Topic: Czech Republic (Czechia)

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
Dual gauge railway in Ukraine

Ukraine plans dual gauge railway to EU

Ukrainian Railway (UZ) intends to construct a dual gauge railway to the border with Poland. It will allow the company to launch the direct trains from Ukraine to the European Union without bogie exchange. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Plzeň hlavní nádraží

82 train stations to be renovated in Czechia

Czech rail infrastructure manager SŽDC is actively renovating the railway stations across the country. 82 buildings will be reconstructed or repaired by 2022. 13 train stations have already been modernised in the past years. Among the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Leo Express will extend train link in Poland

Czech private railway operator Leo Express has obtained open access for operating long-distance train across Poland to the border with Ukraine. This will allow the company to extend its Prague – Kraków train link to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Czechia wants to double speed on railways

Czech rail infrastructure manager SŽDC plans to construct the high-speed railways in the country. They will allow the passenger trains to run at a speed of 320 kilometres per hour that is twice more than...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Leo Express diesel train for regional service in the Ústí nad Orlicí District

Czech private operators will enter regional lines

After several years of successful operations on the mainline between Prague and Ostrava, two major Czech private railway operators are preparing to enter the country’s regional lines. On 15 December 2019, Leo Express will launch...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Stadler Tango NF2 trams for Ostrava, source: Dopravní podnik Ostrava, DPO

Czech cities substantially renew tram fleet

Several cities in Czechia purchase or intend to purchase major batches of low-floor trams. Ostrava has recently received the 40th new tram produced by Stadler Rail. By 2023, 40 more units will be delivered to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko