A locomotive in the colours of the Czech national football team now plying the rails An Austrian locomotive painted in the colours of the Czech national football team will promote the participation of the Czechs in EURO 2008. In addition to the prevailing Czech flag motif, the locomotive also bears a map of Europe with the outline of the Czech Republic highlighted, an image of football fans waving banners and the figure of a footballer kicking a ball.
Rail travel in the Czech Republic has grown in popularity recently. Last year, 181.9 million people chose the train, a million more than in 2006. Despite fare increases, the railways have been helped by the modernisation of rolling stock. This year, 29 Regonovs, 8 CityElefants and a hundred modernised comfortable carriages for long-distance journeys should roll out onto the network.
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