POLAND: Siemens is to supply PKP Intercity with 10 Eurosprinter ES64U4 multi-system electric locomotives for 200 km/h passenger services, the Polish national operator announced on June 27.

Siemens submitted the only bid in response to the call for tenders, pricing the locomotives at €44·5m. The purchase will be financed using a 2006 credit agreement with the European Investment Bank.

Details of the contract are currently being finalised. An initial locomotive is expected to arrive for testing by the end of 2008, and deliveries will be completed in two years.