Stadler delivers further trains to PKP Intercity in Poland
The Stadler trains will have ergonomic seats, modern toilets and an efficient air-conditioning system, all hoped to increase the passenger experience.
The Polish railway company PKP Intercity has awarded Stadler the contract for the delivery of 12 electric multiple unit FLIRT trains including the maintenance for 15 years.
The period for appeals expired unused on 22 July. This concludes the tender procedure announced in December 2017. The signing of the contract takes place today at the Stadler plant in Siedlce, Poland, with representatives of the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and Stadler Chairman of the Board of Directors Peter Spuhler.
The value of the contract, which includes the delivery of the vehicles and the 15-year maintenance, amounts to 270 million Swiss francs (over €247 million). The contract covers 12 eight-car electric multiple unit FLIRT trains in the long-distance version.
The new fleet will complement the series of 20 vehicles labelled ED160, which were delivered to PKP Intercity in 2015. The trains have been operated on the polish railway network since December 2015, having covered more than 23 million kilometres since then. The trains are characterised by high reliability and availability.
The trains belong to the latest generation FLIRT in the long-distance version. Their lightweight, aluminium structure reduces operating, energy and maintenance costs, translating into tangible benefits for the carrier.
The vehicles are fully compliant with the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI). The extensive range of interior accessories ensures a highly comfortable journey. Passengers may use first-class and second-class compartments as well as a dedicated lounge bar. The trains have ergonomic seats, modern toilets and an efficient air-conditioning system. They have electronic displays where one may follow route messages, and an advanced passenger information system. Every seat is equipped with a socket and individual lighting. There are also accommodations provided for people with reduced mobility.