Bonn's first Skoda tram delivered

GERMANY: The first of 28 Škoda Group trams for Bonn was delivered to Beuel depot on the morning of February 1, having left the factory in Plzeň on a heavy-duty road transporter at 21.00 on January 30.

Entry into service is planned for this summer, following testing and driver and depot staff training.

The framework contract placed in December 2019 covers up to 38 ForCity Smart trams worth up to KC4bn.

The three-section low-floor bidirectional tram is 30 m long with a capacity of 180 passengers and two multi-function spaces.

‘With the arrival of the first tram, we have laid the foundation for the mobility turnaround in Bonn to succeed’, said Anja Wenmakers, Managing Director of municipal transport operator SWB Bus & Bahn.