CZECH REPUBLIC: Tram operator DP Ostrava announced on September 7 that it had selected Škoda Transportation to supply 40 low-floor trams for KC1·9bn. Stadler, CAF and Inekon also bid, but did not comply with the terms of the tender.

Deliveries of the ForCity Smart vehicles are due between September 2020 and 2021. The two-section trams will be 26·5 m long with capacity for 200 passengers. They will be equipped with air-conditioning, CCTV, wi-fi and USB sockets.

DP Ostrava intends to call tenders for longer trams, expected to exceed 32 m.