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Newag will supply ten new PKP Intercity locomotives.

Newag will supply ten new PKP Intercity locomotives.
photo: PKP Intercity press materials/Newag will supply ten new PKP Intercity locomotives.
27 / 10 / 2021

The contract concluded between the state-owned carrier PKP Intercity and the rolling stock manufacturer Newag S.A. covers the purchase of 10 new multi-system electric locomotives with an alternative for another 5 vehicles. The agreement also combines the provision of technical maintenance services by the manufacturer. The value of the contract is PLN 258.6 million. If PKP Intercity exercises the right to order additional locomotives, the value of the contract will increase to almost PLN 388 million.

According to the contract, NEWAG is required to deliver all locomotives to their customers within 42 months of signing the contract. The first carrier is to be delivered within 18 months. The corporation will also provide technical maintenance services for locomotives at the second, third, and fourth stages of maintenance.

The new multi-system locomotives will reach a speed of 200 km / h and will be able to run on railway lines with power supply systems with voltages: 3kV DC, 15kV AC, 25kV AC. Thanks to this, they will travel both in Poland and on international routes. The manufacturer will have to obtain a permit to operate vehicles in six countries: Poland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. All trains will be provided with the European ETCS Level 2 train control system, which significantly raises safety measures on the tracks.

The capabilities of modern multi-system locomotives will provide quicker journeys thanks to the use of modernized railway lines and, in the future, new lines. The vehicles will serve domestic and international routes, which will give us the opportunity to expand the offer of international connections. "The expansion of the fleet with additional electric vehicles will be the next step on our way to achieving climate neutrality," said Marek Chraniuk, CEO of PKP Intercity.