CZECH REPUBLIC: A prototype of Škoda’s Type 15T ForCity articulated low-floor tram began trials in Plzen on March 19. A total of 250 three-car unidirectional vehicles have been ordered by Praha operator DPHMP (RG 5.08 p279) at a cost of KC16bn, to augment its fleet of 60 Škoda Type 14T vehicles by 2017.

In May 2008 Riga urban transport authority SIA Rigas Satiksme placed a €51·7m order for 20 similar 1524 mm gauge trams, with an option for 32 more. These are due for delivery in 2009-10 (RG 7.08 p412).