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KTM 23 (71-623-03)
KTM 23 St Petersburg.jpg
Traction power supply
overhead wire
ATB max. 75km/h

The KTM 23 tram (officially: type 71-623) is a Russian low-floor tram from UKVZ; the Ust-Katav wagon factory (Oest-Katavskiy Vagonstroitelniy Zavod).
This type has been build in both single (71-623 and 71-623-02) and bi-directional (71-623-03) variation. In the second variant (used in St. Petersburg) the trams are equiped with doors on the left side, and are coupled back-to-back.

According to Russian Wikipedia, 300 KTM 23 units where build, which run in 17 Russian cities and 4 forein cities. Of the bidirectional variation (71-623-03), 16 units where build.

A KTM 23 in real life.

Operations In Simulator

In Metrosimulator, the KTM 23 is devided into three series:
The 9301-9320 are in the colorscheme of St. Petersburg, the example for this tram.
The 9321-9340 are in the colorscheme of R-net. They would probably have been painted in this scheme, if they would be in service in the Netherlands.
The 9341-9375 are repaintable. You will find the texture file (KTM23.png) under 'Data/custom/textures'. This file is delivered in the Moskow colorscheme, but you can change it to your own specifications.

In Rijndam 2020, you can use this tram on lines T1 and T2.

Special animations:
Ctrl+Shift+X: activate/deactivate window wipers