The Romanian city of Timisoara awarded Bozankaya the contract for the supply of 16 five-car low-floor trams with a total value of EUR 33 million. The contract includes an option for 24 additional trams, which brings the entire contract value to EUR 80 million.
The first deliveries are expected 18 months after signing the contract, with an entire project duration of 48 months.
With a length of 30m, the trams have a capacity of 170 passengers and are able to run at speeds of 70 km/h.
The trams can run on battery power for more than 60 km, offering more flexibility in case of repairs or other disruptions to the electric network. This also allows Timisoara city to extend tram lines without having to construct additional catenary lines. This is an attractive option for historical city centres.
Railway PRO June issue offers our readers an interview with Bozankaya Chairman of the Board, Aytunç Günay, which explains company’s strategy to keep cities moving.