RegioJet receives first Traxx locomotives

Photo: RegioJet.
Photo: RegioJet.

Czech open access operator RegioJet has announced it has received the first of two new Bombardier Traxx locomotives.

A RegioJet spokesperson said that the locomotives arrived over the weekend of April 14-15, after being assembled and tested by Bombardier at its Kassel plant, Germany, and that they are now being tested at the Velim railway circuit, Czech Republic.

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From May, 2018, these new locomotives will operate on the Prague – Ostrava – Kosice line and also on lines from Prague to Brno and Breclav and further to Bratislava and Vienna.

The Bombardier Traxx MS2 locomotives have a maximum speed of 160km/h and recently received approval to operate on Czech, Slovak and Austrian railways.

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