ČD completes tests of new trains

Testing of new long-distance passenger cars manufactured by the consortium Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation is being completed at the Czech Velim test site. In a few months they will be on the line between Prague and Cheb, reports Railway Supply magazine referring to the ČD company.

ČD completes tests of new trains
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It is planned to put into operation 10 trains of five railcars. Each of these trains is designed for approximately 330 seats.

“These trains use the most modern elements on the European market. For example, for the first time in Central Europe, the project used a window production technology that will simplify the passage of a mobile phone signal into the passenger compartment while maintaining the thermal insulation properties of glass, ”says Ivan Bednarik, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of ČD.

The maximum speed of the rolling stock is 200 km/h. It is planned that the cars will be approved for operation not only in the Czech Republic, but also in neighboring countries such as Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.


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