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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 ...

  • Škoda Group and TATA AutoComp Systems target Indian rail market

    Czech-backed joint venture to target Indian rail and metro market


    INDIA: Škoda Group and automotive components manufacturer Tata AutoComp Systems have signed a memorandum of understanding setting out plans for a strategic joint venture to supply the Indian rail, metro and bus sectors. The Czech electrical engineering group said partnering with an established Indian company would ...

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    Trenitalia orders sleeping cars offering ‘comfort, privacy and tranquillity’


    Comfort class. ITALY: National passenger operator Trenitalia has awarded a consortium of Škoda Group and Titagarh Firema a contract to supply up to 370 sleeping cars which the Czech company says will offer an ’extraordinary travel experience with greater comfort, privacy and a tranquillity resembling a ...

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    Kassel orders Škoda trams


    GERMANY: Kassel operator KVG has awarded Škoda Group a €88m firm order to supply 22 trams, with options for 18 more. The bidirectional low-floor trams will be 30 m long with four doors per side, and will be equipped for working in multiple or with a ...

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    Bergamo T2 tram order confirmed


    ITALY: Škoda Group has finalised a contract to supply 10 customised trams to Bergamo over the next three years and provide three years of full-service maintenance. The tram order which was formally announced on July 12 forms part of a larger turnkey contract for a consortium ...

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    Sofia orders Warszawa-style metro trains adapted for a hotter climate


    BULGARIA: Sofia metro operator Metropolitan JSC has awarded Škoda Group a €65m contract to supply eight four-car trainsets. These will be a follow-on from vehicles supplied to Warszawa, but equipped with powerful air-conditioning suitable for the warmer climate and surface running sections of the Sofia network. ...

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    Škoda awarded €1bn contract to upgrade and maintain 280 Egyptian locomotives


    EGYPT: Škoda Group has signed contracts worth more than €1bn to modernise and maintain at least 280 Egyptian National Railway diesel locomotives. Škoda Group said the two contracts signed on June 26 mark its expansion into Africa. The first covers the overhaul of locomotives over a ...

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    Bergamo tramway T2 design and build contractor selected


    ITALY: Bergamo tram operator TEB has selected a consortium of four companies as preferred bidder to design and build Line T2 to Villa d’Almè. The consortium comprises Impresa Milesi Geom Sergio, Generale Costruzioni Ferroviarie, Impresa Edile Stradale Artifoni and Škoda Transportation. ‘We are in the final ...

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    Couchette coach refurbishment contract awarded


    AUSTRIA: Austrian Federal Railways has awarded Škoda Group a contract to modernise six couchette cars for Nightjet overnight services, with an option for 28 more. Škoda said the modernised coaches would feature ‘comfortable’ beds, modern lighting and updated toilets as well as an accessible compartment. The ...

  • Škoda Group has bought a majority stake in train control technology specialist The Signalling Company.

    Škoda Group acquires ETCS software specialist The Signalling Company


    BELGIUM: Škoda Group has bought a majority stake in train control technology specialist The Signalling Company. The Czech company announced on February 21 that it had acquired a 93·9% stake, leaving TSC executives Stanislas Pinte and Frédéric Du Jardin holding the remaining 6·1%. Škoda said TSC ...

  • Bonn's first Skoda tram delivered
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    Škoda tram delivered to Bonn


    GERMANY: The first of 28 Škoda Group trams for Bonn was delivered to Beuel depot on the morning of February 1, having left the factory in Plzeň on a heavy-duty road transporter at 21.00 on January 30. Entry into service is planned for this summer, following ...

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    Elron orders 10 more EMUs


    ESTONIA: Passenger operator Elron has awarded Škoda Group a firm order to supply a further 10 electric multiple-units. The order announced by the Czech manufacturer on January 24 has been placed using an option in a 2021 contract for initial six EMUs which are now being ...

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    VR orders more night train rolling stock


    FINLAND: National operator VR has selected Škoda Transtech to supply nine sleeping cars and eight car-carrying vans to enter service from the end of 2025.

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    ŽSSK orders more RegioPanter EMUs


    SLOVAKIA: National operator ŽSSK has ordered a further five four-car RegioPanter electric multiple-units from a consortium of Škoda Group and ŽOS Trnava.

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    RegioPanter EMUs enter service on electrified regional line


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Electric services have begun running on the Olomouc – Uničov – Šumperk line, which is to become SŽ’s first regional route to be controlled exclusively using ETCS.

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    Škoda developing battery-electric multiple-unit


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation is developing a battery-electric multiple-unit for national operator České Dráhy. The Type 15Ev3 BEMU is based on Škoda’s Class 650.2 RegioPanter two-car EMU, and will be capable of operating under 3 kV DC or 25 kV 50 Hz electrification, and by using ...

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    Cottbus orders more Škoda trams


    GERMANY: Cottbus city transport operator Cottbusverkehr has exercised an option to order 15 more trams from Škoda Group. In February 2021 Škoda was awarded a €110m joint contract to supply a total of 24 trams to the cites of Frankfurt an der Oder, Brandenburg and Cottbus ...

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    Brno tram delivered


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The Brno municipal transport operator has taken delivery of a Škoda 45T bidirectional fully low-floor bogie tram with all eight axles powered. The tram was delivered to Medlánky depot on October 12, and following testing and staff training it is expected to enter passenger ...

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    Tram designed to meet high specifications of three-city network


    INNOTRANS: Škoda has unveiled the prototype for the fleet of custom-designed ForCity Smart 36T trams ordered by Rhein-Neckar transport authority RNV for the metre-gauge network serving the three cities of Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg. The manufacturer said RNV required a high-specification vehicle ...