Czech Republic: RegioJet Orders 23 EMUs from Škoda Group

Škoda Group has been awarded a contract to deliver 23 electric trains to RegioJet, the largest private railway carrier in Central Europe.

This contract is valued at approximately 133 million EUR.

A visualisation of the newly ordered EMUs for RegioJet
A visualisation of the newly ordered EMUs for RegioJet

Specifically, 15 of the ordered trains will be comprised of two cars, while 8 trains will consist of three cars. The two-car units will be 53 metres long with 142 seats. Meanwhile, the 80-metre long three-car units will each offer 228 seats.

Radim Jančura, owner of RegioJet said:

“We are proud to announce this historic investment, which will not only significantly expand our capacity, but also take the standards of comfort, safety, and environmental sustainability of our services to a whole new level. We plan to invest more than CZK 4.5 billion in our fleet this year and next.”

The electric RegioJet trains will be customised to the carrier’s needs to operate in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic by the end of 2026.

The low-floor units have been designed for operation on suburban and regional lines and will travel at speeds of up to 160 km/h.

Jan Švehla, Head of Group Communications at Škoda Group said:

“Our trains are very popular, and we couldn't be happier that the largest private carrier in Central Europe has chosen them for its lines in the Ústí nad Labem Region. These electric units for RegioJet will be adapted to the needs of our customer and the Ústí nad Labem Region. They will offer passengers high-quality comfort and safety on the lines. We believe that this purchase is a fantastic symbol of rail transport’s continued growth as one of the most environmentally friendly ways to get around.”

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