October 24, 2017

Five suppliers bid for Warsaw metro train contract

Written by 
  • Print
  • Email
The newest trains in the Warsaw metro fleet are the 35 Inspiro trains supplied by Siemens and Newag in 2013. The newest trains in the Warsaw metro fleet are the 35 Inspiro trains supplied by Siemens and Newag in 2013.

WARSAW Metro has opened bids from five suppliers for its largest-ever order for new rolling stock, although only two bidders have offered a price within the operator’s Zlotys 1.69bn ($US 470m) budget.

The tender calls for the supply of 74 driving cars and 148 intermediate cars formed into 37 seven-car sets, with an option for eight additional trains.

The tender evaluation was weighted heavily in favour of price, with a maximum score of 50 points, followed by electricity consumption (24 points) maintenance (22 points) and environmental factors (4 points).

The lowest-priced offer came from a consortium of Škoda Transportation and Škoda Vagonka, which submitted a bid of Zlotys 1.608bn gross. The only other bid within budget came from Stadler Poland, which offered a price of Zlotys 1.656bn gross.

The remaining three bids from Alstom Konstal, CAF, and a consortium of Siemens Poland, Siemens Austria and Newag, ranged from Zlotys 1.7bn to Zlotys 2.2bn.

Warsaw Metro currently operates 18 six-car Metropolis trains supplied by Alstom, 35 six-car Inspiro trains supplied by Siemens and Newag, and 22 six-car series 81 trains supplied by Metrowagonmash, Russia.

Get the latest rail news

IRJ Rail Brief newsletter covers global railway news