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  • Pesa 6Dn-001 hydrogen fuel cell shunting locomotive (Photo: Radosław Kopras)
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    Hydrogen shunting locomotive unveiled

    2021-09-24T14:14:00Z

    POLAND: Pesa Bydgoszcz has unveiled its prototype SM42-6Dn hydrogen fuel cell shunting locomotive at the Trako 2021 trade fair in Gdańsk. ‘This initiative will be of key importance for accelerating the development of this technology in Poland’, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in a message to ...

  • Cargounit Siemens Mobility Vectron MS locomotive (2)
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    Cargounit signs 30-loco framework agreement

    2021-09-23T14:05:00Z

    POLAND: Leasing company Cargounit and Siemens Mobility signed a framework contract for the supply and maintenance of up to 30 Vectron MS locomotives at the Trako trade fair on September 22. There is a firm order for 10 to be delivered between this year and the ...

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    Freight: An intermodal gateway emerges in northeast Europe

    2021-09-15T12:27:00Z

    Connected since July to the Polish border by a standard gauge link, the Kaunas Intermodal Terminal in Lithuania is set to become a strategic hub for the Baltic States as part of the wider Rail Baltica programme.

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    Warszawa tram network extended to Winnica

    2021-09-13T15:41:00Z

    POLAND: Tramwaje Warszawskie has started revenue operation on a 1·3 km extension of tram routes 2 and 17 from Nowodwory to Winnica in the north of the city.

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    Flat wagons for longer containers certified

    2021-09-02T07:29:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: United Wagon Co has obtained Eurasian Customs Union certification for the Type 13-6724 high capacity container wagon design that it has developed for Laude Smart Intermodal, which ordered 1 000 last year for use on Russia – Poland services. The Type 13-6724 wagon was designed ...

  • DiGas worked with Orion Kolej to convert a SM42 shunting loco to dual-fuel operation, using LNG supplied by Novatek Green Energy.
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    Shunters converted to gas dual-fuel operation

    2021-08-19T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Shunting locomotives in Estonia and Poland have been converted to diesel and gas dual-fuel operation using the NYSMART technology developed by Latvian company DiGas. A TEM2 shunting locomotive belonging to Estonian state-owned oil shale company Enefit Kaevandused has been converted to ...

  • Pesa hydrogen loco impression
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    Modular rolling stock and technology partnerships in Pesa’s 2025+ strategy

    2021-07-26T08:46:00Z

    POLAND: Modular and ‘hydrogen ready’ rolling stock and technology partnerships are included in a five-year development strategy set out by rolling stock manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz. The company said it aims to achieve stable development, strengthen its position in the domestic market and expand internationally by ...

  • PCC Intermodal Pesa Gama loco impression
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    PCC Intermodal orders two types of electric loco

    2021-07-07T10:27:00Z

    POLAND: PCC Intermodal has awarded two contracts for the supply of electric locomotives to support expansion of its container services. Under the first contract signed on June 29 Alstom is to supply four Traxx MS3 multi-system locomotives, and provide staff training and full maintenance services. ...

  • PKP Energetyka has built a lithium-ion battery energy storage facility designed to stabilise the traction electricity supply and allow for more efficient use of renewable energy sources.
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    Battery power banks to boost Polish traction supply

    2021-07-06T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Traction power supply infrastructure company PKP Energetyka has built a lithium-ion battery energy storage facility designed to stabilise the traction electricity supply and allow for more efficient use of renewable energy sources. PKP Energetyka says the energy storage facility installed at Garbce, 50 km ...

  • The technical and economic feasibility of operating 550 km/h magnetic levitation vehicles on existing railway alignments in addition to conventional trains is to be studied by infrastucture manager RFI and Polish-Swiss maglev and hyperloop technology comp
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    Feasibility of adding 550 km/h maglev services to existing railway corridors to be studied

    2021-06-21T11:57:00Z

    ITALY: The technical and economic feasibility of operating 550 km/h magnetic levitation vehicles on existing railway alignments in addition to conventional trains is to be studied by infrastucture manager RFI and Polish-Swiss maglev and hyperloop technology company Nevomo. The organisations have signed a one-year memorandum ...

