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Czech trams found a new home in D.C. / Ceske tramvaje nasly novy domov v D.C.

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Speaking of Washington, did you know that this city will be  soon a new home to 3 brand new Czech trams? The Inecon Group company in Ostrava is going to get 24 milion dollars in return. The same company delivered few trams to Seattle and to Portland as well. In Washington it will be proudly carying travelers from the south-east part of the city to the heart of Washington where the Department of Homeland Security is located. Check out the following YouTube video for a sneak preview:

I just hope that those poor trams won’t be too homesick….

CZ: Washington se pocestuje; nejen ze domovem nasi ceske (a take slovenske) ambasady, ale stane se ‘matickou’ take 3 ceskych tramvaji! Ostravska Inekon Group timto uzavira kontrakt v hodnote 24 milionu dolaru. Par tramvaji bylo jiz take prepraveno do Portlandu a Seattlu. Ve Washingtonu maji v blizke budoucnosti spojit rezidencni jihovychodni cast mesta s oblasti, kde se nachazi sidlo ministersva vnitrni bezpecnosti. Mrknete se na nasledujici kratke YouTube video, abyste vedeli, na co mate byt pripraveni:

Doufejme, ze se chudakum tramvajim nebude az zas tak styskat po vlasti ceske…

Source: http://byznys.lidovky.cz/do-hlavniho-mesta-usa-poprve-vyjedou-tramvaje-zasle-je-ostravska-firma-13m-/ln-doprava.asp?c=A091029_183416_firmy-trhy_ani

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6 comments… add one
  • MiGrant November 11, 2009, 10:47 am

    Send us some in Austin!

  • Sarka November 11, 2009, 12:33 pm

    Yeah, and down here to Florida!! They are fancy!!!

  • Katerina November 11, 2009, 2:38 pm

    Tak aspon k necemu je ta moje rodna Ostrava dobra….;-)
    taky by je mohly posalt tady k nam do San Francisca…

  • Karen November 11, 2009, 2:56 pm

    We want them from sea-to-shining sea in the U.S.!

  • Lena November 11, 2009, 3:20 pm

    The video is the tram’s debut in Seattle. They are very pretty but no one really rides them here in Seattle. The problem is they only go a few miles. Their nickname is S.L.U.T (South Lake Union Tram). So the SLUTs cost a whole lot but do not solve anything. I actually knew a guy from czech who was here on contract to fix the SLUTs so that’s pretty cool : )

  • Tanja November 11, 2009, 4:52 pm

    No way!!! SLUTs???? That is just too funny!!

    What a waste! So they just go few miles??? That’s too bad….thanks for the inside story!

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