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.