New InterPanter trains to run between Prague and Brno (according to Ceske drahy)


Passengers will enjoy a high level of comfort aboard the new trains including air conditioning and a WiFi internet connection. By June, these most modern Czech fast multiple units will have replaced all older trains on this line.

"This year, we have prepared the greatest improvement in fast train connections since 1989. As part of the renewal of our trains, all old carriages dating from the 1970s and 1980s on the Brno - Česká Třebová - Prague fast train line will be replaced during the first half of this year by a total of eight modern InterPanter multiple units. For passengers, this is a big change in the quality of travel. Even on ordinary fast trains, they will experience the same level of comfort as on Inter-City and EuroCity trains," explains Pavel Krtek, General Director and Chairman of the Board of CD. At the same time, the fast train line serves a range of smaller regional centres, and has a total of 12 intermediate stations - in contrast to InterCity trains which stop only twice between Prague and Brno.

The InterPanter is the most modern fast train in the Czech Republic. Its manufacturer, the Ostrava company Skoda Vagonka, began delivery of InterPanter multiple units last year. Modern InterPanter multiple units will be deployed gradually on the Brno - Česká Třebová - Prague line, and will be guaranteed on all connections starting no later than July.

During the 2016 timetable, CD will realise the largest renewal of regular fast connections since 1989. In addition to the Brno - Česká Třebová - Prague line, InterPanter multiple units have also been operating since December 2015 on the Brno - Břeclav - Přerov - Olomouc line. Additional modernised carriages will also be deployed on fast train lines on the Brno - Olomouc - Šumperk, Prague - Plzeň, and Pragué -Česke Budějovice lines.