NEWAG providing 20 electric locomotives for PKP Intercity

Newag has signed a contract with PKP Inter­city to manufacture  20 new elec­tric loco­mo­ti­ves at a gross value of around PLN 367 mil­lion. 

Under the terms of the con­tract, PKP Inter­city will pur­chase 20 new elec­tric loco­mo­ti­ves with an option for an addi­tio­nal ten. The gross value of the con­tract amo­unts to approx. PLN 367 mil­lion. If PKP Inter­city exer­ci­ses the option, then the gross value of the con­tract will exceed PLN 551 mil­lion. The new electric locomotives will tra­vel at speeds of 160 km/h, thus ena­bling them to effec­ti­vely use the moder­ni­sed rail­way lines.

“It is very good news that it is a Polish com­pany that is going to sup­ply new orders for PKP Inter­city. Col­la­bo­ra­tion with dome­stic com­pa­nies is bene­fi­cial for the deve­lop­ment of rail trans­port which is of vital impor­tance to our eco­nomy,” said Andrzej Adam­czyk, Mini­ster of Infrastructure.

NEWAG must imple­ment the order within 30 mon­ths. It will also be respon­si­ble for con­duc­ting main­te­nance inspec­tions of the locos at the second,  third and  fourth level.

“Pas­sen­gers expect com­for­ta­ble, punc­tual and safe rail­way servi­ces. We are very glad that PKP Inter­city is con­stan­tly stri­ving to meet these expec­ta­tions by inten­sive inve­st­ment in new rol­ling stock, among other. This is con­fir­med by incre­asin­gly bet­ter per­for­mance results of our natio­nal car­rier which means that more and more people are tra­vel­ling on PKP Inter­city tra­ins,” stres­sed Andrzej Bit­tel, Under­se­cre­tary of State at the Mini­stry of Infrastructure.

“We have con­si­sten­tly been imple­men­ting the rol­ling stock stra­tegy within which we are going to invest more than PLN 7 bil­lion in impro­ving rail tra­vel stan­dards. The con­tract signed today is ano­ther ele­ment of this stra­tegy,” added Marek Chra­niuk, Pre­si­dent of the Mana­ge­ment Board of PKP Intercity.



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