March 08, 2016

New Warsaw commuter EMU on test

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THE first of six Newag type 39WE EMUs for Warsaw Commuter Railway (WKD) is undergoing dynamic tests at the Polish Railway Research Institute test track at Żmigród ahead of delivery to the capital at the end of next month.

Tests are focussing on noise and vibration as well as the operation of heating and air-conditioning systems, braking, and dynamic performance of the 3kV dc standard EMU.

The 60m-long articulated train accommodates up to 505 passengers, including 164 seated. Each train has four wheelchair spaces and accommodates up to eight bicycles.

The Zlotys 98m ($US 25m) order, which was placed in August 2014, was financed with the aid of a Zlotys 45.5m loan from the Swiss-Polish Cooperation Programme (SPPW).

The trains are being assembled at Newag's Nowy Sacz plant and the final sets are due to be delivered to WKD in August.


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