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Final assembly of the KISS EMUs for ZSSK is underway at the Stadler Siedlce works since summer of 2022.
On 27 May 2022, the first ZSSK locomotive in the new corporate design was put into service.
After the rack-and-pinion railway in Vysoké Tatry (Ozubnicová železnica, OŽ) was cleared of snow on Friday 11 February, test runs began the very next day.
For 16 February 2022, it is planned to start passenger operation on the rack-and-pinion Štrba - Štrbské Pleso line in Vysoké Tatry.
On 16 December 2021, ZSSK and Stadler Polska signed a contract for the delivery of four six-car KISS EMUs.
Since July 2020, Strabag and Swietelsky-Slovakia carried out the modernisation of the OŽ line (Ozubnicová železnica, Rack and pinion railway) in Vysoké Tatry. On 23 July 2021, the Special Construction Office of the Slovak Ministry of the Interior issued a permit for "early use of the line - for test runs".
On 22 October 2021, ZSSK took over the last of a batch of 25 Panter EMUs produced by a Škoda Transportation - ŽOS Trnava consortium.
On 2 August 2021, ZSSK announced that Stadler Polska, Siedlce, was selected as the supplier for four six-car double-deck EMUs for regional transport.
On 9 September 2021, ZSSK signed a contract with a consortium of Škoda Transportation and ŽOS Trnava for the purchase of nine four-car Panter EMUs with an option for 11 more.
In early August, testing of the new Stadler-built Class 495.95 EMUs started on the rack railway between Štrba and Štrbské Pleso.
In mid-July, 495.955 was delivered to the ZSSK depot in Poprad.
On 15 January 2020, the first new GTW 2/6 EMU was disembarked from a road trailer in the Poprad depot.
On 21 December 2020, ZSSK had taken over eight other Panter EMUs.
On 1 December 2020, first Class 661 RegioPanter entered regular passenger service with ZSSK.