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České dráhy Has Issued Its First Green Bonds

5.10.2022 / České dráhy has successfully issued bonds amounting to EUR 500 million with a maturity of 5 years and bearing a fixed interest rate of 5.625%. For the first time in the company’s history, the issue concerned green bonds. The bond issue was managed by Erste Group Bank, ING Bank, Société Générale Group and UniCredit Bank. The national carrier will use the funds raised to finance the purchase of new trains and other green projects. A part of the proceeds of the bonds will be used to repay some other liabilities of the company.

The first locomotive equipped with ETCS runs in sharp commercial operation

12.5.2022 / Representatives of the supplier association led by ČD - Telematika together with AŽD Praha today ceremoniously handed over to České dráhy, a.s. (JSC) the first vehicle retrofitted with the on-board unit of the European train control system ETCS, which can be put into sharp commercial operation. The significance of this ceremony was underlined by the participation of the Minister of Transport Martin Kupka.

Signed Today! ČD to Buy New Trains for Regions

26.2.2021 / This day, the national carrier has ordered the first 33 new barrier-free diesel multiple units for regions. Nevertheless, the framework agreement made with PESA Bydgoszcz SA makes it possible to acquire as many as 160 units in the case of an interest of other contracting authorities. The new DMU units are similar, in terms of types, to the trains of the same supplier, which are operated in our country under the RegioShark brand. They will be equipped with the European Train Control System (ETCS) already from the factory, they will offer 115 seating places, spacious interior, air conditioning, barrier-free access, Wi-Fi or sockets for the recharging of batteries of small electronic appliances.

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Statement of the Czech Railways (ČD) to the European Commission’s Statement of Objections

Today, the 10 June 2022, Czech Railways received the Statement of Objections from The European Commission regarding the “Twins“ case. The Statement of Objections related to the investigation launched in 2016, is not a decision on the matter, a statement that Czech Railways had made a mistake, nor is it obliged to pay any fine based on this. This is the European Commission's preliminary view on this matter. A detailed analysis of the document is to be done on which we will comment afterwards.

Czech Railways do not acknowledge that the company had entered into a cartel agreement.

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