A new Diesel Multiple Unit in the livery of Koleje Mazowieckie will start operating on railway tracks in Mazowieckie Province. On 16.06.2015, a contract for the delivery of another two-car 222M train was signed by Adam Struzik, Marshal of Mazowieckie Province, Leszek Ruszczyk, Deputy Marshal of Mazowieckie Province and Zbigniew Konieczek, President of NEWAG S.A.
This modern, air-conditioned train is fully adapted to the needs of the disabled and equipped with a monitoring system. It will be delivered in December this year. Its seating capacity will be 125 including 6 fold-out seats and the standing capacity will be 140.
“Travelling comfort and safety are the expectations which have become the priorities for NEWAG S.A. The two-car Diesel Multiple Unit which will be handed over to Koleje Mazowieckie by the end of this year will have the latest technical solutions installed,” said Zbigniew Konieczek, President of NEWAG S.A. “It must be emphasized that the train will meet four collision scenarios, thus ensuring the highest safety standards,” he added.
“The new rail buses are good news for passengers of Koleje Mazowieckie. Modern, air-conditioned trains will improve the comfort of travelling as well as make servicing destinations smoother and shorten the time of travel,” said the Marshal, Adam Struzik. “This is why we invest in new rolling stock for Koleje Mazowieckie every year. By 2024, approx. PLN 2.7 billion will have been spent by the local government and Koleje Mazowieckie on purchasing new rolling stock, modernizing the old one and enhancing the technical infrastructure.”
The train will service the route between Tłuszcz – Warszawa – Czeremcha. This is the second rail bus in the Koleje Mazowieckie fleet which has been manufactured by NEWAG S.A. The first one has already been in operation for 18 months.
“I have always emphasized that the purchase of rail buses – smaller trains dedicated to passengers who live in more remote areas of Mazowieckie Province where rail services are not so frequent, is as important as the purchase of trains servicing inner city and suburban routes. We care for all our passengers because we believe that every type of passenger is equally important for us,” said Czesław Sulima, member of the Management Board and Operations Director at Koleje Mazowieckie.
At the same time, a contract for the delivery of a one-car DMU to be produced for Koleje Mazowieckie by PESA S.A. was signed. The cost of purchasing both trains will amount to approx. PLN 19.3 million. The purchase will be financed with the funds from the state budget reserve in the amount of PLN 7.3 million, the Railway Fund amounting to PLN 7.9 million and the Mazowieckie Province budget in the amount of PLN 4.1 million.