České dráhy (ČD) is tendering rare species on the market: Locomotives with a maximum speed of 230 km/h. They are looking for fifty locomotives, not all of them in a fixed order though.
As Railcolor News reported and calculated a year ago, ČD could use twenty locomotives with a maximum speed of 230 km/h. ČD’s initial market consultations covered 65 MS locomotives for 200 and 230 km/h respectiviely.
Now, in November 2020, ČD has announced a tender for fifty locomotives for 230. The desired country-specific package remains the same: CZ-SK-HU-AT-PL-DE.