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Polish rolling stock manufacturer NEWAG signed a contract for delivery of six Impuls trains

The repre­sen­ta­ti­ves of Koleje Dol­no­ślą­skie and NEWAG S.A. signed a con­tract for the deli­very of six modern Elec­tric Mul­ti­ple Units. The con­tract value exce­eds PLN 80 mil­lion and is partially co-financed  with the monies from the Euro­pean Regio­nal Deve­lop­ment Fund.

The pro­ject of the pur­chase of six modern EMUs is co-financed by the Euro­pean Union  from the funds of the Euro­pean Regio­nal Deve­lop­ment Fund within  the Regio­nal Ope­ra­tio­nal Pro­gramme  for  the Dol­no­ślą­skie Pro­vince  for the years 2007–2013. The ove­rall gross pro­ject  value is PLN 81 486 270 whe­reas  the gross Euro­pean Union  con­tri­bu­tion amo­unts to PLN  56 306 975.

The modern Impuls tra­ins which will ope­rate as part of  Koleje Dol­no­ślą­skie fleet, are three-car elec­tric mul­ti­ple units with high stan­dard of inte­rior fur­ni­shings and finish. The  orde­red tra­ins will have 165 seats in a open coach con­fi­gu­ra­tion. Each car will be air-conditioned,  it will have wi-fi, indi­vi­dual elec­tric soc­kets, pas­sen­ger infor­ma­tion sys­tem inside and out­side the train as well as an inter­com. Pas­sen­gers will be offe­red a lot of amenities.

Great empha­sis was pla­ced on enhan­cing the com­fort of tra­vel­ling for the disa­bled. Apart from spe­cially adap­ted pla­ces for pas­sen­gers on whe­el­cha­irs, the tra­ins will feature equ­ip­ment faci­li­ta­ting boar­ding, retrac­ta­ble steps cove­ring the gap between  the train and the plat­form and specially-adapted toilets. There will also be a baby chan­ging sta­tion for pas­sen­gers tra­vel­ling with small children.

We are very happy that our offer has been selec­ted as the most pre­fer­red. Ano­ther six tra­ins are going to be added to the five four-car Impuls tra­ins which are alre­ady owned by Koleje Dol­no­śla­skie , ensu­ring pas­sen­gers’ com­for­ta­ble jour­ney within the Dolny Śląsk area,” said  Zbi­gniew Konie­czek, Pre­si­dent of  NEWAG S.A.

The tra­ins will be able to tra­vel at a speed up to 160 km/h. They will start servi­cing  the rail­way routes  in Dolny Sląsk in Decem­ber this year between Wro­cław — Wał­brzych, Wro­cław – Jele­nia Góra and  Szklar­ska Poręba Górna  — Wro­cław, Wał­brzych, Jele­nia Góra. In total , they will service  26 con­nec­tions  per day .

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