Contract period between 2018 and 2030
Škoda Transportation is going to supply 38 single-deck electric units to Germany. The total value of the contract will exceed ten billion Czech crowns (approx. over 380 mil. euro). The RegioPanter-type vehicles will operate on the suburban lines of the Bavarian city of Nuremberg.
- Thanks to these investments we can compete with the largest global manufacturers of rolling-stock vehicles. Last but not least, this contract, which is worth ten billion Czech crowns, means that our strategy to focus on western markets is the right one. It is not only good news for Škoda, but for all of Czech industry. This contract shows that Czech products can succeed even on the most demanding markets in the world, says Tomáš Krsek, Chairman of the Board of Škoda Transportation.
Škoda Transportation gained a tender for the supply of vehicles for the British operator National Express, competing against several of the most significant global players such as Bombardier, Alstom, CAF or Stadler.
National Express is one of the largest private operators in the field of railway and bus transportation in the world. Yesterday evening, the ordering party, the Bavarian railway company BEG (Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft), announced that National Express was the winner of the contract for providing suburban transport (S-Bahn) in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg in the period from 2018 to 2030. Škoda will therefore produce 38 modern vehicles, which will replace the Bombardier Talent 2 trainsets currently being operated by Deutsche Bahn on the suburban lines, at the end of 2018.
- In the S-Bahn Nürnberg tender, we offered a quality RegioPanter type vehicle, which offers a competitive combination of low operating costs, low energy consumption and a reasonable price,“ adds Zdeněk Majer, vice president for sales at Škoda Transportation.
In recent years, Škoda Transportation has significantly focused on western markets. In the coming months, we are, for example, expecting the announcement of the winner in a tender for the supply of double-deck regional units in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Škoda has qualified in this tender in a consortium with the French company Alstom.
Source: Škoda Transportation
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