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    More ČD Cargo locomotives to be equipped with ETCS

    2021-01-01T12:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: State-owned freight operator ČD Cargo has awarded CZ Loko a €12·9m contract to install Bombardier Transportation ETCS Level 2 Baseline 3 onboard equipment to 30 Class 753.7 diesel-electric locomotives by December 2022, under a deal co-funded from the EU’s Operational Programme Transport. ŽOS ...

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    Hustopeče u Brna branch electrified

    2020-12-23T12:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Electric trains began running on the 6·7 km branch between Hustopeče u Brna and Šakvice on December 12, enabling the introduction of a direct service S3 linking Hustopeče to Brno in just 35 min. As well as 25 kV 50 Hz electrification, the modernisation ...

  • ČD has acquired 22 RegioShuttle RS1 railcars from HEROS Helvetic Rolling Stock at a cost of € 15·5m.
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    ČD buys Hohenzollernische Landesbahn RegioShuttle railcars

    2020-12-21T16:37:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: ČD has acquired 22 RegioShuttle RS1 railcars from HEROS Helvetic Rolling Stock at a cost of €15·5m. Built in 1997, the MAN-powered low-floor single-car DMUs were previously operated by Südwestdeutsche Landesverkehrs AG’s Hohenzollernische Landesbahn on Zollernalbbahn services 1 and 2, but have now been ...

  • The European Investment Bank has signed a KC3·43bn loan agreement with ČD Cargo to support the acquisition of 50 electric locomotives and 140 intermodal wagons as well as retrofitting around 310 older locomotives with ERTMS.
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    EIB loan to boost Czech freight operations

    2020-12-21T10:43:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The European Investment Bank has signed a KC3·43bn loan agreement with ČD Cargo to support the acquisition of 50 electric locomotives and 140 intermodal wagons as well as retrofitting around 310 older locomotives with ERTMS. The assets purchased as part of the project will ...

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    ČD’s RegioPanter fleet grows further

    2020-12-16T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPBLIC: National operator ČD has awarded a consortium of Škoda Transportation and Škoda Vagonka firm orders for 48 additional RegioPanter 3 kV DC/25 kV 50 Hz dual-voltage regional EMUs. The orders confirmed on December 11 comprise 19 two-car units with 140 seats, procured ...

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    Leo Express mulls expansion in Germany and multi-system CRRC trainsets

    2020-12-01T09:49:00Z

    EUROPE: With its first Chinese-built Sirius trainsets moving on to a further phase of testing before entering revenue service next year, Czech open access operator Leo Express is now looking at ordering a multi-system variant capable of operating more widely across Europe.

  • ČD has signed a framework agreement with Škoda Transportation and Škoda Vagonka covering the supply of up to 60 RegioPanter regional electric multiple-units
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    Framework agreement for up to 60 EMUs signed

    2020-11-13T15:55:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has signed a framework agreement with Škoda Transportation and Škoda Vagonka covering the supply of up to 60 RegioPanter regional electric multiple-units with a potential value of almost KC9·6bn. One other bid was submitted. Firm orders are to be placed as ...

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    European Commission says České Dráhy may have engaged in predatory pricing

    2020-11-02T11:34:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The European Commission has reached a preliminary view that incumbent state passenger operator České Dráhy may have engaged in predatory pricing in breach of EU rules on the Praha – Ostrava route in 2011-19.

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    Arriva and ČD win long-distance contracts

    2020-10-15T07:36:00Z

    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

    2020-10-07T16:14:00Z

    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

    2020-09-28T15:31:00Z

    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

    2020-08-20T10:53:00Z

    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

    2020-08-04T10:52:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: A jury of specialists assembled by the Czechdesign association has selected the Superlative.works 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

    2020-07-27T13:17:00Z

    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

    2020-07-20T11:22:00Z

    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

    2020-07-14T10:00:00Z

    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

    2020-07-06T15:59:00Z

    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

    2020-06-04T06:00:00Z

    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

    2020-06-02T10:27:00Z

    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

    2020-06-01T09:18:00Z

    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 ...