CZ LOKO completed the modernization of fourteen 742 series locomotives for ČD


Czech Railways has already returned all 14 locomotives of the 742 series, which were given to CZ LOKO for complete modernisation. This happened practically a year earlier, as the contract worth more than CZK 684 million provided for the completion of the last vehicle only in November 2024.

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Cz Loko Italia strengthens management


CZ LOKO intends to further invest in Italy to consolidate the development of its subsidiary CZ LOKO ITALIA, which in just a few years has become a player of absolute importance in the Italian railway market.

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New CZ LOKO facility for the manufacturing and repairs of wheelsets


CZ LOKO invested almost 100 million CZK in the construction of a new modern plant in Česká Třebová specialised in the repair and production of wheelsets.

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CZ LOKO has acquired a new customer in Italy. It will deliver four EffiShunter 1000 locomotives to freight carrier DB Cargo


DB Cargo Italia, one of the European leaders in rail freight transport, has become the next company to choose EffiShunter 1000 locomotives from the Czech company CZ LOKO. It has ordered four new diesel-electric locomotives classified in Italy as D744. The first two units will be delivered during the summer and the other two by the end of the year.

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BorsodChem acquires the first EffiShunter 1000 in Hungary


With the conclusion of the contract with the Hungarian company BorsodChem, which has now acquired the EffiShunter 1000 four-axle shunting locomotive from CZ LOKO, the number of units of this series produced has reached the verge of the second fifty. It is also the first vehicle of this type to operate in Hungary.

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Železiarne Podbrezová deploys its first EffiShunter 600 from CZ LOKO


Železiarne Podbrezová a.s., a Slovakian manufacturer of steel and seamless steel tubes, will receive the first of three EffiShunter 600 locomotives from CZ LOKO at the end of February. The remaining ones will follow in quick succession, with the full completion of the order scheduled for the end of March and the beginning of April. The locomotives will be deployed on the company’s sidings for demanding steel operations.

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PSŽ expands its locomotive fleet with EffiShunters 1000


The Slovak company Prvá Slovenská železničná (PSŽ) will expand its fleet by two EffiShunter 1000 locomotives. The purchase contract was signed by representatives of both companies at the CZ LOKO plant in Jihlava, where the locomotives are manufactured. Both will be delivered at the beginning of 2025.

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State carrier PKP Intercity took over the first six EffiShunter 300 locomotives


The first six EffiShunter 300 locomotives from the ten-piece series for PKP Intercity, the state-owned carrier, are heading from Česká Třebová to Poland today. The remaining locomotives will be delivered by CZ LOKO by the end of the first quarter of next year.

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The first EffiShunter 1000 was headed to Sweden. CZ LOKO has orders for ten further locomotives


A historic moment was experienced in the CZ LOKO plant in Jihlava tonight after midnight when they dispatched the first of a total of five EffiShunter 1000 locomotives ordered by Trainpoint Norway to Sweden. It is expected to be put into operation during the first months of 2023.

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Railway construction companies are relying on their own locomotives. They are motivated by the upcoming mandatory European Train Control System


The construction company Hrochostroj from the enteria group has become the second Czech company operating in the railway construction industry to opt for its own EffiShunter 1000 locomotive. According to the contract signed with the manufacturer CZ LOKO, it will be used to supplement its fleet of construction machines for track rehabilitation and maintenance in mid-2024.

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CZ LOKO opened a training and accommodation facility in the centre of Česká Třebová


A new training centre for 30 people and accommodation for 25 employees is offered by the renovated building opened on May 18th by CZ LOKO in the historic centre of Česká Třebová.

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CZ LOKO to modernize 25 class 742 locomotives for CD Cargo


CZ LOKO won a tender to modernize more class 742 diesel locomotives for the largest domestic freight carrier CD Cargo. The contract provides for the delivery of 25 locomotives and an option for five more.

