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New Škoda Group tram delivered to Cottbus

19 June 2024
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The three-car new ForCity Plus 47T for Cottbus, Germany
The three-car new ForCity Plus 47T for Cottbus, Germany. Source: Skoda Group
Ivolgina Anna, Editorial Contributor to International Projects, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Krechetov Dmitry, Editorial Contributor

Germany: The three-car ForCity Plus 47T, assembled in Plzeň, is 29 m long, 2.4 m wide and 70% low-floor.

It is set to a metre-gauge and can accommodate 158 passengers. The passenger area has 67 seats, with six of them folding, and multi-purpose spaces for two wheelchair users. Before being put into service, the tram will undergo tests and secure approval by the end of the year.

The new ForCity Plus 47T for Cottbus, Germany The new ForCity Plus 47T for Cottbus, Germany (enlarge). Source: Skoda Group

Under the 2021–2022 contract and option, the operator Cottbusverkehr has ordered 22 such trams. They will add to and partly replace the Czechoslovakian Tatra KT4s, produced in the 1980s. The purchase of the first seven vehicles is financed 45% by the city, 35% by the state of Brandenburg and 5% by the federal government. The other trams can be financed by the Investment Bank of the State of Brandenburg.

The German cities are one of the main customers for Škoda Group trams today.

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