Škoda 03 T
The Škoda 03 T (sold as Škoda Astra, later Škoda Anitra (Asynchronní nízkopodlažní tramvaj; Asynchronous Low-floor Tram)) is a three-carbody-section low-floor tram developed by Škoda Transportation and Inekon Group. The design was introduced in 1996, and the first car was completed in 1998. The joint venture between Škoda and Inekon was dissolved in 2001, after which Škoda continued to sell the 03 T, while Inekon formed a new partnership with DPO (Dopravní podnik Ostrava, the city transport company of Ostrava), known as DPO Inekon, and in 2002 began selling a nearly identical version of the Astra, under the name Trio.
|Škoda 03 T Astra (Anitra)|
|Assembly||Plzeň, Czech Republic|
|Train length||20,090 mm (791 in)|
|Width||2,460 mm (97 in)|
|Height||3,440 mm (135 in)|
|Floor height||350 mm (13.78 in)/780 mm (30.71 in)|
|Maximum speed||70 km/h (43 mph)|
|Weight||24.2 t (23.8 long tons; 26.7 short tons)|
|Power output||340 kW (460 hp)|
(4 × 85 kW or 114 hp)
360 kW (480 hp)
(4 × 90 kW or 120 hp)
|Wheels driven||100% (8/8)|
|Minimum turning radius||(?)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
The 03 T is uni-directional and has a low floor over half of its length. The front and rear sections, under which the wheels are placed, have a high floor; the middle section, between these, has a low floor.
Deliveries and operationEdit
|Plzeň||1998–2000||11||10||300-310||Nr. 300 scrapped in 2007|
- "Tatra's new Czech rival launches its new low-floor ASTRA tram" (October 1996). Light Rail and Modern Tramway, p. 374. Ian Allan Publishing/Light Rail Transit Association (UK).
- Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2002, p. 103. Light Rail Transit Association (UK).
- Tramways & Urban Transit, September 2003, p. 347. Light Rail Transit Association (UK). ISSN 1460-8324.
- Šlehofer, Jan. "Astra 300". Plzensketramvaje.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 2009-09-12.