Prague sent the first four donated trams to Ukraine Company | News | Prague Gossip
On Thursday, the transport company of the capital loaded four trams that travel to Kharkiv, Ukraine. In total, Prague Ukraine donates twenty trams and two buses. Loading was covered by the transport company, transport and customs expenses by the Ukrainian side.
“Ukrainian cities need functioning transport to ensure their operation. Unfortunately, the targets of Russian aggression are often civilian targets, including transport ones. For example, already in March, a Russian attack hit a rolling stock in Kharkiv with trams bought from Prague even before the war in 2011.” the mayor said on his Facebook Zdenek Hrib (Pirates).
Kharkiv will receive a total of twenty trams, which are out of service, but capable of running. Two buses will then serve the people of the city of Chmelnický.
Tuesday, 20 September 2022, 07:00
The management of the capital together with the transport company decided to donate twenty trams and two buses worth seven million crowns to two Ukrainian cities. Trams are decommissioned and parked in the Hloubětín depot. Transport and commissioning of machines applies…
“In addition to donating the vehicles, the current book value of which is approximately 7 million crowns, we also cover the costs of loading them,” the transport company informed on Facebook. The Kharkiv transport company takes care of the actual transport and customs formalities.
They loaded the trams onto four trucks in Hostivař and will travel to their destination via Ostrava and Poland in two days. The next part will be loaded in about ten days, all trams should be sent to Ukraine by the end of the year.
This is how trams to Kharkiv are loaded on #Ukraine. Together with @DPPOficialni @PragueEU @A PERSON IN NEEDUkrainian partners and the private sector. #togetherforUkraine pic.twitter.com/antsQJrQSD
— Jan Mrkvicka (@janmrkvicka) October 20, 2022
“Moreover, our help to Ukraine is neither the first nor the last. We have already sent rescue equipment to the site or helped Ukrainian zoos thanks to the Prague Zoo,” described Hřib. He added that he is also thinking about help in the field of energy infrastructure.