CZECH REPUBLIC: The DPOV rolling stock repair and maintenance subsidiary of national passenger operator ČD has completed the prototype rebuilding of a Type WRmee dining car into a Type ARmpee first class and bistro car.
ČD plans to produce 27 ARmpee bistro cars by modernising existing WRmee816, WRmee814 and ARmpee832 cars.
The design developed by Studio Descent has been inspired by ČD’s refurbished Pendolino fleet. It includes Borcad adjustable seats, 230 V and USB sockets, wi-fi, new lighting and an AMIT audiovisual passenger information system including electronic seat reservations. The galleys have new stainless steel kitchen units.