Škoda Transportation and Deutsche Bahn signed a contract for rolling stock deliveries amounting to 110 million euro
Plzeň, 5. 8. 2013 – Representatives of the Škoda Transportation company and the German operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) signed a contract for the delivery of six modern train sets, amounting to 110 million euro. The vehicles will be operating in
„This day confirms that our company Škoda Transportation can be ranked among the biggest world producers of rolling stock. The conclusion of this contract is a proof of the high quality and competitive ability of our rolling stock. To
„By the fact that Škoda Transportation won this tender, the competition on our market has increased. However, it is necessary to say that Škoda Transportation has a long tradition in producing the trains, therefore we are not doubtful about fulfilling our expectations,“ Rüdiger Grube, Managing Director of Deutsche Bahn, says.
Škoda Transportation will supply DB Regio with six six-vehicle two-floor sets of Push-Pull type. Each of the sets is operated as a returning one, i.e. the vehicles are either pushed or pulled by the locomotive – the engine driver is either in the cab of the driving car or in that of the locomotive. The sets consist of one driving car, five intermediate cars and the locomotive Emil Zátopek in the new design intended particularly for DB.
The maximum speed of the trains will reach
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Škoda Transportation is one of the leading European companies in the field of transport engineering. Its primary products include low-floor trams, electric locomotives, suburban train units, underground sets, trolley buses, traction motors and complete drives for transportation systems. Sales of the group amount to approximately 15 billion Czech crowns annually, and the group has employed approximately four thousand people for several years. Škoda Transportation has several subsidiary companies and joint ventures not only in the Czech Republic but also in China, Poland and Hungary. It is only thanks to its high investment in research and development that Škoda Transportation can regularly introduce new and modern products to the market. These products have also been successful abroad. Škoda Transportation has invested over 3 billion Czech crowns into research and development over the last three years.