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Newman Transit 2001-2020, 2115-2124 are Tatra K2 streetcars built from 1977-1983. Originally built for a medium-sized Slovakian town, they were withdrawn from service and put in storage in 1995 after the company closed down. The first shipment of streetcars from Slovakia contained a large amount of K2s, and so it was decided to reserve the first 20 numbers in the 2000 series for them.

None of the units, in their original state, received air-conditioning, so their usage during summers was limited. The first unit to be rebuilt was car 2017 – after a collision with a truck in December 1997, it was rebuilt into type K2G, but retained its original numbering. Driver air-conditioning was installed in 2002, and passenger air-conditioning in 2003.

From 1998-2005, 10 units were rebuilt to type K2S by Pars Nova – they were heavily modernized and were finally equipped with air-conditioning. Additionally, they were renumbered to 2115-2124. The remaining units were progressively withdrawn, with 2015 and 2019 as the last surviving units in early 2013.

These streetcars are mainly used on routes 3 River Oaks and 4 Dundas – however, they occasionally appear on routes 5 Bridge Street, 7 Lakeside and 8 Creekbank.

2001-2020

2001-2020 are the numbers of the K2s in their original state.

Unit Number

Built

Division

Status

Notes

2001

1977

Kennedy Park

RETIRED

November 2007

2002

1977

Kennedy Park

REBUILT

into 2115

2003

1983

Kennedy Park

REBUILT

into 2121

2004

1981

Kennedy Park

REBUILT

into 2120

2005

1979

Kennedy Park

REBUILT

into 2119

2006

1977

Kennedy Park

REBUILT

into 2124

2007

1980

Kennedy Park

REBUILT

into 2118

2008

1980

Kennedy Park

RETIRED

January 2010

2009

1977

Kennedy Park

RETIRED

August 2008

2010

1977

Kennedy Park

REBUILT

into 2122

2011

1978

Kennedy Park

REBUILT

into 2123

2012

1979

Kennedy Park

REBUILT

into 2116

2013

1983

Kennedy Park

RETIRED

September 2012

2014

1981

Kennedy Park

REBUILT

into 2117

2015

1977

Kennedy Park

In service

2016

1980

Kennedy Park

RETIRED

October 2011

2017

1983

Kennedy Park

REBUILT

to type K2G

-Collided with truck in December 1997, rebuilt to type K2G

2018

1980

Kennedy Park

RETIRED

July 2009

2019

1977

Kennedy Park

In service

2020

1982

Kennedy Park

RETIRED

June 2008

2115-2124

These cars are grouped under three variants: variant 1 is fitted with a Brecknell-Willis pantograph and has plug doors (2115-2119), variant 2 is fitted with a Lekov pantograph, has collapsible doors and roof mounted side destination signs(2120-2122), and  variant 3 is fitted with a Lekov pantograph, has collapsible doors and has its side destination signs mounted in its windows(2123-2124).

Unit Number (old fleet number)

Built

Rebuilt

Division

Status

Notes

2115 (2002)

1977

September 1998

Kennedy Park

In service

2116 (2012)

1979

February 1999

Kennedy Park

In service

2117 (2014)

1981

July 1999

Kennedy Park

In service

2118 (2007)

1980

November 1999

Kennedy Park

In service

2119 (2005)

1979

April 2000

Kennedy Park

In service

2120 (2004)

1981

December 2001

Kennedy Park

In service

2121 (2003)

1983

July 2002

Kennedy Park

In service

2122 (2010)

1977

December 2002

Kennedy Park

In service

2123 (2011)

1978

October 2004

Kennedy Park

In service

2124 (2006)

1977

May 2005

Kennedy Park

In service

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