Poland’s state-owned passenger trains service PKP Intercity picked the Swiss rolling stock maker Stadler to supply 12 new trains in a contract worth PLN1bn (€234mn), PKP Intercity said on July 11.
Stadler, which has a factory in the Polish town of Siedlce, offered to supply the trains just under the budget assumed by PKP Intercity in tender specifications. The Swiss company beat the consortium of Poland’s PESA and ZNTK Minsk Mazowiecki to the contract.
PKP Intercity has been replacing old trains with new stock that is able to run faster – up to 160 kilometres per hour, currently the top speed on Polish railway tracks – and are more comfortable.
The new trains will run between popular routes linking Poland’s third largest city Wroclaw with Lublin, the biggest city in the eastern part o the country, and Kielce, an important city in central Poland. Both routes also run through Warsaw.
PKP Intercity carried 46mn passengers in 2018, a growth of 8% versus 2017.
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