Škoda 14 T

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Škoda 14 T Elektra
Skoda 14 T Praha.jpg
Škoda 14T in Prague
Manufacturer Škoda Transportation
Designer Porsche Design Group
Assembly Plzeň, Czech Republic
Constructed 2006–2009
Number built 60
Predecessor Škoda 05 T Vektra
Successor Škoda 15 T ForCity
Specifications
Articulations 4 (5 body sections)
Length 31,250 mm (1,230 in)
Width 2,460 mm (97 in)
Height 3,400 mm (130 in)
Weight 38.3 t (37.7 long tons; 42.2 short tons)
Passenger capacity seats 69
Passenger capacity standing 210
Maximum speed limited to 60 km/h (37 mph)
Doors 6
Low-floor 50%
Floor height 350 mm (13.78 in)/780 mm (30.71 in)
Engine power 540 kW (720 hp)
(6 × 90 kW or 120 hp)
Wheels driven 100% (12/12)
Steep gradient 85 ‰ (8.5 %)
Bogies 3 x fixed
Minimum turning radius 25 m (82 ft)/20 m (66 ft)
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Škoda 14 T (also called Elektra) is a five carbody section low-floor uni-directional tram, developed by Škoda for the Prague tram system.

The vehicle's body was designed by Porsche Design Group. The 14 T has six axles, and the low-floor area represents 50% of the entire vehicle floor. Due to specific Prague conditions it is able to deal with difficult adhesive conditions on grades up to 8.5%. It is based on the Škoda 05 T.

Production[edit]

As of 2006: 3 trams were produced and delivered to Prague. Prague has ordered 20 vehicles with an option for another 40.

As of 2008: There are about 40 trams delivered to Prague.

As of 2009: The order has been completed in March with a total of 60 trams delivered.

See also[edit]

Skoda 14T 9149.JPG
Inside of Škoda 14T
Praha, Košíře, Tram Škoda 14T.JPG

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