New train units set to improve regional transport links

Rail passengers in the Polish provinces of Western Pomerania, Lubusz and Wielkopolska can look forward to better, more comfortable services thanks to the purchase of 14 new electric train units (EMUs).

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As well as improving transport links, this investment provides an environment-friendly means of travelling around North-West Poland. The new trains have been adapted to the needs of passengers with limited mobility and wheelchair users. Their design also allows for the safe carriage of large pieces of luggage. The EMUs have a maximum speed of 160 km/h, offer seating for 190 passengers and standing room for 210 people.

The routes on which the new units will run are as follows:

  • Poznań – Szczecin – Świnoujście (Wielkopolska, Lubusz and West Pomerania Provinces);
  • Szczecin – Słupsk (West Pomerania and Pomerania); and
  • Poznań – Zielona Góra – Nowa Sól (Wielkopolska and Lubusz).

In 2016, the EMUs are expected to generate passenger transport time savings of EUR 3 291 726/year. The new rolling stock is owned by the Province of West Pomerania (12 units) and the Province of Lubusz (2 units).

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Purchase of rolling stock for inter-regional rail passenger train services in Western Pomerania Voivodeship and Lubuskie Voivodeship” is EUR 71 899 434 of which the EU’s Cohesion Fund is contributing EUR 46 763 859 from the Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment” for the 2007 to 2013 programming period. Work falls under the priority “Environment-friendly Transport”.

Draft date

17/06/2015