PKP Intercity has announced that, during the second half of this year, it will launch new tenders for the modernisation of the existing fleet and procurement of new trains and locomotives.
Within the next few weeks, PKP Intercity will sign new contracts for the procurement of 12 new electric multiple units, valuated at PLN 1 billion (EUR 230.17 million), Adam Laskowski, Member of the Board of PKP Intercity, said.
In the second half of 2019, PKP Intercity plans to modernise and acquire new rolling stock. The operator intends to modernise 90 second-class 111A / 141A coaches, 40 Z1A / Z1B cars and to upgrade 20 EU/EP07 locomotives to operate at speeds of 160km/h.
PKP Intercity will launch tender for the procurement of 10 new shunting locomotives and 10 multi-system electric locomotives, with an option for additional 5 units.
The Polish operator is currently implementing its largest fleet modernisation programme. PKP Intercity signed PLN 500 million (EUR 115 million) contracts for the modernisation of its fleet, during the first half of 2019.
In the first half of the year, the carrier selected Stadler for the supply of 12 Flirt multiple units.
PKP Intercity and H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych signed a PLN 90 million (EUR 21.12 million) contract to rebuild 13 SM42 diesel locomotives.
A PLN 275 million (EUR 63.3 million) contract was signed with a consortium of ZNTK Mińsk Mazowiecki – Pesa for the modernisation of 14 ED74 electric multiple units.
Another PLN 224 million (EUR 51.56 million) contract was signed with H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych for 55 new passenger cars, with additional 26 coaches. PKP Intericty also signed a PLN 61.4 million (EUR 14 million) contract with the Poznan rolling stock manufacturer for the transformation of 10 coaches into restaurant cars. With H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych, the operator has also signed a PLN 90 million (EUR 20.7 million) contract to upgrade 13 SM42 diesel locomotives.
During the first half of this year, 22.8 million passengers used PKP Intercity’s transport services, representing a 6% increase compared to the same period of 2018.