Skoda tram launched in Miskolc

The Hungarian city of Miskolc has taken delivery of the first of 31 new trams being built by Škoda.

Built in Plzeň, the light rail vehicle is part of a CZK 2 billion order placed by the city’s transport authority in 2012.

Škoda was awarded the contract ahead of AnsaldoBreda and CAF.

The low-floor bi-directional 26T trams completed testing in December, receiving certification from Hungary’s railway authority shortly after.

As well as the new trams, Škoda will maintain the new fleet for the next 10 years in a deal worth CZK 200 million.