(ČIA) Škoda Transtech, a member of group Škoda Transportation, handed over on June 9, 2020 the first bidirectional low-floor ForCity Smart Artic tram to Tampere. Test operations will commence at the turn of June and July. It should be fully operational in spring 2021. A total of 19 vehicles worth more than EUR 100m will gradually head to the third largest Finnish city. The contract also includes three options for as many as 46 additional trams. In coming years 29 trams will also head to Finland for a new line connecting Helsinki and Espoo.