posted on 5th Sep 2013 18:02
In Hungary, this was allowed on 8 August 2013, with only 380.011 approved for this purpose, hauling freights for Slovakian open access operator Prvá slovenská železničná (PSŽ). Subsequently, on 21 August six more 380s were allowed to operate in Slovakia - 380.001, 003, 004, 006, 011 and 015. Only a few restrictions were imposed because of EMC issues. As from 24 August ČD has used one of the batch on daytime trains Ex 121/122 between Praha, Horní Lideč and Žilina. Here we see 380.003 waiting to depart from Žilina with the westbound Ex 122 "Fatra" to Praha on 4 September 2013.