September 19, 2017

CD orders more RegioPanter EMUs from Škoda

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One of three options being considered for the exterior livery of the new trains. One of three options being considered for the exterior livery of the new trains.

CZECH Railways (CD) has placed an order with Škoda Transportation for nine additional class 650 RegioPanter EMUs, which will be used in the Plzen region.

The Koruna 1bn ($US 46m) order is part of a framework agreement for up to 11 trains, which was signed in February 2015.

The two-car trains will be used on regional services from Plzen to Horažďovice and Pňovany from December 2018.

The regional government has launched a public vote to select a livery for the new trains.

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