CZECH REPUBLIC: Arriva Vlaky has signed a long-term agreement to lease five two-car Siemens Desiro Classic diesel multiple-units from Alpha Trains.
The DMUs are currently operated by RegioJet in Slovakia. They will be used by Arriva’s Czech subsidiary on competitively-tendered passenger services on the Liberec – Turnov – Semily – Stará Paka route from December 2020 until the end of 2029.
The deal expands Alpha Trains’ passenger rolling stock leasing activities to another country. ‘National railway markets in Europe are opening up to competition, and services and prices are becoming more comparable. We are pleased to be part of this development’, said Alpha Trains Group CEO Shaun Mills on January 30.