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    Arriva and ČD win long-distance contracts


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Arriva Vlaky has been awarded a seven-year contract to operate PSO-supported inter-regional services on routes R14A and R14B from Liberec to Pardubice and Ústí nad Labem with effect from December 13. The Ministry of Transport announced on October 5 that Arriva’s bid was KC302m ...

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    Praha plans metro Line B extension


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha transport authority DPP has unveiled proposals to develop a new terminal station and park-and-ride interchange for metro Line B in Zličín, adjacent to the existing metro depot.

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    RegioJet’s train to Croatia is a sell-out summer success


    EUROPE: Open access operator RegioJet’s summer service linking the Czech Republic and Slovakia with Croatia’s Adriatic coast carried more than 60 000 passengers on 120 trains during its first season of operation. RegioJet announced the summer-only overnight service on June 1, and 30 000 tickets had ...

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    ČD Viaggio Comfort coaches on test


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The first four of 50 Viaggio Comfort push-pull coaches which a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation is building for national operator ČD are undergoing acceptance trials at the Velim test circuit. The tests involve all four types that are to be ...

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    Praha transport to get Tatra tram inspired unified visual identity


    CZECH REPUBLIC: A jury of specialists assembled by the Czechdesign association has selected the agency as the winner of a competition to develop a unified brand identity for use across all modes of transport in Praha and neighbouring areas. The capital’s ...

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    Traxx MS3 enters revenue service


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The first two Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 electric locomotives entered revenue service this month. They are being operated by ČD Cargo, which awarded a framework contract for up to 50 of the locomotives in August 2019 with firm order for an initial 10. ‘It’s ...

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    Praha – Wien – Budapest train aims to undercut ‘nonsense prices’ of state operators


    EUROPE: Open access operator RegioJet is to launch a twice daily Praha – Brno – Wien – Budapest service on July 31, by extending some of its existing Praha – Wien services. ‘We are coming to another route with our vision to significantly reduce the ...

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    Škoda Transportation buys tram and bus maintenance business


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation has agreed to purchase Ostrava public transport operator Dopravní Podnik Ostrava’s tram and bus maintenance business Ekova Electric. The KC416·3m transaction announced on July 8 is expected to be completed next year. A centre of competence will be developed in the ...

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    ČD calls tenders for multi-system locomotives


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD called tenders on July 2 for a framework contract covering the supply of up to 90 multi-voltage 200 km/h electric locomotives. There would be a firm order for 40 locos, with options for up to 50 more to be exercised within ...

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    Historic Praha viaduct modernised


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Full operation across the Negrelli viaduct in Praha resumed on June 1, following the completion of a three-year project to refurbish the capital’s oldest railway bridge across the Vltava River.

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    High speed co-operation extended


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastructure manager SŽ has finalised a further agreement with SNCF International to assist with the development of the county’s proposed network of high speed lines.

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    Free RIA webinar to showcase export opportunities in Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland


    EUROPE: The UK’s Department for International Trade and the Railway Industry Association have added a further event in June to their series of free webinars designed to assist British rail industry suppliers who are looking to win export business in Europe. The fourth event in the ...

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    RegioJet prepares to launch Praha – Przemyśl service


    EUROPE: Independent operator RegioJet has taken delivery of another nine 160 km/h air-conditioned couchette cars from DB. Formerly used on CityNightLine trains, the Type Bvcmz coaches which arrived in late April follow 18 similar vehicles which were acquired in 2019. After they have been refurbished, ...

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    Czech DMU procurement strategy revised


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has announced its intention to tender a framework contract for the purchase of up to 60 diesel multiple-units, potentially valued at KC5bn. The low-floor air-conditioned trainsets will be designed to operate at up to 120 km/h and offer at least 120 ...

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    EVO2 tram fleets expand


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Plzeň city transport authority PMDP has ordered another five Type EVO2 trams from Krnovské Opravny a Strojírny for delivery by the end of the year The order confirmed on April 24 has been placed within a KC524m framework contract for up to 16 trams ...

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    ČD Cargo Traxx locos on test


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The first two Class 388 Traxx MS3 multi-system electric locos for ČD Cargo started electromagnetic compatibility testing at the VUZ Velim test centre on April 21, as part of the formal approval process ČD Cargo ordered 10 Traxx MS3 locomotives from Bombardier in August ...

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    Praha backs bus electrification plan


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha city council has approved proposals to electrify the most congested bus routes. The plan has been put forward by operator DP Praha with the aim of meeting national and EU commitments to transition towards zero or low emission transport. Projects to be undertaken ...

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    Wagon repair company reports successful first year


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Wheelset and wagon component repair and maintenance company Vítkovické Železniční Opravny has recorded earnings just under KC120m in its first year of operation. VŽO is part of the CE Industries group owned by Jaroslav Strnad, and has invested in developing ...

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    Bodyshells ordered for Praha tram rebuild programme


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha transport operator DPP has awarded Pragoimex a contract to supply its VarCB3LF partly low-floor tram bodies to replace the life-expired and corroded bodies of the city’s Tatra Type T3R.P and T3R.PV trams. The March 23 framework agreement covers the delivery of a minimum ...

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    Stadler to retrofit Ostrava trams with collision prevention system


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Tram operator DP Ostrava awarded a KC26·9m contract to Stadler Bussnang on March 3for the retrofiting of the city’s Tango NF2 trams with obstacle detection assistance. The contract includes the upgrading of two vehicles by September for KC4·88m as a trail project. The remaining ...