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PKP Intercity secures funding for infrastructure and rolling stock project, Poland [free access]

November 17, 2021

PKP Intercity’s infrastructure and rolling stock projects will receive PLN522 million from EU funds by the end of 2021. The EU funds will finance 80 per cent of 54 investment projects which will include 12 rolling stock modernisation projects and 42 infrastructure programmes. The Centre for EU Transport Projects had agreed to grant a maximum of PLN653.73 million to PKP Intercity in 2018.


The EU funds will co-finance the tender launched for the procurement of 63 locomotives in June 2021. PKP Intercity also awarded a EUR56 million contract to procure 10 new multi-system electric locomotives in October 2021. The funds were additionally used for the purchase of 20 EU160 Griffin electric locomotives in 2020.


PKP Intercity will complete all rolling stock projects by the year end. The Pesa Bydgoszcz and ZNTK Mińsk Mazowiecki consortium will modernise 60 first- and second-class carriages, as well as 125 type 111A-20 carriages. The carriages that will be modernised include 60 multi-functional Combo carriages equipped with facilities for passengers with disabilities, families with children, and people travelling with bicycles. Additionally, H. Cegielski – Poznań, a Poland based manufacturing company, will modernise 90 second-class carriages.


Additionally, the EU funds will be used for the modernisation of infrastructure in stations across Poland. The works include the reconstruction of the parking area at Olsztyn and Kołobrzeg stations; comprehensive modernisation of Szczecin Zaleskie Łęgi station; modernisation of the compressed air system and water system in Kraków; modernisation of  Wrocław depot to include rolling stock wash; and construction of a car wash in Kraków Główny West station. Seven rail-road vehicles were purchased by PKP Intercity to be deployed at Gdynia, Kraków, Przemyśl, and Warsaw stations. Further investments in infrastructure are being planned.


Further, the European Investment Bank (EIB) is considering granting PLN4.5 billion to PKP Intercity for rolling stock acquisition and modernisation.


(1 PLN [Polish Zloty] = 0.24 USD)

(1 EUR [Euro] = 1.13 USD)