posted on 12th Jun 2015 11:04
In mid-June 2015 the OETD IK test circuit in Żmigród hosted two of the latest types of EMU ordered by PKP InterCity. The first of the 20 eight-car FLIRT 3 EMUs being built by the Stadler/Newag consortium has been undergoing authorisation testing there since April, now simultaneously with PESA's first DART EMU, the first of 20 eight-car trains of this type, which arrived there on 23 May.
These photos were taken on 10 June 2015. The first shows the FLIRT of future Class 215 during the braking tests. The second shows the DART, ED161-001, realising the noise measurement tests. The third view is of both trains at the test circuit base. The platform on the right of the DART is a new structure, for the use of guests during varaious events. The final photo shows the FLIRT 3 passing the lifted branch line which was used to serve the premises of the Żmigród branch of the Instytut Badawczy Dróg i Mostów (Roads and Bridges Research Institute).