All Škoda Transportation articles

  • Tampere trams
    Metro Report International

    Tampere opens its tramway as an investment in cleaner everyday life


    FINLAND: Full commercial services on the first phase of the Tampereen Ratikka light rail line in Tampere began running on August 9, following celebratory events the previous day. The start of revenue operation follows a period of test running which saw pre-booked passengers able to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Plzeň tram delivered


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation has delivered the first of two ForCity Smart X34 (40T) trams ordered by Plzeň operator PMDP, and test running is planned to get underway in August. In September 2018 Škoda Transportation was the sole bidder for a contract to supply trams ...

  • fi Helsinki Raide-Jokeri_01
    Metro Report International

    First tram for Raide-Jokeri line delivered


    FINLAND: The first Smart Artic X54 tram for the future Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line linking Helsinki and Espoo was delivered by Škoda Transtech on April 9. The company is supplying 29 ForCity Smart Artic XL vehicles for the line under a €95·2m contract which ...

  • Petr Kellner

    Škoda Transportation owner Petr Kellner dies in helicopter accident


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Petr Kellner, the 99% owner of investment company PPF which has stakes in companies including Škoda Transportation, was amongst five people killed in a helicopter crash in Alaska on March 27. Kellner was reported to be the richest person in the Czech Republic, ...

  • Škoda Brandenburg 2
    Metro Report International

    Three cities place joint tram order


    GERMANY: The cities of Frankfurt an der Oder, Brandenburg and Cottbus have jointly awarded Škoda Transportation a €110m contract to supply 24 trams, with an option for a further 21. The three-section unidirectional 70% low-floor ForCity Plus trams will replace existing high-floor vehicles which are ...

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    Metro Report International

    Brno orders trams and trolleybuses


    CZECH REPUBLIC: A KC2·4bn framework agreement for the supply of up to 40 ForCity Smart 34 trams and 40 Type 27Tr trolleybuses was signed by Brno urban transport operator DPMB and Škoda Transportation on February 2. The first 20 trolleybuses are to be delivered in ...

  • Elron has formally awarded a consortium of Škoda Vagonka and Škoda Transportation a €56·2m contract to supply six electric multiple-units by the end of 2024

    Estonian EMU contract awarded


    ESTONIA: Passenger operator Elron has formally awarded a consortium of Škoda Vagonka and Škoda Transportation a €56·2m contract to supply six electric multiple-units by the end of 2024, with an option for 10 more. The EMUs are intended for use on ...

  • Helsinki Škoda Transtech LRV impression
    Metro Report International

    Helsinki orders Crown Bridges light rail vehicles


    FINLAND: Helsinki transport operator HKL has exercised an option for Škoda Transtech to supply 23 light rail vehicles for use on the future 10 km line across the Crown Bridges, three major bridges which will link the Laajasalo district of eastern Helsinki with Korkeasaari island, the ...

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    ČD’s RegioPanter fleet grows further


    CZECH REPBLIC: National operator ČD has awarded a consortium of Škoda Transportation and Škoda Vagonka firm orders for 48 additional RegioPanter 3 kV DC/25 kV 50 Hz dual-voltage regional EMUs. The orders confirmed on December 11 comprise 19 two-car units with 140 seats, procured ...

  • ČD has signed a framework agreement with Škoda Transportation and Škoda Vagonka covering the supply of up to 60 RegioPanter regional electric multiple-units

    Framework agreement for up to 60 EMUs signed


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has signed a framework agreement with Škoda Transportation and Škoda Vagonka covering the supply of up to 60 RegioPanter regional electric multiple-units with a potential value of almost KC9·6bn. One other bid was submitted. Firm orders are to be placed as ...

  • Škoda’s initial design concept for the Elron EMUs; the final design will differ.

    Elron selects Škoda to supply EMUs for Tallinn – Tartu route


    ESTONIA: Passenger operator Elron has selected Škoda Vagonka as the winner of a contract to supply six dual-system electric multiple-units for use on the Tallinn – Tartu route from the end of 2024.

  • ru Moscow Sinara-Skoda JV tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Sinara-Škoda joint venture wins first tram contract


    RUSSIA: The Sinara City Transport Solutions joint venture of Yekaterinburg-based Sinara and Czech supplier Škoda Transportation has won its first contract, covering the supply of 90 single-section low-floor trams to Moscow and the provision of 30 years of maintenance. The joint venture bid 11·07bn roubles, beating ...

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    ČD Viaggio Comfort coaches on test


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The first four of 50 Viaggio Comfort push-pull coaches which a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation is building for national operator ČD are undergoing acceptance trials at the Velim test circuit. The tests involve all four types that are to be ...

  • cz Skoda Ostrava
    Metro Report International

    Škoda Transportation buys tram and bus maintenance business


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation has agreed to purchase Ostrava public transport operator Dopravní Podnik Ostrava’s tram and bus maintenance business Ekova Electric. The KC416·3m transaction announced on July 8 is expected to be completed next year. A centre of competence will be developed in the ...

  • fi Tampere's first tram has been delivered (Photo: Pasi Tiitola, Tampere Tramway)
    Metro Report International

    Tampere’s first tram delivered for testing


    FINLAND: The first of 19 ForCity Smart Artic trams to operate the future Tampere tram network was delivered to the city by Škoda Transtech on May 25. Zdeněk Majer, board member of parent company Škoda Transportation, said the bidirectional 100% low-floor trams were a ‘modern, technically ...

  • Class 660 RegioPanter EMU for ŽSSK

    ŽSSK unveils RegioPanter EMU


    SLOVAKIA: The first of 25 Class 660 RegioPanter electric multiple-units which national passenger operator ŽSSK ordered from a consortium of Škoda Transportation and local partner ŽOS Trnava in March 2018 was unveiled on February 6. The order comprises 13 three-car EMUs with a capacity of 247 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Praha metro car maintenance contract signed


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha city transport operator DPHMP has awarded Škoda Transportation a KC14·6bn contract to continue to service and maintain its Type 81-71M five-car metro trainsets for a further 15 years from the end of the current 10-year contract on December 31 2020. DPHMP operates a ...

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    Czech region orders its own EMU fleet


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Jihomoravský has become the first regional authority to order its own rolling stock, placing a contract for Škoda Transportation to supply 37 RegioPanter low-floor 160 km/h electric multiple-units between spring 2021 and the end of 2022. Škoda Transportation was the only bidder to remain ...

  • ru-sinara-skoda-tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Škoda and Sinara establish vehicle joint venture


    RUSSIA: Škoda Transportation and Sinara Group have signed an agreement to establish a 50:50 joint venture for the production of metro trains, trams and trolleybuses. The joint venture, branded Sinara-Škoda will be headquartered in St Petersburg. ‘Russia is a huge and promising market in which we ...

  • de-bonn skoda forcity smart tram impression
    Metro Report International

    Škoda wins contract to supply trams to Bonn


    GERMANY: Škoda Transportation has won a contract to supply up to 38 ForCity Smart trams to Bonn. The framework contract announced on December 16 could be worth up to KC4bn if all options are exercised. The base order includes deliveries of 26 trams from 2022 and ...