The Hungarian government has recently made a decision to provide an additional financial support to the local administration of Budapest, in order to acquire extra public transport to some routes.
With the help of the government investment, Budapest will soon be able to enjoy 47 brand new trams on various inner city lines. Originally the deal covered the purchase of only 37 vehicles.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing legal disputes over the conditions of the tender, deployment of the new electric vehicles is postponed until 2016. Skoda, as one of participants, opposes BKK’s announced results of the tender.
The Centre for Budapest Transport (BKK) has revealed to the Hungarian News Agency (MTI) that Spanish company CAF will be responsible for the designs and manufacture the new trams. They have also confirmed that the additional government investment is going to be one billion Hungarian Forints.
based on article of hungary-ru.com
translated by Ekaterina Egorova