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LE Starts Praha to Kraków Service

21 Jul 2018 15:45
  • LE Starts Praha to Kraków Service
  • LE Starts Praha to Kraków Service
  • LE Starts Praha to Kraków Service

On 20 July 2018 LEO Express started up its first regular international service between the Czech Republic and Poland. The first photo shows FLIRT 480.001 en route to Kraków, between Petrovice u Karviné (the station is visible in the background) and the border between the Czech Republic and Poland. The second photo was taken at Praha hl. n. prior to inaugural departure of 480.001 (scheduled departure at 16.10 ) forming train LE 1361 to Kraków Główny (scheduled arrival at 23.19). The third photo shows, from right to left, Peter Köhler, LEO Express CEO, Petr Prokop Siostrzonek, the Archbishop of Břevnov Monastery, Peter Jančovič, LEO Express Polska Directors’ Board Member, and Emil Sedlařík, LEO Express’s spokesman.

Tags: LEO FLIRT 480

UK FLIRTs in Romania

03 Jul 2018 23:28
  • UK FLIRTs in Romania
  • UK FLIRTs in Romania

In early July Abellio East Anglia’s first four-car Class 755/4 FLIRT EDMU was moved from Bussnang to Romania, to the test circuit in Făurei. The photos show 755 401 at Curtici on 2 July 2018. Subsequently two more 755/4s will be sent to Făurei, to be tested there.


First New-Generation GYSEV FLIRT Heads For TRAKO

22 Sep 2017 15:49
  • First New-Generation GYSEV FLIRT Heads For TRAKO

Just a year after the signing of the contract, the first of GYSEV’s new generation FLIRT EMUs left Stadler Polska’s Siedlce works, bound for Gdańsk in readiness for its debut at the TRAKO trade fair.


First FLIRT G EMU Complete

20 Dec 2015 07:44
  • First FLIRT G EMU Complete

On 19 December 2015 EPM-001, the first seven-car 200 km/h FLIRT G destined for long distance services, left the Stadler Minsk works and is shown here at the Fanipol station.


New BCh FLIRTs

11 Nov 2015 12:22
  • New BCh FLIRTs
  • New BCh FLIRTs

In October 2013 Belarusskaya Chygunka ordered two seven-car FLIRT EMUs with a top service speed of 200 km/h. The new trains will be destined for long distance services, creating essentially a new FLIRT G family, „G“ indicating that their bodyshell dimensions meet the GOST loading gauge. Assembly of both trains started in June 2015 at Stadler Minsk works and they are scheduled for handing over to BCh in 2016.


PKP IC's Latest EMUs At Źmigród

12 Jun 2015 11:04
  • PKP IC's Latest EMUs At Źmigród
  • PKP IC's Latest EMUs At Źmigród
  • PKP IC's Latest EMUs At Źmigród
  • PKP IC's Latest EMUs At Źmigród

In mid-June 2015 the OETD IK test circuit in Żmigród hosted two of the latest types of EMU ordered by PKP InterCity. The first of the 20 eight-car FLIRT 3 EMUs being built by the Stadler/Newag consortium has been undergoing authorisation testing there since April, now simultaneously with PESA's first DART EMU, the first of 20 eight-car trains of this type, which arrived there on 23 May.

These photos were taken on 10 June 2015. The first shows the FLIRT of future Class 215 during the braking tests. The second shows the DART, ED161-001, realising the noise measurement tests. The third view is of both trains at the test circuit base. The platform on the right of the DART is a new structure, for the use of guests during varaious events. The final photo shows the FLIRT 3 passing the lifted branch line which was used to serve the premises of the Żmigród branch of the Instytut Badawczy Dróg i Mostów (Roads and Bridges Research Institute).


DBSRP's Vectron Deliveries Complete

03 Mar 2015 16:25
  • DBSRP's Vectron Deliveries Complete
  • DBSRP's Vectron Deliveries Complete

Early February 2015, DB Schenker Rail Polska's 5170 054, 055, 056 and 057 reached the OETD IK Źmigród test circuit, completing the order for 23 Vectrons. The first photo taken on 5 February 2015, shows 5 170 054 there, with a ŁKA FLIRT3 EMU 2 140 343/344. In the second photo we see 5 170 055 together with a PKP IC Husarz 5 370 007, the latter being used for testing of a Type 171A carriage following its refurbishing at PESA.


A Two-Car Acatus Plus EMU At Źmigród

25 Nov 2014 21:57
  • A Two-Car Acatus Plus EMU At Źmigród

PESA is currently realising the certification of a two-car Type 41WE (Class EN99) Acatus Plus EMU. Four of these trains, together with six three-car Type 40WE (Class EN 64) EMUs, were ordered on 18 October 2014 by Województwo Małopolskie. All ten Acatus Plus trains are to be used by a new provincial company, Koleje Małopolskie, founded in December 2013, from 14 December 2014 on services between Kraków Główny and Wieliczka Rynek-Kopalnia, adjacent to the world-famous salt mine. Here we see Koleje Małopolskie's EN99-001 together with ŁKA's FLIRT 3 EMU 2 140 343/344 at Źmigród on 20 November 2014.


First PKP IC FLIRT EMU Bodyshells

30 Oct 2014 17:51
  • First PKP IC FLIRT EMU Bodyshells
  • First PKP IC FLIRT EMU Bodyshells

In late October 2014 Stadler's Siedlce works announced the completion of the first bodyshells for the 20 FLIRT3 EMUs ordered by PKP Intercity in 2013. These photos taken on 29 October 2014 show the bodyshells, surrounded by the new nordbahn FLIRT EMUs for suburban services out of Hamburg.


InnoTrans 2014 Preparations Under Way (3)

20 Sep 2014 23:28
  • InnoTrans 2014 Preparations Under Way (3)
  • InnoTrans 2014 Preparations Under Way (3)
  • InnoTrans 2014 Preparations Under Way (3)
  • InnoTrans 2014 Preparations Under Way (3)
  • InnoTrans 2014 Preparations Under Way (3)
  • InnoTrans 2014 Preparations Under Way (3)
  • InnoTrans 2014 Preparations Under Way (3)
  • InnoTrans 2014 Preparations Under Way (3)
  • InnoTrans 2014 Preparations Under Way (3)

In the days approaching the opening of the world’s largest rail-related trade fair, a variety of new trains, some of which have never before been seen in public, converge on the German capital from all directions. Here we offer you a further foretaste of what will be on show: a new RegioJet’s Bpmz carriage built by ASTRA Vagoane Calatori, a Železnice Srbije FLIRT3 EMU manufactured by Stadler, a Bombardier’s double-deck OMNEO EMU, an ETR 1000 Frecciarossa high-speed train built by Ansaldobreda and Bombardier, a ŽOS Vrútky Class 861 RegioMover DMU built for Slovak state operator, and a ČD’s Class 640 RegioPanter EMU produced by ŠKODA. Also on display are the DB’s TRAXX locomotives 245 014 and 187 009, together with an Express Service MDD4 shunter.