The Czech passenger rail market is undergoing a small revolution since December 2019. Open tenders for passenger services ordered both by state and regional authorities brought new operators such as Arriva, Regiojet, Leo Express, or AŽD with their own or leased vehicles on the Czech lines. South Moravia region decided to go a different way – and decided to purchase vehicles to their ownership, prior to deciding, who will operate their lines. Škoda Transportation was announced as the winner of the tender.
This article was first published on 18.12.2019 – and update on 23.12.2019 with new pictures