High Speed Electric Motor Unit
Class 680 of Czech Railways
This article brings the description of high speed tilting trains of Czech Railways destined especially for international service through the so called transit corridors. The EMU consists of following cars: class 681 (head powered car, first class), 081 (intermediate non-powered car, first class), 683 (intermediate powered car, second class, snack bar), 084 (intermediate non-powered car, second class), 684 (intermediate powered car, second class), 082 (intermediate non-powered car, second class), 682 (head powered car, second class). The train could be used on electrified lines of three systems: 3 kV DC, 15 kV 16,7 Hz and 25 kV 50 Hz AC. The maximum speed is 230 km/h which could not be used on the lines of Czech Railways not even after the finished reconstruction.