posted on 24th Feb 2020 13:50
On 21 February 2020, the official presentation of just eight Griffin electric locomotives for PKP Intercity took place at Nowy Sącz.
The presented locomotives EU160-001 to 008 form part of deliveries of the largest order in the PKP Intercity history, this covering the purchase in total of 30 Griffin locomotives worth over 550 million PLN (around 130 million EUR) together with maintenance being realised by Newag. In coming days the octet will be sent to Warszawa for takeover by the operator.
On 24 February 2020, UTK (the Polish Office of Rail Transport) awarded the Type E4DCU locomotive an authorisation for placing in service, the vehicle being compliant with TSI. The authorisation is valid without operational restrictions.
Griffins have a certificate of compliance for the on-board ETCS according to Baseline 3.4.0 and will be used on services throughout Poland, including Przemyśl - Lublin - Warszawa - Bydgoszcz - Gdynia/Piła - Kołobrzeg/Gorzów Wielkopolski and Suwałki - Białystok/Lublin - Warszawa - Poznań - Szczecin/Gorzów Wielkopolski/Zielona Góra routes.