DPP will order 40 trams with a delivery date by the end of 2026.
The Prague City Council today approved the purchase of up to 200 new trams. The Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) has been conducting market consultations in the past months. This is the first tender for the supply of new trams in Prague in 17 years.
DPP is calling for 30-meter-long, air-conditioned, low-floor trams “adapted to Prague’s specific conditions”. Price, power consumption, warranty period, and life cycle costs will all play a role in the tender.
Prague will order 40 vehicles to be delivered by the end of 2026 at an estimated CZK 2.42 billion. Up to 160 additional vehicles are to be purchased under a framework contract. The growing tram network and the need to replace old T3 trams have caused the need for new vehicles, according to the city administration.
Prague’s tram network is currently undergoing unprecedented development. DPP has started three new construction projects this year. The Sidliste Barrandov – Holyne line was completed in spring and a tender for the continuation of the line has been announced. Other projects are in preparation.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková.