Innovation on Rails ŠKODA VAGONKA is a direct successor in the traditional production of passenger rail vehicles, specializing in urban electric trains, suburban transport, railcars, light regional trains, and passenger trailer cars. The company provides full servicing of the vehicles, including repairs and renewal as well as spare parts.
passenger transport, from space to the transport of individuals with limited motion or orientation to an advanced information system, electric sockets and, what is absolutely vital to traveling today, WiFi access.
With regards to their plans and position on the market, Škoda Vagonka continues to focus on keeping and reinforcing key skills, particularly in railcar development and design, which allow for innovation as well as expansion of their product portfolio. Being headquartered in Ostrava brings the company the opportunity to make use of a high-quality labour force and to truly be an innovative producer. That is also related to the close collaboration with VŠB–Technical University Ostrava in projects of applied research and in the so-called Industrial Board. Škoda Vagonka, a member of Škoda Transportation group, is a famous producer of highly innovative means of suburban rail passenger transport. Rail vehicles made in Ostrava comply with all the requirements of modern
Škoda Transportation Group provides the full range of service in passenger transport by the production and delivery of rail vehicles to cities all over Europe. In 2020, Ostrava will become the first city in the Czech Republic and Central Europe to hedge bets on the cutting edge large-capacity rail vehicles, ForCity Smart. The Board of Directors of Dopravní podnik Ostrava (DPO, Public Transport Company Ostrava), followed by the supervisory board, unanimously confirmed a contract totalling 1.9 billion CZK on the purchase of forty new rail vehicles with a capacity of 200 passengers made by Škoda Transportation. The “smart” in the name clearly defines the producer’s and transporter’s trust in advanced technologies, comforts and safety of public transport, which correspond with rail vehicles equipped with WiFi, USB ports, air-conditioning, monitoring systems and antigraffiti film.
Text: redakce Foto: archiv ŠKODA VAGONKA a.s.
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