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By Frédéric de Kemmeter – Railway signalling and freelance copywriter
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Leo_3_Leo ExpressA new Prague-Dresden high-speed line for 2040? – 26/08/2022 – The Czech Republic wants to use its presidency of the EU Council to push forward the construction of the new Prague-Dresden railway line. This is a project whose conclusions were already presented in January 2016 in Germany by the Minister of Transport of the Land of Saxony. Earlier in 2014, the European Commission agreed to cover half the cost of a €1.26 million feasibility study on a new line…


Ceske drahySome PSOs won by private operators, others by the public company ČD – 15/12/2021 – The timetable introduced on December 12 brought changes in passenger traffic operated by the incumbant operator Ceske drahy (ČD). Other operators have indeed gained some PSOs. For example, private operator RegioJet took over operation of eight R23 express services each way on the Kolín – Ústí nad Labem line. It had offered the lowest bid of €22 million for the eight-year contract, beating the incumbent which proposed an offer of €25.84 million…


Leo_3_Leo ExpressMore profits and traffic for Leo Express – 08/16/2019 – Leo Express, the second-largest Czech private company operating in the main line segment, made a small profit of more than CZK 2.5 million in 2018, or €97,000, profit before tax and depreciation amounting to €3.48 million. For the first half of 2019, EBIT is already 58% higher than last year and sales are growing and reached around €31 million in 2018. For this year it is expected to reach €39 million and half of this amount…


Leo_3_Leo ExpressRegiojet, the czech growing private railway company – 08/16/2019 – The Czech Regiojet is now a private company well established in the railway landscape of Central Europe, as it operates its trains in three countries. Regiojet is the largest private passenger rail operator in the Czech Republic. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Student Agency, an agency created in 1993 by Radim Jančura, who was an entrepreneurial student of the University of Brno…


Metrans PrahaWhen Hamburg has its own railway company to the hinterland
11/26/2018 – Metrans AS is a Czech operator that operates combined transport trains and container terminals. The company was founded in 1948 (originally as an international transport company) and is headquartered in Prague. Its shareholder today is Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA), who has become the sole owner since April 1, 2018.