Public Transport

Bratislava Transport Company continues to make public transport more attractive by buying ten new trams


Bratislava Transport Company (DPB) will purchase ten new one-way trams based on a framework agreement which has already furnished the purchase of twenty Škoda ForCity Plus 29T3 vehicles. The DPB has recently put these into operation carrying passengers. The purchase is funded by the European Union from the Recovery and Resilience Plan of the Slovak Republic from the REPowerEU component.

After the twenty modern trams recently delivered, the residents and visitors of Bratislava can soon look forward to a further ten new trams arriving in the city. These will be one-way, low-floor, air-conditioned vehicles with a capacity of at least 240 passengers, which will replace the older vehicles and significantly increase the comfort of travelling. Once delivered, there will be a total of 100 modern low-floor trams in Bratislava. The DPB signed a contract with the Ministry of Transport as the implementing body of the Renewal Plan on 19 March 2024 on the provision of funds of the mechanism to support the renewal and resilience for the project "Purchase of ten one-way trams for Bratislava". The total eligible project expenditure is €23,900,000.

"I believe that the only way we can make public transport more attractive is by continuously modernising all its components. In addition to major infrastructure projects, we are also working with our colleagues at DPB on the renewal of our vehicle fleet. This purchase is a major step on the way to accessible tram transport, because, once they are delivered, we will have almost all the tram connections in Bratislava running with modern, low-floor, air-conditioned vehicles," says Martin Rybanský, DPB's Chair of the Board.

The new one-way trams will be equipped to the same standard as the vehicles recently put into operation. These include powerful automatic air-conditioning, supported by tinted glass and an information system with real-time transfers and coloured exterior displays. The modern interior of the vehicles is equipped with stainless handles and bars, USB sockets, Wi-Fi connection, a CCTV system and an automatic passenger-counting system.

The DPB will now proceed with ordering new trams in accordance with the Agreement on the provision of funds of the mechanism to support the renewal and resilience. The winning contractor ŠKODA TRANSPORTATION, a.s. will then have 27 months in which to deliver the new vehicles.