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PKP Intercity Boosts Comfort and Accessibility with COMBO Wagons Upgrade

PKP Intercity Boosts Comfort and Accessibility with COMBO Wagons Upgrade
photo: PKP Intercity / Public domain/PKP Intercity COMBO
05 / 04 / 2024

To enhance its rolling stock and passenger experience, PKP Intercity awarded contracts for the modernization of 50 type 112A wagons and the transformation of 45 wagons into the COMBO standard, totaling an investment of nearly PLN 796 million.

H. Cegielski - Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych snagged the tender with a bid of PLN 461 million for the periodic repairs and upgrades, ensuring completion within 36 months. Meanwhile, PKP Intercity Remtrak took on the COMBO wagons contract valued at 335 million PLN net. This strategic enhancement will expand PKP Intercity's COMBO fleet to 155 units, elevating the travel experience across Poland with wagons that will offer comfort, modern amenities, and inclusivity.

COMBO wagons aim to redefine travel on PKP Intercity's network, catering to diverse passenger needs. These wagons are designed with inclusivity and comfort in mind, offering features such as specialized compartments for cyclists, families, and passengers with disabilities. The interiors will have noise-reducing trolleys, individual and group seating with tables, power outlets, USB sockets, Wi-Fi, and an advanced passenger information system. Moreover, the wagons also include dedicated spaces for bicycles and vending machines providing refreshments.

"We are proud that, together with PKP Intercity, we are making Polish railways develop and passengers can travel in increasingly better conditions. COMBO wagons are part of broader cooperation in this area. This is also another contract for the supply of rolling stock signed by us this year. The latest orders are part of our long-term vision for the development of both the company and the Polish railway industry. In this regard, we would like to emphasize that we are consistently working on the development of our product portfolio so that in the future passengers can continue to use FPS wagons that ensure comfort and are equipped according to the latest trends in rail transport," says Marcin Rodek, President of the Management Board of H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych.