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  • Lviv receives 10 new trams with the support of the European Investment Bank

    The purchase of trams by Lviv is part of the Ukraine Urban Public Transport Project, a EUR 200 million framework loan from the EIB. This investment provides city councils and municipal transport companies with the resources to equip Ukrainian cities with modern urban public transport such as trolleybuses, trams and buses. The project is managed by the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine.

    The 10 new five-section low-floor trams now operate a city route in Lviv connecting the large residential district of Sykhiv with the city centre. Wide doors and seats are adapted for people with reduced mobility. The extension of Lviv's tram fleet is also necessary as the city is home to more than 100,000 internally displaced people due to the war.

    "High-quality public transport is one of the key requests for change among the residents of Ukrainian cities. We are grateful that, despite the war, our European partners continue to support the development of urban public transport, bringing it closer to European standards. Lviv and other cities participating in the EIB's Ukraine Urban Public Transport project demonstrate remarkable resilience in fulfilling their tasks - whether it is renewing transport or restoring damaged facilities - and improve the lives of citizens despite all the challenges," said Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration and Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine.

    In general, within the framework of the Ukraine Urban Public Transport FL II project, public transport fleets are also being updated in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Ternopil, Lutsk, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Odesa, Mykolaiv and Ivano-Frankivsk.

    The Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development assists the project's participating cities in the preparation, implementation and adoption of European standards for sustainable urban mobility.

    Background Information

    Operating in Ukraine since 2007, the EIB has been supporting the country's European integration, especially since the full-scale russian invasion. With a project portfolio of EUR 7.3 billion, the Bank invests in municipal infrastructure, energy, transport and small and medium-sized enterprises to improve everyday life, boost economic growth and contribute to Ukraine's resilience and recovery. Since the start of russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the EIB has provided immediate assistance, with EUR 2 billion for urgent repairs to critical infrastructure.