Newag orders 200 traction drives from Siemens

traction drivesSiemens Mobility and Newag signed a contract for the supply of 200 traction drives for the Polish manufacturer’s vehicles.

The first components will be delivered by Siemens Mobility for the new electric multiple unit for SKM Warszawa, the regional rail operator in Warsaw.

The traction drives manufactured by Siemens Mobility are equipped with innovative solutions like the use of silicon carbide or permanently magnetized motors. The components can be synchronized and customized to the individual requirements.

In March 2020, Newag won the contract for the supply of 21 Impuls 2 EMUs to SKM Warszawa by the end of 2022. The contract includes the provisioning of maintenance services for a 7 – year period and training of SKM employees.
under the contract, the Polish manufacturer will deliver 15 five-car trains with a length of 91.9 metres, while 6 four-car EMUs will have a length of 75.6 metres.

The first trainsets are expected to enter commercial services at the beginning of 2022 while all the train fleet will be operational in November 2022.

The contract, that has been signed in April, has a value of PLN 668 million (EUR 145.28 million) of which PLN 202.6 million (EUR 44.6 million) is the European funding under the OP Infrastructure and Environment 2014–2020.

The new electric multiple units will be equipped with monitoring and a modern passenger information system, ticket machines, Wi-Fi, USB chargers and AEDs. The air-conditioned trains will be fully adapted to passengers with reduced mobility.

Siemens and Newag are partners for the supply of Inspiro metro trains to Warsaw and Sofia.

In 2016, Sofia metro operator Metropolitan EAD awarded the Siemens-Newag consortium a EUR 140 million contract for the supply of 20 Inspiro trains with an option for 10 additional metro trains that was exercised in March 2019. The consortium delivered the Trainguard MT automatic train protection system, using wireless CBTC technology to achieve automatic operation on the first 8 km and 8 stations on Line 3. The new metro section, that provides transport connection on Sofia’s east-west axis, was inaugurated in August 2020.

In 2011, Siemens was awarded the contract for the delivery of 35 six-car Inspiro metro trains for Warsaw, for the Line 1 and Line 2. The vehicles’ final assembly was ensured by Newag at its Nowy Sącz plant.


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