THE Croatian city of Zagreb has signed a €37.8m contract with Končar for the supply of 20 low-floor LRVs.

The first LRV will be delivered to Zagreb public transport operator ZET within two years, to be followed by at least four LRVs per month. The delivery of the last LRV is due by December 15 2025.

The LRVs will be 20.8m long with four doors per side and capacity for 115 passengers each, and will be equipped with air-conditioning, ramps for easy access for passengers with reduced mobility, onboard CCTV and USB ports.

The city of Zagreb selected Končar following a public procurement procedure, with the Croatian rolling stock manufacturer the only company to take part in the international tender.

The latest contract represents the continuation of the long-standing relationship between ZET and Končar, which has supplied 142 low-floor NT2200 and NT2300 LRVs for Zagreb as well as providing fleet maintenance.

Croatia’s deputy prime minister and the minister of the sea, transport and infrastructure, Mr Oleg Butković, says procurement of the new LRVs through the National Recovery and Resilience Programme will be 100% financed with European Union funds.

ZET board president, Mr Marko Bogdanović, said the company’s modernisation programme includes renewing both infrastructure and replacing the LRV fleet. Mayor of Zagreb, Mr Tomislav Tomašević, said another 20 to 40 LRVs are due to be ordered in the future.

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