Ostrava public transport succeeds
in receiving EU grants
In the long-term prospective, Ostrava Public Transport (Dopravní podnik Ostrava, DPO) is highly
successful in receiving EU grants to renew its fleet of vehicles, and to modernize the infrastructures
of the public transport system in Ostrava. Since 2007, DPO has received grants of up to
2,500 million CZK, and is planning more projects.
In the previous grant period, i.e. from 2013, DPO
received 2,400 million CZK for their investment
projects, out of which 1,400 million CZK came from EU
grant programmes. The most significant investments
of that period involved the renewal of the fleet,
including CNG infrastructures, and dashboard and
dispatch system in vehicles. In the current grant period,
DPO is the most successful applicant among Czech
transport companies, with grants worth 958 million
CZK already confirmed to support projects totalling
1,200 million CZK, and more projects in preparation
with an estimated grant total of 1,500 million CZK.
They are mostly grants to cover the renewal of the fleet
(trams, trolleybuses, buses, new electric buses) and
investments in infrastructure.
DPO is intensively implementing the strategy of
the continuous renewal of the fleet. The plan is to
purchase vehicles totalling 4,700 million CZK by
2022, purchasing modern ecological low-floor and
fully air-conditioned vehicles to bring the passengers
a brand-new travel comfort. DPO uses the EU
grants to implement other strategic projects, such
as the modernization of information systems, and
decreasing the energy performance of buildings.
High level of success in receiving EU grants reflects
the elaborate and socially responsible company
strategy as well as the professionalism of the
experienced team of specialists at DPO whose work
successfully complies with the requirements of the
Parciální trolejbusy Škoda 26 Tr.
Partially battery-powered trolleybuses Škoda 26 Tr.
Trolejbusy umožňují cca 12km jízdu bez trolejového vedení.
Jejich doplňkovou výzbroj tvoří trakční akumulátory konstrukce nLTO (nano Lithium Titanate Oxid), které se v běžném
provozu se dobíjejí při jízdě pod trolejovým vedením. Vozidla
jsou vybavena klimatizací pro cestující, moderním kamerovým
i informačním systémem. Investice do 10 vozidel v hodnotě
133 mil. korun počítá s dotací IROP (ITI) ve výši 85 % způsobilých nákladů.
Trolleybuses allow approx. 12km transport without an overhead
line. They are equipped with traction nLTO (nano Lithium
Titanate Oxid) batteries, recharged during a standard run with
an overhead power line. The vehicles are equipped with air
conditioning, a modern camera surveillance and information
systems. An investment of 133 million CZK in 10 vehicles is part
of the IROP (ITI) grant covering 85% of the ztotal costs.
Ing. Miroslav Albrecht
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