HAVING taken over a rolling stock plant from bankrupt manufacturer Wagon, the Europejskie Konsorcjum Kolejowe Wagon consortium is planning to restart the production of freight vehicles at the site in the Polish town of Ostrów.

’We plan to invest 14m zloty annually starting in 2006’, said Chairman Marek Woloch. EKKW hopes to produce wagons for timber traffic at the plant, which currently has ’insignificant’ new build work.

Wagon maintenance is currently being undertaken at the Ostrów plant for PKP Cargo, and the consortium is proposing diversification into the refurbishment of passenger stock.