Combined with the previously order, the city of Kraków will have a Stadler tram fleet of up to 110.
Under the agreement, Stadler will supply 60 Tango Kraków Lajkonik II LRVs and has two implementation contracts for the delivery of 10 and 25 vehicles.
The delivery of the Tango trams is expected to take place in mid-2023. MPK Kraków had received the proposal from Stadler in September 2019 which was the only offer in this process.
The ordered trams will be a continuation of the Tango Kraków Lajkonik series which is currently being produced.
The Tango trams are low-floor, three-section vehicles with four bogies. Each entrance is 1.40 metres wide ensuring a fast passenger exchange. The new LRVs have a capacity for 238 passengers, with 75 seats 163 standing places.
The new trams offer more low-floor space and have more room for passengers with reduced mobility. Special backrests for standing room are a new solution.
The Tango trams will be equipped with air conditioning, a ticket vending machine, a passenger information system, a monitoring system, USB connections for charging smartphones and a passenger counting system.
The ergonomic cabin and the comfortable armchair ensure convenient working conditions for drivers.
The trams are energy efficient as they are equipped with a recuperation system which enables brake energy to be reused. In addition, two trams will be equipped for operation without an external power supply, while the others will be prepared for the future use of this solution.
The acquisition contract will be supported by a loan from the European Investment Bank and it can be refunded from the EU under the current or the next multiannual financial framework, Rafał Świerczyński, the President of MPK Kraków explained.
In 2019, MPK Kraków has launched the tender for the procurement of up to 60 low-floor trams and it had received the proposal from Stadler which was the only offer in this process. According to the tender, the first 10 new trams would be delivered by the end of 2021.