Polish rolling stock manufacturers PESA Bydgoszcz and Newag were awarded grants from the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) to design and manufacture innovative rolling stock.
Pesa received a PLN 24 million (EUR 5.5 million) grant for designing a metro train. The total value of the “Energy-saving metro with higher level of comfort and safety” project is PLN 60 million (EUR 13.8 million).
Newag plans to develop the world’s first family of autonomous, re-configurable, bimodal traction vehicles for inter-regional, regional and suburban rail passenger transport, TSI-compliant. The total value of the rolling stock project is PLN 35 million (EUR 8 million) and Newag received a PLN 15.4 million (EUR 3.5 million) grant from NCBR.