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Koleje Mazowieckie Expands Fleet with 25 New FLIRT Trains in Latest Stadler Deal

Koleje Mazowieckie Expands Fleet with 25 New FLIRT Trains in Latest Stadler Deal
photo: Stadler / Public domain/Stadler Flirt for Koleje Mazowieckie
08 / 07 / 2024

Koleje Mazowieckie, one of the most modern regional passenger transport operators in Poland, consistently invests in new rolling stock to increase the comfort and safety of rail travel in Masovia. After stipulating last week’s framework agreement for the production of 50 FLIRT units with the first two executive agreements for 25 units, Stadler won another tender for the supply of 15 train units of the same type with an option for an additional 10. The agreement also includes the fleet’s maintenance for 18 years. The order will be co-financed with EU funds.

On Thursday, Koleje Mazowieckie and Stadler signed the contract for the supply of a total of 25 FLIRT trains of the latest generation along with their 18-year maintenance. The agreement was signed by the representatives of both parties: Robert Stępień and Czesław Sulima for Koleje Mazowieckie and Philipp Brunner and Arkadiusz Świerkot for Stadler. Like the order signed last week, this investment will be co-financed by EU funds.

The vehicles purchased from the first call-off for 15 units will serve connections in the Masovian Voivodeship on the fully modernized TEN-T network, the trans-European transport system. The implementation of the option will allow Koleje Mazowieckie to further develop the transport offer by increasing the number of connections on routes to and from Warsaw: Warsaw - Płock, Warsaw - Otwock, and Warsaw - Sochaczew.

"We are working dynamically towards the development of the Masovian Voivodeship, but also railway transport in our region. In 2018, we concluded a contract for the purchase of 61 FLIRT EMUs. This year, we have already signed contracts for the purchase of a total of 75 new vehicles. These investments are possible thanks to the effective use of EU funds and are the best proof that our company is a modern railway carrier guaranteeing high quality of the transport services provided," said Robert Stępień, President of the Management Board of Koleje Mazowieckie.

The new vehicles for Masovia, like the units from last week’s orders, will be manufactured at the Stadler Polska plant in Siedlce. 

Philipp Brunner, Member of Stadler’s Executive Board and EVP of Division Central Europe emphasizes the long-term and successful cooperation with Koleje Mazowieckie: "I am pleased that today we have signed the next contract with Koleje Mazowieckie for the supply of 15 FLIRT trains, supporting our client in the consistent pursuit of ensuring the highest quality of transport services in Masovia. Including the agreements signed last week, our plant will produce for Koleje Mazowieckie 40 FLIRT vehicles. Assuming the full implementation of both contracts, we will deliver as many as 75 five-car FLIRT trains of the latest generation for Koleje Mazowieckie in the coming years. This is great news for Stadler Polska, our suppliers in the region, and also for passengers on Masovian routes. We would like to thank our client for their trust and we look forward to continuing our fruitful cooperation."

The new FLIRT trains for Koleje Mazowieckie are air-conditioned, equipped with visual and sound information devices, and can travel at a speed of up to 160 km/h. Each vehicle offers 275 seats, as well as comprehensive space with bicycle racks and storage for larger luggage. The trains are equipped with wireless internet access, internal and external screens, and devices that enable contact between the passenger and the driver in case of emergency. Moreover, they provide facilities for people with reduced mobility or for travelers with children, such as platforms and fastenings for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Toilets are also adapted to the needs of passengers with restricted mobility. Hearing-impaired and deaf people can benefit from an information system installed especially for them: an induction loop that sends electromagnetic signals to hearing aids.

Source: Stadler Press Releases