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RegioJet Boosts Central European Rail Services with Škoda Electric Trains

RegioJet Boosts Central European Rail Services with Škoda Electric Trains
photo: Škoda Group, Regiojet / Public domain/Škoda Group electric train
17 / 05 / 2024

Regiojet has started a significant expansion and modernization of its fleet by securing a contract with Škoda Group for the supply of 23 electric train units.

Valued at EUR 141,9 million (CZK 3.5 billion), these trains are set to enhance the rail services on the main electrified routes in the Ústí nad Labem region, Czech Republic, starting in late 2026.

The new units will service crucial lines including U1, U2, U3, U32, U51, and U54, significantly boosting both the quality and capacity of RegioJet's offerings. Radim Jančura, the owner of RegioJet, emphasized the historic nature of this investment, stating, "This expansion not only significantly enhances our capacity but also elevates the standards of comfort, safety, and environmental sustainability of our services to a new level." The company plans to invest over EUR 182,4 million (CZK 4.5 billion) into its fleet enhancement efforts over the next two years.

The new trains, comprising fifteen two-car and eight three-car units, are designed for suburban and regional lines and can reach speeds of up to 160 km/h. The two-car units measure 53 meters in length with 142 seats, while the three-car units extend 80 meters and offer 228 seats, including a first-class compartment. Equipped with the latest technology, including ETCS systems, these units meet the highest current and future rail transport standards.

Passengers will enjoy amenities such as fully air-conditioned interiors, Wi-Fi connectivity, power and USB sockets, wheelchair-accessible spaces, ergonomic seating, and ample storage for bicycles and prams. Additionally, the trains feature accessible toilets and an advanced passenger information system, ensuring a comfortable and efficient travel experience.