In 2018, the only municipal bus carrier of the city of Khabarovsk finally went bankrupt and closed down, and the 40-year-old HPATP-1 enterprise went into oblivion along with all its property. The main bus repair base and a branch in the Industrial District were sold out, and out of about 300 buses, only a few were lucky enough to be sold into the hands of private carriers. Most of the equipment was badly worn out and for a long time remained in the open air at its last parking lot before disposal, where we managed to catch and capture them.
Despite the fact that the municipal carrier was liquidated, it was still possible to maintain several routes, transferring some buses to the municipal unitary enterprise “City Electric Transport”, that is, to the former tram and trolleybus administration. Now it is this organization that is engaged in passenger route transportation in Khabarovsk.
In fact, the buses that ended up in this cemetery are really morally and physically outdated. The decommissioned transport stood in this cemetery for several months.
What was still suitable as spare parts for buses were dismantled from the decommissioned buses. The batteries have also been removed to prevent short circuits and subsequent fires. But before buses and their parts went for recycling, the equipment still underwent merciless raids by marauders with vandals. Abandoned stood on the outskirts of the Khabarovsk.
Although the territory was surrounded by a fence, garages were adjacent to it, so everyone and everybody got into the parking lot. Vandals threw stones at buses, smashed glass, broke parts, painted graffiti, etc.
And in the spring of 2019, another group of pyromaniac vandals crept into the parking lot and nevertheless set off a fire, as a result of which about a dozen buses were damaged. By 2020, all decommissioned buses from the depot were taken to recycling points.
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