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RegioPanter EMUs for RegioJet
RegioPanter EMUs for RegioJet

RegioJet concluded a contract with Škoda Group for the delivery of a total of 23 RegioPanters.

Škoda Group acquires Cegelec
Škoda Group acquires Cegelec

On 14 May 2024, Škoda Group announced that it had acquired 100 % of the shares of Cegelec a. s. from VINCI Energies.

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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First Estonian RegioPanter in Latvia
First Estonian RegioPanter in Latvia

On the night of 5/6 April 2024, the first Type 21Ev EMU for Elron set off on its journey from Ostrava to Riga.

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).

First Elron RegioPanter left the Czech Republic
First Elron RegioPanter left the Czech Republic

On 5 April 2024, Škoda Group sent the first RegioPanter EMU from its work in Ostrava to the Estonian state operator Elron.

First Elron Panter
First Elron Panter

While the order for Pasažieru vilciens is running out, the contract for a batch of 16 three-car dual-voltage RegioPanter EMUs for Elron is coming into focus.

RegioPanter operations in Latvia stabilized
RegioPanter operations in Latvia stabilized

On 15 December 2023, Pasažieru vilciens started regular operation of the Class 16EV EMUs, initially with three units, with plans to have eighteen or nineteen in service by the end of the year.

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).

New trams for Praha presented
New trams for Praha presented

On 10 January 2024, representatives of the City of Praha, DPP and Škoda Group presented the concept and design of a new Type Škoda ForCity Plus Praha 52T tram.

New locomotives for Tanzania
New locomotives for Tanzania

The Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) is undertaking a major project to build an entirely new rail network, for the first time with a 1,435 mm gauge.

Latvian RegioPanters entered passenger service
Latvian RegioPanters entered passenger service

On Friday, 15 December 2023, Pasažieru vilciens started regular operation with the Class 16EV EMUs.

RegioPanter EMUs for Uzbekistan
RegioPanter EMUs for Uzbekistan

On 11 October 2023, Škoda Group signed a contract with UTY for the delivery of 30 four-car EMUs worth 320 million EUR.

First ComfortJet on test
First ComfortJet on test

On 11 September 2023, the first ComfortJet for ČD arrived at Velim.