October 16, 2017

Sofia orders Škoda ForCity LRVs

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ŠKODA Transportation announced on October 13 that it has received a Koruna 610m ($US 27.9m) contract to supply 13 ForCity Classic low-floor LRVs for the 1009mm-gauge tram network in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

Based on the design ordered last year by the Turkish city of Eskisehir, the five-section air-conditioned vehicles for Sofia will accommodate nearly 200 passengers at 5 passengers per m2.

The order includes spare parts and staff training.

The tender attracted one other bid from Polish manufacturer Pesa, which has previously supplied Swing low-floor LRVs to Sofia.

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