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Alstom Begins Overhaul of PKP Intercity’s Pendolino Trains

Alstom has started the operations of overhaul on the first of 20 Pendolino trains to have reached 1.2 million kilometres.  After reaching this distance every Pendolino train will undergo a first level overhaul.

The overhaul is performed by Alstom’s team of Polish maintenance experts, in a maintenance depot located in Piaseczno. This depot has been specially adapted and equipped with state-of-the-art maintenance devices for the purpose of both this and future overhauls . Regular maintenance is conducted at Alstom’s Train Technical Service Centre, in Olszynka Grochowska (Warsaw).

Pendolino Trains
© Alstom / A.Février

Train Overhaul & Maintenance

The overhaul of each train is going to take a month and the completion of works on all Pendolino trains is planned in 20 months. This schedule was adopted to ensure the maximum availability of Pendolino trains in normal service. The overhaul includes the replacement of wheels, inspection of bogies and traction motors as well as maintenance and service works on other elements of the trains.

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Artur Fryczkowski, Director of Alstom Service in Poland, said:

“Alstom has invested in a new unit in Piaseczno to perform these heavy maintenance activities. 30 new employees were hired and the purchased equipment will be used to carry out further stages of higher level overhauls. Alstom is pleased to further develop skills and maintenance expertise in the country”

Pendolino Trains

The Pendolino vehicles are the first and only high-speed trains in Poland. They are characterised by exceptional reliability and availability, setting new quality standards on Polish railways. Alstom’s high speed Pendolino trains have reached almost 20 million kilometres in revenue service since the service started in December 2014. Over 500 Pendolino trains have been ordered since 25 years. Part of Alstom’s Avelia range of high-speed and very-high-speed trains, Pendolino is currently operating in 12 countries and crosses 7 borders.

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Original article © Alstom.

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