  • Gdansk tram
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    Gdańsk tram overhaul

    2021-06-21T06:00:00Z

    POLAND: Gdańsk’s tram operator has awarded sole bidder 4iB a 12·7m złoty contract to overhaul 10 Düwag N8C-MF01 trams. The 12-month project will include modernisation of the traction and control systems, mechanical repairs and upgrading of the passenger information systems on the vehicles, which were ...

  • Helsinki Variotram (Photo: Vladimir Waldin)
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    Withdrawn Helsinki trams to be tested in Poland

    2021-06-17T11:39:00Z

    POLAND: Two of the 40 Variotrams which have been withdrawn from service in Helsinki are to be tested in Łódź this summer, with the city’s transport operator potentially looking to acquire further vehicles if the trials prove successful. MPK Łódź will be able to use ...

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    Olsztyn tram extension contract finalised

    2021-06-10T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: After more than year of appeals against the planned contract award, in early June the city of Olsztyn was finally cleared to award a consortium of Polimex and Trakcja a 403m złoty contract to build a 6 km extension of the tram network. The ...

  • Local passenger services around Katowice and Gliwice are to be stepped up from 2022 under plans announced by the Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metropolia authority (Photo: GZM/Krzysztof Malinowski)
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    Śląskie timetable improvements in GZM rail strategy

    2021-05-26T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Local passenger services around Katowice and Gliwice are to be stepped up from 2022 under plans announced by the Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metropolia authority, which has set out a four-stage expansion strategy to develop the region’s rail network as a backbone for sustainable transport. GZM was ...

  • Freight operator Inter Cargo has leased two Bombardier Traxx locomotives from Railpool under a deal which includes full maintenance.
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    Inter Cargo leases Traxx locomotives

    2021-05-21T09:40:00Z

    POLAND: Freight operator Inter Cargo has leased two Bombardier Traxx locomotives from Railpool under a deal which includes full maintenance. The Class 186 locomotives will augment Inter Cargo’s own fleet of 22 electric locos, and are being used on domestic services within Poland. ‘We ...

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    Toruń tramway extension contract awarded

    2021-05-11T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: A consortium of Balzola Polska and Intop Warszawa has been awarded a 158m złoty contract to build a 5·5 km tramway extension to the Jar residential district in the north of the city of Toruń. The double-track route will run along the median of ...

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    Direct award planned for Germany – Poland services

    2021-05-01T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Berlin-Brandenburg transport authority VBB has annouced its intention to negotiate a directly-awarded contract for DB Regio to continue to operate cross-border regional passenger services to Poland. The contract would include services RB91 Frankfurt (Oder) – Rzepin, RB92 Guben – Zielona Góra and RB66/RE66 (Berlin–) ...

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    Metro Report International

    Twist trams delivered to Tramwaje Śląskie

    2021-04-26T07:27:00Z

    POLAND: PESA Bydgoszcz has completed the delivery of 35 Twist low-floor trams ordered by Tramwaje Śląskie. The 221m złoty EU co-financed contract placed in June 2018 covered 27 Type 2017N trams which are 25 m long and designed specifically for Tramwaje ...

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    Warszawa – Gdynia line upgraded for 200 km/h

    2021-04-25T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: A consortium of Alstom, Thales and Nokia has completed the deployment of ERTMS to support 200 km/h operation on the Warszawa – Gdynia section of railway route E65. ‘This jointly-delivered project is a game-changing achievement in the history of high speed railway implementation in ...

  • PKP Intercity Stadler Flirt
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    PKP Intercity Flirt on test

    2021-04-09T09:45:00Z

    POLAND: The first of 12 Flirt electric trainsets ordered by PKP Intercity is now undergoing type approval trials at the Railway Institute test track in Żmigród, having passed static and dynamic testing at Stadler’s factory in Siedlce. The 1·015bn złoty contract signed by PKP Intercity ...