The press service of PKP Intercity revealed the secret of a large tender for new railcars. There are certain changes in the approach to the contract. It is reported by Railway Supply with reference to Rynek Kolejowy.

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A major tender for 300 new railcars, with an option for another 150, is due to be announced by PKP Intercity in the coming weeks. It is assumed that it will include various railcars designed for speeds up to 200 km/h.

“Our offer meets the needs of different groups of passengers to the maximum extent possible, so this order should cover a variety of carriages: first and second class, compartment and reserved seats, adapted to the needs of people with disabilities, adapted for transporting bicycles, dining cars,” said Marta Zemska from the press service of PKP Intercity.

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Day-night wagons should be a novelty, allowing comfortable travel at night. Will these be cars that can be used during the day as seating cars, or sleeping cars, or maybe regular cars with comfortable seats and the ability to turn off the lights completely (which, again, was forgotten in the last contracts)? Nobody knows this yet. It is important to note that wagons should bring a new quality to travel, which did not work very well with the latest FPS (Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych) order.

The railcars will be designed based on a new design approach. The operating speed must be at least 200 km/h. The wagons must be able to run on the territory of Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Lithuania. We will provide more information when the tender is announced, Marta Zemska added.

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