THE president of the Łódź Agglomeration Railway, Mr Janusz Malinowski, ŁKA management board member Mr Jan Kotynia and Newag president Mr Zbigniew Konieczek signed an agreement on July 23 for the purchase of three new Impuls 2 type 36WEh electro-diesel bi-mode three-car multiple units. 

The deal is worth almost Zloty 103m ($US 26.5m), but there is an option for a further two trains that would increase that to Zloty 171m. They will be used on regional passenger services in the Łódź province.  

The trains will have a 160km/h maximum speed running on electric power and 120km/h on diesel traction. Each train will be able to carry 300 passengers, with 140 seated. 

The trains will be fitted with air-conditioning, modern passenger information systems, ticket machines, a Wi-fi hotspot, USB chargers, defibrillators, and will be fully accessible for passengers with reduced mobility. 

They are due for delivery in 2022.  

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