RegioJet locomotives have appeared at the head of freight trains in the past, but only for other carriers.
On Sunday, RegioJet dispatched a freight train from Prague to the Hungarian city of Kecskemét for the first time under its own license.
It carries a total of 1,260 pallets of beverages in 20 carriages. RegioJet said its entry into rail freight transport does not mean it will try to compete more with other players in this segment. This transport used to be provided by CD Cargo.
Until now, the beverage producer was using rail transport only to cover peak periods. The situation will be reversed: trains will be the major form of transport, with trucks covering any extras. The freight train is to run once a week, twice a week during the summer. RegioJet locomotives have appeared at the head of freight trains in the past, but only for other carriers. This run is the first under its own license.