Pesa will supply up to 160 new trains to the Czech Republic

The Polish rolling stock manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz and the Czech national carrier Ceske Drahy signed a framework agreement for the supply of up to 160 diesel trains worth 2.5 billion zlotys (550 million euros). At the same time, the first contract for the supply of 33 trains for PLN 514 million was signed, informs Railway Supply magazine with reference to nakolei.pl.

Pesa will supply up to 160 new trains to the Czech Republic
Picture: Pesa Bydgoszcz

As the customer noted in a press release, the new trains are similar to the rolling stock of the same supplier, which operates under the RegioShark brand.

The trains will be equipped with European ETCS control system and new low emission Phase V engines.

Each train will have 115 seats, air conditioning, wheelchair access, Wi-Fi and sockets for recharging gadgets. The salons will also be equipped with a modern information system with LCD monitors.

The maximum speed of the new regional trains is 120 km/h. They are planned to be gradually represented into the traffic schedule in various regions of the country from 2023.

Previously, the Czech carrier has already purchased two-car diesel trains of 31 844 series from the Polish manufacturer for the RegioShark service. They have been in operation since 2014.

Pesa has delivered 253 trains and 172 trams to foreign customers. Diesel trains of the Polish manufacturer are operated, in particular, in Ukraine on the route from Kiev-Passenger Central Station to Boryspil International Airport.

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