Škoda 14 T
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|Škoda 14 T Elektra|
Škoda 14T in Prague
|Designer||Porsche Design Group|
|Assembly||Plzeň, Czech Republic|
|Number in service||59|
|Predecessor||Škoda 05 T Vektra|
|Successor||Škoda 15 T ForCity|
|Train length||31,250 mm (1,230 in)|
|Width||2,460 mm (97 in)|
|Height||3,400 mm (130 in)|
|Floor height||350 mm (13.78 in)/780 mm (30.71 in)|
|Articulated sections||4 (5 body sections)|
|Maximum speed||limited to 60 km/h (37 mph)|
|Weight||38.3 t (37.7 long tons; 42.2 short tons)|
|Steep gradient||85 ‰ (8.5 %)|
|Power output||540 kW (720 hp)
(6 × 90 kW or 120 hp)
|Wheels driven||100% (12/12)|
|Bogies||3 x fixed|
|Minimum turning radius||25 m (82 ft)/20 m (66 ft)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
The vehicle's body was designed by Porsche Design Group. The 14 T has six axles, and the low-floor area represents 50% of the entire vehicle floor. Due to specific Prague conditions it is able to deal with difficult adhesive conditions on grades up to 8.5%. It is based on the Škoda 05 T.
As of 2008[update]: There are about 40 trams delivered to Prague.
As of 2009[update]: The order has been completed in March with a total of 60 trams delivered.
On September 19, 2011, the two-car set ČKD Tatra T6A5 crashed in high speed to Škoda 14 T standing at the tram stop. All three vehicles were decommissioned and accident left one fatality, the driver of Tatra T6A5. Investigation shown that driver's health problems were most likely to cause the accident.
- Predecessor: Škoda 05 T - "Vektra"
- Successor: Škoda 15 T - "ForCity"
- Related Elektra models: 13 T (Brno), 16 T (Wrocław uni-directional), 19 T (Wrocław bi-directional)
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