Impuls 2 electric trains being tested in Warsaw
Szybka Kolej Miejska (SKM), a suburban train operator in Warsaw, has started testing the first two new Impuls 2 trains, which have already covered 200 km on the S3 line connecting Warsaw West station with Wieliszew.
They were delivered in January 2021 and the operator will receive a new fleet of electric trains from Newag by the end of this year, informs Railway Supply magazine.
During the tests, the functioning of the vehicle on the railway track, the operation of on-board devices such as ticket machines and the passenger information system are checked.
Each driver who will operate the Impuls 2 train with passengers on board must be authorized after 36 hours of supervision.
If the tests are successful, the trains will be included in the schedule for regular services originally planned on the S2 line connecting Sulejowek (18 km east of Warsaw city center) and Warsaw Chopin Airport.
The new Impuls 2 trains are manufactured by Newag and delivered under a contract signed in 2020 for the supply of 21 electric trains, 15 of which are five-car and 6 four-car trains. PLN 667.9 million (EUR 147.7 million) is the cost of the contract, which is co-financed by the European Union in the amount of EUR 46 million.
The first train entered commercial service in July 2021, with another batch of two electric trains due this month and two more in mid-March.
According to the contract, Newag is to deliver the entire fleet of electric trains by the end of November 2022. The contract with Newag also includes train maintenance training and a 7-year maintenance period.
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