Alstom will Suplly 20 High Speed Trains to PKP

Alstom will Suplly 20 High Speed Trains to PKP
June 10, 2011 7:09 am

Alstom has won a €665 contract from Poland-based long-distance rail operator PKP Intercity to supply 20 high-speed trains, conduct maintenance for 17 years and construct a new maintenance depot.

The trainsets will have 7 cars each, based on Alstom’s new Pendolino platform, and will operate on the Warsaw-Gdansk-Gdynia, Warsaw-Krakow and Warsaw-Katowice routes.

The trainsets will travel between Warsaw and Gdansk in 2.5 hours, and between Warsaw and Krakow or Warsaw and Katowice in slightly more than 2 hours, shortening the travel time considerably.

The trains will run at a speed of 250km/h and carry up to 402 passengers. The trains will be manufactured at Alstom’s Savigliano site in Italy, where it manufactures Pendolino trains. The first trains are scheduled for delivery in 2014. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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