Alstom and Škoda Transportation bidding consortium awarded pre-qualification status for the supply of double-deck trains in North Rhine-Westphalia
Plzeň, 13. 12. 2013 - Alstom Transport and Škoda Transportation consortium have been pre-qualified for the supply and maintenance of double-deck regional trains for the so-called Rhine-Ruhr Express project in North Rhine Westphalia. The largest conurbation area in Europe, North Rhine-Westphalia is also the main traffic hub in Germany’s most highly populated federal state. The Rhine-Ruhr-Express will connect the major cities of the region – including Cologne, Leverkusen, Dusseldorf, Duisburg, Bochum, Dortmund and Bielefeld – and expand as far as Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate. It is due to enter commercial service on six lines in December 2018.
Škoda Transportation Closed an Important Contract with DEUTSCHE BAHN.
Plzeň, 18. 6. 2013 – by the end of 2016, railway vehicles, made by the Czech manufacturer Škoda Transportation, will be operating on Bavarian railway routes between the cities of Nuremberg – Ingolstadt – Munich. Škoda Transportation will deliver 6 high-capacity train sets including 6 locomotives (109 E) to the German operator DB Regio. This locomotive has been recently awarded as the second in the world the European TSI High Speed RST certificate for 200 km/hour. The total value of the order is exceeding EUR 100 million.
ZSSK builds on EMU order
A Slovakian rail operator has extended its order for 10 double-deck EMUs from manufacturer Škoda.
CD orders more RegioPanter EMUs
CZECH REPUBLIC: National passenger operator CD announced a KC943m firm order for a further seven Škoda Vagónka RegioPanter electric multiple-units on May 15.
The first of two double-decker electric trains developed by Skoda Vagonka and bought by Pivdenna railways (Kharkiv) arrived in Kharkiv on Sunday. That the second Czech train will arrive in the middle of April.
First City Elefant emu for UZ on test at Velim
THE FIRST of two Škoda City Elefant double-deck emus for Ukrainian State Railways (UZ) arrived at the Velim test track near Prague on February 26 for testing.
Škoda Vagonka will deliver five new multiple double deck units to Lithuanian Railways
Škoda Vagonka succeeded in a public tender and in July 2011 signed a contract worth app. 39 mil. eur with Lithuanian Railways (Lietuvos geležinkeliai) to deliver five new multiple electric units class 575, known as CityElefant. The new double deck units will be supplied in the 2012 – 2014 period and will extend the Lithuanian Railways' fleet of four existing CityElefants that passengers on the Vilnius-Kaunas link enjoy since 2008, where every unit on average runs 700 km a day.
New Low-Floor Pantographs by ŠKODA VAGONKA Will Head for Regions
Czech Railways have concluded two contracts with Škoda Vagonka, based on open assignment proceedings, for the supply of new single-floor pantographs, specifically fifteen three-carriage and four two-carriage units. The new trains will travel in the Usti, Pardubice, Hradec Kralove, Olomouc, and Southern Bohemia regions.
Slovakia Transport Company employs electric double deck units 671
The Ostrava based ŠKODA VAGONKA continues in the tradition of manufacturing passenger rail vehicles; its production program focuses on the production of electric units for suburban transport, motor sets, light regional vehicles and passenger trailer carriages.

ŠKODA VAGONKA enjoyed significant success on the Slovak market with its electric units for suburban transport. The Ostrava based company secured a contract with the Slovakia Transport Company two years ago for the delivery of 10 three-car two-system electric units line 671. These units are designed for the domestic municipal transport of passengers. This is a major change in the rolling stock of the Slovakia Railway Transport Company as instead of modernizing older passenger carriages, they opted for renewing the rolling stock.
Skoda wins Slovak push-pull orders
SLOVAKIA: National operator ZSSK has awarded Skoda Transportation the first export order for the 109E locomotive design which was unveiled last year. As well as two locomotives, the Czech firm will also supply 10 three-car double-deck push-pull trainsets and modernise 10 existing electric locomotives for Slovakia.