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    EU funding to enhance Warszawa cross-city railway


    POLAND: The European Commission has approved the provision of more than €425m from the Cohesion Fund to finance the first stage of work to modernise Warszawa’s cross-city railway. This will involve the modernisation of track, electrification equipment and telecoms, as well as water and sewage management. ...

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    Cargounit orders Siemens Mobility locomotives


    POLAND: Leasing company Cargounit has signed an contract for Siemens Mobility to supply 30 Vectron MS locomotives with options for up to 60 more, along with an order for 10 Smartron locomotives. Deliveries are planned to begin in 2025. The Vectron MS locomotives will have an ...

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    Polish new line planning contracts awarded


    POLAND: Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has awarded Infra Centrum Doradztwa contracts to produce documentation for the construction of a proposed Lublin – Łęczna – Bogdanka line and modernisation of the Chełm – Włodawa route. The proposed 25 km single track electrified would run from the regional ...

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    CPK seeks input into rolling stock specifications


    POLAND: The CPK project has invited passenger train operators to provide feedback on future rolling stock requirements. The consultation process aims to specify the functional and technical features for the future high speed trains. CPK plans to establish a rolling stock company which would purchase a ...

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    Incoming Polish government announces audit of CPK high speed rail and airport project


    POLAND: The recently elected government has announced an audit of the Centralny Port Komunikacyjny railway, road and hub airport programme, along with leadership changes at the project promoter. On January 17 Maciej Lasek, the new Secretary of State for Development Funds & Regional Policy and the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Olsztyn tramway extension opens


    POLAND: Revenue services have started on a 6 km tramway extension in Olsztyn, taking the city’s network to 17 km. The extension branches off the existing network at the junction of al Piłsudskiego and ul Kościuszko in order to the Pieczewo residential area in the southeast ...

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    Mazowieckie orders EMUs as greenfield line makes progress


    POLAND: Mazowieckie voivodship has signed a 458·5m złoty contract for Pesa to supply 16 two-car Regio 160 electric multiple-units by the end of 2026 for use by voivodship-owned operator Koleje Mazowieckie. The order announced on December 18 includes maintenance and staff training, said Marshal Adam Struzik. ...

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    Lubuskie to be bi-mode trainset launch customer


    POLAND: Poznań-based supplier FPS H Cegielski has told Railway Gazette International that it has been named sole bidder to supply two regional trains to Lubuskie voivodship. The company is to offer its newly developed bi-mode multiple-units, branded Plus. One would be a two-car electro-diesel trainset 54 ...

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    CPK signs an agreement with ADIF to boost the development of Poland’s high-speed railway network

    2023-12-11T17:34:00Z Sponsored by CPK

    Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ADIF, Spain’s national railway infrastructure manager, aimed at strengthening the strategic cooperation between the parties.

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    Rail Business UK

    UK rail freight still playing catch-up, warns Shoveller


    UK: Britain’s rail freight sector has work to do to catch up with road haulage in the race to digitalise its operations, according to Tim Shoveller, CEO of Freightliner’s parent company Genesee & Wyoming’s UK and European operations.

  • Lithuania’s LTG Cargo and Ukraine’s Ukrzaliznytsia have operated a trial service transporting lorry semi-trailers by rail from Kaunas to Kyiv via Poland.

    Semi-trailers transported from Lithuania to Kyiv by rail


    EUROPE: Lithuania’s LTG Cargo and Ukraine’s Ukrzaliznytsia have operated a trial service transporting lorry semi-trailers by rail from Kaunas to Kyiv via Poland. The test train ran within two months of LTG Cargo and Ukrzaliznytsia meeting to develop mutually beneficial approaches to international transport. ...

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    Newag signs its highest value locomotive order


    POLAND: Leasing company Akiem has awarded Newag a contract to supply and maintain 30 Dragon 2 six-axle electric freight locomotives with options for 50 more. Chair of the Newag management board Zbigniew Konieczek said the order signed on November 16 is the largest ...

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    One bidder for PKP Intercity locomotive contract


    POLAND: PKP Intercity has announced that Newag was the sole bidder for a contract to supply and maintain 63 multi-system electric locomotives with an option for 32 more. Requirements include operation under 3 kV DC, 15 kV 16·7 Hz and 25 kV 50 Hz electrification, ...

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    Poland’s CPK sets out plans to buy more than 100 trainsets


    POLAND: The government has approved high speed rail and airport project promoter Centralny Port Komunikacyjny’s rolling stock strategy, which envisages the purchase of more than 100 electric multiple-units. CPK’s expenditure on rolling stock in 2024-30 is estimated at 8·7bn złoty at H1 2023 prices, and 16-20bn ...

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    Iranian wagon manufacturer plans European exports


    INTERNATIONAL: Iran’s Mapna Group has announced a 10-year co-operation agreement for the potential supply of wagons to a Polish company, which plans to deploy them across eastern Europe. The deal announced on September 27 follows a year of negotiations with the unnamed company from Poland, which ...

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    Deutsche Bahn to sell Arriva Group to I Squared


    EUROPE: German national railway Deutsche Bahn has signed an agreement to sell the whole of Arriva Group to infrastructure investment manager I Squared Capital. The transaction announced on October 19 is expected to complete in 2024, subject to customary closing conditions including the approval of the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Warszawa Zachodnia tram link contract let


    POLAND: A consortium of Balzola Polska and Lantania has been awarded a contract to design and build a 1·6 km tram extension in Warszawa. This will connect Warszawa Zachodnia railway station with the tram stop at Bitwy Warszawskiej, served by routes 1, 7, 9, 15, 25 ...

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    Gdynia – Słupsk enhancements to make route more attractive to passengers


    POLAND: The European Commission has approved investment of more than €61m from the 2014-20 Cohesion Fund to modernise the Gdynia – Słupsk line. This will include reconstruction of the substructure, extending double track from Wejherowo to Słupsk, building two stations and refurbishing others. The work will ...

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    How can rail investments be planned wisely? CPK demonstrates tools and concepts

    2023-10-05T08:26:00Z Sponsored by CPK

    The planned rail investments of Centralny Port Komunikacyjny are going to increase the number of long-distance rail passengers to 134 million by 2050, a factor of more than twice, according to the forecasts. 

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    Metro Report International

    Lightweight single-section tram enters service in Poznań


    POLAND: The first single-section Moderus Gamma LF 05 AC tram built by local supplier Modertrans entered service on Route 99 in Poznań on September 18. The tram is less than 15 m long. Operator MPK Poznań and Modertrans believe it is the first single-section, fully low-floor ...