PKP Intercity Stadler Flirt

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 and Stadler in August 2019 covers the supply of 12 eight-car trainsets and the provision of 15 years of maintenance.

The first two units will be required to operate for 6 to 12 months and cover at least 150 000 km in passenger services before the rest of the fleet is accepted.

The TSI-compliant trainsets will have lightweight aluminium bodies and air-conditioned interiors designed for long-distance travel, with first and second class areas, a lounge bar, a real-time passenger information system and seats with individual lighting and power sockets.