Today, IMPULS, the first electric multiple unit for Lubuskie Province manufactured at NEWAG initiated a regular service on the route from Zielona Góra – Poznań Central Station.
On Friday, October 31, 2014, the region’s authorities presented the latest and the most modern train operating in the Province.
“ I know that train drivers literally fight to be able to drive these trains. They are very safe and have a lot of capabilities. They can travel with a maximum speed of 160km per hour,” praised Bogdan Nowak, Marshal of Lubuskie Province.
The train cost PLN 21.4 million out of which nearly 12.2 million came from the European Union funds. The train was purchased under the contract signed with the Western Procurement Group (comprising Zachodniopomorskie and Lubuskie Provinces) within the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme, together with Zachodniopomorskie Province.
The total project comprises the purchase of 14 IMPULS trains, two of which will go to Lubuskie Province. The other EMU for Lubuskie will be delivered in the first quarter of next year.
IMPULS trains manufactured by NEWAG are one of the most modern trains in Poland. The sound-insulated, air-conditioned interior, comfortable seats, Internet access and electric sockets ensure passengers’ comfort while travelling. The low floor facilitates boarding and de-boarding also for passengers with impaired mobility and there are special designated spaces for passengers on wheelchairs. IMPULS trains are economical and safe: they are characterized by low energy consumption due to the fact that while the train is braking, some of the electric energy is recovered to the overhead line. The train is equipped with a modern audio-visual passenger information system, an interior monitoring system as well as an intercom — the driver– passenger communication system. The train meets strict European crashworthiness and collision standards.