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NEWAG has won the contract for more hybrid units

NEWAG has won the contract for more hybrid units
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03 / 08 / 2021

Newag S.A has won another contract to provide a train for Polish regional carriers. The manufacturer is currently implementing the contract, based on which it is to deliver 21 IMPULS 2 units for warsaw SKM. At the end of July, a regional carrier from Łódź - Lodzska Kolej Aglomeracyjna (ŁKA) also confirmed the purchase of three IMPULSE 2 units, estimated to be worth almost 103 million zlotys. The contract also includes the right of option to order two more units. The total value of the order will then exceed 171 million zlotys.

IMPULS 2 vehicles of type 36WEh accommodate 300 people and offer passengers 140 seats. The train can move at a speed of 160 km/h with electric traction and 120 km/h when using an internal combustion engine.

The new hybrid units in ŁKA colours will be equipped with monitoring, a modern passenger information system, ticket machines, a Wi-Fi hotspot, USB chargers and life-saving AED defibrillators. Each vehicle will be air-conditioned and fully adapted to the needs of people with reduced mobility.

The innovative hybrid multipurpose unit IMPULS 2 type 36WEh is the first Polish rolling stock to have an internal combustion engine in addition to electric drive. Thanks to this, the train can run on sections without traction network, which increases the functionality and scope of use of the vehicle for the carrier.