Topic: Czech Republic (Czechia)

More RegioJet trains between Prague and Rijeka

RegioJet extended its train services between Croatian coastal city of Rijeka and Prague, Bratislava or other cities to a daily frequency. Every day trains depart in both directions from Prague and Rijeka offering direct connection...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel

Further stage of RegioJet foreign expansion

Czech largest private railway operator RegioJet is planning a further expansion abroad. The company will launch a direct summer train between Czechia and Croatia. In addition, it wants to organise a regular train connection from...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Pendolino trains again on tracks in Czechia

Czechia is gradually restoring domestic train traffic after two months of severe restrictions. National railway operator České dráhy have returned the Pendolino high-speed trains again on tracks. It has also relaunched several regional express connections.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Eurostar, Thalys and TGV trains at Brussel-Zuid station, source: Maarten Otto via Flickr

Coronavirus impact on railways: 18 March

RailTech continues to cover the influence of coronavirus on the European rail sector. Below you can find some highlights of Wednesday, 18 March. The updates from Tuesday, 17 March, are available here.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Alstom Siemens trains, source: Siemens

European operators suspend international trains

The further spread of coronavirus in Europe force the governments to take more measures including the closure of borders. This directly impacts on the railway operators that are suspending their international trains. It is a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Passengers board PKP Intercity train, source: PKP Intercity

How European railways react to coronavirus

While European airlines cancel their flights to Italy and other countries, railway operators try to keep up the work as normal as possible. However, the international train traffic to and from Italy has been suspended....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Seven key trends of EU rail sector in 2019

In 2019 the European railways continued their way towards automatisation and digitalisation. These two main trends significantly defined the development of the EU rail sector. But they were not the only ones. This list could...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Škoda ForCity Smart tram

Another German city orders Czech trams

Škoda Transportation continues to step up in Germany. The Czech manufacturer has won a procurement for supplying 26 ForCity Smart trams to the city of Bonn. They will be introduced by the local public transport...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Leo Express launches train from Prague to Wrocław

Leo Express fortifies in Poland

Czech private railway operator Leo Express plans a significant extension of its network in Poland. On 20th December it will commence a train between Prague and the Polish city of Wrocław. Also, the company is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Ostrava to phase out paper tickets in trams

Ostrava, the third-largest city in Czechia, will phase out paper tickets in trams and other modes of public transport. Local transport operator DPO will sell them only by the year’s end. Finally, the paper tickets...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko