Pomorskie voivodship awarded the EUR 27.5 million (114 156 300 zł) contract for the supply of 10 DMU to Pesa Bydgoszcz. Pesa’s competitor was Newag, which submitted a higher price offer of over 120 mln zł.
The seven three-car and three two-car DMUs will be used on Pomeranian Metropolitan Rail (Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna, PKM) line and are to be delivered by May 2015.
According to PKM, the DMUs are adapted to satisfy the needs of disabled passengers, are equipped with internal and external monitoring, air conditioning and accommodate 6 bicycles holders in each unit. The DMU will also be equipped with Dynamic Passenger Information (DPI
Pomeranian Metropolitan Rail is the project aiming at connecting Gdansk airport with central railway stations in Gdansk and Gdynia. The project consists of the construction of 20 km (almost all double track) of railway infrastructure dedicated to suburban/regional passengers services in the Tricity area, along the corridor of an existing old regional railway.
On 7th May 2013, a Consortium formed of Budimex (leader, 95% shares) and Ferrovial Agroman SA signed a contract with Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna SA for the design and construction of the Pomeranian Metropolitan Railway in Gdańsk (17 km section of two-track railway from the Gdańsk Wrzeszcz station, to Lech Wałęsa Airport, to the link with no. 201 railway line: Gdynia – Kościerzyna; 1.4 km of one-track siding between PMR and the no. 201 railway line; 8 passenger stops; a technical station for changing train travel direction; Local Control Centre building; 16 railway viaducts, 8 road viaducts and one overpass in the vicinity of the airport, 5 passages over the tracks, footbridges, culverts, and animal crossings.) The net value of the contract was PLN 582.2 million. The works will continue until April 2015.