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Subterra received the first EffiShunter 1000. It will be used in railway construction


The Subterra construction company has become the first Czech private operator of the CZ LOKO EffiShunter 1000 locomotive (with the designation 744.150) equipped with the ETCS train control system. Its representatives took it over on 29 April in Jihlava.

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Czech Railways will upgrade all 14 locomotives of the 742 Class. CZ LOKO has won the contract


All 14 Class 742 locomotives that Czech Railways (ČD) has in its fleet will undergo a complete modernisation in CZ LOKO. The company has become the winner of the tender announced last year. The contract for more than CZK 684 million was signed by representatives of both companies. The first vehicle will be taken over by the national carrier by the end of February 2023 and the last one by the end of 2024.

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CZ LOKO presented its core values to further the company’s prosperity


By signing a special value board at the Česká Třebová plant, CZ LOKO officially presented its most important company values – Reliability, Quality, Teamwork, Decency and Innovation.

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Czech Rail Cargo Carrier acquired first EffiShunter 1000M


Rail Cargo Carrier – Czech Republic, a Czech freight carrier belonging to the Austrian group ÖBB, has become the first private operator of an EffiShunter 1000M locomotive in the Czech Republic. The locomotive is being delivered to the operator in cooperation with Unicredit Leasing CZ, which is the owner of the locomotive and has been leasing the locomotive to RCC CZ for a long time. The delivery of the locomotive also includes the new MyLOKO application for locomotive fleet management and maintenance. The handover took place at the turn of November and December at the CZ LOKO plant in Jihlava.

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Turkish steelworks to buy up to six more CZ LOKO locomotives


Turkish steelworks Erdemir in Eregli has ordered four EffiShunter 600 shunting locomotives with a more powerful CAT C27 diesel engine with an output of 709 kW from the Czech company CZ LOKO. The contract, worth approximately CZK 170 million, assumes delivery of the entire series in the first quarter of 2023. Czech locomotives will replace obsolete Soviet- and Chinese-designed machines in demanding industrial operation. The steelworks has the right to order two more units under the same conditions, i.e. six locomotives in total.

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CZ LOKO is a proud holder of the ECM


CZ LOKO is a proud holder of the ECM (Entity in Charge of Maintenance) certificate, this becoming “an entity responsible for the maintenance of rolling stock” and for the proper and timely maintenance of individual vehicles in their sphere of competence.

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CZ LOKO develops a hydrogen-powered locomotive


The Czech locomotive manufacturer CZ LOKO has started the development of a hydrogen-powered locomotive. For the time being, the project is in the feasibility study phase, which will determine whether a prototype will be built. This was stated by Jan Kutálek, Sales Director of CZ LOKO at Žesnad technical seminar in Olomouc on November 22, which was attended by leading representatives of the railway industry and carriers. The locomotive with a maximum output of up to 800 kW should use hydrogen cells for charging the traction batteries.

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On behalf of the company CZ LOKO we would like to invite you to the exhibition of railway technologies, products and systems EXPO FERROVIARIA, which will take place from 28.9. to 30.9.2021 in Milan, Italy.

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Michal Schaffer leads marketing in CZ LOKO


Michal Schaffer (39) has become a new manager of the Marketing Department of the locomotive manufacturer CZ LOKO. In addition to standard marketing and PR activities, he has also been responsible for the EASYRENT locomotive rental, acquisition of new markets and business development since August as part of organisational changes. Therefore, the newly established Customer Service, for the operation of which Daniel Pallavicini is responsible, is also a part of his department.

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CZ LOKO is finalizing preparations for ECM certification


CZ LOKO is working hard to obtain ECM (Entity in Charge of Maintenance) certification. Companies that obtain this certificate are entitled to become the so-called “entity responsible for the maintenance of rolling stock”, which in practice means that they are responsible for the proper and timely maintenance of individual vehicles within their sphere of competence.

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CZ LOKO entering further markets – SWEDEN and NORWAY


Sweden will become the twentieth country in a row in which the locomotives from CZ LOKO, the Czech locomotive manufacturer, will run on local rail lines. It will be the EffiShunter 1000 in the colours of Trainpoint Norway, a Norwegian company offering locomotive rental and maintenance services in addition to business activities. According to the contract concluded in February this year, the locomotive should be completed in 2021 and tested during the follow-up trial phase. The project aims at putting the locomotive into trial operation in the first half of 2022. The approval process should be completed by the end of the same year. The approval by Norwegian authorities should be the next step.

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CZ LOKO succeeded in Poland and will provide PKP Intercity with 10 locomotives


After an administratively very demanding tender for PKP Intercity, which stretched into 2021, we officially know the winner and a purchase contract was signed. A total of ten EffiShunter 300 locomotives will be supplied by CZ LOKO in the next two years to the Polish national carrier PKP Intercity, which provides long-distance passenger transport. The locomotives from the CZ LOKO portfolio will be used primarily for light shunting at depots and parking stations. In particular, they should be deployed at important railway junctions such as Warsaw, Gdańsk, Wroclaw, Katowice and Krakow. The first locomotive will be delivered in 1.5 years and the complete series within 2 years.

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The CZ LOKO EASYRENT rental service will now also be available on the RAILVIS platform


The CZ LOKO company will start leasing its locomotives thanks to the RAILVIS service, which is a new pan-European reservation and booking system for the spare capacity of railway vehicles. The system is operated by the Railscanner company.

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Coronavirus complicates both production and export, but CZ LOKO EffiShunters are still heading to customers


Although the coronavirus pandemic has closed some borders and significantly complicated the movement of goods and people, CZ LOKO is still able to deliver its locomotives to customers. “This currently concerns five locomotives. Two EffiShunter 1600 locomotives to Finland and Ukraine and three EffiShunter 1000 locomotives to Italy,” said Jan Kutálek, Sales Director of CZ LOKO. According to him, the biggest complication is commissioning of the locomotives and operator training at the customers’ site.

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CZ LOKO has produced the jubilee 1,111th vehicle. The locomotive will be used by the ČEPRO company, in the warehouse terminal in Loukov


The Czech locomotive manufacturer CZ LOKO reached another historical milestone when the 1111th railway vehicle produced left the gates of its production plants. That vehicle being the EffiShunter 600 locomotive for the ČEPRO company. The ceremonial handover and launch took place in Loukov in the Kroměříž region where the major Czech fuel distributor has one of its warehouses with a fully automated tanker terminal. It is this area that the locomotive will serve. This is the third machine that the company has purchased from CZ LOKO. In previous cases, they were EffiShunters of the 300 and 600 series.

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CZ LOKO launches an hourly locomotive rental service


CZ LOKO, known primarily as a major manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives and special powered vehicles, also offers a number of additional services – from complete servicing of vehicles and locomotive fleets to their financing. Now CZ LOKO decided to enter the field of short-term locomotive rentals. The service, provided by the previously operated rental company EasyRent, is called EffiRent and in its pilot phase offers the EffiLiner 3000 (Class 365) modern dual-system electric locomotive, which is approved for freight transport in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

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CZ LOKO has got another new customer in Italy: EVM Rail


Despite the complications caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, CZ LOKO has concluded a new contract with the Italian carrier EVM Rail for the delivery of an EffiShunter 1000 locomotive, which will take place in October. The contract also includes an option to purchase a second vehicle.

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The Second Operator of EffiShunter 1000M is CER Cargo Holding SE


The Hungarian freight carrier CER Cargo Holding, member of the L.A.C. group, has expanded its rolling stock with the first of two ordered EffiShunter 1000M locomotives. The handover ceremony took place on 28 June at the CZ LOKO plant in Jihlava with the participation of the highest representatives of both companies. The second locomotive will be put into operation in September this year.

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Dear business partners, On 1 May 2020, there will be a change in the position of CFO of CZ LOKO a.s.

The new CFO will be Mrs. Romana Szitová, who will replace Mr. Michal Holý. We would like to thank Mr. Holý for his long-term cooperation with our company and wish him best of luck in his future work and personal endeavours.

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CZ LOKO has another order from the Balkans. The smallest EffiShunters are going to Serbia


The Serbian national carrier Srbija voz that provides passenger transport in the country is planning to add two EffiShunter 300 locomotives to their vehicle fleet. This was decided in an international tender won by the Czech manufacturer CZ LOKO. Similar to Czech Railways that currently own 12 of these locomotives, the Serbian company is going to employ them in the stations and depots for shunting carriages and for train arrangement. Based on the contract, the locomotives are scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2021.

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CZ LOKO continues to upgrade American locomotives for Estonian Operail


The Czech company CZ LOKO will supply the Estonian freight carrier Operail with six more packets for complex modernisation of American C30 locomotives to Class C30-M. Representatives of both companies negotiated this exchange this week in Tallinn. It is the second contract within less than a year. The previous one was concluded last January and concerned four packets. Earlier, the company supplied three of these upgraded locomotives to Estonia.

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CZ LOKO to take care of the Čepro locomotive fleet. It was selected as the winner of a tender for its full service


CZ LOKO was selected as the winner of the maintenance and service tender and will, therefore, now be in charge of taking care of the dozen locomotives of ČEPRO, one of the major players in the domestic oil product market. The contract was concluded for a period of four years.

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The first EffiShunter has ETCS. And the interest in them is growing both at home and abroad.


EffiShunter 1000 produced by CZ LOKO became the first ever locomotive manufactured by us that is equipped with the European Train Control System (ETCS). Until now, no manufacturer in the Czech Republic has managed to install it. It will be operated in the colours of ČD Cargo, which received the first of five ordered vehicles today in Břeclav. The rest will follow by the end of the year.

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The First EffiShunter 600 Locomotives Arrived in Turkey. They Travelled There on Tracks, Water and Road


After a three-week trip that included rail, river and road travel, the first two of the six EffiShunter 600 locomotives arrived in Turkey in the second half of August. The trip from the CZ LOKO production plant in Jihlava to the Isdemir ironworks was free of any significant complications. The locomotives first reached the Bratislava port on their own wheels. From there, they travelled on board of a ship to Ruse, Bulgaria. Afterwards, they were loaded on a flatbed trailer and transported to the steelworks in Iskenderun, where they were handed over.

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CZ LOKO has succeeded in Ukraine. It is to deliver four EffiShunter 1600 locomotives to ArcelorMittal steelworks.


CZ LOKO achieved this significant export success at the beginning of July 2019, when it signed a contract to supply EffiShunter 1600 locomotives with the ArcelorMittal steel group. The four machines will be operated by the Ukrainian plant in Krivoy Rog. The delivery of locomotives is scheduled to take place in the second half of next year and direct financing will be provided by OPT Leasing Ukraine.

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Oceanogate Italia orders class 741.7


Oceanogate Italia, which provides rail transport for its parent group, the Contship Italia Group, is about to become the fifth operator of the 741.7 class locomotives in Italy. Oceanogate Italia is currently operating twelve locomotives - nine in line service and three for shunting. The order of the fourth shunting locomotive is associated with the gradual upgrade of Melzo RHM port. This terminal covering an area of more than 30 hectares has a capacity of 300,000 TEU per year. It also includes seven shunting tracks and a train set of up to 750 meters in length. At the same time, it is a key element of the so-called "Southern gate", serving to supply ground terminals in Italy, but also throughout the whole southern and central Europe.

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Changes in the management of CZ LOKO, a.s.


Dear business partners,

We hereby wish to inform you about the changes in the management of CZ LOKO, a.s.  Effective as of 14 May 2019, the existing Director of Purchasing and Logistics, Mr. Petr Zemek, was dismissed. The Business Director, Mr. Ing. Jan Kutálek, is now in charge of the Purchasing and Logistics division.

