Swiss trams worth €76,000 will arrive to Čierny Balog

New tram carriages will be ready for Slovakia in March 2021.

Archive photo from Čierny BalogArchive photo from Čierny Balog (Source: Sme)

Čiernohorská railway (ČHZ) was successful in a tender for six projects from around the world and obtained 17 tram carriages and accompanying infrastructure from the Swiss canton of Basel.

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Director of ČHZ, Aleš Bílek, said that by obtaining the tram carriages for €75,772, they saved about €51 million, being the cost of new trams, he said for the SITA newswire.

In the spring of next year, 17 tram carriages for an atypical narrow gauge track that will pass through Čiernohorská valley will arrive.

Besides tourist aims, they will also commute workers, with the support of the Banská Bystrica self-governing region, the Podbrezová Ironworks and Hronec – ZLH PLUS Hronec Foundry.

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