New Konya tram by Skoda enters revenue service in Turkey

New Konya tram by Skoda enters revenue service in Turkey :New tram cars of Skoda are on the roads of Konya in Turkey. The revenue operation has been started yesterday by Municipality. They plan to increase the lenght of the line to 21 km. The first tram for Konya is manufactured in Czech Republic.

The Škoda Transportation Company produces a 100% low-floor tramcar for the Turkish city of Konya. The new vehicle conception is based on the tram 26T for the Hungarian city of Miskolc. This fully low-floor bi-directional tram is equipped with modern electronics. The difference consists for example in the vehicle body that is longer and narrowed by 100 mm down to 2,55 m. The central undercarriage is equipped with a parking brake and front rear-view mirrors on both sides of the driver’s compartment. The air-condition system has been adapted to climatic conditions in Turkey. Unique is especially the design inspired by the motifs of Islamic architecture and the world uniqueness of the city of Konya –whirling Dervishes.

The fully low-floor five-section tram Škoda 28 T complies with the latest European safety standards. The tram has low operating costs because it takes advantage of energy recuperation when braking. Because the electric equipment is placed on the roof of the vehicle and the tram is more than 32 meters long, it can offer space for up to 364 passengers. The fully low-floor design and the low boarding edge allow easy getting on and off even for disabled persons. The air-condition system as well as well-arranged information system contribute to the comfort of the passengers.

New Konya tram by Skoda enters revenue service in Turkey

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