Škoda Plzeň closes lucrative contract with Deutsche Bahn
Plzeň’s Škoda Transportation company has signed a contract with the German state railway operator Deutsche Bahn worth 2.6 billion crowns, to produce six new trains for the neighboring region of Bavaria. The trains will be made up of locomotives type 109E and five double-deck passenger cars, specially designed for Deutsche Bahn’s regional operator DB Regio. The trains are scheduled to begin running in December 2016. The contract with one of the top railway companies in Europe will help open more international opportunities for Škoda Transportation.