Škoda 109E

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Škoda 109E
Emil Zátopek
Lokomotiva 109 E2.jpg
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder Škoda Transportation
Build date 2008–
Total produced 28
 • UIC Bo'Bo'
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Wheel diameter 1,250 mm (4 ft 1 in)
Wheelbase 2,500 mm (8 ft 2 in)
Length 18,000 mm (59 ft 1 in)
Width 3,080 mm (10 ft 1 in)
Height 4,275 mm (14 ft 0.3 in)
Adhesive weight 22 tonnes (22 long tons; 24 short tons)
Loco weight 87.6 tonnes (86.2 long tons; 96.6 short tons)
Electric system/s 3 kV DC
25 kV 50 Hz AC
15 kV 16.7 Hz AC
Current pickup(s) pant
Traction motors ML 4550 K/6
Loco brake 226 kN
Performance figures
Maximum speed 200 km/h (124 mph)
Power output 6,400 kW (8,583 hp)
Tractive effort starting 274 kN or 300 kN
Operators České dráhy
DB Regio
Class ČD 380
ZSSK 381
DB 102

The Škoda 109E locomotive (also marketed as Emil Zátopek locomotive) was originally conceived in 2004 and designed for operation in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia as well as the Czech Republic.[citation needed] The 109E Škoda has a top speed of 200 km/h and is compatible with both AC and DC catenaries, meeting the basic characteristics of a modern multisystem locomotive.[1]

ČD Class 380[edit]

In 2005 České dráhy ordered 20 locomotives with delivery in 2009 and certifications for service in all of the above-mentioned countries. The first locomotive was actually delivered in 2010 and lacked any national service certification (only trial service certification for the Czech Republic), as result České dráhy refused to accept the locomotives.[2] In April 2013 the locomotive class received its TSI certificate and the manufacturer hopes that it will receive national service certifications soon (especially for Czech Republic, Austria and Poland).[3]

ZSSK Class 381[edit]

Škoda's first export order for 109Es came from ZSSK in Slovakia. Initially two locomotives were ordered. These were made at the Škoda factory in Plzeň. They have a licensed top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph), the maximum speed on Slovak Railways, and are fitted with GSM-R/ETCS Level 1. The locomotive class received Slovak service certification in 2012.[4] Locomotives are designated as class 381 of ZSSK, numbers 381.001-7 & 381.002-5 and are being used mostly on regional trains on the Bratislava - Trnava - Leopoldov route.[1]

DB Class 102[edit]

In June 2013 Skoda Transportation announced that it won a tender for 6 Push–pull trainsets for DB Regio including 6 109Es. The tender included a requirement for 190 km/h (118 mph) speed, as the trainsets will be used on the Nuremberg–Munich high-speed railway. Trainsets are expected to be delivered in 2016.[5][6][needs update] These locomotives will be designated as DB Class 102.[7]

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