Tatra Electric Railway 425.95 EMU (Photo: Honza Groh (Jagro), CC BY-SA 3.0)

Photos: Honza Groh (Jagro), CC BY-SA 3.0

SLOVAKIA: Following the delivery of five new Stadler Class 495.95 electric multiple-units for the metre-gauge Tatra Electric Railway network, ŽOS Vrútky has begun work to modernise the 15 older Class 425.95 GTW2/6 units which a consortium of Stadler, ŽOS Vrútky and Adtranz supplied in 2000–02 and 2006.

The work includes overhaul of the traction equipment and an interior refurbishment with the installation of air-conditioning, 230 V electric and USB sockets and wi-fi.

The total cost of the refurbishment is €31·5m, of which €30·1m is coming from EU funds. Completion is scheduled for autumn 2023.