Artic Jokeri Line
ForCity Smart Artic Jokeri Line tramcars are 100% low-floor trams with pivoting bogies.
There is a folding mechanism in the central part of the vehicle for barrier-free boarding and exiting of passengers.
The bi-directional ForCity Smart Artic tramcar containing five to seven sections features a gauge of 1,000 mm; it is fully low-floor and can accommodate 214 to 287 passengers (4 people/m2) with 82 to 108 available seats depending on the number of cars.
Thanks to the materials used, the vehicles fit in with the cold operating environment with a high level of corrosion. The tramcars have low life-cycle costs and their design allows easy corrective and quick daily maintenance.
Towards the end of 2016 Škoda signed an agreement of intention to supply 29 tramcars for the new line “Raide-Jokeri”, connecting the Finnish cities of Helsinki and Espoo. The new line “Raide-Jokeri” will be 25 km long with 33 stops, and it will replace the current busy bus line. In 2021 Helsinki City Transport exercised the option for the supply of further 23 light rail vehicles for use on the future 10 km line across the Crown Bridges, three major bridges which will connect Laajasalo, Korkeasaari and Kalasatama to Helsinki City Centre. It will also provide a new seaside route for cyclists and pedestrians.