Skoda EMU for RejioJet

Škoda Group to supply RegioJet with 23 new electric units

Skoda EMU for RejioJet Skoda

Škoda Group, in collaboration with RegioJet, the foremost private railway carrier in Central Europe, is poised to introduce 23 cutting-edge electric units, with an estimated value of approximately 133 million euros. Of these, 15 trains will comprise two cars each, while the remaining 8 trains will consist of three cars.

Škoda’s electric trains, well-regarded for their performance in regional transport across the Czech Republic, are set to enhance commuting standards in the region. Tailored to meet RegioJet’s specific requirements, these units promise to deliver unparalleled comfort to passengers in the Ústí nad Labem Region by the close of 2026. The ambitious project aims to cover a staggering 3.3 million kilometres annually over 15 years, aiming to enhance both service quality and capacity. Radim Jančura, the owner of RegioJet, revealed plans to inject over CZK 4.5 billion (182 million euros) into their fleet over the next two years.

Engineered for suburban and regional lines, the new low-floor units boast impressive speeds of up to 160 km/h. The two-car unit, spanning 53 metres, will accommodate 142 seats, while its larger counterpart, measuring 80 metres in length and comprising three cars, will offer seating for 228 passengers, including a first-class compartment.

The passenger-centric design of the electric units ensures a host of amenities, including fully air-conditioned interiors, Wi-Fi, 230V power sockets, USB sockets, barrier-free entrances, ergonomic seating, and ample storage space for bicycles and prams. Additionally, each train features spacious toilets, with the three-car unit boasting an additional standard toilet. Advanced safety measures, including ETCS equipment, further guarantee adherence to the latest industry standards.

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Author: Emma Dailey

Emma Dailey is an editor at RailTech.com and RailTech.be.

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