For the demanding conditions on the Italian island of Sardinia, Škoda Transportation designed the high-capacity low-floor Elektra Cagliari tramcar.
The Elektra Cagliari tramcar is a bi-directional, five-section vehicle, intended for the 950 mm track gauge (alternatively 1000 mm).
Asynchronous traction motors and microprocessor-controlled voltage inverters, together with the possibility of recuperation, dramatically reduce both energy requirements and maintenance costs. The electrical equipment is placed in easily accessible compact containers mounted on the roof. The car bodies of all vehicle sections are made of well-proven materials, ensuring a long lifetime and excellent reliability.
An entrance height of 350 mm above TOR enables easy boarding of the vehicle. Full barrier-free access is provided by the remote-controlled retractable bridge plates in the wide door area. The low-floor area represents 70% of the entire vehicle floor. Inside the spacious, fully air-conditioned interior, there is plenty of space for baby-buggies and passengers with reduced mobility. Even on the 950 mm gauge, free passage through the entire low-floor area is possible without crossing any steps. For the passengers’ riding comfort, a comprehensible information system is available.
In its basic design for the Ferrovie delle Sardegna (FdS), the 06 T tramcar is equipped with closed-circuit television (CCTV), transceiver and PA switch control.