[CZ] In the picture: Regiojet TRAXX MS3 working passenger trains

Shortly before last Christmas, Czech passenger rail operator Regiojet received a gift from Kassel: Two brand new Bombardier TRAXX MS3 locomotives in striking yellow. Meanwhile, both have been spotted pulling trains in regular operation:

Two out of a total of fifteen Bombardier TRAXX MS3 locomotives have been delivered to Regiojet so far – and both have been pulling trains since December 2020. The MS3 locomotives are joing the fleet of four MS2e TRAXXs already owned by the operator. RegioJet is working on the “TRAXXification” of its fleet. With the new locomotives, Regiojet will eventually say goodbye to its classic Škoda electrics and the leased Vectrons.

388.202 between Jistebník and Studénka on 23.12.2020, still with an ELL Vectron backup. Photo credit: David Venus
388.202 in Ostrava hl.n, on 23.12.2020. Photo credit: David Venus

Railcolor News would like to thank David Venus for his wonderful coverage of the Regiojet TRAXX MS3 operation. Check out his Instagram profile for more of his trainspotting catches. TRAXX MS3 / 388s work most of their trains on the R8 line connecting Brno in the southeast and Bohumín in the northeast of the country.

At the moment, both locomotives have not Regiojet branding – but we expect logos to be applied soon.

388.202 leaving Ostrava-Svinov on 09.01.2021. Photo credit: David Venus
388.202 on one of the less usual deployments outside the R8 line. Here, captured between Česká Třebová and Dlouhá Třebová, on 23.01.2021. Photo credit: David Venus

[Data] Bombardier TRAXX MS3 Regiojet

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