Russia: The new vehicle, two-car 71-421R Dovlatov, has arrived in the city just after the first retro-tram, three-car 71-431R Dostoevsky, was delivered in September and is already in service.
Both trams have almost the same interior and exterior, reproducing the look of the trams manufactured in St. Petersburg in the 1950s and 1960s. The running gear of the Dovlatov is designed to pass curves with a radius of 14 m.
The tram is equipped with the Cognitive Tram Pilot active driver assistance system. Like the Dostoevsky, the Dovlatov tram has an interactive window display that allows passengers to track the vehicle’s location, and search for tourist and historical information.
The manufacturer, Uraltransmash, signed two contracts for the delivery of vintage-looking trams, in 2022 and 2023. The city now expects a total of 76 low-floor trams, 34 two-car Dovlatovs and 42 three-car Dostoevskys, to be used for passenger service in in the historic city centre.