We continue advising Aktsiaselts Tallinna Linnatransport (TLT) on the Tallinn Public Transport Green Revolution project, representing TLT in a public procurement aimed at procuring new trams in Tallinn.

A significant contribution to a greener urban environment

Andrei Novikov, Deputy Mayor of Tallinn, said that this is a historic decision that will help make public transport in Tallinn even greener while reassuring the public that the city is actively contributing to opening new tram lines.

Deniss Boroditš, Chairman of the Board of TLT, added that the new trams will complement the Tallinn City Transport tram park, including 64 trams today. The primary purpose of purchasing additional trams is to improve the quality of the capital’s public transport service, increase the vehicle fleet and thereby expand the scope of the tram service. Like all trams and trolleys in Tallinn today, the new trams will run 100% on green electricity.

Great interest from market participants

A total of three bidders participated in the international procurement of new trams: Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF), Pojazdy Szynowe PESA Bydgoszcz (PESA), and joint bidders Škoda Transtech and Škoda Transportation. The bid of the Polish tram and train manufacturer PESA was declared successful. As a result of the procurement contract, PESA is to deliver a total of up to 23 new trams to Tallinn, with the expectation of the first trams delivered in the second half of 2024. The total value of the contract is approximately EUR 50 million.

PESA Twist tram models, that will be delivered to Tallinn, are 28.6 meters long and have five doors. With 65 seats the trams can accommodate a total of 300 passengers. The cabin of the new trams is largely low-floor to ensure the safe and comfortable use of trams for people with different needs.

Our services and client team

We advised TLT on all matters throughout the procurement process. Our client team was led by counsel Kadri Härginen, supported by senior associate Mario Sõrm and partner Carri Ginter.

Previously, we have advised TLT in a public procurement related to the building of two compressed gas refueling facilities in Tallinn and purchasing compressed gas for compressed gas buses for 10 years.

More information: ERR.