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Czech Railways unveils hi-spec coaches on Prague – Hamburg route

Posted: 23 August 2016 | Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review | No comments yet

Czech Railways has announced it will be gradually introducing two modern coach types on international routes starting with the line from Prague to Hamburg.

Czech Railways unveils hi-spec coaches on Prague – Hamburg route

Czech Railways has announced it will be gradually introducing two modern coach types on international routes starting with the line from Prague to Hamburg.

Czech Railways unveils hi-spec coaches on Prague – Hamburg route

The two wagon types introduced on international routes will offer increased comfort for passengers including wheelchair users. Each coach will be fully air conditioned providing a special section for passengers with children, including provisions for strollers and further space for bicycles. Initially, the upgraded coaches will be introduced on the Prague – Usti nad Labem – Decin – Berlin – Hamburg – Kiel route.

Upgraded Czech Railways coaches equipped with charging points for electronic devices

The nine Bhmpz 228 coaches can host 61 passengers in either a double one behind the other seating arrangement with airline style folding tables, or seats facing one another supplemented with a larger table with folding wings. Each seating area is equipped with a 230V power outlet and USB port for electronic devices. In addition, passengers will be able to make use of the on-board WiFi and kept up-to-date on the progress of their journey thanks to an audio-visual information system via LCD screens situated within the compartment and boarding area.

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The carriages also provide a spacious area with two folding seats allowing two wheelchair users ease of access. Furthermore, the compartment offers a wide corridor with an accessible toilet.

Czech Railways unveils hi-spec coaches on Prague – Hamburg route

A further nine Bdmpz 227 coaches will be introduced, offering passengers 72 padded adjustable seats. These upgraded coaches will also offer space to store 8 bicycles, at-seat tables with electrical power outlets, WiFi connection and an upgraded air conditioning system.

Czech Railways unveils hi-spec coaches on Prague – Hamburg route

The wagons are being gradually introduced on EuroCity connections including the Prague – Usti nad Labem – Decin – Berlin – Hamburg – Kiel route.

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