Today in Grodzisk Mazowiecki there was an official handing over ceremony of 39WE electric multiple units manufactured by NEWAG S.A. for Warszawska Kolei Dojazdowa [Warsaw Commuter Rail].
Under the agreement signed on 26.08.2014, Newag already delivered three out of six electric multiple units in April and May this year for providing passenger rail transport in the Warsaw metropolitan area. The agreement also provides for maintenance services for 6 months since handing over of each train as well as staff training in maintenaining the vehicles.
The total gross value of the contract is PLN 98, 227, 800.00 s (net value PLN 79, 860, 000.00). The last train ordered will be delivered in late August this year.
“It is an honour for me to be able to officially hand over today to the Management of Warszawska Kolej Dojazdowa a new 39WE train which we are very proud of. We are convinced that this vehicle will meet your expectations and expectations of your most demanding passengers. We have manufactured a train which will be not only comfortable and reliable but also very safe due to the implementation of cutting-edge technical solutions,” said Zbigniew Konieczek, President of NEWAG S.A.
39WE electric multiple units are six-car, 60 metre-long trains consisting of two open-space parts comprising three cars each. Its total passenger capacity will be 505, including 164 seating capacity. (including on 32 folding chairs) and 16 doors on each side of the train facilitate boarding and de-boarding. 39WE is equipped with an integrated passenger information system featuring external LED displays and internal LCD monitors. An interior monitoring system with an Intercom enabling contact with the train driver ensure passengers’ safety while travelling. All the trains are fitted with an air-conditioning system with a window layout enabling free air exchange throughout the train and a passenger counting system.
39WE EMUs are adjusted to transporting passengers with reduced mobility thanks to specially designated spaces for wheelchairs and fold-out ramps will facilitate boarding and de-boarding for passengers on wheelchairs, mothers with small children and cyclists. There is also a designated space for transporting bicycles. The new trains will travel at 80 km/h on WKD lines.