Elron's new train tested in Czechia

  • 2024-04-05
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – In the first week of April, trial runs on a test track took place for the first new electric train manufactured for Estonia at the Skoda Group factory in Plzen, Czechia.

Next week, Elron drivers will go to Plzen to familiarize themselves with the new train.

Test runs in Estonia for the first new trains manufactured for Elron by Skoda will begin in the summer, Elron's Board Member Mart Ehrenpreis said in a press release.

Between 2024 and 2026, a total of 16 brand new passenger trains will arrive in Estonia.

The six long-distance trains to be added to Elron's fleet will start serving the Tallinn-Tartu route in 2025, after the completion of the electrification of the Tapa-Tartu section of the track. The long-distance trains have a total of 236 seats, of which 32 are first class seats. Five more long-distance trains will be delivered in 2025. Five regional trains will be added to the Elron fleet in 2026, which will start serving the eastbound route. The regional trains have 263 seats and no first class.