PKP Intercity has signed a contract with Newag for 20 new electric locomotives.
The PLN 367 million (€85 million) deal is part of the long distance operator’s plans to invest around PLN 7 billion (€1.63 billion) in its services by 2023 – the largest in its history.
These new Griffin locomotives, which can travel at speeds of up to 160km/h, will be delivered within 30 months.
An option for an additional 10 locomotives is also included in the contract, as is maintenance and training for PKP Intercity staff.
These new vehicles will be used on services throughout Poland, including on the following routes:
- Przemyśl – Lublin – Warsaw – Bydgoszcz – Gdynia / Piła – Kołobrzeg / (Gorzów Wielkopolski);
- Suwałki – Białystok / Lublin – Warsaw – Poznań – Szczecin / Gorzów Wielkopolski / Zielona Góra.
Infrastructure minister Andrzej Adamczyk said: “The next order for PKP Intercity will be implemented by the Polish company. It’s a good news. Cooperation with domestic enterprises serves the development of railways, which is extremely important for our economy.”
Newag president Zbigniew Konieczek said that the new locomotives will be the most modern electric locomotives in the country.