The Prague ForCity Alfa tram is the first mass produced 100% low-floor tram in the world that uses a pivoting bogie and the first to have a unique gearless engine with permanent magnets driving all wheels of the four-axle bogie.
The location of the bogie under the transition bellows and under the rear of the vehicle allows for greater flexibility of the interior layout.
With an overall length of 31.4 metres and a width of less than 2.5 metres, this 1 435 mm gauge, uni-directional three-section tram can accommodate up to 180 passengers (4 persons/m2) – 61 of which are seated.
Six wide double doors allow for extremely fast boarding and exiting, and along with a design enabling the smooth passage through city arches, the tram helps reduce journey times and makes transportation faster.
After intensive testing from 2008-2010, the vehicles have been supplied to the Czech capital since 2011, and by the time the order is completed, the entire fleet will consist of a total of 250 red and white trams with a timeless, original design.