PESA modernizes 125 passenger railcars for PKP Intercity

The PESA plant in Bydgoszcz will repair 125 passenger railcars for the Polish carrier PKP Intercity. On December 22, 2020, a corresponding agreement was signed. This is one of the elements of the 7 billion PLN program for the modernization of rolling stock, announced several years ago, informs  Railway Supply  magazine with reference to Polskie Radio.

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Picture: PKP Intercity

The railcars will be fully repaired and modernized, equipped with the most modern devices that will improve the comfort of passengers. After modernization, they will become much more convenient for passengers. All of them will be equipped with air conditioning, facilities for the disabled, USB and electrical outlets.

This is another contract signed by PKP Intercity with the Bydgoszcz plant. In total, Pesa is modernizing more than 200 wagons belonging to the carrier, and PKP Intercity plans to upgrade another 700 wagons.

PESA Consortium Bydgoszcz and ZNTK Mińsk Mazowiecki recently upgraded wagons for PKP Intercity under two contracts, and at the end of November the carrier received the last of 125 upgraded wagons. They are already used by passengers throughout Poland.

In addition to passenger railcars, PESA is currently implementing a PLN 275 million contract for the modernization of 14 ED74 electric trains. The value of the contracts within PKP investment program signed with rolling stock manufacturer from Bydgoszcz is PLN 2,016 billion.

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