CZECH REPUBLIC: Plzeň municipal transport operator PMDP has awarded Škoda Transportation a firm contract to supply a further 10 ForCity Smart X34 trams, designated Type 40T by the manufacturer.

Valued at KC55m per vehicle, the order signed in October represents the first series build to be procured under a KC1·1bn framework contract covering up to 22 vehicles which was placed in October 2018. That contract included a firm order for an initial two vehicles, and options for up to 20 more. The first of the initial vehicles was delivered in August, and a formal handover is expected to follow the completion of test running.

Eight of the additional trams are scheduled to be delivered by December 31 2022, and the remaining two by August 31 2023.