Torun tram depot with three PESA Swing trams. (Torun City Council)
The Polish city of Torun has signed a framework contract for 20 new 30m five-section PESA Swing low-floor trams from the local manufacturer, to join the 22 already in service. 
 
The order followed evaluation of tenders submitted in April, with price forming 84% of the consideration, and other considerations were vehicle frame material (3%) method of connecting the supporting structure (3%), door placement (2%), number of passenger seats in the low-floor section (2%), overall capacity of the auxiliary battery or super capacitors (3%) and total warranty period (3%). 
 
Two bids were submitted: PESA’s price was PLN 289 613M (including VAT) while Turkish manufacturer Bozankaya bid PLN 302 813M. In the evaluation PESA scored 95 points and Bozankaya 93.34. 
 
The framework contract is a firm order for four trams and options for 8 + 8 more. Interestingly Torun has now issued a further tender for up to 12 33m single-ended trams, with bids due in July, apparently due to availability of new EU funding for capital purchases. 
 
Metre-gauge trams have operated in Torun since 1891 (electric since 1899) and the 28km system is served by seven lines and 67 trams, including 45 high-floor Konstal 805Na. 
Torun tram depot with three PESA Swing trams. (Torun City Council)
Torun tram depot with three PESA Swing trams. (Torun City Council) 
 
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