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  • Poznań-based FPS H Cegielski has delivered the last of 81 coaches ordered by PKP Intercity.

    PKP Intercity coaches delivered


    POLAND: Poznań-based FPS H Cegielski has delivered the last of 81 coaches ordered by PKP Intercity. The 700m złoty order signed in February 2018 included seven first-class compartment cars, 27 second-class open and 27 second-class compartment cars, 10 second-class open cars with spaces for eight bicycles ...

  • Polregio H Cegielski FPS EMU impression

    Regional railways to be revitalised with 200-train framework agreements


    POLAND: Regional passenger operator Polregio has signed framework agreements with four manufacturers for the supply of up to 200 electric multiple-units which are intended to offer a step-change in quality on routes serving smaller towns. The agreements signed on January 25 enable H Cegielski FPS, Pesa ...

  • CPK Torpol

    Rail project promoter to take stake in infrastructure contractor


    POLAND: Airport, rail and road project promoter Centralny Port Komunikacyjny has signed a preliminary agreement to purchase a controlling stake in rail infrastructure contractor Torpol, to mitigate the risk of the lack of adequate contractor resources to implement its plans to build 2 000 km of ...

  • Three Seas high speed rail map

    Three Seas high speed network proposed to link Warszawa with Tallinn, Budapest, Praha and Kyiv


    EUROPE: Memoranda of understanding for co-operation on the development of new and enhanced rail links between capital cities in central and eastern Europe, including Kyiv, were signed at the Railway Direction Days 2023 conference in Warszawa.

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    Containerised coal overcomes the break-of-gauge


    EUROPE: Innofreight containers are being transferred from broad to standard gauge trains as part of a through journey for the first time. Russia’s attack on Ukraine has forced Poland to seek alternatives to Russian coal, but Polish ports have limited capacity to handle the required volumes. ...

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    Financing agreed for ‘pioneering’ Kraków tram PPP


    POLAND: Financing has been put in place for the fourth phase of the Kraków Fast Tramway project, in what the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development says will be the first PPP in the Polish tramway infrastructure sector. The 4·5 km, 10-stop link between the Mistrzejowice terminus ...

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    Tramwaje Śląskie network extended


    POLAND: An extension of the Tramwaje Śląskie network from Zagórze Petla to Zagórze Rondo Jana Pawła II in Sosnowiec was opened for revenue service on December 15.

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    Łódź tram unveiled


    POLAND: The first of 30 Moderus Gamma LF06AC trams which Poznań-based Modertrans is supplying to MPK-Łódź was unveiled on December 8. The 1 000 mm gauge five-section 80% low-floor unidirectional tram is 32 m long. Features included air-conditioning, passenger information systems, LED ...

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    Stadler relocates Flirt production from Belarus to Poland


    POLAND: Stadler Rail has switched the production of Flirt multiple-units being built for Azerbaijan Railways from its Fanipol plant in Belarus to Siedlce in Poland. National railway ADY ordered four Flirt DMUs and six EMUs in November 2019. These were due to be assembled at the ...

  • CPK high speed line map

    Warszawa – Łódź high speed line planning contracts awarded


    POLAND: Three contracts totalling 300m złoty have been awarded to support the development of a 350 km/h high speed line from Warszawa to Łódź. The three contracts announced on November 23 form part of the Centralny Port Komunikacyjny programme to build a major airport, 2 000 ...

  • German-Polish border between Angermünde and Szczecin (Photo: Deutsche Bahn/Volker Emersleben)

    Germany – Poland service to be enhanced under next operating contract


    EUROPE: The German Länder of Berlin and Brandenburg have awarded DB Regio Nordost the Netz Berlin–Stettin operating contract covering enhanced passenger services between the German capital and the Polish city of Szczecin. Announcing the contract award on November 14, Brandenburg’s Transport Minister Guido Beermann said this ...

  • Arriva Kujawsko-Pomorskie contract

    Polish regional operating contracts awarded


    POLAND: Kujawsko–Pomorskie voivodship has awarded incumbents and sole bidders Arriva and Polregio tendered eight-year contracts to operate local passenger train services until December 2030. The voivodship was a pioneer in opening the Polish passenger rail market. Arriva said ‘15 years of joint activities show that co–operation ...

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    Eastern Europe: Adding capacity in Poland’s capital


    Modernisation of the busy east-west cross-city route and construction of a second cross-city tunnel in the Polish capital during 2023-27 will generate much-needed capacity. Elsewhere in the Mazowieckie voivodship surrounding Warszawa, there are plans to build new lines and reopen old ones. Benjámin Zelki reports.

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    PKP reborn as a holding company


    POLAND: Polish State Railways has been formally restructured as a holding company under a programme to make the railway more competitive as the European rail market continues to open up. PKP Group is formed of 18 companies led by PKP SA, which is 100% owned by ...

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    Eastern Europe: War and supply chain turmoil put rail growth at risk


    A deal which closed in January to create a joint venture with Slovenia’s state railway to run the SŽ-Tovorni Promet freight business is the latest in a series of expansionist moves by Czech private operator EP Logistics International. But future growth is under threat as the market outlook worsens, Executive Director Zbigniew Klepacki explains to Nick Kingsley.

  • Wroclaw Borek tram depot
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    Tram depot modernisation contract awarded


    POLAND: Operator MPK Wrocław has awarded Zakład Sieci i Zasilania a 42·6m złoty contract for an extensive rebuild of the city’s Borek tram depot. The contract award came after three rounds of tendering, which saw bids come in above the initial 27·2m złoty budget. The project to ...

  • Pesa and fuel company PKN Orlen are to jointly offer rail operators hydrogen vehicles and the fuel they require (Photo: PESA/Der Blitz)

    Hydrogen traction and fuel supply agreement signed


    POLAND: Rolling stock manufacturer Pesa and fuel company PKN Orlen are to jointly offer rail operators hydrogen vehicles and the fuel they require. The two companies signed an agreement at InnoTrans, held in Berlin on September 21-24, where Pesa displayed a hydrogen shunting locomotive along with ...

  • Arriva train in Denmark

    Deutsche Bahn sells Arriva businesses to private equity holding company


    EUROPE: Deutsche Bahn has reached agreement to sell its Arriva local transport activities in Denmark, Poland and Serbia.

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    Warsolino tram beats energy efficiency targets


    INNOTRANS: Hyundai Rotem is showing one the 123 Warsolino low-floor trams ordered for Warsazwa in what operator Tramwaje Warszawskie said was the largest tram contract ever signed in Poland. The contract signed in June 2019 included a base order for 85 bidirectional and 18 unidirectional trams ...

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    Genesee & Wyoming’s UK/Europe CEO departs


    EUROPE: Eddie Aston has left Genesee & Wyoming Inc, where was Chief Executive Officer of the UK/Europe Region.