Helsinki awards Transtech €30m tram contract

Photo: Transtech.
Photo: Transtech.

Škoda Transportation subsidiary Transtech has received a €30 million order from Helsinki City Transport (HKL) for 10 ForCity Smart Artic trams.

There are already 48 ForCity Smart Artic trams operating in Helsinki. HKL has previously made orders for a total of 99 Transtech trams worth more than €300 million.

HKL CEO Ville Lehmuskoski said: “The future growth of the city of Helsinki is very much based on increasing tram transportation.

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“Helsinki City Transport and the citizens in Helsinki have been satisfied with the experiences of ForCity Smart Artic trams. It is therefore easy to make this decision to increase our Artic fleet.”

The one-directional three-part ForCity Smart Artic Helsinki tram is a fully low-floor tram with barrier-free access for wheelchair users and prams.

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