Stadler has emerged as the winner of the tender for the supply of twelve electric multiple units of the type FLIRT for PKP Intercity. After expiration of the appeal period of the award is now final and the contract can be signed.
The Polish railway company PKP Intercity has Stadler awarded the contract for the supply of twelve electric multiple units FLIRT including maintenance over 15 years. The appeal period has expired unused on 22 July of 2019. So that was announced in December 2017 tender process is completed. The signing of the contract today is Wednesday at Stadler plant in Siedlce, Poland, with representatives of the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and Stadler Chairman Peter Spuhler instead. The value of the contract includes the supply of vehicles and the 15 years of service, is 270 million Swiss francs.
The contract includes twelve eight-car electric multiple units of the type FLIRT in the long-distance version. The new fleet is considered as a supplement to the series of 20 vehicles with the designation ED160, which was delivered to PKP Intercity in, 2015. The trains are on the Polish rail network on the go, since December, 2015. They have since more than 23 million kilometers and are characterized by high reliability and availability.
The trains meet the latest generation of electric Niederflurtriebzugs FLIRT in the long-distance version. The lightweight aluminum construction contributes significantly to lower operating, energy and maintenance costs, which brings measurable benefits to the operator. The vehicles meet the technical specifications of interoperability (TSI). The comfortable interior provides a pleasant travel. Passengers are compartments of the first and second class with 354 seats and a bistro compartment available. The trains are equipped with ergonomic seats, modern toilets and a powerful air conditioning. On electronic billboards messages can be tracked over the course of the trip. These are complemented by a modern passenger information system. Each seat has a power outlet and has an individual lighting. The trains meet the requirements for persons with reduced mobility (PRM) in full.
FLIRT for PKP Intercity.(Stadler Images)