The contract will include delivery of spare parts and maintenance for 10 years, with an option for another five years. 

ČD has been very active recently in obtaining new traction as the railway replaces ageing fleets ahead of the introduction of ETCS across the Czech network.  

A tender to lease up to 50 multi-system electric locomotives with an operating speed of 200 km/h and are suitable for operation in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Germany and Poland has now closed. ČD is also running a tender for new diesel and hybrid locomotives. 

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