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InnoTrans 2022 (23)
InnoTrans 2022 (23)

TRAXX3 MS 188 060 was the only exhibited locomotive by Alstom - now also representing the production of Bombardier Transportation (BT), from whose development this one originates.

Nymwag CS Delivers Wagons For ČD Cargo
Nymwag CS Delivers Wagons For ČD Cargo

The company's first contract from the Czech national freight operator from its homeland totals 60 Class Zacns tank wagons for the transport of light mineral oils.

Contract For ETCS Retrofitting Of ČD Cargo Class 163 And 363 Locomotives Finished
Contract For ETCS Retrofitting Of ČD Cargo Class 163 And 363 Locomotives Finished

On 1 November 2022, the contract for the retrofit of the on-board ETCS in 78 Class 163 and 363 locomotives of ČD Cargo was completed with a ceremonial act at Plzeň main station.

Mošnov Terminal Opened For Traffic Forming The Czech Base For MSC
Mošnov Terminal Opened For Traffic Forming The Czech Base For MSC

Less than a year after the start of construction, the new intermodal terminal built near Ostrava Airport welcomed the first trains in August 2022 and hosted the opening ceremony on 18 October.

More Vectrons For ČD Cargo
More Vectrons For ČD Cargo

On 1 August 2022, Siemens Mobility Czech Republic announced that in mid-July it signed a contract with ČD Cargo for the delivery of 10 Vectron MS locomotives (A54 variant).

Historic TGV Arrived In The Czech Republic
Historic TGV Arrived In The Czech Republic

The TGV PSE 16 unit, which will be the subject of presentations and an exhibit at the RAIL BUSINESS DAYS in the coming days, arrived in the Czech Republic on the afternoon of 5 June 2022.

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Trains For Ukrainian Refugees
Trains For Ukrainian Refugees

The Russian aggression against Ukraine, launched in the early hours of 24 February 2022, has also resulted in a humanitarian crisis in the invaded country.

Vectron ETCS Compatibility Tests On The Czech Network Completed
Vectron ETCS Compatibility Tests On The Czech Network Completed

On 31 January 2022, it was announced that Vectrons can run under ETCS supervision on selected sections of the Czech network.

First Version Of TRAXX MS3 Received ERA Type Approval
First Version Of TRAXX MS3 Received ERA Type Approval

On 10 December 2021, ERA issued a type approval for TRAXX MS3 locomotives in the version equipped for operation in Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

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ČD Cargo Orders Ten More TRAXXes
ČD Cargo Orders Ten More TRAXXes

Following another one tender for the supply of new locomotives, which was announced last September, ČD Cargo again selected the TRAXX MS3 locomotives from Bombardier Transportation.

More TRAXX MS3 Locomotives Heading To The Czech Republic
More TRAXX MS3 Locomotives Heading To The Czech Republic

Following conditions of test operation in the Czech Republic being fulfilled, remaining TRAXX MS3 locomotives ordered so far by Czech operators can be delivered, as they can use them at least within the country. 

Conditions Of TRAXX MS3 Test Operation In The Czech Republic Fulfilled
Conditions Of TRAXX MS3 Test Operation In The Czech Republic Fulfilled

Conditions given by Drážní úřad for test operation of the very first TRAXX MS3 locomotives in revenue service, 388.001 and 002, were fulfilled recently.

Alpha Trains Vectrons On Hire By ČD Cargo
Alpha Trains Vectrons On Hire By ČD Cargo

ČD Cargo is temporarily including more Vectrons in its fleet.

Very First Freight Commercial Duty For TRAXX MS3
Very First Freight Commercial Duty For TRAXX MS3

On 2 July 2020, one of those two TRAXX MS3 locomotives from the ČD Cargo order, which recently started test operation, took its very first freight train. So far the machines only run light on the public network.

TRAXX MS3 For ČD Cargo Starts Test Operation
TRAXX MS3 For ČD Cargo Starts Test Operation

On 12 June 2020, both first ČD Cargo TRAXX MS3 locomotives, which are present in the Czech Republic, moved from the VUZ Velim test centre to the Ústí nad Labem depot. Following all necessary paperwork being sorted out, the first run in the test regime took place on 23 June.