The BKV Zrt will replace Ganz’s old articulated trams. According to the plans, the articulated Ganz vehicles will be replaced by 35 lower, second-hand – equipped with trams – Frankfurt trams, writes MTI.
On Monday, the company BKV Zrt informed. MTI reports that its board of directors has decided to launch a public procurement procedure titled “Procurement of Used Low Floor Trams”. After the successful completion of the procedure, the purchase of 35 lower floors of the used Frankfurt tram will make it possible to do so Ganz articulated vehicles and increase the quality of service.
It was noted that four-fifths of the 620-piece BKV electric vehicle fleet has exceeded the planned 30-year life of the tram. Given its technical condition, replacing Ganz’s 37-piece hinged stock with an average life of nearly 50 years is the most urgent. Due to its narrow design – compared to the width of other trams in Budapest – and its low weight, it can travel almost anywhere on the BKV power grid, therefore vehicles with similar technical parameters are suitable for its replacement. Due to their similar narrow design, Frankfurt trams may be suitable for this task. Ganz hinges are more modern in their current condition, have a low floor design, have a lifespan of 24 to 28 years, so they can be in operation for at least another 15-20 years.