Czech Railways orders ten more units to run in Plzeňsko network

A class 847 Pesa Bydgoszcz unit for České dráhy. Credit: VUZA class 847 Pesa Bydgoszcz unit for České dráhy. Credit: VUZ

The units will be put into service in 2024, and testing in the Czech Republic has begun.

For the second time, České dráhy has exercised the option under its framework contract for the delivery of new class 847 DMUs for regional lines. Jiří Ješeta of ČD confirmed that another ten units have been ordered from the Polish manufacturer PESA Bydgoszcz for operation in the Plzeňsko network. The value of the order is CZK 900 million.

The last order of 33 units was placed in December 2021. In total, ČD has ordered 76 units, the first one is currently being tested on the VUZ test track. The class 847 units will significantly change regional transportation in the Czech Republic in the coming years.

České dráhy plans to distribute the first order of 33 units in the following way. Ten will go to the Central Bohemia region, seven each to the South Bohemia and Pardubice regions, and nine to the Vysočina region. The second order for 33 units is entirely for the Hradec Králové region. The last ten units are for the Plzeň region, where ČD won a new contract for the Plzeňsko network in a public tender.

Four different liveries

In addition to the ČD livery, the class 847 units will run in three other liveries. The unit in the Prague Integrated Transport color scheme is ready, and the Pardubice and Pilsen regions will have their own versions.

České dráhy has concluded the framework contract for 160 units in 2020. One unit will cost CZK 90 million. The new units will be equipped with ETCS and seat 115 passengers. Other amenities will include air conditioning, wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, and sockets for charging electronic devices.


Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková

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