Not having done much travelling in 2021 (compared to pre-Covid times) it was decided to visit Ukraine again. The original plan meant all systems would be visited but for time reasons we decided in the end not to go west of Kiev (apart from one day trip to Zhytomyr) and we also had to skip
We started the year with a visit to the National Tramway Museum in Denmark to witness the big celebrations there (40 years!) with a short side-trip to Aarhus. In May we went to Ukraine again. We had travelled to most of the countries’s systems before but we had never managed to go East of Charkiw
Kharkiv is another system with a large number of work (non-passenger) equipment, though much reduced in size compared to just a few years ago. Some of the retired cars remain stored on property. We have tried to list the location where all vehicles are stationed (by personal observation during 2 separate visits to all depots).
More to see in Kiev. We then headed East to Charkiw and ended up in Dnipro (which was also our base for the two other systems nearby). Driving around the country in a big coach is slightly better than driving around in a car (you don’t feel the potholes so much), but even on this
Having done the Western parts of Ukraine in 2016 we were heading East this time. By car from Kiev to Charkiw and then South ending up in Odessa. As usual we visited all the systems en-route, both trams and trolleybuses. We knew we were coming back in June with big group so we used this