Škoda Transportation has rolled out two of 31 low-floor modern tram cars to the northern Hungarian city of Miskolc few weeks ahead of contract.

The new two-way five-part tram car has spacious exterior and interior, two powered and one standard fix chassis. It can accommodate over 300 passengers and features air-conditioners, a modern information system with LCD screens, and extra space for strollers and persons with reduced mobility.

As the widest car ever made by Škoda Transportation for Miskolc, the tram-car offers modern design with an organic green flower motifs on a white background.

"We managed to produce and get approval for the new tram within 22 months."

Škoda Transportation sales vice-president Zdenek Majer said: "The first tram started to operate with passengers, the other one is in Miskolc, ready for operation.

"That means that we have successfully managed to meet all the European technical requirements and Hungarian rail authority standards for operation approval. Moreover, we managed to produce and get approval for the new tram within 22 months of the contract signing."

"Since 2007, Škoda Transportation has been supplying equipment for the Budapest metro, trolleybuses for Debrecen, Szeged and Budapest, and now is starting to deliver the tram-cars for Miskolc. The total value of the contracts in this country reaches almost up to CZK3.5bn."

The contract also includes an option for 10 years full-service.

Image: The tram-car for Miskolc is the widest car made by Škoda. Photo: courtesy of Škoda.