The EffiShunter 1000M 742.71x series locomotive is based on a rebuilt 742 ČKD locomotive, and meets CZ Loko’s technical and structural standards.

The first locomotive will be operated by the CER Slovakia subsidiary in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, while the second locomotive will be operated by CER Hungary in Hungary and Croatia. The locomotives are equipped with the Indusi and Mirel safety systems, with the option to install ETCS.

CER Cargo is the second customer for the EffiShunter 1000M, behind ČD Cargo. CZ Loko has already supplied EffiLiner 1600, EffiLiner 3000 and EffiShunter 1600 locomotives to CER Cargo.

“Ensuring reliable and well-functioning independent traction on the Hungarian and Slovakian network is of strategic importance to us,” says CER Cargo chairman, Mr László Horváth. “It is the independent traction on the local railway networks that gives us a clear competitive advantage. That is why we are strengthening our diesel fleet with reliable CZ Loko locomotives.”

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