On Tuesday, 16 January, city operator Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne SA in Cracow signed a framework agreement, in the presence of Cracow’s President Jacek Majchrowski, with the consortium of Solaris Bus & Coach SA and Stadler Polska Sp. z o.o. for the delivery of trams (50 vehicles in total) and an implementation agreement for the first part of the order, i.e. 35 trams.
The low-floor trams will be
The new trams will have wider doors than earlier versions did, measuring
The trams will be also more environmental-friendly. A recuperation system will enable the use of energy recovered, inter alia, during braking. An ergonomic and comfortable seat will, in turn, guarantee excellent working conditions for the tram drivers.
It may be worth noting that two of the new trams in this delivery will be the first in Cracow to feature an innovative system allowing the tram to move with a lowered pantograph, without the need to use traction lines, on a distance of
The whole order for 35 trams is worth over PLN 314 million, with subsidies under the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment for 2014-2020 for this investment totalling PLN 125 million.
“The signed agreement for the delivery of 35 trams marks the start of MPK SA’s ninth EU-funded project. The value of all EU projects implemented by the
“The collaboration between Solaris and the Cracow operator MPK started back in 1997. That is why I am so glad that the capital of the region of Lesser Poland will get new Polish vehicles. This time, it will be our trams,” commented Solange Olszewska, CEO of Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.
The first new trams should make it to
“We are extremely happy that we will carry out this prestigious project together with our Partner. I am certain that our reliable, safe and comfortable trams, custom-designed for the city of
The performance of the contract will make it possible to carry on with the decommissioning of high-floor trams. In this way, the number of low-floor trams will increase, and consequently the availability of transportation and the travel comfort in
Basic specifications of the Tramino Kraków tram:
Total length -
Vehicle width -
Number of seats - 80
Total passenger capacity - 227 (5 people/m²)