(ČIA) Dopravní podnik hl. m. Prahy (DPP) plans to purchase at least 69 driverless units for the automated C and D lines of the Prague underground system. The investment totals almost CZK 25bn. This information follows from the conclusions of the first round of preliminary consultations with companies that reacted to DPP and that could participate in the order. These companies are Alstom Transport, AŽD Praha, Bombardier Transportation, Hitachi Rail, Inekon Group, Siemens Mobility, Stadler Rail Management, Škoda Transportation and Thales. DPP spokeswoman Aneta Řeháková told ČIANEWS that if a tender were announced in 2022 at the latest, the first automated train sets could be deployed on Line C in 2027.