The five-day test programme took place on the 24km Psary - Zawiercie
section of the 224km Central Trunk line (CMK), which links Warsaw with

pkp-etcs.jpgPKP Intercity supplied drivers and Siemens EU44 Husarz locomotives for the test trains, which ran at speeds of up to 200km/h.

The CMK was built in the 1970s with a design speed of 250km/h, although
the absence of cab signalling has meant that trains have until now been
limited to 160km/h. The line is being equipped with ETCS Level 1 by
Thales under a contract signed in 2009.