Krakow Transport Authority (MPK) signed a PLN 291.2 m (EUR 70.2 m) contract with Pesa Bydgoszcz for the purchase of 36 low-floor tramways. Especially designed for Krakow, the Krakowiak tramway is 43.83 m long, being the longest in Poland.
According to contract terms, the deliveries are expected to begin in the middle of next year and should end by September 2015. The vehicles will replace the old 105Na high-floor trams. The new tramways will be operated on Krakow’s busiest tram lines e.g. Line 4 from Wzgórza Krzeslawickie to Brownowicami Malymi. The 2.4m-wide tramway has a capacity of 313 passengers (number of seats 102).
Last month, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development included the acquisition project on list of individual projects for the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment 2007-2013, as a result it will received an aid of PLN 171 million (59%) from the EU Cohesin Fund.