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    RegioJet selected for ‘largest ever’ Czech operating contract


    CZECH REPUBLIC: RegioJet announced on November 23 that it had been selected by the Ústecký region to operate subsidised passenger services on six regional lines. The contract will run for 15 years, starting from the December 2026 timetable change. RegioJet’s KC18·3bn offer was chosen over that ...

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    Newag signs its highest value locomotive order


    POLAND: Leasing company Akiem has awarded Newag a contract to supply and maintain 30 Dragon 2 six-axle electric freight locomotives with options for 50 more. Chair of the Newag management board Zbigniew Konieczek said the order signed on November 16 is the largest ...

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    Škoda preferred bidder for 200-tram framework contract


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha transport operator DPP has selected Škoda as preferred bidder for a KC16·6bn framework contract to supply up to 200 trams, with a firm order for an initial 40. Škoda’s bid based on its ForCity Plus design was announced as the most economically advantageous ...

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    Trams to return to Praha’s Václavské Náměstí in 2027


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha transport authority DPP has selected Eurovia CS for a KC1·24bn contract to bring trams back to Václavského Náměstí. The new tram tracks will run down the elongated square to connect existing lines at the Muzeum metro station and Václavské Náměstí stops. Construction is ...

  • CD orders more RegioFox DMUs

    ČD orders 30 more RegioFox DMUs


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator České Dráhy exercised an option on November 7 for Pesa Bydgoszcz to supply 30 more two-car RegioFox diesel multiple-units at a cost of KC3bn. In February 2021 ČD and Pesa signed a KC14·5bn framework agreement for the supply of up to 160 ...

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    Brno orders more trams


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Brno operator DPMB has awarded Škoda Group a firm order to supply a further 15 ForCity Smart 45T trams. This will enable the replacement of obsolete KT8 trams dating from the late 1980s and early 1990s. The latest order announced on November 11 has ...

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    Two Praha tram extensions open to serve regeneration zones


    Dědina extension CZECH REPUBLIC: Two tram extensions opened in mid-October in Praha, serving two newly built regeneration areas. Dědina route A 2 km tramway opened in the northwest of the city on October 23, running from Divoká Šárka to Dědina. The four-stop extension is served by ...

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    Deutsche Bahn to sell Arriva Group to I Squared


    EUROPE: German national railway Deutsche Bahn has signed an agreement to sell the whole of Arriva Group to infrastructure investment manager I Squared Capital. The transaction announced on October 19 is expected to complete in 2024, subject to customary closing conditions including the approval of the ...

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    Second Praha metro Line D construction contract awarded


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha transport authority DPP has selected a consortium of Subterra, Hochtief and BeMo Tunneling to build the 3·3 km Olbrachtova to Nové Dvory section of the first phase of metro Line D including two intermediate stations. The contract will include TBM and NATM tunnelling. ...

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    European Sleeper announces launch date for Praha night train service


    EUROPE: Open access night train operator European Sleeper has announced the launch date and timetable for the extension of its current Brussels - Berlin service to Dresden and Praha. Services are scheduled to start on March 25 2024. European Sleeper’s Brussels – ...

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    First ComfortJet on test


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The first of the ComfortJet rakes of push-pull coaches which ČD has ordered from a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Škoda Group arrived at the Velim test centre on September 11 for an extensive testing and approval programme. In April 2021 the national operator ...

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    Škoda showcases onboard safety and automation technology


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Group showcased its onboard technology for rolling stock at the Trako trade fair in Gdańsk on September 20. The equipment includes a safety system aimed at tram and light rail applications, and automation technology aimed at suburban and main line operations. The products ...

  • Praha funicular impression
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    Praha funicular cars ordered


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha transport operator DPP has awarded Doppelmayr/Garaventa a KC138m contract to supply a pair of replacement cars for the Petřín hill funicular railway. The custom-designed 1 435 mm gauge vehicles will be manufactured by Doppelmayr’s CWA subsidiary at Olten in Switzerland, while its Frey ...

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    Praha catches up with Leipzig as tramway extension opened


    CZECH REPUBLIC. ‘The tram network has been extended to 146 km and we have caught up with Leipzig’, said Jan Šurovský, Technical Director of Praha transport operator DPP, when services began on the latest section of line to be built. The extension which opened on May ...

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    Leo Express targets significant market share by 2030


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Open access and public service contract operator Leo Express says it is aiming to gain a ‘significant’ share of the Czech passenger market by 2030, and to launch further services in neighbouring countries. In 2022 its train and coach services in the Czech Republic, ...

  • Praha Smichov rebuild (3)

    Work to start in September on five-year rebuild of Praha Smíchov station


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastructure manager Správa Železnic has awarded Strabag Rail a KC60·8m contract for the first phase of rebuilding Praha’s Smíchov station. SŽ received planning approval in March for the reconstruction of one of the capital’s busiest stations, and the contract was signed on May 2. ...

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    Gepard Express to take over Brno – Wien Airport service


    EUROPE: Brno city council has selected local minibus and tour train operator Gepard Express to operate a subsidised daily train service to Wien airport from June 11 until the December 2025 timetable change.

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    RegioJet awarded Praha – Brno operating contract


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The Ministry of Transport has selected RegioJet as the winner of a contract to operate subsidised express trains on route R9 from Praha to Havlíčkův Brod and Brno or Jihlava. The contract runs for 15 years from December 2026 and covers 2·8 million train-km/year. ...

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    Katowice – Ostrava high speed line alignment selected


    POLAND: Project promoter Centralny Port Komunikacyjny has selected a preferred variant for the proposed 250 km/h mixed-traffic line from Katowice towards Ostrava in the Czech Republic, which it will use to seek investors. The line is intended to form part of the 1 981 km network ...

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    AŽD Praha to trial Czech digital branch line concept in Hungary


    EUROPE: AŽD Praha says it plans to apply its ‘Intelligent Railway 4.0’ digital branch line concept on the Szeged – Röszke line in Hungary.