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Rail Cargo Carrier received the first of two EffiLiner 1600 locomotives from CZ LOKO


The number of operators of type EffiLiner 1600 locomotives made by CZ LOKO increased by the addition of the Austrian freight carrier Rail Cargo Group (RCC), whose representatives took over the first of two locomotives, designated 753.613, today in Česká Třebová. The other one, designated 753.614, will follow shortly in the course of May.

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Personnel changes in the management of CZ LOKO, a.s.


Dear Business Partners, we would like to inform you about the following personnel changes which have come into effect on 1 April 2019.

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EffiShunters 300 from CZ LOKO head to the Balkans


After thirteen produced EffiShunter 300 locomotives for the domestic market CZ LOKO succeeded with this type also abroad. In particular, the Serbian railway administrator Infrastruktura železnice Srbije a.d. will receive two of these machines in the course of next year. Both locomotives will be deployed mainly during closures. Therefore, they will be applied not only for shunting, but also at the front of lighter work trains.

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Czech Railways received the twelfth EffiShunter 300 from CZ LOKO


At the end of February, Czech Railways received the last of the twelve EffiShunter 300 locomotives ordered. CZ LOKO thus completed a significant contract whose performance started in September 2017. Czech Railways will use the new locomotives for shunting at stations and depots. They were purchased as a substitute for the not very reliable Class 714. In the specific operation of Czech Railways, they will be primarily used for passenger train arrangement and shunting for maintenance.

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CZ LOKO will upgrade four more American C30 locomotives in Estonia


CZ LOKO signed a contract with the Estonian national carrier Operail (formerly EVR Cargo) for the supply of packets for a comprehensive upgrade of four more C30 locomotives to Class C30-M. The contract was signed in the first half of January and will increase the number of upgraded locomotives of this class from three to seven.

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The new EffiShunter 600 replaces the ČKD locomotive in Čepro


The extensive rolling stock of the ČEPRO joint-stock company has been upgraded with the new EffiShunter 600 locomotive made by CZ LOKO.

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EffiShunter 600 locomotives will head to Turkey


CZ LOKO has been significantly successful in the Turkish market in recent months, when it succeeded in the tender process for the supply of shunting locomotives for the Isdemir steel plant. Based on a signed contract, six EffiShunter 600 locomotives will be produced next year. These locomotives will replace obsolete Soviet and Chinese engines, reducing the consumption of operating fluids, maintenance costs and increasing operator comfort. CZ LOKO will thus follow up on the supply of 744.704 – L18 and 744.705 – L19 Diesel locomotives that were received last year by the Erdemir steel plant, which, like Isdemir, belongs to the OYAK holding.

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New vision of CZ LOKO a.s. brings changes


CZ LOKO a.s., within its new strategic vision, made a change in the management of the subsidiary CZ LOKO Polska. The Chairman of the Board, Piotr Pytel, was replaced by Roman Stříž.

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CZ LOKO signed contracts for more EffiShunters at InnoTrans. It will supply them to more carriers in Italy and Hungary.


The Czech rail vehicle manufacturer CZ LOKO rates the last year of the prestigious InnoTrans trade fair, which took place in Berlin from 19 to 21 September, as exceptionally successful. At the trade fair, the company concluded new contracts for the supply of locomotives and also christened the 1000th locomotive produced in its modern history.

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Special CZ LOKO Vehicles Will Run in the Sofia Metro


In the middle of the week, two special vehicles designated MUV 74 M-S from the CZ LOKO plant in Česká Třebová are heading to Sofia. In the Bulgarian capital, the transport company Metropolitan Sofia will put them in operation in the metro during track maintenance. The first vehicle is equipped with a work platform for access to the overhead line. The other is fitted with a hydraulic arm and snow plough, as the metro line is partially routed on the surface. During September, staff training will take place in Bulgaria and the two vehicles will be put in operation.

