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InnoTrans 2022 (3)

posted on 21st Sep 2022 19:27

After four years of enforced hiatus, the InnoTrans is taking place again. On 21 September, PKP Intercity signed a 376 million PLN (around 79.2 million EUR) contract with PESA Bydgoszcz for the repair of 59 Type 152A and 154A cars on the fifth maintenance level (P5). 

The works will be divided into two stages. In the first, the repair will be performed on the 5th maintenance level, maintaining the essential operational parameters of 24 of the Type 152A and 35 of the Type 154A carriages. During the second stage, after 18 months of operation, the cars will undergo inspection at maintenance level 3.

After the repair is completed, the cars will be able to run 200 km/h. They will offer numerous amenities for passengers, such as Wi-Fi, individual lighting, new air conditioning, a dynamic information system displayed on light boards, or a new pop-up sliding door. The contract is to be finished by 2026, and the first carriages from will be picked up after 250 days from the moment they are handed over to PESA.

The refurbished vehicles will serve passengers all over Poland. Marek Chraniuk, President of the PKP Intercity Management Board, said: „We implement our rolling stock strategy very efficiently. Of the 7 billion PLN (around 1.5 billion EUR) planned for 2017 - 2023, we have already contracted over 6.4 billion PLN. In 99 % these are contracts with Polish producers, which we are very happy about. In 2030, we want to reach the level of 88 million passengers annualy, which will be helped by investments such as the one carried out in cooperation with PESA.“

The new contract is another example of cooperation between PESA and PKP IC. The latter has already received from PESA 110 Type 111A-20 carriages, which were modernised and repaired at the fifth maintenance level. 15 more such vehicles will join the company's fleet. Completion of their acceptance, in accordance with the provisions of the contract, is planned for the second quarter of 2023, and the value of the entire contract is 540.4 million PLN (around 114 million EUR). 

Class ED74 EMUs are also being modernised in Bydgoszcz. So far, the company has finished 7 out of 14 units. The value of the entire order is 275 million PLN (around 58 million EUR), and the last modernised ED74 will be delivered to PKP IC in 2023. 

At the end of 2020, PKP Intercity received the last of the 125 carriages modernised in Bydgoszcz. Thus, the contract worth nearly 470 million PLN (around 99 million EUR) was completed.

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