POLAND: Having become the first Polish operator to equip its fleet with energy meters, Mazowieckie voivodship's regional passenger operator Koleje Mazowieckie has awarded PKP Energetyka a 47m z?oty contract for the supply of traction electricity.

Four bids were received for the contract, which runs for one year from April. A separate agreement is needed for use of the PKP Energetyka supply network, but this is regarded as a formality.

  • PKP Energetyka is undertaking a 1bn z?oty project to build or modernise 100 traction substations by 2015. Of these, 40 are needed to support the introduction of PKP Intercity's Alstom Pendolino trainsets.