July 19, 2013

Bratislava orders Škoda LRVs

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BRATISLAVA Transport signed a €39m contract with Škoda Transportation on July 18 for a fleet of 15 low-floor 30T LRVs, which will enter service on the metre-gauge network in the Slovak capital in 2015.

The 32.5m-long bi-directional vehicles will accommodate up to 242 passengers, 52 of them seated, and will have a maximum speed of 65km/h.

The contract includes options for 15 additional vehicles and maintenance of the fleet for a period of 15 years.

The European Regional Development Fund has provided almost 85% of the funding for the order through the Operational Programme Transport.

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