As promised, today I'm taking the RegioJet R23 service from Mělník to Ústí nad Labem. I will then continue to Germany and visit my favorite station - Krippen.
There is complimentary coffee and water, very nice for a Regional train - can't remind if I've seen it anywhere else.
Class 12 was originally built to work freight and passenger services between Antwerp (via Gent) and Liège (via Namur) in Belgium on one hand and Lille in France on the other. They were withdrawn from service in 2012 because Class 13 locomotives had by then lost most of their passenger workings and were available for freight. Class 13 was more powerful and also had the same dual voltage capability as Class 12.
In 2013, locomotive 1203 went to the Czech Republic for service trials. In mid-2014, loco 1203 was intensively tested at Velim in the Czech Republic under 25000 V overhead and did very well. It was then sold to open access operator XTR-System Development in the Czech Republic with an option to buy the entire class. The option was taken and the remaining Class 12 locomotives left Belgium in March 2016 en route to their new owner. (Wikipedia)
There is a restaurant car with dishes cooked in the train
Saxon Switzerland (German: Sächsische Schweiz) is a hilly climbing area and national park around the Elbe valley south-east of Dresden in Saxony, Germany. Together with the Bohemian Switzerland in the Czech Republic it forms the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.
Saxon Switzerland alone has some 1,000 climbing peaks, as well as several hollows. The area is popular with local and international climbers. (Wikipedia)