Škoda to supply 24 trams to Germany

The Škoda Transportation Group will supply new low-floor trams to the German state of Brandenburg. The rolling stock was jointly ordered by the cities of Frankfurt an der Oder, Brandenburg and Cottbus. Škoda will supply a total of 24 trams with an option for another 21. The total contract value reaches almost 3 billion kroons (120 million euros), informs Railway Supply magazine referring to manufacturer’s information.

Škoda to supply trams
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“We consider the West European market, led by Germany, very important in the long term, and the strategy of focusing on these markets is right. We are very pleased with the success of our trams. Thanks to this order, we have opened the second hundred ordered modern and comfortable Škoda trams in nine cities in Germany, ”says Petr Brzezina, Chairman of the Board and President of Škoda Transportation Group.

The new Škoda ForCity Plus will replace existing high-floor trams, which are nearing the end of their service life in these cities. The trams will be delivered in two widths, depending on the individual requirements of individual cities. The largest number, 13 trams, will go to Frankfurt an der Oder.

The trams will be equipped with air conditioning, places for baby strollers and bicycles.

In addition to the above cities, Škoda trams operate in Germany on the Schöneich – Rüdersdorf line and in Chemnitz. The Czech manufacturer is also executing an order for the production of rolling stock for Mannheim, Heidelberg, Ludwigshafen and Bonn.


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