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  • Bratislava (Photo: Vladimír Ješko/Pixabay)

    Operating contract tender cancelled after incumbent submits only bid


    SLOVAKIA: The Ministry of Transport has cancelled a public tender for the operation of passenger services on the 95 km Bratislava – Komárno line, after the only bidder was national passenger operator ZSSK which offered a price that far exceeded the ministry’s expectations. A direct award ...

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    RegioJet wins tendered operating contract


    CZECH REPUBLIC: The Ministry of Transport has selected RegioJet for a contract for to operate R23 fast passenger services on the 135 km electrified line between Kolín and Ústí nad Labem-západ. The contract announced on March 30 runs for eight years from the December 2021 ...

  • European Sleeper route map of planned night train service

    Night train to connect Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin and Praha


    EUROPE: Plans to launch a Praha – Dresden – Berlin – Amsterdam – Brussels night train services have been unveiled by established Czech independent operator RegioJet and newly-formed Dutch overnight train co-operative European Sleeper. Applications for paths are to be submitted shortly, with the aim ...

  • RegioJet is to add the city of Split as a destination for its summer overnight trains between Praha and Croatia

    RegioJet extends Croatian summer holiday trains to Split


    EUROPE: RegioJet is to add the city of Split as a destination for its summer overnight trains between Praha and Croatia, building on the success of the Praha – Rijeka service which was launched last year and carried more than 60 000 passengers on 120 trains. ...

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    RegioJet ready to launch Polish sleeper


    EUROPE: RegioJet has obtained all the approvals needed to launch its planned overnight service between Praha, Kraków and Przemysl, the Czech independent operator confirmed on December 30.

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    Night train strategy should include open access operators, says RegioJet


    VIEWPOINT: The vision for an expansion of night train services presented by state railways DB, SBB, ÖBB and SNCF should be expanded to include other operators, says Aleš Ondrůj, Director of Communications & Sales at open access operator RegioJet.

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    ZSSK and ÖBB to take over Bratislava – Komárno services


    SLOVAKIA: The Ministry of Transport Construction has selected a partnership of state passenger operator ZSSK and Austrian Federal Railways to operate PSO supported services on the 95 km Bratislava – Dunajská Streda – Komárno line for two years from December 13. They will replace Czech ...

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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 ...

  • RegioJet has bought 18 couchette cars from Deutsche Bahn, which it intends to use to lengthen its night trains on the Praha – Košice  route to up to 18 vehicles with a capacity of up to 1 000 passengers per train.

    RegioJet takes on MÁV-Start by offering intra-Hungarian fares


    RegioJet’s Hungarian service links Budapest with Wien twice daily. HUNGARY: RegioJet has begun selling tickets for journeys within Hungary on its Praha – Wien – Budapest services, becoming the first private operator to challenge incumbent MÁV-Start on domestic journeys. On August 26 the open access ...

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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 ...

  • RDC’s twice-weekly Alpen-Sylt Nachtexpress launched on July 4

    Independent operators raise night train competition concerns


    EUROPE: Private open access operators RegioJet and RDC have seen higher than expected demand for the overnight services they launched this month, and Snälltåget has set out plans for expansion. However, the ALLRAIL association of independent passenger operators has expressed concern that incumbent state railways may come ...

  • RegioJet’s first overnight train from Praha to Rijeka arrived in the Croatian port city on July 1.

    RegioJet launches train to Croatia so ‘everyone can afford a holiday’


    EUROPE: Czech open access operator RegioJet’s first overnight train from Praha to Rijeka arrived in the Croatian port city on July 1. The seasonal service is to run three times a week until July 11, daily until the end of August, and then thrice weekly ...

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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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    RegioJet to develop central maintenance depot


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Independent operator RegioJet is to develop a central rolling stock maintaince depot for its fleet on a former scrap metal yard site which it has acquired in Praha’s eastern suburb of Dolní Měcholupy, close to Praha-Hostivař station. The site will be available for use ...

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    RegioJet expands capacity on Bratislava commuter route


    RegioJet SLOVAKIA: On September 16 RegioJet introduced double-deck coaches to increase morning and evening peak capacity on the Bratislava – Dunajská Streda – Komárno route, where ridership in the first half the year reached 2·3 million, a 50% increase on the same period last year. ...

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    ​RegioJet to standardise on Traxx locomotives


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Expanding independent operator RegioJet has ordered 15 Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 multi-system electric locomotives, with an option for more. The contract announced on September 3 follows RegioJet’s 2017 order for eight Traxx MS2e locomotives, which entered service last year. The additional locos are intended ...

  • RegioJet has announced plans to launch a long-distance passenger service on the Praha – Wien – Budapest route from June 2020.

    RegioJet to launch Praha – Wien – Budapest service


    EUROPE: Czech open access operator RegioJet has announced plans to launch a long-distance passenger service on the Praha – Wien – Budapest route from June 2020. There would be two trains each way per day, operated as extensions of the Praha – Brno – Wien services which have been running ...

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    Westbahn to operate RegioJet’s Wien – Praha trains


    EUROPE: Open access operators Westbahn and RegioJet have signed an agreement under which Westbahn will take over the ‘technical operation’ in Austria of RegioJet’s international trains which link Wien, Brno and Praha. Since their launch in December 2017, these trains have been operated between Wien Hbf and the Czech ...

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    Editorial Comment

    Comment: Jumping on the night train


    After years of decline, overnight trains in Europe could be on the cusp of a renaissance. Rail is increasingly being hailed as a sustainable alternative to short-haul flying, encouraged in part by the flygskam (flight shaming) movement that originated in Sweden, and bolstered by the success ...

  • The extra rolling stock will provide more seats per train than the DMUs which RegioJet current uses on the route.

    RegioJet buys double-deck coaches to cope with ridership growth


    SLOVAKIA: RegioJet has acquired 10 second-hand double-deck coaches from DB Regio, which it plans to use to provide a rapid increase in capacity on Bratislava – Dunajská Streda – Komárno services operated under contract to the Ministry of Transport. The Dbz750 coaches were built at the Bautzen plant in ...