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Strabag-led consortium signs EUR 85 million rail contract in Poland

Strabag-led consortium signs EUR 85 million rail contract in Poland

PKP Polish Railway Lines (PKP PLK) has signed with STRABAG-led consortium a PLN 370 million (EUR 85 million) contract for the rehabilitation of the 60 km long Chybie – Żory – Rybnik – Nędza/Turze railway section in Silesia. The consortium is formed of Traction PRKil,  STRABAG Sp. zoo, STRABAG Rail as, …

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Bydgoszcz City selects Pesa for new tram contract

Bydgoszcz City selects Pesa for new tram contract

Polish Bydgoszcz City has selected local rolling stock manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz as preferred bidder for the contract to supply 18 low-floor tramways, following a tender announced in November. The new Swing (122 NaB) fleet includes 15 vehicles of over 30 meters-long and another three of 19 m-long. The 5 car composition tram will accommodate up to …

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Over €432 million EU funding for the extension of Warsaw Metro Line 2

Over €432 million EU funding for the extension of Warsaw Metro Line 2

EU has approved over €432 million funding from the Cohesion Fund for the extension of the Warsaw Metro Line 2. EU will finance the construction of six new metro stations: “Trocka”, “Targówek”, “Szwedzka” on the North-East section of the line and “Księcia Janusza”, “Młynów” and “Płocka” on the West section. It will …

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Lithuanian Railways and Polish OT Logistics sign rail transport agreement

Lithuanian Railways and Polish OT Logistics sign rail transport agreement

Lithuanian Railways and Polish OT Logistics have signed an agreement for the effective cooperation in rail fright transport between Poland and Lithuania as well as other routes. OT Logistics completed in December 2016 the acquisition of STK SA (100%),  the fifth largest private rail operator in Poland, and Kolej Bałtycka SA (80%).  …

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Rail contracts worth over EUR 29 million for Comsa in Poland

Rail contracts worth over EUR 29 million for Comsa in Poland

Trakcja PRKiI, the subsidiary of the Comsa group in Poland, will carry out the upgrading of 28 km of Nowa Wies Wielka – Maksymilianowo railway line, located in the north of the country, with the aim of increasing the speed of freight trains to 100 km per hour. In addition, two stops and …

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EIB grants funding to Przewozy Regionalne for rolling stock acquisition and modernisation

EIB grants funding to Przewozy Regionalne for rolling stock acquisition and modernisation

Polish regional rail passenger operator Przewozy Regionalne (PR) will receive funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), which is part of the so-called Juncker Plan. The agreement concluded between the EIB and Przewozy Regionalne will provide co-financing for the rolling stock modernisation plan …

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PLN 1.8bn intermodal passenger transport hub starts operations in Poland

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Polish rail infrastructure manager PKP Polish Railway Lines (PKP PLK) has started operations of Łódź Fabryczna train station on the 12.10.2016. PKP PLK, the City of Łódź and Polskie Koleje Państwowe, with EU’s financial support, have invested over PLN 1.8bn (EUR 404 million) in the construction of the three level inter-modal transport hub which includes …

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Polish Newag and Pesa could merge to gain commercial edge on new markets

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PESA Bydgoszcz and Newag are leaders of the Polish rolling stock market, one of CEE’s most buoyant market in terms of acquisitions. Until now the local market has been fueled by a large number of train and tramway orders financed under EU’s Cohesion Fund. According to an analysis published by Gazeta Wyborcza, …

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Modernised Phoenix EMU presented in Poland

Photo: Waldemar Wylegalski http://www.gloswielkopolski.pl/

Polski Tabor Szynowy (Polish Rolling Stock) and H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych have presented a modernised EMU type EN57.  The Phoenix EMU is designed for regional and suburban transport. The prototype run over 4000 km without any issues during trials. The first ten EMUs will soon enter operation.  H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych is modernising 20 EMUs type EN57 on …

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PKP PLK launches tender worth PLN 500m for Line 1 rail section modernisation

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Polish rail infrastructure manager PKP Polish Railway Lines (PKP PLK) has launched a PLN 500m (EUR 112 million) tender for the modernisation of Częstochowa – Zawiercie rail section, the last segment of Line no 1 connecting Warsaw to Katowice (Wiedenki).  Modernisation works will include the replacement of track and catenary on the 44 …

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