Sofia Trams

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For many years the trams running in Sofia were built by „Tramvaen zavod“ (after 2002 called „Tramkar“). This company used to be owned by the city tram company then got privatised and now is back in the hands of Stolicen (Capital) Electrotransport EAD who run the trams and trolleybuses. The company has another subsidiary („Transenergo and Railway Track“) that runs the ILiantsi permanent way depot and the works car depot Klokotnitza (which houses most of the rubber tired fleet) – the latter was the old tram depot no.1 and now is also home to the transport body „SOFIA URBAN MOBILITY CENTRE“ EOOD which pays the operators for their services. Electrotransport EAD operates the following depots: Iskar (1435mm), Krasna poljana (1009mm), Banishora (1009mm), Iskar (trolleybus), Nadeja (trolleybus) and Levski (trolleybus – now just a workshop). Buses have been part of the company on and off over the years.

SP „Sofia Electrotransport“ (1952-1958) – without buses
SP „Public Transport“ (1959-1992) – without buses
„Sofia Public Transport Company“ Ltd. (1993-1997) – with buses
CPTC-Electrical EAD (1998-2001) – without buses
Stolicen Electrotransport EAD (2002-today) – without buses

Here is an overview about the rolling stock in use today:

Duewag trailer B4 (Duewag 1962) 1995-96 ex Bonn/DE – 1435mm
4281-89
4287

Duewag GT6 (Duewag 1959) 1995 ex Bonn/DE – 1435mm
4231-40
4232 svv

Duewag GT8Z (Duewag 1959) 1995 ex Bonn/DE – 1435mm
4401, 4405, 4410-13, 4415
4412 ende 23 2

Duewag T4 (Duewag 1960) 1995 ex Bonn – 1435mm
4205-08, 4210-14
4211 22

Inekon T8M-700IT (Inekon 2008-09) these are totally rebuilt T6M-700 trams – 1009mm
2401-18
2410 awaria 44444

Pesa 122NaSF SWING (PESA 2013-14) – 1009mm
2301-20
2318-tunnel

Tatra trailer B4D-C (CKD 1981-86 modernised by MGT in 1992-93) 2011-12 ex Halle/DE – 1009mm
176, 182-83, 190-93, 196, 198, 200, 202, 210-11, 214, 217-21, 223
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Tatra trailer B4D-M (CKD 1984-87 modernised by LVB 1992-94) 2010 ex Leipzig/DE – 1435mm
4729, 4751, 4755-56, 4759-60, 4762-65, 4767-69, 4771-72
4751sss

Tatra T4D-C (CKD1981-86 modernised by MGT in 1992-94) 2011-12 ex Halle/DE – 1009mm
1132-36, 1139, 1141, 1143, 1146, 1152, 1166, 1171, 1175, 1178, 1181-82, 1187, 1199, 1213, 1215
note: 1175 now used as works car (sand car)
1134 banishora

Tatra T4D-M2 (CKD 1980-82 modernised by LVB 1996-98) 2010 ex Leipzig/DE – 1435mm
4030, 4034-35, 4039, 4042, 4044-45, 4049, 4059, 4063, 4065, 4067, 4075, 4077, 4080
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Tatra T6A2-BG (CKD 1991) – 1009mm
2021-40, 3001-20
3013 loewen ssssss

Tatra T6A2-SF (CKD 2000) – 1009mm
2041-57
2052 awaria 44444

Tatra T6B5 (CKD 1989-90) – 1435mm
4101-37
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Tramkar T6M-700F (Tramkar 1986-89) these are ex T6M-700 trams – 1009mm
701-03, 706-09, 711, 713-16, 719-20, 722-23, 802-13, 815, 817, 819, 821-22, 824-25, 828, 830-31
0714 awaria probe 2

Tramkar T6MD-1000M(2002) (Tramkar 1988) ex T6MD-1000M modernised in 2002 – 1435mm
4027
4027 iskar

Tramkar T8M-500F (Tramkar 2010-14) these are mostly rebuilt T8M-900M ex T6M-700 trams – 1009mm
503-11
note: 503 is actually ex T8M-500 ex T6K-503; 504 is actually ex T8M-900M ex T6K-503; 510 is ex T8M-900M only
2015-03-23-11-17-32c

Tramkar T8M-900M (Tramkar 1997-2007) these are rebuilt T6M-700 trams – 1009mm
903, 906-07, 912-13, 915, 917-27, 930-31, 935, 937-39
0918 awaria

Tramkar T8M-900F (Tramkar 2012-14) these are rebuilt T6M-900M ex T6M-700 trams – 1009mm
909, 916, 928-29, 932-34, 936
note: 909 is actually an ex T6K-503 tram
0928 hufeisen

Museumswagen:
35 (Siemens & Halske 193?)
92 (MAN 1935)
Bw 501 (Typ Kardalev / Nachbau 2000)

0035-banishora-2340092 banishora depot1
0501 schleife sl10-b 2015-03-22-01-18-38a

Works cars:

Plasser & Theurer Beaver 4-73
„PT“

T4M-50
80-82, 84-85

0081 klo 2
0082 f klo
0084
0085

T4M-801
89
0089

T4M-900
88

T6M-400
416
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2x Lore „PB“
2015-03-22-03-07-05b

2x Turmwagen „SL“
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Various cars are currently „out of service“:

200, 707, 724, 906, 920, 1089, 1094, 1131/2, 1140, 1044, 1219, 2029, 2043, 2057, 2401, 3002, 4063, 4103, 4756, 4762, 4769, 4772

A number of older cars survive which one day may be restored as museum cars (these are mostly now stored inside the Tramkar workshops):

174 (T8M-730), 240 (T4M-221), 306 (T8M-310), 408 (Bonn = Ersatzteilspender), 435 (T6M-400), 538 (T4P-521), 551 (Ernesto Breda), 553 (MAN), 564 (MAN), 601 (Grafinya), 719 (T4M-701), 724 (T6M-700), 1089/94 (T4D)

174
0174

240
0240

Bonn 408
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435
0435

538
0538

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