On 31.08.2017: Stadler presented the first Metelitsa tram in B85600M modification to an international audience of experts during the #EXPO1520 railway exhibition in Moscow. The tram is for the city of Saint Petersburg, where the first badge of six trams will be delivered by November 1, 2017.
The Metelitsa has been specially designed by Stadler for the Eastern European market. This broad-gauge version for operator TCC from St. Petersburg is named ‘Chizhik’ by the client and will be used for the Krasnogvardeysky district in Saint Petersburg. Remarkable is that Stadler managed to develop and built the St.Petersburg version of the Metelitsa within one year after contract signing.
Take a look inside with this video: