Škoda Commences Production of 52T Trams for Prague

At its Pilsden facility, Škoda Group has commenced production of the new Škoda ForCity Plus Praha 52T trams for Prague.

The initial phase involves fabricating sheet metal parts to be welded into the body of tram. This production phase follows extensive efforts by Škoda Group and the Prague Transport Company (DPP), culminating in the final design and production documentation for the vehicles.

The new 52T trams for Prague
The new 52T trams for Prague

Initially, three trams will be produced for testing and homologation, after which serial production will begin.

Tomáš Ignačák, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and President Regions CZ&SK and Central East at Škoda Group said

“This is the first step towards the actual production of new trams for Prague. Although we have already invested significant time in technical preparation - from drawings to technology development - we can now see the new trams taking shape. I believe that with the skills of our employees, years of experience, and industry know-how, everything will proceed as planned.”

A key milestone in tram production will be the completion of the first welded and painted car body, scheduled for the third quarter of this year. Technicians will then install insulation, windows, and technical equipment including wiring. This work will be followed by the installation of interior elements, including doors and the check-in and information system.

Jan Šurovský, Member of the Board of Directors and Technical Director of DPP said

“According to the schedule, the first finished 52T tram should be delivered to Prague in early 2025. After its revival, it will undergo testing and homologation on Prague’s rail infrastructure. During the first half of 2025, two more 52T trams will arrive for homologation, initially without passengers. We expect to deliver the first 20 trams by December 2025.”

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