SOFIA (Bulgaria), November 25 (SeeNews) - Stolichen Electrotransport, the municipally-owned tram and trolleybus transport company serving the Bulgarian capital Sofia, said it has signed a 97 million levs ($55.6 million/49.6 million euro) contract with Polish manufacturer Pojazdy Szynowe PESA Bydgoszcz for the supply of 25 trams for the needs of the city.
PESA Bydgoszcz will deliver 25 new low-floor articulated trams, and will provide specialised maintenance equipment and staff training, Stolichen Electrotransport said in a notice on Wednesday.
The first trams are expected to arrive in Sofia in early 2023. The delivery of the last vehicles under the contract is to take place by the middle of that year.
The trams' purchase is financed with EU funds under the Environment 2014-2020 operational programme.
(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)