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One more delivery of 16Ev EMUs to Latvia delayed by Skoda Group

28 March 2024
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The 16Ev EMU by Skoda Group at the Riga Central Terminal
The 16Ev EMU by Skoda Group at the Riga Central Terminal. Source: Zane Bitere/LETA
Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Yashchenko Olga, Editorial Contributor to International Projects, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Latvia: The Czech manufacturer has entered into additional agreement on their contract for the supply of 32 four-car trains for the passenger operator AS Pasažieru vilciens, which was signed in 2019.

According to new agreement, the delivery time is extended. Skoda Group is to supply the remaining 15 EMUs by the end of summer. Initially, all the trains were to be delivered in the middle of 2022. However, the deadline has been delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine.

As Railvolution cites AS Pasažieru vilciens, Skoda Group has rectified defects in 17 trains which were taken out of service in January. As for now, 14 EMUs are in operation, and three more trains are being tested after repairs. In addition, the manufacturer has ensured at least 95% technical availability of the trains and prepared a plan to prevent the recurrence of defects in the upcoming 15 trains, as it was admitted by the Latvian operator.

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