Karel Havlíček, the Czech Republic’s Minister of Transport, explains that it is a government priority to continue to invest in and improve rail transportation across the country, with projects to strategically develop high-speed rail connections and plans to improve network capacity with the segregation of passenger and rail freight transport.
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In September 2018, the main railway operator in the Czech Republic, České dráhy (ČD) put into operation a modern underfloor wheel lathe at its maintenance centre in Prague. Designed to maintain wheels and brake discs for a variety of railway vehicles, the technical equipment is enabling maintenance activities to be…
Funds from the sale of bonds sees RegioJet investing in its fleet with additional vehicles to support growing passenger numbers on its long-distance train services.
Members of the Czech Parliament, government and rail industry visited HS2 Ltd in preparation of the Czech Republic’s investment in its railways.
Trespassing on railways and track safety can sometimes be overlooked when discussing transport safety. The Transport Research Centre (CDV) intends to change this with new educational video material which is to be circulated in schools in the Czech Republic. Pavlína Skládaná, Pavel Skládaný and Pavel Tučka from the CDV explain…
Passenger experience on the Czech Republic rail network will be greatly enhanced as a result of České dráhy’s new contract with Škoda.
The acquisition of new vehicles will continue throughout 2019 as RegioJet plans to deploy more new multi-system locomotives – and more new Astra coaches.
Arriva entered the emerging Czech rail market in 2013 and currently operates urban rail services in Prague and a long-distance service to Slovakia.
The year 2018 was extremely successful for České dráhy, whose services were used by the largest number of customers reported in the last 10 years.
Further refurbishments, with an investment of over €40 million, will occur over the next three years as RegioJet continues to enhance its offering.
From now until early 2019, Stadler will be carrying out tests at the Velim Test-Centre on bi-mode and electric trains for Greater Anglia.
This recent order, of up to 50 vehicles, marks the TRAXX 3 platform’s arrival in the Central, Eastern and Southeastern European markets.
Recent headlines and statistics suggest that many pedestrians and motorists do not understand the dangers of level crossings. Is the rail sector doing enough to help educate the public? With this year’s International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) just around the corner, Global Railway Review takes a look at how…
The railway crossing safety topic is still on the agenda, due to the ongoing grim accident statistics. Although the overwhelming majority of collisions at level crossings are caused by mistakes by pedestrians and drivers, Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) continues their search for tools to help improve the safeguarding of…
For the first time, Bombardier TRAXX locomotives are operated on regular passenger trains in the Czech Republic and Slovakia…