Stadler has signed a contract with the city of Ostrava’s transport body, Dopravní podnik Ostrava (DPO), for up to 40 new trams.
It is the Swiss manufacturer’s first order for light rail vehicles in the Czech Republic.
The two-car, low-floor trams will be designed and built by Stadler Praha, with a particular emphasis on using Czech suppliers.
Stadler was announced as the preferred bidder for the CHF 45 million contract in November 2016. However, the decision was challenged and the signing ceremony delayed.
Stadler said it expects to complete the first tram around March 2018.
The uni-directional trams will be based on Stadler’s Tango model. The vehicles will be 24.9 metres long, 2.5 metres wide and will be able to carry up to 188 passengers.