Regiojet only wants to buy new trains

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The private railway company was able to win a tender in the Czech Republic. In the Ústí nad Labem region, the operation of some routes will be taken over from December 2026. The term is 15 years.

RegioJet submitted the most economically advantageous offer with a price of CZK 212,5 per kilometer, well below the original estimate of CZK 280 per kilometer. This favorable offer was decisive for the award of the contract, in which RegioJet was able to prevail against the established transport companies České dráhy and Arriva.

At the same time, company boss Radim Jančura announced that they would no longer buy used sets. “So far we have been forced to buy mainly older trains for economic reasons, but from this year we are pursuing the strategy of only buying new trains,” said the manager.

The company already operates several electric trains in the region, including the lines from Ústí nad Labem to Děčín and from Ústí nad Labem to Most. This year RegioJet also won the contract to operate trains on the R9 line from Prague to Brno.

Regiojet has been awarded the contract for the following routes:

  • U1 Děčín – Ústí nad Labem – Most – Kadaň
  • U2 Chomutov – Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad)
  • U3 (Děčín -) Ústí nad Labem – Litvínov
  • U32 Usti nad Labem – Lysa nad Labem
  • U51 Ústí nad Labem – Klášterec nad Ohří
  • U54 (Děčín -) Ústí nad Labem – Roudnice nad Labem (- Hněvice)
Regiojet set in Vienna (Photo: Jan Gruber).
Regiojet set in Vienna (Photo: Jan Gruber).