Tag: Czech Republic

[CZ] The real thing: ELL > ČD Vectron in Eurocity livery

So, there you have it; ELL 193 295 in its new ČD Eurocity livery. It was seen tonight by Dalibor Palko in Prague with train EX 537 “Budvar” (Prague-holešovice – české […]

[CZ] České dráhy: Locomotive 380 017 ‘Kometa Expres’ [updated]

On 22.12.2017 the special blue-and-white ‘Kometa Express’ will depart from Brno (CZ). That day, locomotive 380 017 will bring the Kometa ice hockey team to Prague, together with many of their […]

[CZ] Investor Daniel Kretinsky closing in on Skoda Transportation

Reuters reports: Investor Daniel Kretinsky, the majority owner of central European energy group EPH, is near a deal to buy Czech bus and rail car manufacturer Skoda Transportation, a source […]

[CZ] ČD presents the design for its Prague – Berlin – Hamburg Vectron locomotives

Yesterday we released our own impression, today we present to you the official design proposal. České dráhy (ČD) has released its preferred design for the ten Vectron locomotives it will […]

[CZ] Now for real: Unipetrol receives first Vectron and Bison locomotive

Unipetrol, the Czech Republic’s largest refining and petrochemical group, continues its planned investments. Its subsidiary Unipetrol Doprava, which is engaged in rail transport and transport of chemical products, has expanded […]

[CZ] Driver training not completed: Non-stop Prague – Berlin – Hamburg EC trains start later

This is the situation: The Czech railways (ČD) operate the Prague – Berlin – Hamburg Eurocity (EC) trains. At this moment, these trains have a 15 minute stop at Dresden, to […]

[CZ] 383 050 it is; This is the first Vectron locomotive for Unipetrol [updatedx2]

That is of course very useful; when you can use a new, yet certified locomotive for your rolling stock transport. Today, the white 383 050-2, soon to be delivered to Unipetrol […]

[CZ] CD 680 005: The first Pendolino with a modernised interior

After three months of work, České dráhy and its subsidiary DPOv (ČD Dílny Pro Opravy Vozidel) have released the first Pendolino EMU with a new interior. Unit 680 005 now […]

[CZ] This is CZ Loko’s EffiShunter 300 in CD livery

News from CZ Loko; the first two-axle ‘EffiShunter 300’ locomotive for the Czech railways is good to go. The image shows you the designated ‘794 002’, the second machine of […]

[CZ] Czech railways order 12 EffiShunter 300 shunting locomotives

After launching an international tender, the Czech national railways (České dráhy or ČD) have placed an order with CZ Loko for the delivery of twelve new 2-axle shunting locomotives. The […]

[CZ] ELL will hire Vectron locomotives to ČD for EC trains Prague – Berlin – Hamburg

zpravy.e15.cz reports: The quest of the Czech railways (ČD) for multi system electric locomotives to pull its Prague – Berlin – Hamburg EuroCity trains has come to a conclusion. In […]

[CZ] ČD Cargo decides to buy three additional Vectron locomotives

On 25.04.2017. the supervisory board of ČD Cargo approved the purchase of an additional three Vectron locomotives from Siemens. It means ČD Cargo will exercise an option included in the […]

[CZ] RegioJet orders 8 TRAXX locomotives (+ option for 20 more)

Open access passenger operator RegioJet has announced the acquisition of eight TRAXX multi-system locomotives. The contract includes an option for twenty more machines. Five will be delivered this year, the […]

[CZ] Unipetrol orders three Vectron locomotives [updated]

Unipetrol Doprava has announced that its subsidiary Unipetrol Transport signed a contract with Siemens for the acquisition of three Vectron multisystem locomotives. The first unit should be delivered in December […]

[CZ] A first for Stadler: trams for the Czech Republic

Stadler won the tender to develop and build 40 trams for the Dopravní podnik Ostrava a.s. (DPO) operating company in Ostrava. The order is worth a total of approximately CHF 45 million. […]

[CZ] Deal signed: CRRC provides three EMUs to LeoExpress

It is final, CRRC, China’s mega-company for the production of rolling stock, will be building new intercuty-EMUs for Czech open-access passenger operator LeoExpress. The contract was signed on 19.12.2016. For […]

[EU] Metrans’ second batch of TRAXX electrics enter service

Metrans Rail is currently receiving new TRAXX MS locomotives for its fleet for international freight services. New are 386 021 (handed over on 31.10.2016) and 022 (30.11.2016) and 023 (05.12.2016). […]

[CZ] Second EffiShunter for Trinecké Železárny steel works

In November, Czech rolling stock manufacturer CZ LOKO completed the construction of a third EffiShunter 500 locomotive. Designated 723 703-5, it is the second of its type to join the […]

[CZ] EP Cargo’s Vectron locomotive is a space machine!

Who could have guessed that the interior of this locomotive looked like a space ship? We did not. On 30.07.2016, the one and only Vectron locomotive that is currently property […]

[CZ] Project EffiLiner 3000: Belgian electric reincarnated as Czech lease locomotive

In April 2013, Belgian locomotive no. 1203 left its home country. The former SNCB/NMBS dual voltage electric had started its journey to the Czech Republic. This is a story about the […]