PKP Intercity and Stadler signed the CHF 270 million (EUR 249 million) contract for the supply of 12 Flirt EMUs, including maintenance services for 15 years. In July, the Polish operator announced it had selected Stadler, and now, after the expiration of the appeals period, the contract was signed. This concludes the tender procedure announced in December 2017.
Under the contract, Stadler will deliver eight-car Flirt EMUs in the long-distance version.
The new fleet will complement the series of 20 vehicles labelled ED160, which were delivered to PKP Intercity in 2015. The trains have been operated on the polish railway network since December 2015, having covered more than 23 million kilometers since then. The trains are characterized by high reliability and availability.
Trains’ lightweight, aluminium structure reduces operating, energy and maintenance costs, translating into tangible benefits for the carrier. The vehicles are fully compliant with the Technical Specifications for Interoperability. The extensive range of interior accessories ensures a highly comfortable journey. Passengers may use first-class and second-class compartments as well as a dedicated lounge bar.
The trains have ergonomic seats, equipped with a socket and individual lighting, modern toilets and an efficient air-conditioning system. They have electronic displays where one may follow route messages, and an advanced passenger information system. There are also accommodations provided for people with reduced mobility.