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Skoda Group assembles first trams for three German cities

11 March 2024
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The Skoda ForCity Plus for Frankfurt an der Oder
The Skoda ForCity Plus for Frankfurt an der Oder. Source: Skoda Group
Ivolgina Anna, Editorial Contributor to International Projects, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Krechetov Dmitry, Editorial Contributor

Czechia, Germany: The local manufacturer has unveiled the rolling stock it assembles at the site in Pilsen.

The first tram will head to Frankfurt an der Oder in April, while the second will be delivered to Cottbus in May, and the third LRV is for Brandenburg.

The three-car 70% low-floor 30 m long Skoda ForCity Plus trams have two steering end bogies and one non-steering middle one. The tram bodies will be 2.3 m wide for Frankfurt an der Oder and Brandenburg, and 2.4 m wide for Cottbus. The new trams will replace the Czech Tatra KT4D LRVs produced in the 1980s.

Assembly of the Skoda ForCity Plus Assembly of the Skoda ForCity Plus. Source: Skoda Group

These trams are delivered under the 2021 contract and the 2022 option for 39 such trams. 13 trams will go to Frankfurt an der Oder, 22 to Cottbus, and four units to Brandenburg (with a possible option for an additional eight LRVs). The €110 mln purchase is subsidised by the federal state of Brandenburg. The trams are to be supplied by the end of 2026.

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