Russians destroy Kharkiv depot including trams from Prague
Prague Public Transit Company said it would donate fifteen T6A5 trams to Ukraine.
The Russian attack on Ukraine caused major damage to the main facilities of the Kharkiv transport company. Today, Nexta published footage of the Saltivka tram depot, which was heavily damaged by Russian military intervention.
The footage shows the largest tram depot in Ukraine suffered extensive damage. Kharkiv’s tram operation is largely built on Czech trams, particularly various versions of the T3 and T6A5. These were gradually purchased by the Kharkiv transport company from the Prague Public Transit Company (DPP).
The footage from the depot shows a destroyed T6A5 tram with registration number 8648; the vehicle only appeared in Kharkiv at the end of 2021 after more than twenty years of operation in Prague.
Until last year, DPP sold trams to Ukraine; now the Prague Public Transit Company said it would donate fifteen T6A5 trams to Ukraine. “Transportation will be possible when the security situation in Ukraine allows it. Depending on the current situation, DPP will also offer its Ukrainian partners operable city buses,” the carrier stated.
Trams have been running in Kharkiv since 1906; the network is over 200 kilometers long.