Škoda Group was awarded a contract for the design and construction of 10 bidirectional trams for Bergamo, Italy, including the provision of full-service for a period of 3 years. The deliveries of the ForCity Classic trams are scheduled to take place over the course of the next 3 years, enabling the city of Bergamo to enhance its public transport infrastructure and meet the growing demands of its residents.
The trams are specifically designed for the new line to be constructed in the city and out of its boundaries, marking a significant investment in sustainable urban transport.
The new bidirectional tram will have five sections and three bogies, two of which are equipped with traction motors. ForCity Classic trams will be the first of Škoda Group’s production to feature an advanced anti-collision system, enhancing safety and protecting passengers and pedestrians alike. The inclusion of this groundbreaking technology is a testament to Škoda Group’s unwavering commitment to innovation and its dedication to prioritising passenger safety.
Škoda Group’s tram specifically adapted for Bergamo sets a new standard in urban transport with its exceptional features. A proven platform fully adapted for the Italian conditions will be 100% low-floor and is designed for persons with reduced mobility (PRM). Boarding of PRM passengers is eased by mean of automatic door extension operated by driver located at the doors closest to PRM places. This device will overlap distance between door edge and edge of the platform.
The ergonomically designed driver station offers unparalleled comfort, while the broad view from the cabin enhances safety and situational awareness. With a maximum speed of 70 km/h, the tram ensures efficient and swift transport.
Both the driver’s cabin and passenger saloon are equipped with air conditioning, providing a comfortable environment for all during whole year. The inclusion of remote diagnostics enables real-time monitoring and proactive maintenance.
The delivery of bidirectional trams for Bergamo is part of the larger contract that contains whole turnkey project of building new tram line. New second tram city line T2 will lead from the city centre to the northwest part of the city. The project is financed from PNRR (National Recovery and Resilience Plan).