Bulgaria makes first order for Skoda trams

Credit: Skoda.
Credit: Skoda.

Skoda Transportation has won a contract to supply 13 ForCity Classic trams for Sofia, Bulgaria.

The deal is the first time the rolling stock manufacturer has secured a tram contract in Bulgaria.

Maintenance and the supply of spare parts and training of staff is also covered in the arrangement, which is supported by EU grants.

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The ForCity Classic trams are fully air-conditioned and have a 100 per cent low-floor. They have a capacity for 200 passengers and a maximum speed of 70km/h.

Skoda Transportation sales manager Olesea Lachi said the trams are designed with the same concept as those manufactured for Eskişehir, Turkey.

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