ČD Class 471

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ČD Class 471
CityElefant
Praha, Smíchov, Smíchovské nádraží, City Elephant (nový).jpg
In service 2000 — present
Manufacturer Škoda Vagonka
Constructed 1997 – 2013
Number built 83 units
Number in service 83 units
Capacity 287 2nd class, 23 1st class
Operator České dráhy
Specifications
Maximum speed 140 km/h (87 mph)
Weight 155.4 tonnes (343,000 lb)
Power output 2,000 kW (2,682 hp)
UIC classification Bo’Bo’+ 2’2’+ 2’2’
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

The Class 471 electric motor unit, commonly known as CityElefant, is a double deck electric multiple unit operating on 3kV DC overhead wires produced by Škoda Vagonka, a subsidiary of Škoda Works, since 1997 and operated by the České dráhy rail transit operator on its suburban services around Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic. A single unit consists of a Class 471 power car with first class seating, a single Class 071 passenger car and a Class 971 cab car.

Czech railways ordered in total 83 units. The last unit for the Czech Railways was delivered in March 2013. In addition, variants differing in power system and other parameters, have been ordered by Lithuanian Railways, Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko and Ukrainian Railways.

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Lithuania Lithuania[edit]

  • Lithuanian Railways – The Lithuanian Railways ordered 10 units of class EJ 575. The first train was delivered in 2008 and the last unit will be delivered in 2014. There are operated on the route Vilnius - Kaunas since December 2008. Units are consist of two and three cars. They have very similar interior like Czech class 471. The maximum speed has increased up to 160 km/h (99 mph).

Slovakia Slovakia[edit]

  • Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko – The ZSSK operates 10 units of class 671 and 10 push-pull units of class 951. All of them are three-car units and the maximum speed has increased to 160 km/h (99 mph).

Ukraine Ukraine[edit]

  • Ukrainian Railways – In January 2011, the Ukrainian Railways ordered two units of class EJ 675. Both of them are six-car units. The maximum speed has increased to 160 km/h (99 mph).

Germany Germany[edit]

  • Deutsche BahnDB Regio ordered 6 locomotive-hauled push-pull trainsets. Trainsets will be used on Nuremberg–Munich high-speed railway. Push pull units will be hauled by locomotives Škoda 109E. Units are successor of Czech class 471. These new units are designed for speed up to 200 km/h (124 mph). The maximum speed in operation will be limited to 189 km/h (117 mph) as required by Deutsche Bahn in the tender. Trainsets are expected to be delivered in 2016.

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