August 09, 2016

Silesian Railways chooses Pesa for EMU order

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KS already operates 15 Pesa Elf EMUs KS already operates 15 Pesa Elf EMUs Patryk Farana

POLISH regional operator Silesian Railways (KS) has selected Pesa as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 13 160km/h EMUs with an option for eight additional trains.

The order, which comprises 10 four-car, two three-car and one two-car train is the first for Pesa’s new Elf 2 family of EMUs.

Pesa submitted an offer of Zlotys 206m ($US 41.1m), the lowest-priced bid in a tender which allocated 92% of the assessment score to cost. Stadler submitted an offer of Zlotys 317m, while Newag bid Zlotys 242m for the contract, which includes a 10-year warranty.

The trains will be assembled at Pesa’s plant in Bydgoszcz, Poland, and deliveries are due to take place between mid-2017 and mid-2018.

KS carried 15.9 million passengers in 2015 and its existing fleet comprises 59 EMUs and three DMUs.

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