Škoda Vagonka Wins Czech Railway Project

10 March 2011 (Last Updated March 10th, 2011 18:30)

Czech company Škoda Vagonka has been awarded a contract to supply new single-floor EMUs to the Czech Railways (CD). The contract involves the supply of 15 three-carriage units worth CZK2,063m ($118.3m) and four two-carriage units worth CZK448m ($25.69m), which will replace CD's current

Czech company Škoda Vagonka has been awarded a contract to supply new single-floor EMUs to the Czech Railways (CD).

The contract involves the supply of 15 three-carriage units worth CZK2,063m ($118.3m) and four two-carriage units worth CZK448m ($25.69m), which will replace CD's current Class 460 EMU's.

The newly equipped trains will operate in the Usti, Pardubice, Hradec Kralove, Olomouc, and Southern Bohemia regions.

The project will be co-financed up to 40% by the Regional Operational Programmes of the EU.

All the trains are expected to be delivered by spring 2014, with the first train to be supplied in the second half of 2012.