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The Škoda 13 T (also Škoda Elektra) is a five carbody section low-floor uni-directional tram, developed by Škoda Transportation for the Brno tram system.

Škoda 13 T Elektra
Tram 13T Brno(1).jpg
First tram of this type in Brno, September 2007
ManufacturerŠkoda Transportation
DesignerPorsche Design Group
AssemblyPlzeň, Czech Republic
Constructed2007–2011
2015–present
PredecessorŠkoda 05 T Vektra
SuccessorŠkoda 15 T ForCity
Capacity68 (Seated)
201 (Standing)
Specifications
Train length31,060 mm (1,223 in)
Width2,460 mm (97 in)
Height3,700 mm (150 in)
Floor height350 mm (13.78 in)/780 mm (30.71 in)
Low-floor48%
Doors4 double at low floor sections
2 single at ends of tram
Articulated sections4 (5 body sections)
Maximum speed70 km/h (43 mph)
Weight38.3 t (37.7 long tons; 42.2 short tons)
Steep gradient85 ‰ (8.5 %) nominally, up to 99 ‰ (9.9 %) in operation
Power output540 kW (720 hp)
(6 x 90 kW or 120 hp)
Wheels driven100% (12/12)
Bogies3 x fixed
Minimum turning radius25 m (82 ft)/20 m (66 ft)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The vehicle's front was designed by Porsche Design Group. The 13 T has six axles, and the low-floor area represents 48% of the entire vehicle floor. It is based on the Škoda 14 T. While 14 T has front door leading to driver's cabin only, in 13 T the front door leads to passenger compartment.

Contents

DeliveriesEdit

City Year Number of vehicles Numbers Note
Brno   2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2016
2
4
13
4
6
20
1901,1902
1903–1906
1907–1919
1920–1923
1924–1929
1930–1949
[1]
TOTAL 49

The vehicles delivered from late 2010 differ from the preceding ones in array of passenger seats – while the initial trams have the seats in high-floor sections sideways to driving direction (so the passengers face each other with passage in between the lines of seats), the newer trams have the seats located in the driving direction.

20 more trams will be delivered in 2016.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evidence vozů DPMB >> typ: 13T, Brněnská MHD, retrieved 19 September 2009

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