Siemens to deliver Railjet trains to Czech Railways

4 October 2011 (Last Updated October 4th, 2011 18:30)

Siemens Mobility has received an order from the Czech railway company Ceske Drahy for the delivery of 16 seven-car Railjet trains worth €200m.

Siemens Mobility has received an order from the Czech railway company Ceske Drahy for the delivery of 16 seven-car Railjet trains worth €200m.

The Railjets will be employed on the national mainline between Prague and Brno and in cross-border traffic to Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia.

The 185.5m-long trains consist of a driving trailer and six intermediate cars that are coupled to a locomotive operating in push-pull mode.

Onboard features include a bistro car, a restroom for persons with reduced mobility, a wheelchair lift on each exit side, spaces reserved for baby carriages and strollers, as well as a mini cinema for children.

Siemens is expected to start delivery of the trains in 2013, with all 16 Railjets to be delivered by 2014.