In mid-April, the first Pesa tram for Gorzów (western Poland) entered tests on the section linking MZK’s depot with Sikorskiego – Jancarz intersection. The trams are tested with speeds of up to 50 km/h.
In 2017, MZK Gorzów Wielkopolski awarded Pesa a PLN 115 million (EUR 26.95 million) contract for the supply of 14 three-section Twist trams, with an option for 6 additional vehicles. Twist trams are 100 per cent low-floor with a capacity of 170, including 48 seats.
They replace the 18-trams fleet as part of the city’s modernisation and extension project.
In October 2017, tram services were suspended on the entire network following authorities’ plan to modernise the network ahead of entry into service of an entire new fleet. In 2018, operations were resumed on the modernized sections.
11 route-km were modernised under a PLN 225 million (EUR 52.7 million) project, which includes 3-km extension.
City’s tram network has a total length of 12 km.