Topic: Czech Republic (Czechia)

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. (more…)Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Coronavirus impact on railways: 17 March

RailTech starts an everyday overview dedicated to the impact of coronavirus on the rail sector in Europe. We will inform about major developments in this area. On Monday, 16 March, the President of the European Commission...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
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