Škoda to deliver 15 more trams to Cottbus

Škoda ForCity Plus for Cottbus. Credit: Škoda GroupŠkoda ForCity Plus for Cottbus. Credit: Škoda Group

This is part of a large contract for a trio of Brandenburg cities.

Cottbusverkehr GmbH (CV) has decided to exercise an option in its contract with Škoda Group. The transport company of the German city of Cottbus has ordered fifteen more ForCity Plus trams from the Czech manufacturer. The contract dates back to 2021 when Škoda won a joint competition for three cities in the Brandenburg region. Cottbus was originally supposed to get seven trams, now there will be 22 of them.

The original contract for the supply of new trams for Brandenburg was jointly awarded by three cities, Frankfurt am Oder, Brandenburg an der Havel, and Cottbus. The transport companies required nearly identical vehicles that had to be able to run in three very different environments.

The trams are uni-directional, double-articulated, 71% low-floor vehicles with two pivoting- and one non-pivoting bogie. The vehicles will be air-conditioned with multi-purpose spaces for people with reduced mobility and passengers with prams or bicycles. The new trams will replace the current fleet of more than 30 years old Tatra KTNF6 and KT4D.

Škoda is currently working on several contracts in Germany; for Bonn and rnv which provides transport in Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg.

 

Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková

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