RegioJet wins over České dráhy in tender for Prague–Brno fast trains
RegioJet owner Radim Jančura plans to use Polish-made Pesa units.
RegioJet has won the Ministry of Transport tender for operating fast trains on the R9 Prague – Havlíčkův Brod – Jihlava/Brno line. The ministry announced today that the company’s offer was selected as the most economical. České dráhy was the second bidder; the result of the tender means a third loss of service in a short period of time (after Plzeň and South Moravia).
There should be a direct Prague – Havlíčkův Brod – Brno train every 120 minutes and a direct Prague – Havlíčkův Brod – Jihlava train every 120 minutes.
The operator will have to use new vehicles for speeds up to 200 km/h. RegioJet owner Radim Jančura told CEETransport.com that the company is planning on using Polish-made Pesa units.
The contract will be concluded for 15 years and will include an obligation to transfer the ownership of the units to the succeeding operator at the end of this period. RegioJet is expected to start operations in December 2026.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková