PCC Intermodal Pesa Gama loco impression

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. There is an option for one more loco.

The four-voltage locomotives to be delivered by the end of 2022 are to be deployed on cross-border container services between Poland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, supporting ‘smooth and fast’ cross-border operation on the Baltic-Adriatic corridor.

On July 7 a contract was announced for Pesa Bydgoszcz to supply three 111E Gama electric locomotives for use on services from the ports of Gdańsk and Gdynia from mid-2022.

‘We are very pleased that the tender met with great interest from contractors and that finally the Polish producer submitted the most advantageous offer’, said the operator’s CEO Dariusz Stefański. ‘We believe that the experience and quality of Pesa products will help us in further development of intermodal transport in Poland, and we can shift more loads from road to rail in the most efficient way.’

‘You cannot develop intermodal transport without highly available and reliable vehicles’, added PCC Intermodal Vice-President Adam Adamek. ‘You can not promote ecological solutions and provided quality-based added value if your partners and service providers do not aim the same way. Together with Pesa we will approach the next levels of our product development.’

Pesa’s Vice-President Sales Maciej Maciejewski said the company was continuously developing the Gama range, with the 111Ed, 111E and 111Db already in operation, the electro-diesel 111DE to be available soon and a hydrogen locomotive to be unveiled at the Trako trade fair in September.