Czech rolling stock manufacturer Škoda Transportation will supply low-floor trams to the German state of Brandenburg.
The German towns of Frankfurt an der Oder (note: this is a different Frankfurt to Germany’s main financial hub) and Brandenburg an der Havel as well as the city of Cottbus have placed a joint order in a pan-European tender. Škoda will deliver 24 trams with an option for 21 further vehicles. In total, this contract is worth 110 million euros (almost 3 billion CZK).
Škoda Transportation has won a contract to supply ForCity Plus trams to Brandenburg, Frankfurt and Cottbus in Germany
The trams will be of the type ForCity Plus. They are to replace the current high-floor trams in the three locations, as they are coming to the end of their life-span. Many of the specifications for the three towns are the same. However, Škoda will deliver the trams in two different width to accommodate the specific requirements.
- 13 trams will go to Frankfurt (Oder)
- 4 trams will go to Brandenburg an der Havel – plus a potential 8 from the option
- 7 will go to Cottbus – plus a potential 13 from the option
Each Škoda ForCity Plus tram in this order will be a unidirectional, three-section tram, 70 percent low-floor, with two radial and one non-radial bogie.