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First new tram hits tracks in Estonian capital

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Photo: Jaanus Lensment / Postimees

The first of the brand new trams purchased for the city of Tallinn entered service on Tuesday by departing on Route 3 from the stop of Vana-Louna next to the city's tram depot at 1 p.m.

«I can't say yet when exactly the second and third new tram will start service, they are undergoing tests and adjustment at this point,» spokeswoman for the public transport company TLT Sirje Roht told BNS on Tuesday.

The Spanish manufacturer CAF has promised to deliver the fourth brand new unit by April 6.

Altogether 20 brand new trams will start serving tram routes 3 and 4 of the Tallinn tram system, of which 16 are to be delivered during 2015. The four remaining units, bought using an option made available under the original purchase and sale agreement, will arrive during the first quarter of 2016.

The total cost of the project, which includes reconstruction of a big section of the track, is 91 million euros.

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