First Pesa Swing tramway for Tramwaj Fordon,subsidiary of Bydgoszcz city council, has started two months trial operations. The Polish produces aims to identify the necessary modifications to be done before series deliveries, including any interior design suggested by Bydgoszcz passengers. The new Swing tramways will enter traffic next year on the 9.5 km tramway line to Fordon district.
Tramwaj Fordon Sp. z o.o. and Pesa signed a EUR 26 million contract covering the supply of 12 Swing tramways in August this year. The 100% low-floor five-section tramway is 30.12 m long and has a capacity for 201 passengers. Each unit will be equipped with LCD electronic boards, automatic ticketing, automated voice announcement and video surveillance systems, Wi-fi.
The acquisition is part of the project “Construction of a tram line to Fordon with the reconstruction of the road network along Fordońska, Lewińskiego, Akademicka and Andersa Streets and integration interchange within the railway station Bydgoszcz Wschód in Bydgoszcz”, with a total value estimated at EUR 109 million.