Today the first passengers could test the first three-unit IMPULS 36WEa manufactured for Opole Province by Newag S.A. Although an official handing over ceremony is scheduled for August 26 this year, Marshal of the Province and representatives of the Province Board accompanied passengers during the test ride of the new train on the route between the Kędzierzyn-Koźle and Wrocław.
The leaders of the Province expressed their enthusiasm: Marshal Andrzej Buła called the train “our regional pendolino” and a member of the board emphasized the fact that the train was in 90% manufactured in Poland.
Impuls 36 WEa trains for Opole Province are fitted with cutting-edge drive and braking systems, air-conditioning, modern audio-video passenger information system and a monitoring system. Passengers, travelling in comfortable conditions, can charge their electric equipment thanks to AC 230V electric sockets fitted on each of 176 chairs and use free Wi-Fi. The trains are adjusted to transporting passengers with reduced mobility and bicycles. The trains travel with a maximum speed of 160km/h, and recently, they have beaten the speed record reaching 226km/h.
Under the contract, by the end of this year Newag will supply three trains to Opole Province and the remaining two until 31.01.2018. Provincial authorities may also use an option for two additional trains to be delivered until 10.12.2018. The total value of the contract exceeds PLN 88 million. The contract will be funded from four sources: the budget of Opolskie Province, specific reserve in the State budget, the Railway Fund and the Regional Operational Programme for Opole Province for the years 2014–2020 which will provide EUR 15.5 million.
More information : www.opolskie.pl