Skoda to supply up to 30 trams for Bratislava
Another tender for bidirectional trams is delayed.
After several delays, the Public Transport Company Bratislava (DPB) has completed the tender for the supply of up to 30 new unidirectional trams by signing a contract with Skoda Transportation. The price per tram is EUR 2.39 million, so the value of the entire contract could reach EUR 71.7 million.
The Skoda ForCity Plus 29T trams will have the Bratislava one-meter gauge and will be equipped with wifi, USB sockets and a camera system. They will have 63 seats and 187 standing places. The transport company announced that it plans to commission the production of the first twenty vehicles in the coming days, to be delivered in 2023.
DPB already runs trams from the Skoda Transportation group. The transport company ordered them in July 2013 and the group delivered them in 2015 and 2016. The total number of vehicles was 60, half of which are unidirectional (29T) and half bidirectional (30T).
Last year, DPB also announced Skoda winner of a second tender for ten bidirectional trams. However, it has not yet announced the signing of the contract. The tenders have been delayed by proceedings before the Public Procurement Office, to which the Polish Pesa has appealed.