Poland: Koleje Mazowieckie Orders FLIRT EMUs from Stadler

Polish regional train operator Koleje Mazowieckie has signed an agreement to order up to 50 advanced electric FLIRT multiple units from Stadler for use in the Mazovia region of Poland.

The framework agreement, valued at 750 million EUR includes the delivery and maintenance of the new trains.

The first two firm orders under this agreement initiate the production of 25 FLIRT trains for Mazovia.

Stadler FLIRT for Koleje Mazowieckie
Stadler FLIRT for Koleje Mazowieckie

This acquisition aims to enhance the comfort and safety of rail travel between Warsaw and various cities in Mazovia.

The collaboration between Koleje Mazowieckie and Stadler dates back to 2006 when Stadler received its first order for 14 FLIRTs, with 10 designated for Mazovia and 4 for Silesia. This led to the establishment of Stadler’s production facility in Siedlce.

The partnership was further strengthened with a framework agreement in 2018, resulting in the production and delivery of 61 FLIRT trains from 2020 to 2023.

Under the new contract, Koleje Mazowieckie aims to add 50 five-car FLIRT units to its fleet. The framework agreement outlines four implementation contracts for the purchase of 14, 11, 14, and 11 units respectively, along with their maintenance over 18 years.

The first batch of trains from the initial two contracts is scheduled for delivery within 24 months.

This initiative is co-financed by the EU as part of Poland’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan.

Wiesław Raboszuk, Vice-Marshal of the Mazovia Voivodeship said:

“Our company leads the regional transport sector in Poland. We are continually updating our fleet, developing modern technical facilities and planning new routes to ensure fast and comfortable travel for our residents. Today, we are signing another major contract for FLIRT trains, with the first deliveries expected in two years.”

The new FLIRT units for Koleje Mazowieckie will be constructed with a lightweight aluminium design.

They will include ETCS Level 2 systems and comply with TSI and crash safety standards (EN 15227).

The trains are designed for low energy consumption and user-friendliness, featuring spacious entrances for quick passenger changes and a high percentage of low-floor areas for accessibility. They will come equipped with efficient air conditioning, monitoring systems, visual and acoustic information systems, and WiFi.

Additional features include boarding platforms for those with reduced mobility, spaces for strollers and bicycles, modern toilets, defibrillators, and intercom systems for emergency contact with the train driver.

Each five-car unit can accommodate 600 passengers, including 279 seats, and can reach speeds of up to 160 km/h.

Robert Stępień, Chairman of the Board and General Director of Koleje Mazowieckie said:

“This order will be executed at Stadler's Siedlce facility. FLIRT trains have become a fixture in Mazovia in recent years. As a modern regional public transport company, we aim to showcase our commitment to quality through these state-of-the-art vehicles. We have had positive experiences with Stadler's trains and expect the new units to match or exceed these standards.”

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