Before Christmas, passengers travelling on the routes between Gdynia-Elbląg-Olsztyn and Gdynia-Bydgoszcz will experience a significantly increased comfort of travelling. The Marshal’s Office of Pomorskie Province has commissioned NEWAG to modernize four EN57 electric multiple units (EMUs). The first of the ordered trains has already been put in operation.
Due to their comprehensive modernization, the refurbished trains are a far cry from their originals. Both passengers and train crews will be travelling in air-conditioned interiors equipped with monitoring and passenger information systems. Interior decoration, comfortable passenger seats fitted with 230V electric sockets as well as thermal and acoustic insulation will ensure pleasant and comfortable travelling conditions. The TSI PRM-compliant toilet has been adapted to needs of passengers with restricted mobility. The trains will also be fitted with two spaces designated for wheelchairs and embarking ramps for wheelchairs as well as with bicycle racks.
Driver’s cabs have been equipped with ergonomic control panels and amenities (fridges, cookers, kettles and lockers).
The trains are capable of travelling with a speed of up to 120 km/h. The overhaul of the trains’ gear, drive and brake system will ensure that trains will be more reliable and economical. The modern traction drive with the IGBT inverter and the electro-dynamic braking will enable energy recovery to the overhead line during braking. Bogies have been fitted with brand new drive systems consisting of brand-new asynchronous traction motors, two-stage transmission with a hollow shaft and with flexible coupling transmitting torque to the wheelset.
The contract for the modernisation of four EN57 series EMUs was signed on 12.08.2014. The contract gross value is PLN 30,405,600.