Škoda Transportation will supply 38 single-deck electric units to Germany. The total value of the contract will exceed ten billion Czech crowns (approx. over EUR 380 mil.). The RegioPanter-type vehicles will operate on the suburban lines of the Bavarian city of Nuremberg.
Škoda Transportation won a tender for the supply of vehicles for the British operator National Express, competing against several of the most significant global players such as Bombardier, Alstom, CAF or Stadler. The trains will be delivered in the period from 2018 to 2030. Škoda will therefore produce 38 modern vehicles, which will replace the Bombardier Talent 2 trainsets currently being operated by Deutsche Bahn on the suburban lines, at the end of 2018.