, Lviv Municipal operator "ATP №1" announced a tender for the purchase of 12-meter low-floor buses with funds from the European Investment Bank. Due to the start of a full-scale war, Lviv postponed the purchase of hundreds of buses with EIB loans. This was announced in a comment to by the head of the Department of Urban Mobility and Street Infrastructure of the City of Lviv Oleh Zabarylo.

"As for the tender for the purchase of hundreds of buses, the European Investment Bank has also postponed accepting proposals due to the war. We did not have any proposals from the participants due to the war and the violation of all logistics chains, so we extended the deadline for submitting documents. We hope that the war will end as soon as possible, and we will be able to hold a tender for the purchase of new buses", he said.

In Lviv, due to a shortage of diesel fuel, five bus routes were canceled


Due to the fuel shortage in Lviv, several bus routes have been canceled, and the number of vehicles has been reduced on some of them. At the same time, trams and trolleybuses run more frequently.

As reported on Tuesday, May 17, by the press service of the Lviv City Council, in general, the city has optimized the work of 20% of public transport. According to the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Communal Services Iryna Marunyak, all buses will return to the routes as soon as the problem with fuel is resolved. In particular, bus routes №10, 11, 33, 43, 45 were temporarily cancelled in Lviv. Route №61 was reduced to Rizni Square.

In Lviv, transportation companies demand a fare increase up to UAH 17 at least


The Association of Transportation Companies stated that the Lviv City Council, as a customer and organizer of urban passenger transport, is not responding properly to the acute crisis caused by fuel shortages and rising fuel prices.

According to the Association of Transportation Companies, there are two ways to resolve this issue: a significant increase for a single fare up to UAH 17 minimum or a complete interruption of passenger transport operation.

For now, according to the representatives of the Association, there can be no question of any optimization modes of operation, such as reducing the number of buses on routes, the number of scheduled times, etc. This helped to ensure the transportation of the first months of a full-scale war and when there was no shortage of diesel fuel. However, after a series of shellings by Russian occupiers of oil refineries and oil depots, in addition to rising prices, also a shortage of fuel occured.

Here is a quote from the statement of the Association of Transportation Companies with calculations: "In the estimated tariff, which was considered by LMR and agreed at the level of UAH 10.00 per trip, the price of one liter of diesel fuel was… UAH 20.10".

"As of May 20, 2022, the cost of one liter of diesel fuel is UAH 57.00, which is almost three times more! Other direct costs (tires, lubricants, spare parts) increased by 1.5-1.8 times".

At the same time, as reported in a comment to in the press service of the LMR, there is currently no updated information on the cost of the fare.

In Drohobych, the fare in minibuses was raised to UAH 15


In Drohobych, the fare on public transport was raised to UAH 15. This decision was made by the executive committee of Drohobych City Council. The new tariffs will take effect on Saturday, May 14. According to the website of the Drohobych City Council, the decision to raise the fare was made due to rising prices and fuel shortages at gas stations. According to the decision, the fare on public transport in Drohobych will be UAH 15 instead of UAH 10. The Drohobych City Hall adds that city residents who pay non-cash with the help of the Drohobych Card have a discount of UAH 2 for each trip. In addition, all social exemptions are retained in public transport.

Municipal Company "Ternopilelectrotrans" received a lower tariff for transport work


The Ternopil City Council has decided to reduce the cost of per kilometer payment for transport services of "Ternopilelectrotrans" municipal company. The relevant decision was approved at a meeting of the City Executive Committee on May 11. Until now, the amount of compensation for trolleybus transportation was UAH 75.65 per kilometer. And from May 11 it will be UAH 68.77 per kilometer. The reasons for the reduction of the tariff are due to the military situation in order to alleviate the financial burden on the city budget and ensure the proper level of passenger traffic, ensure proper accounting of actually provided transport services by urban passenger transport.

Mayor of the city, Sergiy Nadal, added that the established amount of compensation is not lower than the cost of transportation, in addition, the company receives additional financial assistance from the budget.

The process of trolleybus operation restoring in Chernihiv

The process of trolleybus operation restoring is underway in Chernihiv. In particular, the catenary network was destroyed the most as a result of active war and is currently being restored by the local Municipal Company "Chernihiv Trolleybus Department". According to previous plans, trolleybuses should resume operation in test mode in late May on selected routes to reveal further damages.

According to the director of this Municipal Company, Ruslan Yemets, almost 50 km out of 110 km are severely damaged: somewhere there is a replacement of supports, but in most cases it is catenary wiring, suspensions and so on. Two teams are working on the restoration, but experts from other cities may join to speed up the process. The director says that about UAH 20 million will have to be spent on new materials. This will restore traffic by 70% compared to what was before the full-scale invasion.

Two final stop complexes, 11 signs at the stops, and also the infrastructure of the depot were damaged / destroyed: broken windows of buildings and several trolleybuses. Another problem for the resumption of trolleybus traffic in Chernihiv is the issue of drivers: they were lacking even before the full-scale invasion, but now it is more severe. There are already plans to organize drivers trainings, but it will take about 6 months.

In Kyiv, closer to June, private operators will be forced to raise fares to 15 UAH


If fuel prices continue to rise, and fuel itself is in short supply, private transport companies will be forced to raise fares on public transport.

Igor Moiseenko, chairman of the Association of Transport Companies of Kyiv and Kyiv Region, told UNN about this. "The situation (with fuel - ed.) affects this, so I think closer to June, if there is such a situation with regard to fuel prices, when the price tags will be 60 to 70 UAH, I think operators will be forced, however, to raise the fare to UAH 15", Moiseenko said.

Kharkiv Metro resumed its work


Information about the resumption of work after a three-month break has appeared on the official website of the Kharkiv Metro. So far, the utility workers have carried out all the necessary preparations, as during the three months of the full-scale war, metro stations and train cars were shelters and accommodation for hundreds of thousands of Kharkiv residents.

The intervals between trains on the Kholodnohirsko-Zavodskaya line are up to 10 minutes, and on the other branches - up to 15 minutes. Operating hours from 7:00 to 19:00.

Kharkiv Mayor Igor Terehov also said, " Some cars are not subject to restoration. Six train depots were affected to varying degrees. Some need to buy glass. There are cars with global damage. " In general, metro stations will continue to serve as a shelter for Kharkiv residents, as there is a threat of missile strikes every day.


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