Prague will be the first city in the Czech Republic with 24-metre trolleybuses from Škoda

Prague City Transport Company (DPP) signed a contract for the order of 20 new large-capacity trolleybuses from a consortium of the Škoda Transportation Group, Polish manufacturer Solaris Bus & Coach and Solaris Czech. Prague will thus be the first city in the Czech Republic to operate the new 24.7-metre-long double-articulated trolleybuses. The new trolleybuses, with…

Škoda Group has new CEO

From today Didier Pfleger is a new Chief Executive Officer of Škoda Group and Chairman of the Board of Škoda Transportation. Didier Pfleger (57) is an accomplished executive with a proven track record in leading global industrial businesses and driving innovation. Coming from global industry leader Alstom, Didier Pfleger assumes his new position today. Working…

Studies have proved the economic feasibility of building HSR to Brno and Ostrava

The high-speed lines (VRT) to Brno and Ostrava have a greater economic benefit than the amount of the planned investment. This was shown by feasibility studies approved by the Central Commission of the Ministry of Transport. Specifically, this concerns the VRT Prague-Brno-Břeclav and (Brno)-Přerov-Ostrava. Together with the already approved feasibility study from the end of…

Cables for ETCS

ETCS (European Train Control System) stands for European Train Control System, which will gradually replace about 20 different national train protection systems and enable comprehensive safety assurance on Europe’s main lines. Operation of the system is provided by two main parts, track-side and vehicle. The vehicle part of the ETCS system consists of the central…