RegioJet has presented a more advantageous offer for the operation of express trains from Prague to Brno. The private carrier competed with the state-owned Czech Railways. RegioJet will use trains purchased from Pesa Bydgoszcz to provide service. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to Nakolei.


In the tender for the operation of the R9 line from Prague to Brno, RegioJet submitted a better offer. In the near future, an agreement should be signed, according to which transportation on one of the most popular routes will be transferred to RegioJet for outsourcing. The private carrier said that from December 2026 it must send new trains to service the route, purchasing them from the train manufacturer from Bydgoszcz.

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During the fifteen years of operation of the route, RegioJet requested 4,937,551,845 CZK, while the proposal of the Czech Railways was almost a billion crowns more (5,859,015,424 CZK). The ordered transport capacity is a total of 2.78 million train-kilometres per year, one kilometer costs about 118 kroons.

RegioJet will operate the route with the new Pesa trains, which reach speeds of up to 200 km/h. They are planned to be launched from the very beginning of operation, that is, from December 2026. These will be trains based on the new interREGIO200 platform (similar to Regio160). However, these will be two-system units (3 kV and 25 kV) – these were the requirements of the Czech Ministry of Infrastructure.

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