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Oradea seeks ERDF funding to procure 10 new trams, Romania [free access]

April 1, 2018

The Oradea Municipality has submitted the ‘Modernization of the tram in Oradea – Stage 1’ (Modernizarea parcului de tramvaie din Municipiul Oradea – Etapa 1) plan to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to request EUR19 million for the procurement of 10 trams through the Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020 (ROP 2014-2020).

 

In February 2018, Oradea Local Council approved the procurement of 20 new trams with a minimum of 10 trams under Phase I. The project is a priority within the Oradea Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan and the Integrated Strategy of Urban Development.

 

The trams will are low-floor, 26-28 metres long and have, ramps and spaces for disabled people, heating and ticket validation machines. They are expected to increase ridership by around 25 per cent.

 

(1 EUR [Euro] = 1.22 USD)