Škoda Transtech has sold two Artic pre-series vehicles to German tramway Schöneicher-Rüdersdorfer Strassenbahn (SRS).
The sale of the ForCity Smart Artic pre-series vehicles was established in cooperation with Helsinki City Transport and thanks to the support of Voith Digital Solutions Austria & Co following a two-month trial period.
The ForCity Smart Artic Helsinki tram is based on an original idea of Helsinki City Transport (HKL) and has been developed in collaboration between HKL and Škoda Transtech.
Two pre-series ForCity Smart Artic trams were delivered to Helsinki for testing in 2013.
Since 2016, the series vehicles have been delivered to Helsinki every three weeks.
There are currently 55 trams in passenger traffic. HKL has purchased a total of 70 of these ForCity Smart Artic trams.
Škoda Transtech chair Zdeněk Majer said: “I am happy that, in addition to Chemnitz and Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr, Schöneiche is the third city where trams from Škoda Transportation will be in operation.
“This is Škoda’s first tram to receive homologation in Germany according to BoStrab. I would like to thank the teams of Škoda Transtech and Schöneiche’s SRS for their efforts and this achievement.”