A delegation of representatives of Plzeňské městské dopravní podniky, a.s. (PMDP), the public transport operator in the Czech city of Plzeň, have been presented with the first of the new low-floor tram cars ordered for their city at the manufacturer’s plant. After further tests at the Skoda Transportation’s premises, the first two cars are to be delivered in the next few weeks.
The new tram of the “ForCity Smart” model is a three-module, bi-directional, 100% low-floor vehicle with five wide entrance doors on each side. It is 29 metres long and 2,5 metres wide.
Initially, two trams were firmly ordered by PMDP with Skoda Transportation, however, 22 will eventually replace all 12 Tatra KT8D5R.N2P now more than 30 years old. They will be primarily seen in service on lines 2 and 4.
Read also our report about the trams in Plzen here: https://www.urban-transport-magazine.com/en/skoda-astra-trams-out-of-service-in-plzen/04.05.2021