Today witnessed the signing of the contract for the delivery of 12 five-unit electric multiple units of the total gross value of PLN 257 272 950. The scope of the contract covers not only the delivery of the trains but also their maintenance, supply of a post-crash packet and training for the carrier’s staff. The first ‘Impuls’ trains will be handed over to Koleje Mazowieckie as early as in the2nd quarter of 2015.
The modern ‘Impuls’ trains which will operate as part of Koleje Mazowieckie fleet, are five-unit electric multiple units fitted with efficient, economical drive and high standard of interiors. Each train will have 206 seats in a open-coach layout and 325 standing places. Passengers will be able to use a series of amenities with all trains being air-conditioned, fitted with wi-fi, electric sockets, passenger information systems and intercom systems. They will also have extra space for oversized luggage.
“This is the biggest contract I have signed this year. This time next year, Koleje Mazowieckie will boast twelve cutting-edge ‘Impuls’ trains,” said Zbigniew Konieczek, President of NEWAG S.A. „I’d like to add that these will be the first five-unit ‘Impuls’ 45 WE trains manufactured at NEWAG. Thanks to this contract, we will enlarge our product portfolio.”
Great emphasis has been placed on disabled passengers’ comfort. Besides special places dedicated to passengers on wheelchairs, they will also have at their disposal equipment which facilities embarking as well as specially adapted toilets. The trains will also be fitted with changing stations for passengers travelling with small children.
“Passengers’ comfort is our priority and this is undoubtedly dependent on the number of trains we have at our disposal. Therefore, we have done everything to finalise this project which is of strategic importance to our company. In consequence, the comfort of travelling on the route with the biggest transit needs will be increased,” said Artur Radwan, while signing the contract together with NEWAG’s President.
The trains will be able to travel with a speed of up to 160 km/h. In the 2ndquarter of 2015, the first trains will start servicing Route No 1, i.e., the route with the heaviest passenger traffic. The gross cost of the contract exceeds PLN 257 million.