DPP wants to issue a tender for the purchase of 20 new trams with an option for another 180 cars

DPP wants to issue a tender for the purchase of 20 new trams with an option for another 180 cars
DPP wants to issue a tender for the purchase of 20 new trams with an option for another 180 cars

The company would like to pay for twenty trams from European subsidies. The company recently purchased the latest 15T for City trams. In total, it owns over 800 trams. DPP is the city’s largest company and employs about 11,000 people.

“We have prepared a public contract in connection with the fact that we know that there is a European subsidy for around 20 trams. So we have an order ready for 20 trams plus an optional additional 180 trams, because we know that the total need for new trams, whether to service new lines or renew the fleet, will be about 200 trams in the coming years,” said DPP CEO Petr Witowski.

The company is now negotiating with the capital as its owner to tender the order instead of 20 and another 180 trams for 40 new cars plus an optional 160 cars. “We don’t have a final solution yet, because it will all depend on whether the city is willing to pay for the 20 trams for which there is no European subsidy,” said Witowski.

If the company buys new cars, it will be a type of trams that have not yet run on the streets of the metropolis. Last year, the company retired the “square” trams of the T6 type. “In order not to ‘weed’ the DPP with different types of trams, it is listed with an option,” said Witowski. According to him, if he had a disproportionately large number of types, it would increase the company’s operating costs, for example for repairs or storage of spare parts.

According to information on its website, the company has a total of 802 trams in seven different types. The most numerous group are the so-called T3 RP type solo cars, of which there are 347. The second most numerous group are the newest 15T for City trams, of which DPP owns a total of 250. The company also owns 730 metro sets, 1216 buses and one trolleybus. The company also operates a cable car to Petřín.

The article is in Czech

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