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  • Praha Hloubetin tram depot impression
    Metro Report International

    Praha tram depot rebuilding gets underway


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Main construction works have begun for a KC1·9bn project to rebuild the tram stabling and repair depot at Hloubětín in Praha. The work is being undertaken by a consortium of Bouygues Construction’s VCES, Chládek and Tintěra. Completion is planned for the second half of ...

  • The work forms part of SŽ’s ambitious programme to establish a unified 25 kV 50 Hz suppl

    Czech Republic electrification conversion advances


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastructure manager SŽ has converted the overhead electrification on the 43 km Nedakonice – Říkovice section of the Břeclav – Přerov main line from 3 kV DC to 25 kV 50 Hz. The work forms part of SŽ’s ambitious programme to establish a unified ...

  • ČD Cargo Class 383 Siemens Vectron MS electric locomotive.

    ČD Cargo orders locomotives


    CZECH REPUBLIC: ČD Cargo has signed a contract for Siemens Mobility to supply 10 Vectron MS electric locomotives with the A54 country package, a maximum speed of 160 km/h and ETCS Baseline 3. The multi-system locomotives will be approved for operation in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, ...

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    Czechs urge high speed rail promoters to focus on released capacity benefits


    EUROPE: High speed rail investment should place greater focus on the benefits of releasing capacity on existing lines, a group of Czech policymakers and industry leaders told a summit in Brussels on July 11.

  • Skoda logo on office

    Škoda Group to rebrand to resolve confusion with car manufacturer


    CZECH REPUBLIC: An agreement designed to end ‘frequent confusion’ around the use of the Škoda name and logo has been signed by PPF Group, which owns the Plzeň-based Škoda Group engineering business including Škoda Transportation, and Mladá Boleslav-based car manufacturer Škoda Auto which is part of ...

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    Incumbent train operators may have colluded against new entrant, European Commission says


    EUROPE: The European Commission has sent Czech and Austrian national operators ČD and ÖBB a statement of objections setting out its preliminary view that they may have colluded to prevent new entrant RegioJet acquiring second-hand passenger rolling stock for use on competing services. The European Commission ...

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    Metro Report International

    Praha metro Line D loan agreed


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The European Investment Bank is to provide a KC22·7bn 40-year loan to finance 50% of the cost of construction of the first phase of Praha’s fourth metro line. The first phase of Line D will run from an interchange with Line C at Pankrác ...

  • CZ Loko

    CZ Loko opens accommodation building to meet demographic challenges


    CZECH REPUBLIC: CZ Loko has opened a building containing a training centre for 30 people and accommodation for 25 employees in a former bank in the historic centre of Česká Třebová. The company’s existing training facilities at the factory were at full capacity, and the additional ...

  • RegioJet Bombardier Transportation Traxx locomotive

    RegioJet buys DB double-deckers


    CZECH REPUBLIC: RegioJet has bought 14 DWA-built Type 751.1-4 DBpz(a) double-deck coaches from Deutsche Bahn. These are to be refurbished for use on service R23 between Ústí nad Labem and Kolín which RegioJet operates under contract. RegioJet has operated the route since December 2021 using Škoda-built ...

  • ČD Pendolino trainset.

    Pendolino ETCS contract awarded


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has awarded a contract for its flagship fleet of seven Class 680 Pendolino trainsets to be equipped with ETCS, which will allow them to operate at up to 200 km/h on sections of the network. The contract worth KC413·9m was awarded ...

  • RegioJet Traxx locomotive

    RegioJet enters the freight market


    EUROPE: Open access and PSO contract passenger train operator RegioJet ran its first freight train under its own licence on April 24, when a Traxx 3 MS electric locomotive hauled 20 covered wagons carrying 1 260 pallets of Mattoni mineral water from Praha-Hostivař to Kecskemét in ...

  • Leo Express Sirius train at Velim

    Leo Express reportedly cancels CRRC train contract


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Open-access passenger operator Leo Express told Railway Gazette International on April 27 that ‘taking into account the current situation, Leo Express cannot provide any comments with respect to the relationship with CRRC.’ This follows local media reports that it had cancelled a contract for ...

  • ROPID has selected a team of graphic studio Side2, A69 architects and the typographic studio Superior Type as the winner of an international competition to produce a unified information system for public transport in the Greater Praha region
    Metro Report International

    Praha transport design competition winner selected


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Regional transport authority ROPID has selected a team of graphic studio Side2, A69 architects and the typographic studio Superior Type as the winner of an international competition to produce a unified information system for public transport in the Greater Praha region, including the city ...

  • ŽOS Trnava pre Škoda Transportation a České dráhy

    Cars ordered to lengthen RegioPanter EMUs


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation and subcontractor ŽOS Trnava are to supply 11 RegioPanter 18Ev electric multiple-unit cars to lengthen some of the 29 EMUs which were ordered in December 2019 for use in the Jihomoravský region. Deliveries are expected to be completed by December this ...

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    Metro Report International

    Praha tram project gets underway


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Eurovia has begun work on a KC200m six-month project to build the Depo Hostivař tram stop and turning circle close to the eastern terminus of Praha metro Line A. New track will provide a triangular junction at the intersection of ul Černokostelecka and ul ...

  • CD Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotive impression

    ČD orders 230 km/h Vectron locomotives


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 50 Vectron MS multi-system electric locomotives suitable for hauling international passenger trains at up to 230 km/h. The locomotives are to be produced at Siemens Mobility’s München-Allach factory for delivery from December 2025. ...

  • ČD has announced ComfortJet as the brand name for its future Viaggio Comfort trainsets.

    ComfortJet brand for ČD Viaggio Comfort trainsets


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has announced ComfortJet as the brand name for its future Viaggio Comfort trainsets. The 20 nine-car 230 km/h push-pull trainsets are being built by a consortium of Siemens and Škoda Transportation under a KC12·5bn contract signed in April 2021, and are ...

  • CZ Loko has a contract to undertake 50 similar rebuilds for ČD Cargo.

    ČD locomotives to be rebuilt as EffiShunters


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has awarded CZ Loko a KC684m contract to produce 14 EffiShunter 1000M diesel locomotives by rebuilding Class 742 locos originally manufactured by ČKD Praha in 1977-86. Only the bogies and frames will be retained. To be used for heavy shunting and ...

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    Czech passenger rail lobbying group targets bigger market share


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Four passenger operators have established lobbying group SVOD Bohemia to jointly promote passenger rail transport against other modes. The group is modelled on the rail freight lobbying group Žesnad which was established in 2016. SVOD Bohemia has set a target of increasing rail’s share ...

  • CD Skoda Transportation RegioPanter EMU (5)

    RegioPanter EMUs arrive in southern Bohemia


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation has delivered the first two of a batch of 10 Class 650 RegioPanter EMUs to national operator ČD. The two-car trainsets are due to replace rolling stock dating back to the early 1990s on regional routes across southern Bohemia. ...