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ComfortJet enters the next phase of its testing
ComfortJet enters the next phase of its testing

On 11 June 2024, ČD ComfortJet 002 unit conducted another test run, the following day is scheduled to be put into service with passengers for the first time.

RegioFox DMUs approved
RegioFox DMUs approved

On 24 May 2024, Drážní úřad issued a type approval for the ČD Class 847 DMUs.

The first PID RegioPanter started test passenger service
The first PID RegioPanter started test passenger service

On 13 May 2024, RegioPanter 640.234 of ČD in PID colours (Pražská integrovaná doprava, Prague's integrated transport) was put into test operation with passengers on the S4 Praha - Kralupy nad Vltavou line.

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ČD to buy ten Vectrons from RSL
ČD to buy ten Vectrons from RSL

ČD has announced that it will buy back ten of the Vectron MS locomotives it leases from RSL. In fact, the first has already been bought back as of 3 May 2024. 

RegioPanter BEMU to be exhibited at Rail Business Days
RegioPanter BEMU to be exhibited at Rail Business Days

The organiser of the Rail Business Days trade fair announced on 6 May 2024 that the RegioPanter 690.247 will be presented at this event.

ČD ComfortJet introduced
ČD ComfortJet introduced

On 9 April 2024 a joint event of ČD, Siemens and Škoda took place at Praha hl. n. station presenting the new ComfortJet non-traction unit (NMU).

The first European Sleeper train has arrived in Praha
The first European Sleeper train has arrived in Praha

On Tuesday 26 March 2024 before noon, the first European Sleeper Brussels to Praha train arrived in its destination.

A complex mix of problems around ÖBB's and other Tauruses, ČD railjets and ETCS
A complex mix of problems around ÖBB's and other Tauruses, ČD railjets and ETCS

Many operators are facing the difficult problem of upgrading or retrofitting the ETCS OBUs (On-Board Units) to their Taurus locomotives. Moreover, the same is true for the railjet non-traction multiple units (NMUs) of ÖBB and ČD.

Test run of the European Sleeper service to Praha
Test run of the European Sleeper service to Praha

On 11/12 March 2024 a test run took place as part of the preparations of the Dutch company European Sleeper for the launch of the night train between Brussels and Praha.

More RSL Vectrons for ČD already in Praha
More RSL Vectrons for ČD already in Praha

On 7 and 8 March 2024, ČD technicians take delivery of three more Vectrons from leasing company RSL.

ComfortJet: training of employees started
ComfortJet: training of employees started

On 4 March 2024, ČD, in cooperation with the Siemens Mobility and Škoda Group production consortium, started training employees on ComfortJet non-traction multiple units (NMUs).

First ČD Class 680 Pendolino with ETCS on test
First ČD Class 680 Pendolino with ETCS on test

On 22 January 2024, Pendolino 680.004 arrived at VUZ Velim, which was the first of its class to be equipped with the ETCS OBU.

CZ LOKO finished deliveries of the Class 743.2 locomotives for ČD
CZ LOKO finished deliveries of the Class 743.2 locomotives for ČD

On 1 February 2024, ČD announced that it has already got back all 14 locomotives of the Class 742, which were redesignated  to the Class 743.2 after modernisation to the Type EffiShunter 1000M.

Second ComfortJet driving trailer at VUZ
Second ComfortJet driving trailer at VUZ

On 22 December 2023, the car Afmpz 80-90 020, the second ComfortJet driving trailer, arrived for testing to Velim.

Growing interest in ELL locomotives
Growing interest in ELL locomotives

Recently, there has been a growing interest in leasing of Siemens Vectron locomotives from European Locomotive Leasing in the Czech Republic: the number of enquiries from Czech operators continues to grow and the reasons for this are explained in the following paragraphs by Christian Kern, Managing Director of ELL Austria.