ZSSK orders new electric trains from Škoda
The Slovak state passenger railway operator ZSSK, the consortium of Škoda Transportation and ŽOS Trnava have signed a contract for the supply of nine four-car RegioPanter electric trains with an option for 11 additional trains.
The first nine trains will be delivered by the end of 2023 and will run at a speed of 160 km/h along the railway network of the Kosice and Presov regions.
The ordered trains will join the existing units, bringing the rolling stock fleet to 34 electric trains. If the option is exercised, the fleet will grow to 45 electric trains. The new electric trains will be adapted for passengers with disabilities and will provide barrier-free boarding for all passengers.
The trains will be equipped with electrical outlets, air conditioning, LED lighting, and will also offer an improved camera system, a modern information system with monitors, and high-performance Wi-Fi.
Currently, 20 RegioPanter electric trains operate on the railway network of Slovakia, 5 more will be put into operation by the end of this year.
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