PKP Intercity has issued a tender for the delivery of 10 new single-deck emu cars along with a 16-year maintenance service contract for the vehicles.
The chosen manufacturer will have 30 months to deliver the vehicles from the date the contract is signed. Parties interested in bidding for the contract are invited to contact Magdalena Czajka at magdalena.c[email protected]. The closing date for bids is October 1 2013.
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POLISH infrastructure manager PKP PLK has awarded a consortium of Bombardier (ZWUS) Poland, Thales Poland, and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) a Zlotys 470m ($US 153m) contract for the country's first commercial ERTMS Level 2 installation.
PKP Intercity, Poland, has awarded five contracts worth a total of €40.5m to refurbish 68 long-distance coaches to three domestic suppliers.
Pesa Bydgoszcz and its subsidiary ZNTK Mińsk Mazowiecki have secured three of the five contracts worth €22.5m for the modernisation of 38 vehicles, while H Cegielski will upgrade 20 coaches in a €12.4m deal. Newag has secured a €5.5m contract to refurbish the remaining 10 vehicles.
The vehicles, which are destined for use on Szczecin – Przemysl services, will be modified for 160km/h operation and equipped with air-conditioning and bicycle storage.
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