First new Newag trains arrive in Warsaw
Rolling stock manufacturer Newag has delivered the first two Impuls 2 EMUs to Szybka Kolej Miejska in Warsaw.
The new electric trains will soon begin carrying passengers, informs Railway Supply magazine citing Nakolei Pl. At the end of February 2021, the production of the first Impuls 2 for SKM Warszawa began at Newag factories.
In July, the rolling stock manufacturer announced that the first electric train for the capital carrier was ready. Initially, it was said that the first new Impuls 2 will appear in Warsaw in the spring of 2022, but they managed to speed up the timeline a bit, and today Newag and SKM officially unveiled the first two EZTs.
One of them has a special design, reminiscent of the European Year of Rail that has already passed and that the purchase of new rolling stock was co-financed from EU funds. This particular EMU was the 200th Newag Impuls.
According to the schedule, all 21 Newag Impulses should be delivered to Warsaw before the end of 2022. Deliveries of new trains will allow launching two new SKM railway routes. The new trains for SKM Warszawa are equipped with Wi-Fi, USB chargers, a modern passenger information system, ticket machines and AED rescue defibrillators.
Each vehicle will be air-conditioned and fully adapted to the needs of people with reduced mobility, parents traveling with children in strollers or passengers with bicycles. The value of the contract executed by Newag is almost PLN 668 million, almost PLN 203 million of which is for the Infrastructure and Environment of the Operational Program for 2014-2020.
The contract with Newag also covers staff training in train maintenance and a seven-year service.
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