In 2001, ŽSR decided to order six GTW 2/6 DMUs. These are being built by a consortium formed of Stadler, Bombardier Transportation and Slovak workshop ŽOS Vrútky. While the central power modules are being built by Stadler Bussnang, the trailers are manufactured by ŽOS Vrútky, which also undertakes the final assembly.
The first completed unit was tested in surrounding of Vrútky (as far as to Zvolen) end April and and then, it passed a series of tests on the Czech test circuit near Cerhenice (also known as located in Velim), until beginning June.
There, also all these pictures were taken on 9 May 2003.