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Škoda Electric to supply traction equipment for São Paulo monorail

Škoda Electric to supply traction equipment for São Paulo monorail

Škoda Electric will supply traction equipment for ten five-car monorail vehicles to be delivered by Scomi Engineering for Line 17 – Gold São Paulo monorail project in Brazil. Last year, Scomi Engineering (Malaysia) and Skoda signed a cooperation agreement for the joint development of public transport and light rail vehicles.  “We see potential for other …

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CRRC intends to acquire Skoda Transportation

CRRC intends to acquire Skoda Transportation

China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) is negotiating the purchase of a 100% stake in Škoda Transportation, reports Lidovky publication. The acquisition deal builds on a previous long-term cooperation agreement between the two companies, maintained for several years through various projects. CRRC is currently assessing the financial situation of the Czech rolling stock manufacturer and …

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EU investigates predatory pricing practices of Czech Railways 

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The European Commission has opened an investigation to assess whether the Czech railway incumbent České dráhy, a.s. (ČD) charged prices below costs with the aim of shutting out competition in rail passenger transport services, in breach of EU antitrust rules.  “Competition drives prices down and service quality up. This is …

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Škoda Vagonka double-deck EMU to enter passenger operations trial in Lithuania

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Škoda Vagonka has delivered the first of three EJ 575 double-deck EMUs ordered by Lithuanian Railways. The new CityElefant EMU will enter passenger operations trial on Vilnius – Kaunas route. The new trains are intended for regular cross-border services between Vilnius and the Belarussian capital, Minsk. Delivery of the two remaining units is to be completed in Spring 2017. Lithuanian Railways …

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Hitachi Metals to introduce harness assembly lines for rolling stock cables in Czech Republic

Hitachi Metals to introduce harness assembly lines for rolling stock cables in Czech Republic

Hitachi Metals will introduce harness assembly lines for rolling stock wire and cables at its operation base in the Czech Republic in order to strengthen its system for offering solutions in the rolling stock cable business in Europe, with mass production planned to commence in October 2016. The company plans …

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Czech Railways reports improved profits in H1 2016

Czech Railways group’s net profit rose to CZK 375 million (EUR 13.8 million) in the first half of 2016 from CZK 102 million a year earlier. The increase was generated by growth in passenger transport revenue, as well as the sale of redundant assets and a better management of the rail freight transport …

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Czech Railways introduces modernised coaches into operation on Prague – Hamburg line

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Czech Railways (ČD) is gradually introducing into international operations two new types of modernised open coaches. These wagons also offer comfortable travel to passengers using wheelchairs in an air-conditioned environment, a special compartment for passengers travelling with children including space for stowing a pram or stroller, and space for stowing bicycles. …

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SZDC plans investments in rail safety systems

SZDC plans investments in rail safety systems

The Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) is carrying out tests for rail safety systems. The company aims to increase safety at railway crossings by introducing obstacle detection systems, sequential closing barriers and intelligent camera systems. “Since this February, we have been testing a laser detector of obstacles at Studénka railway crossing and since June at …

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CZ LOKO presents EffiLiner 3000 electric shunting locomotive

CZ LOKO presents EffiLiner 3000 electric locomotive

Czech rolling stock manufacturer,  CZ LOKO has presented the EffiShunter 3000 electric shunting locomotive at the Czech Raildays event in Ostrava. The two system, four-axle EffiLiner 3000 is designed for long-distance freight train shunting on 3kV DC and 25kV AC power networks of the Czech Republic and other 1 435mm gauge European countries. Under CZ …

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Czech Republic agrees investments in new rail safety and security systems

Czech Republic agrees investments in new rail safety and security systems

The Czech Ministry of Transport has approved an investment plan in intelligent transport systems (ITS) until 2020. The document foresees the acquisition of modern traffic control and information systems and new railway safety and security technologies. According to the Ministry of Transport, the total value to be invested in ITS will reach CZK 12 billion (EUR 44.3 …

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