Local transport companies in Brno have signed a multi-million euro contract to receive a new batch of electric trolley buses next year.
The Czech Republic’s second-largest city, which with 140 electric buses in operation has the largest trolley-bus network in the country, will see 30 low-floor articulated buses worth 395 million Czech koruna (€ 14.2 million) arrive and become operational in the first six months of 2015.
Bought from Škoda Electric, which has previously supplied Brno with trolleybuses in 2007 and 2009, the new low-floor models include wide aisles to increase accessibility, as well as entrances and exits on the same level as the edge of the city’s pavements. They also feature on-board passenger information systems.
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