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

    Framework agreement for up to 60 EMUs signed


    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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    Elron selects Škoda to supply EMUs for Tallinn – Tartu route


    ESTONIA: Passenger operator Elron has selected Škoda Vagonka as the winner of a contract to supply six dual-system electric multiple-units for use on the Tallinn – Tartu route from the end of 2024.

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    Sinara-Škoda joint venture wins first tram contract


    RUSSIA: The Sinara City Transport Solutions joint venture of Yekaterinburg-based Sinara and Czech supplier Škoda Transportation has won its first contract, covering the supply of 90 single-section low-floor trams to Moscow and the provision of 30 years of maintenance. The joint venture bid 11·07bn roubles, beating ...

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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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    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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    Tampere’s first tram delivered for testing


    FINLAND: The first of 19 ForCity Smart Artic trams to operate the future Tampere tram network was delivered to the city by Škoda Transtech on May 25. Zdeněk Majer, board member of parent company Škoda Transportation, said the bidirectional 100% low-floor trams were a ‘modern, technically ...

  • Class 660 RegioPanter EMU for ŽSSK

    ŽSSK unveils RegioPanter EMU


    SLOVAKIA: The first of 25 Class 660 RegioPanter electric multiple-units which national passenger operator ŽSSK ordered from a consortium of Škoda Transportation and local partner ŽOS Trnava in March 2018 was unveiled on February 6. The order comprises 13 three-car EMUs with a capacity of 247 ...

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    Praha metro car maintenance contract signed


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha city transport operator DPHMP has awarded Škoda Transportation a KC14·6bn contract to continue to service and maintain its Type 81-71M five-car metro trainsets for a further 15 years from the end of the current 10-year contract on December 31 2020. DPHMP operates a ...

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    Czech region orders its own EMU fleet


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Jihomoravský has become the first regional authority to order its own rolling stock, placing a contract for Škoda Transportation to supply 37 RegioPanter low-floor 160 km/h electric multiple-units between spring 2021 and the end of 2022. Škoda Transportation was the only bidder to remain ...

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    Škoda and Sinara establish vehicle joint venture


    RUSSIA: Škoda Transportation and Sinara Group have signed an agreement to establish a 50:50 joint venture for the production of metro trains, trams and trolleybuses. The joint venture, branded Sinara-Škoda will be headquartered in St Petersburg. ‘Russia is a huge and promising market in which we ...

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    Škoda wins contract to supply trams to Bonn


    GERMANY: Škoda Transportation has won a contract to supply up to 38 ForCity Smart trams to Bonn. The framework contract announced on December 16 could be worth up to KC4bn if all options are exercised. The base order includes deliveries of 26 trams from 2022 and ...

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    Škoda trams enter service in Chemnitz


    GERMANY: The first ForCity Classic trams that Škoda Transportation is supplying to Chemnitz entered passenger service on September 25. Chemnitz transport operator CVAG and Škoda signed a €35m contract in June 2016 for the supply of 14 bidirectional fully low-floor vehicles, marking Škoda’s first tram order ...

  • The first and still incomplete EMU undergoing trials at the Velim test centre in the Czech Republic on May 10 (Photo: Vladimír Fišar).

    ZSSK RegioPanter EMU rolled out


    SLOVAKIA: Škoda Transportation has rolled out the first of the Class 660 electric multiple-units ordered by national passenger operator ZSSK for use on regional services around Žilina. The €160m contract for 25 dual-voltage 3 kV DC/25 kV AC EMUs with a maximum speed of 160 km/h was signed in March ...

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    PPF sells minority stake in Škoda Transportation


    ŠKODA TRANSPORTATION: Petr Kellner’s investment business PPF Group announced on May 7 that it had sold a 10% stake in Škoda Transportation to an entity controlled by Michal Korecký. The price was not disclosed. Korecký had been one of the nine co-owners of Škoda Transportation until PPF completed the €326m ...

  • VR Group has awarded Škoda Transtech a €24m contract to supply a further seven double-deck dining cars.

    VR orders double-deck dining cars


    FINLAND: National railway VR Group has awarded Škoda Transtech a €24m contract to supply a further seven double-deck dining cars. They are to be to be produced at the Škoda Transportation subsidiary’s Kajaani factory for entry into service on the Helsinki – Turku and Helsinki – Tampere routes in 2021-22. ...

  • ČD has awarded Škoda Transportation and Škoda Vagonka a contract to supply five three-car sets of double-deck push-pull coaches.

    ČD orders push-pull sets and EMUs


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has awarded a consortium of Škoda Transportation and Škoda Vagonka a KC6bn eight-year framework contract for the supply of up to 50 RegioPanter electric multiple-units, with a KC3·6bn firm order for an initial 31, and a separate KC1bn firm order for five three-car sets of ...

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    ČD to test battery-equipped EMUs


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National passenger operator ČD and Škoda Transportation are to retrofit two Class 650 RegioPanter electric multiple-units with battery packs to enable operation on non-electrified tracks. The two units will be tested on regional services around Brno from late 2019. The lithium-titanate batteries and a BMS control unit ...

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    Škoda presents Chemnitz tram


    GERMANY: Škoda Transportation has officially presented the first of 14 trams that it is supplying to Chemnitz transport operator CVAG. CVAG and Škoda signed a €35m contract in 2016 for the supply of the bidirectional ForCity Classic trams. The first is expected to enter passenger service early next year, ...

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    TSI certification for Škoda Transportation push-pull trainsets


    GERMANY: Škoda Transportation announced on November 2 that notified body Eisenbahn-Cert had granted TSI certification for the Type 109E3 locomotives and double-deck push-pull coaches which DB Regio has ordered for use on Nürnburg – Ingolstadt – München regional services operating over the high speed line. When the contract for six ...

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    Transtech renamed Škoda Transtech


    FINLAND: Škoda Transportation Group's Finnish rolling stock manufacturing business Transtech has been renamed Škoda Transtech. Established in 1985 as a subsidiary of the Rautaruukki steel group and latesr acquiring the Valmet plant in Tampere, Transtech was owned by Patentes Talgo from June 1999 until March 2007 when it was sold ...