We will replace old motorbikes that do not provide sufficient comfort, and we will offer passengers the comfort and more services you provide, said general editor of Czech railways Michal Krapinec.
They are equipped, for example, with on-board wi-fi, have USB connectors and 230 V sockets, there are tables at each seat and the interior of the sets is air-conditioned, said Ji Jeet, deputy editor-in-chief for personal transport.
The new trains will replace, in particular, RegioNova sets and the 810 and 809 locomotives. Just a reminder that some of the 810 locomotives are even 50 years old, said Petr Boreck (STAN), the councilor for public transport in the Stedo region.
From 2026, 28 new RegioFox are planned to operate, for example, on the lines Rakovnk Kladno Kralupy nad Vltavou, from Kralup nad Vltavou to Slanho and Velvar, from Beroun and Zdic to Pbrami and Beznice or from Zadn Tebn to Lochovice and on other lines in Rakovnick. The region has yet to decide on the location of the last two RegioFox sets.
RegioFox trains are driven by Rolls-Royce engines, which can run on HVO biofuel in addition to classic diesel. The suites have barrier-free access, heating, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a vacuum toilet with a packing counter or a modern audiovisual information system with LCD monitors. It reaches a speed of 120 km/h.
The capacity of the unit’s 44 meter long trains is 115 seats. It fits about eight bikes, those corks and two wheelchairs.
The first units were put into trial operation in August of this year, when they were deployed on the route between Rakovnka, Beroun and Prague.