The Marshall Office of Wielkopolska Region and Pesa Bydgoszcz signed a contract for the supply of five 5-car Elf 2 EMU which will be put into operation on Poznań Metropolitan Railway, serving city’s agglomeration area. The contract, which provides a 60-month warranty, has a value of PLN 127.3 million (EUR 29.5 million), of which EUR 11.3 million (PLN 48.7 million) is EU co-financing covered under the Operational Program Infrastructure and Environment for 2014-2020. The new EMUs will be delivered from June to December 2020.
Newag and Stadler Polska submitted their offer, but Pesa’s was considered the most favorable.
The new trainsets will be adapted to handle the agglomeration traffic and will have a capacity of 240 seats. The trains, that will run at speeds of 160 km/h, will be fully compliant with the Technical Specifications of Interoperability (TSI) and will be equipped with ETCS baseline 3.
Each train will be fitted with 5 ticket machines, two toilets in a closed system, passenger air conditioning, Wi-Fi system, dynamic passenger information system, monitoring, places for disabled passengers and for bicycles. In addition, the vehicles will be adapted to install the Poznań Agglomeration Card (PEKA) system on board.
The Elf EMUs will run on transport connections serving Poznań Metropolitan Railway, on the Opalenica-Poznań-Września line, but they can also be used on other railway routes from Poznań to Gniezno, Czempinia, Wronki and Rogoźno.
After the new trains will be supplied, Wielkopolska region will have 73 units, of which 49 electric trainsets.