Czech Railways will deploy new RegioPanter trains. They literally promise a qualitative revolution

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Janni Vorlíček

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New RegioPanters will be deployed by České dráhy on the line from Prague via Kralupy nad Vltavou to Ústí nad Labem starting this December. On the track, the test operation of the first unit in sharp operation began. By the end of this year, a total of 22 new RegioPanter PID units, which will increase the capacity of suburban electric trains by 4,950 seats, will hit the tracks in Prague, the Central Bohemian and Ústí Regions. These units are fully air-conditioned, barrier-free and equipped with on-board Wi-Fi network.


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New RegioPanther.

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All twenty-two units of the 640.2 RegioPanter series are part of the contract for the production of a total of sixty trains for Czech Railways. The new trains reach a maximum speed of 160 kilometers per hour, a power of 2040 kilowatts, a weight of more than 150 tons and a length of 79.4 meters. In total, the RegioPanters offer 225 seats.

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According to Michal Krapinec, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Czech Railways, RegioPanters will form the new backbone of the regional fleet of Czech Railways. “Thanks to them, passengers will experience comfort that has so far only been a standard for long-distance trains. This year, we will carry out the largest renewal of regional and long-distance trains since the creation of Czech Railways. We will put about 440 individual vehicles into operation. Without much exaggeration, we will literally experience a qualitative revolution in domestic colleges,” he promised.

Source: Diary/Jan Pechánek

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