Kyiv Electric Transport Plant (KETP)

During its existence, KZET produced 9 serial models of trolleybuses (including 2 freight models) and 6 types of passenger trams. He produced special tram cars (repair, service, training) in small quantities and carried out repairs of trolleybuses, trams and metro cars. Minor renovations are still ongoing.

The Kiev Electric Transport Plant was founded in 1904. Over the course of 2 years, the Vasilkovsky tram depot, located on the southern outskirts of Kyiv, was transformed into car repair shops. At first, only the repair of cars was carried out, but then their production also began. In the 1920-30s, the enterprise was called the “Dombal Plant” and produced two-axle motor and trailer cars; in the pre-war years, a small batch of four-axle cars was also produced. In 1928, 1958 and 1984 he manufactured cars for the Kyiv funicular.

After the war, the plant continued the repair and production of tram cars, and the repair and production of trolleybuses was also mastered. In particular, until 1968, trams KTV-55 and KTP-55 (motor and trailed), KTV-57 (double-sided), and trolleybuses of the Kiev brand (6 models in total) were produced. In 1963-1975, work was carried out on the design of monorail cars, as well as the traction drive for them. Several prototypes were produced (they were not used in passenger service).

In 1967, the plant developed working documentation and began the formation of trolleybus trains according to the design of the Kyiv inventor Vladimir Veklich. In total, at the end of 1989, 612 MTB-82 and Škoda 9Tr trolleybuses were converted to control under the multiple unit system (CME). The total mileage of these trolleybuses in train mode (of two cars each) amounted to 552 million kilometers at the end of 1989. At the end of the 1960s, Vladimir Veklich successfully adapted his system to the Kyiv-4 trolleybuses, and the production of components for his system was established at the Kiev Electric Transport Plant. Trains from “Kyiv-4” trolleybuses, interconnected using Vladimir Veklich’s system, were operated in Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkov and Odessa.

However, in 1972, due to massive deliveries of domestic and Czech trams and trolleybuses to the cities of the country, the production of passenger types of rolling stock at KZET was discontinued. Since 1972, the plant began producing KTG freight trolleybuses, which became widespread in many cities of the USSR. Production continued until 1991. In 1991-93, the plant produced small batches of Kyiv-11 passenger trolleybuses, both in single and articulated versions. However, the trolleybuses turned out to be of very poor quality and literally a few years later they were taken out of service. All these years, the plant continued to repair trams and trolleybuses; a tram line approached the plant from Bozhenko Street, but after the closure of traffic in 2001, it was also dismantled. Since then, the plant began to curtail production volumes and in 2005 it was moved to the territory of the Podolsk tram depot. The old territory of the Kyiv electric transport plant is abandoned. In 2005-2011, the plant produced K-3rN articulated cars, and now carries out major repairs of Tatra T-3 cars at the Darnitsa depot.

Where is the Kiev Electric Transport Plant (KZET)?

Ivan Kudri Street, 2