SKODA Transport has won two framework contracts for the supply of low-floor trams to two Czech cities over the next decade.

Praha transport operator DphmP plans to acquire up to 200 cars in 2009-18 at a cost of KC12·2bn, or €2·1m a vehicle. These are expected to be the Porsche-designed Type 14T, of which Skoda is currently delivering a batch of 20; the first car began test running in December.

Brno’s DPMB has decided to purchase 60 five-section vehicles, probably similar to the 14T, and 40 shorter three-section cars under a KC4·9bn package which will be partially funded by the European Union. n