Modernization of Prague's trams

The Prague Public Transit Company (Dopravni podnik mesta Prahy) announced that there will be 20 more low-floor trams in 2007. By 2009 there will be 60 more of these trams.

The average age of Prague’s trams is 16 years, which is too much. That is why the Prague Public Transit Company want to buy 10 new trams and to modernize 50 trams next year. The total costs will be 1,3 billion CZK. Every year they want to modernized 60 trams in Prague.

In 2006 there are 972 trams in Prague running in 26 day lines and 9 night lines. The Prague Public Transit Company employs 1360 drivers and have transported 49,5 million people. The average speed of trams is 19 km/h. There was 1513 tram accidents in the year 2005, 440 of which were caused by the Prague Public Transit Company.

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