February 21, 2014

PKP Intercity orders 20 Dart emus from Pesa

Written by  Patryk Bednarz
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POLISH long-distance operator PKP Intercity has selected Pesa, Poland to supply and maintain 20 160km/h emus in a deal worth Zlotys 1.32bn ($US 430m).

Pesa will supply its newly-developed Dart emu, and the manufacturer will maintain the fleet for a period of 15 years.

The 150m-long trains will seat 352 passengers in standard class and 60 passengers in first class accommodation, and will be designed to meet the needs of passengers with disabilities. They will also be fitted with bicycle racks and equipment to boost the mobile phone signal.

The Dart fleet is likely to be employed on the Jelenia Gora – Lodz – Warsaw – Bialystok/Lublin and Bialystok/Lublin – Warsaw – Katowice – Bielsko Biała routes.

The trains will need to be delivered by October 2015, because PKP Intercity is part-financing the order with EU funds.

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