September 01, 2015

Pesa trams enter service in Krakow

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Pesa trams enter service in Krakow MPK Krakow

KRAKOW Transport Authority (MPK) launched its new fleet of 36 Pesa Krakowiak low-floor LRVs on August 30, when the first vehicles entered service on Line 50.

At 43.83m, the bidirectional vehicles are the longest trams in MPK's fleet and each LRV accommodates up to 313 passengers, 102 of them seated.

The Zlotys 291.2m ($US 50.6m) order was 59%-funded by the European Union through the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment 2007-2013.

The launch of the new vehicles coincided with the opening on August 31 of the new 1.4km Dworcowa - Lipska link. The Zlotys 67.7m project took two years to complete and will reduce journey times on lines 9, 11, and 50 by 5-6 minutes.

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