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Czech EffiShunter 1000 Conquers European Tracks


CZ LOKO completed the delivery of five EffiShunter 1000 locomotives to the Italian company MERCITALIA Shunting & Terminal (MIST) belonging to Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane. This group, still under its previous name Serfer Servizi Ferroviari (SERFER), announced a tender for five shunting locomotives.

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ŠKODA AUTO received two EffiShunter 500 locomotives from CZ LOKO


The largest Czech car manufacturer renewed its locomotive fleet by receiving two new EffiShunter 500 locomotives from CZ LOKO. The acceptance took place on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at the production plant in Mladá Boleslav, where both locomotives will be used for arranging whole trains with new cars.

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Dinazzano PO receives more Class 741.7 locomotives from CZ LOKO


On 19 January 2018, CZ LOKO, a.s. delivered two more Class 741.7 locomotives to Dinazzano PO in Italy. The handover took place in Regio Emilia in the Emilia Romagna region, where both locomotives will be operated at local intermodal transport terminals.

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CER Cargo Holding buys more locomotives from CZ LOKO


Hungarian carrier CER Cargo Holding expands its locomotive fleet with more locomotives from the Czech manufacturer of locomotives and special rolling stock CZ LOKO.  The purchased locomotives are Class EffiLiner 3000 dual-system electric locomotive for CER Slovakia and Class EffiLiner 1600 diesel-electric locomotive for CER Hungary.

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CZ LOKO Delivers 2 More Locomotives to Fennia Rail


The fourth and fifth EffiShunter 1600 locomotives have been delivered to the Fennia Rail company by CZ LOKO on 25 October 2017. The locomotives will carry the Finnish designation Dr 18.

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Lovochemie received the first Class 741.7 locomotive


The biggest Czech producer of fertilizers, Lovochemie in Lovosice, supplemented its fleet of shunting locomotives with Class 741.7 produced by CZ LOKO. It is a fully modernized Class 740 engine from the locomotive fleet of Lovochemie, which, unlike its predecessor, provides site operators with a sharp reduction of operation and maintenance costs, mainly due to its high operational reliability and prolonged service cycles. 

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Czech Railways ordered 12 new shunting locomotives from CZ LOKO


National carrier Czech Railways (ČD) rejuvenates and increases the efficiency of its fleet of shunting locomotives, which provide shunting of passenger sets and units in passenger stations. Old, unreliable locomotives with much higher consumption and maintenance costs will be replaced by modern diesel-electric shunting locomotives produced by CZ LOKO. The locomotives or, more precisely, their diesel engines naturally meet the strict environmental limits of the European Union and are classified as STAGE IIIB.

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CZ LOKO opened a new market and entered Hungary


Hungary has become another member country of the European Union entered by Czech locomotive manufacturer CZ LOKO. The first customer is CER Hungary Central-European Railway Transport, Trading and Service Co. This major Central European freight railway carrier purchased the EffiShunter 1600 locomotive for heavy-duty shunting.

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CZ LOKO will supply SŽDC with special maintenance vehicles for half a billion CZK


CZ LOKO was awarded a contract of the Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) for the delivery of 50 new universal motor trucks (MUV) for a total of about 500 million CZK. The first one will be delivered in the autumn and the rest gradually over the next two years.

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The first electric line locomotive EffiLiner 3000 runs in IDS CARGO colours


The first electric line locomotive of CZ LOKO has its customer. Under the trade name EffiLiner3000, it is operated by the freight railway carrier IDS CARGO. The official handover took place yesterday in Prague.

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CZ LOKO won a tender in Italy for the supply of five locomotives


The win of CZ LOKO ended a global tender issued by the Italian company Serfer Servizi Ferroviari (SERFER) of the TRENITALIA group for the supply of five shunting locomotives. The tender took place from December last year to March this year and, from the group of competitors, it was the EffiShunter 1000 locomotive of CZ LOKO that was selected.

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