November 27, 2012

Pesa submits best offer for Warsaw LRV contract

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WARSAW Tramways announced on November 22 that Pesa Bydgoszcz has submitted the best offer for a contract to supply a fleet of 45 bidirectional low-floor LRVs with a five-year warranty.

Pesa bid Zlotys 377.4m ($US 119.2m) for the contract, while competitors Solaris and CAF submitted offers of Zlotys 481.4m and Zlotys 573.2m respectively. The bids were scored up to 60% on price and 40% on technical parameters.

The 32.5m-long vehicles will be equipped with air-conditioning, CCTV, and modern passenger information systems and will be delivered within 15 months of contract signing.

Warsaw Tramways already operates a sizeable fleet of Pesa vehicles and recently received the last of 186 30.1m-long five-section Swing 120Na LRVs, which were ordered in May 2009 at a cost of Zlotys 1.5bn.

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