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The management board of PKP Intercity has finalized a deal for the procurement of 300 train cars, with an option for an additional 150, marking a historic investment exceeding 4 billion PLN. Pending corporate approvals, the contract is set to be signed by the end of the first quarter this year, constituting the largest rolling stock investment in our company’s history.
In the November of the previous year, PKP Intercity received joint bids from two manufacturers, H.Cegielski Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych and Newag. These new trains, capable of reaching speeds up to 200 km/h, will be deployed in the medium category, part of the three new connection categories planned for launch by 2030.
The medium-category trains will connect major urban centers while making stops in smaller towns, extending services beyond borders. The wagons will be homologated for railway networks in Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, and Lithuania. Once approved, they will operate on routes such as Warsaw – Poznań – Berlin, and Gdynia – Poznań – Wrocław – Prague.
PKP Intercity, the largest Polish rail operator, anticipates this investment will enhance services and contribute to the company’s continued growth. With a record-breaking 68 million passengers transported in 2023, the operator aims to allocate 27 billion PLN by 2030 for modernizing its fleet and station facilities under the “PKP Intercity – Kolej Dużych Inwestycji” extended investment strategy.