LRTA logo Light Rail Transit Association
Light Rail for better public transport

Siemens successful in Budapest

The Budapest Transport Authority BKV has decided to re-equip its heavily patronised city ring tram routes 4 and 6 (used by 220 000 passengers/day) with new cars that will be the longest trams in the world. 40 53-meter low-floor double-ended articulated cars based on the Combino variant previously delivered to Düsseldorf have been ordered from Siemens/Kiepe for delivery in 2005-6. The EUR 150 million contract will see the nine-section 351-passenger trams built at the Siemens plant in Krefeld-Uerdingen.

24 April 2003

This website carries just a tiny fraction of the total number of news stories which appear every month in Tramways & Urban Transit which has many pages of light rail, tramway and urban transit news from around the world — the best worldwide coverage of any publication!
See the Magazine page for further details.
To get your own copy — join the LRTA — details here

News page: top