New electric buses to arrive in Brno (Czech Republic)

By Admin Eltis / Updated: 07 Oct 2014

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.

For more information, visit newstix.de (in German).

Photo: Rob Dammers Spots/Flickr

Country: 
Czech Republic
Topic: 
Collective passenger transport