GRIFFIN — the first Polish TSI compliant locomotive

Manu­fac­tu­red at NEWAG, the four-axle E4MSU Grif­fin elec­tric loco­mo­tive, is the first Polish loco­mo­tive to be gran­ted a cer­ti­fi­cate of com­pliance with TSI.

The Rail­way Insti­tute con­fir­med GRIFFIN’s com­pliance with three Tech­ni­cal Spe­ci­fi­ca­tions for Inte­ro­pe­ra­bi­lity, namely, “Loco­mo­ti­ves and pas­sen­ger rol­ling stock” (LOC & PAS), “Noise” (NOI) and “Safety in rail­way tun­nels” (SRT), which means that the locomotive’s design meets the tech­ni­cal spe­ci­fi­ca­tions for inte­ro­pe­ra­bi­lity in force in the Euro­pean Union.

“The fact that GRIFFIN has been offi­cially cer­ti­fied as TSI com­pliant will faci­li­tate the pro­cess of its homo­lo­ga­tion in other mar­kets,” said Bar­tosz Krze­miń­ski, Deputy Pre­si­dent of NEWAG S.A. “As a three-system loco­mo­tive (3kV DC, 15 kV AC and 25 kV AC), E4MSU GRIFFIN may be licen­sed for ope­ra­tions in most Euro­pean coun­tries after it pas­ses country-specific tests for rail traf­fic mana­ge­ment sys­tems and safety systems.”

So far, GRIFFIN has been cer­ti­fied for run­ning in the ter­ri­tory of the Repu­blic of Poland and it has been tested by seve­ral carriers.

In Febru­ary 2015, KOLPREM ope­ra­ted a GRIFFIN loco­mo­tive on dif­fi­cult rail­way routes in Sile­sia and Mało­pol­ska, cha­rac­te­ri­sed by 12 per mille tracks, where it smo­othly pul­led tra­ins of 3270t in weight.

KOLPREM’s train dri­vers are enthu­sia­stic about GRIFFIN’s state-of-the-art and well-thought out design, meeting their expec­ta­tions rela­ted to trac­tion para­me­ters and com­fort of tra­vel­ling.
“Thanks to its very effi­cient suspen­sion, when dri­ving a GRIFFIN, the dri­ver feels as if he was dri­ving along new infra­struc­ture,” said Adam Dej, KOLPREM’s instructor.

A spa­cious and ergo­no­mic driver’s cab, low noise level and LED ligh­ting are among GRIFFIN’S other advantages.