Škoda 28 T
|Škoda 28 T|
|Assembly||Plzeň, Czech Republic|
|Predecessor||Škoda 26 T|
|Successor||Škoda 29 T|
|Train length||32,520 mm (1,280 in)|
|Width||2,550 mm (100 in)|
|Articulated sections||4 (5 body sections)|
|Maximum speed||70 km/h (43 mph)|
|Bogies||3 x fixed|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
Škoda 28 T (also known as Škoda ForCity Classic) is a five-carbody section low-floor bi-directional tram, developed by Škoda Transportation for the Turkish city of Konya. The low-floor area of the fully airconditioned tram represents 100% of the entire vehicle floor. Konya ordered 60 units. It is based on the Škoda 26 T for Miskolc.
In 2014 Konya ordered additional 12 units capable of catenary-free operation for new line which will have a 1.8 km (1.1 mi) section without overhead wires.
The tram is a five section air-conditioned high capacity electric multiple unit with three fixed bogies and 6 doors on each side of the carriage. 100% of the tram is low-floor. The tram itself is built out of materials with high fire resistance, since it is also constructed as a light subway unit.
The tram has to meet specific criteria in the city of Konya. Unlike its predecessor, 26T, 28T has enhanced high-power air-conditioning, both for the driver and for the passengers.. It also has the ability to be run in a 2 vehicle train setup. The tram has integrated passsanger LED information system built right into the overhead ceiling, between the sections. The on-board computer is BUS-TEC. Outer information panels are also made by BUS-TEC. Wi-Fi and acoustic information system is provided.
A special variant of the tram has been developed at Škoda Transportation. It's the same type of the 28T tram, however, it includes much larger internal capacitors, allowing the tram to run on batteries for at least 3 km. This was requested by the city of Konya, as there is a section of unelectrified track (approximately 1.7 km). The colors of the vehicle are different from the standard 28T.
- (in English) "Škoda Transportation wins Konya tram contract". Retrieved 2013-09-05.
- DVV Media UK. "Konya orders trams for catenary-free operation - Railway Gazette". railwaygazette.com. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
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