filed on: 20.01.2009 (20th Jan 2009)
It has been some time now since this website reported on the current status of the dwindling Mirage fleet. withdrawals have accelerated since the end of the EURO 08 football championship. According to the number 96/11.2008-01.2009 edition of Tram magazine, the following are currently stored: 1606-7/9/11/6/8/21/4/44/711-2/23-4. Scrapped so far (33 in total) are 1617/43/54/61/70/90-709/13-4/6/9-22/6. In Vinnitsa are (18 in total) 1601-5/12/4-5/9-20/2/39/83/7/9/715/7-8. Also in Vinnitsa are the 3-door (FFA) trailers B4 787-9/91-8. 790 remains in Zürich, officially as a spare, but ultimately for the heritage fleet.
The survival in service of cabless Mirages (Kühe) 1710 and 1725 is explained by their passenger counting equipment. Accident-damaged 1643 has been scrapped.
This news item is from the 2009 newslog.
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