Next EN57 trains, modernised by NEWAG S.A., soon to connect Pomorze with Elblag and Bygdoszcz

Before the end of this year, four moder­ni­sed EN57 Elec­tric Mul­ti­ple Units will  appear on the rail­way tracks in the Pomor­skie Pro­vince. This came about fol­lo­wing conc­lu­ding of a con­tract between the Pro­vince of Pomor­skie and NEWAG S.A., which was signed at the Marshal’s Office today, i.e., on 12th August. The con­tract was signed by Mie­czy­sław Struk, Mar­shal of Pomor­skie Pro­vince, Ryszard Świl­ski, mem­ber of the Board of Pomor­skie Pro­vince and Zbi­gniew Konie­czek, Pre­si­dent of the Board of NEWAG S.A.

“Moder­ni­sa­tion of the four elec­tric mul­ti­ple units con­sti­tu­tes a part of a series of rol­ling stock inve­st­ment pro­jects imple­men­ted by the Pro­vince of Pomor­skie such as rol­ling stock pur­chase to service the Pome­ra­nia Metro­po­li­tan Line (10 tra­ins) and rol­ling stock pur­chase to service the Mal­bork – Gru­dziądz route (4 tra­ins),” saidMie­czy­sław Struk, Mar­shal of Pomor­skie Pro­vince.  “We also plan fur­ther pur­cha­ses of elec­tric mul­ti­ple units (34 items) and moder­ni­sa­tion of the SKM rol­ling stock (21 tra­ins) within the “Mobile Pome­ra­nia” regio­nal stra­te­gic pro­gramme. All those actions aim at repla­cing the old rol­ling stock ope­ra­ted in our region with the new one. Thanks to such pro­jects local resi­dents will be able to use rail trans­port which is cha­rac­te­ri­sed by the latest tech­ni­cal solu­tions and is pas­sen­ger– friendly.”

The EMUs will be adap­ted to the needs of disa­bled pas­sen­gers, pas­sen­ger and staff com­part­ments will be fit­ted with new, highly ergo­no­mic seats with arm-rests made with damage-resistant (vandal-proof) mate­rials. Each unit will be fit­ted with new, retention-tank toilets acces­si­ble to pas­sen­gers with impa­ired mobi­lity (TSI PRM com­pliant).
The moder­ni­sed EN57 will have a modern pas­sen­ger infor­ma­tion sys­tem (exte­rior LED desti­na­tion boards  and LCD inter­nal boards display­ing the cur­rent route and train loca­tion) as well as the digi­tal inte­rior moni­to­ring sys­tem with image recor­ding. The pas­sen­ger space, staff com­part­ments and the driver’s cab are fully air-conditioned. The new EZ57 will have 168 seats, space for 2 whe­el­cha­irs and 6 bicycles.

“Due to the com­pre­hen­sive moder­ni­sa­tion of the EN57 Elec­tric Mul­ti­ple Units, the tra­ins will not resem­ble their old  coun­ter­parts at all. Their appe­arance will rece­ive a sub­stan­tial face­lift and the com­fort of tra­vel and work for train dri­vers will improve dra­ma­ti­cally,” said Zbi­gniew Konie­czek, Pre­si­dent of NEWAG S.A. “All EN57 moder­ni­sed by our com­pany rece­ive a new, func­tio­nal driver’s cab equ­ip­ped with a modern, ergo­no­mic con­trol panel fit­ted with the elec­tro­nic dia­gno­stic sys­tem and an elec­tro­nic timetable.”

The gross value of the con­tract  is PLN 30 405 600. The moder­ni­sed tra­ins will be han­ded over to the car­rier within 110 days since signing the contract.

Moder­ni­sa­tion of the four elec­tric mul­ti­ple units is imple­men­ted within the pro­ject cal­led “The pur­chase and moder­ni­sa­tion of electric-drive pas­sen­ger rol­ling stock to service inter-regional routes cove­ring at least two pro­vin­ces” co-financed  by the Infra­struc­ture and Envi­ron­ment Ope­ra­tio­nal Pro­gramme for the years 2007 – 2013 (the con­tract for co-funding was signed  on 30 June, 2014). The pro­ject invo­lves pur­chase and moder­ni­sa­tion of eight elec­tric mul­ti­ple units. The rol­ling stock pur­chase (8 tra­ins cove­red by the pro­ject) were imple­men­ted  in the years 2010 – 2012, with four tra­ins alre­ady moder­ni­sed in the years 2011–2012. The total value of the pro­ject is PLN 70. 16 mil­lion and the co-financing amo­unts to PLN 40.44 mil­lion. This moder­ni­sa­tion covers the last four tra­ins under by the project.

The moder­ni­sed rol­ling stock, ope­ra­ted by Prze­wozy Regio­nalne, will service the routes: Gdynia-Elbląg-Olsztyn and Gdynia-Bydgoszcz.