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Bratislava Tram, Slovakia [free access]

March 1, 2021

Developer/operator: Dopravný podnik Bratislava (DPB), the public transport operator in the city, is the developer and operator.

 

Project description: Modernisation and expansion of the tram network in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.

 

Background: The tram network comprises five lines that cover 115 stations. Passenger services had commenced in 1983.

 

Fare system: Passengers can pay fare using their IDS BK application (app; available for Android and iOS smartphones), contactless smart card, and travel tickets. 

 

Rolling stock: A fleet of 193 trams has been deployed on the network. Suppliers include Škoda and Czech Republic-based Českomoravská Kolben-Daněk (ČKD).

 

Capital plans: The following upgradation and expansion plans are underway:

 

 

The Bosákov–Janíkov dvor tram line section will span 4.2 km and cover seven stations. Passenger operations are expected to commence in 2023. The Jesenský–Jungmannov section spans 2.4 km and covers four stations. The estimated cost of the project is EUR103.5 million. Passenger operations commenced in July 2016.

 

In October 2020, the city government of Bratislava invited bids for the construction of the second part of the tram line. The estimated value of the contract is EUR90.567 million (excluding VAT). The procurement is being financed by the European Union (Operational Program Integrated Infrastructure) and the governments of Slovakia and Bratislava. The scope of work includes execution of construction works and delivery and installation of materials, the result of which will be the construction of a double-track tram line supporting the public transport system. The last date for submission of bids is March 15, 2021.

 

 

 

The project documentation will be prepared by 2021. Thereafter the construction contractor will be selected (estimated by 2022). The actual implementation of the construction is planned in the period November 2022–December 2023.

 

 

The project documentation will be prepared by 2022. The construction contractor will then be selected (this is estimated to be at the beginning of 2023). The actual implementation of the construction is planned for the years 2023–2024.

 

 

In February 2021, DPB announced a tender for 10 new two-way trams. Trams will be low-floor with a length of up to 32.5 metres and with a minimum capacity of 230 passengers. The estimated value of the contract is EUR26.9. The last date for submission of bids is March 10, 2021.

 

In January 2021, DPB announced a tender for 30 low-floor trams. The estimated value of the contract is EUR89.23 million (excluding VAT). The procurement is also being financed under a programme supported by the European Union. The last date for submission of bids was January 18, 2021. The contract is yet to be awarded.

 

Recent developments:


In February 2021, DPB invited bids to procure 10 low-floor trams. The last date for submission of bids is March 10, 2021.

 

 

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