Kosice tram.

SLOVAKIA: Košice operator DPMK has selected Pesa Bydgoszcz as preferred bidder for a coontract to supply up to 30 trams.

The operator specified low-floor trams with doors on each side, and the Polish manufacturer offered a three-section design from its Twist family which would be 32 m long with all bogies powered.

Škoda Transportation had also submitted a bid. Price was given a 60% weighting in evaluation of the bids, maintenance costs over 15 years were given a 15% weighting and the remaining 25% was based on technical criteria including capacity, weight and axleload.

The order is to be financed from EU sources, and delivery is required within 22 months of the date of the signing of the contract, which is subject to the expiry of the appeal period.