Stadler has officially opened the train maintenance and repair facility in Sochaczew, central Poland, a year after the symbolic groundbreaking ceremony.
The ceremony was held together with the authorities of Mazovia and Koleje Mazowieckie, the rail passenger operator in Warsaw agglomeration and the rest of the Mazowieckie voivodeship.
The new hall with a total area of 2,500 square metres has two service tracks, a warehouse, a workshop, a technical room, an office and social facilities, track and road infrastructure, and a parking lot.
Stadler has invested PLN 22 million (EUR 4.76 million) to build the new train facility.
“A maintenance and repair hall is another result of cooperation between the voivodeship’s local government, the Koleje Mazowieckie company and the Stadler company. In less than a year, a modern facility was built, which will be an ideal base for the rolling stock of Koleje Mazowieckie,”
The maintenance facility for the Flirt trains was built under the contract signed between Koleje Mazowieckie and Stadler in June 2020. In March 2021 a milestone was achieved as Stadler received a building permit for the facility located on the premises of the Sochaczew rolling stock repair and operation section, at the border of the city of Sochaczew and the village of Czerwonka Parcel, 4 km south of Sochaczew. According to the signed contract, there is the opportunity to expand the facility and the services to accommodate other type of vehicles.
The modern train maintenance and repair facility will provide maintenance services for the Flirt vehicles of Koleje Mazowieckie, successively delivered by Stadler under the framework agreement of 2018 for the supply of 61 units. The company already operates 30 Flirt 160 single-decker regional trains built by Stadler Polska.
Currently, Koleje Mazowieckie is implementing a PLN 2 billion (EUR 433 million) train procurement project, covering the delivery of 71 Flirt EMUs equipped with ETCS level 2.
“We invest not only in modern vehicles, but also in our technical facilities, including modernising the facilities for repair and operation of rolling stock. This maintenance and repair hall is a very modern facility that will ensure the provision of services at the highest level. I am glad that this facility, crucial for the maintenance of our newest vehicles, was built in just over 12 months,” Robert Stępień, the President of the Management Board of Koleje Mazowieckie said.