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Old January 31st, 2011, 04:34 PM   #421
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BMW-designed metro system coming to Warsaw

Wednesday, 2 February 2011



A set of new metro trains partially designed by BMW are to go into service in Warsaw.

Siemens confirmed February 2 that its new Inspiro trains, a project of BMW Group DesignworksUSA, will begin rolling out to the Polish city next year as part of a revamp of transport systems to cater for an increasing number of passengers.

A total of 35 of the units will be installed on both Line 1 and the new east-to-west Line 2, which is currently under construction and expected to be complete in 2013.

BMW, which began working on the project last year, says that the new trains are designed to make cities more competitive, pointing out that with the rapid urbanization of more areas, "towns and cities will secure advantages through the quality of their transportation systems."

Thus, the new Inspiro trains offer some unique features, such as a tree-like handrail with "branches" to hold onto, which changes color to change the interior of the carriage depending on daylight conditions - cold light in the morning and warm red light in the evening, reflecting the day underground.

BMW also says the the new door-light graphics, which provide passengers with information on the remaining boarding time, improves the flow of people getting on and off the train, reducing the amount of time that trains must spend in stations.

It is hoped that the new trains, which can run at up to 90 km/h, will ease the current congestion on Warsaw's subway system, which saw ridership triple between 1998 and 2008 to over 126 million passengers a year.

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Siemens-Newag to build Warsaw Metro trains for zł.1.69 billion

2nd February 2011


A consortium comprising Siemens and Newag has won a tender to deliver 35 trains for Metro Warszawskie, operator of the Warsaw Metro. The contract is worth zł.1.69 billion.

The Polish-German consortium is scheduled to deliver the first of the six-car Inspiro trains in Q4 of 2012. The last train will be delivered a year later. The deal will be partly financed using EU funds.

“Today the Metro joins the group of transportation companies which, benefiting from multi-year contracts for the supply of services signed with the City, will increase and modernize its rolling stock,” Warsaw Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz said at the signing ceremony.

According to information from Newag, the first 10 trains will be produced in Vienna by Siemens, with the remainder made in Nowy Sącz, Małopolskie voivodship.

The contract is part of a larger plan to expand and modernize the Metro. Some of the new trains will eventually serve the future east-west line, on which preliminary construction work began last autumn. But the first of the new trains will be deployed on the existing north-south line, increasing the frequency of departures.

“We plan for the first delivery – of 12 to a maximum of 15 vehicles – will serve the first line [of the Metro], which will allow us to offer passengers a frequency of trains of 120 seconds,” Jerzy Lejk, general director of Metro Warszawskie, said at the ceremony.

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Old February 4th, 2011, 01:32 AM   #423
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BMW-designed metro system coming to Warsaw

Wednesday, 2 February 2011



A set of new metro trains partially designed by BMW are to go into service in Warsaw.

Siemens confirmed February 2 that its new Inspiro trains, a project of BMW Group DesignworksUSA, will begin rolling out to the Polish city next year as part of a revamp of transport systems to cater for an increasing number of passengers.

A total of 35 of the units will be installed on both Line 1 and the new east-to-west Line 2, which is currently under construction and expected to be complete in 2013.

BMW, which began working on the project last year, says that the new trains are designed to make cities more competitive, pointing out that with the rapid urbanization of more areas, "towns and cities will secure advantages through the quality of their transportation systems."

Thus, the new Inspiro trains offer some unique features, such as a tree-like handrail with "branches" to hold onto, which changes color to change the interior of the carriage depending on daylight conditions - cold light in the morning and warm red light in the evening, reflecting the day underground.

BMW also says the the new door-light graphics, which provide passengers with information on the remaining boarding time, improves the flow of people getting on and off the train, reducing the amount of time that trains must spend in stations.

It is hoped that the new trains, which can run at up to 90 km/h, will ease the current congestion on Warsaw's subway system, which saw ridership triple between 1998 and 2008 to over 126 million passengers a year.

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Siemens-Newag to build Warsaw Metro trains for zł.1.69 billion

2nd February 2011


A consortium comprising Siemens and Newag has won a tender to deliver 35 trains for Metro Warszawskie, operator of the Warsaw Metro. The contract is worth zł.1.69 billion.

The Polish-German consortium is scheduled to deliver the first of the six-car Inspiro trains in Q4 of 2012. The last train will be delivered a year later. The deal will be partly financed using EU funds.

“Today the Metro joins the group of transportation companies which, benefiting from multi-year contracts for the supply of services signed with the City, will increase and modernize its rolling stock,” Warsaw Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz said at the signing ceremony.

According to information from Newag, the first 10 trains will be produced in Vienna by Siemens, with the remainder made in Nowy Sącz, Małopolskie voivodship.

The contract is part of a larger plan to expand and modernize the Metro. Some of the new trains will eventually serve the future east-west line, on which preliminary construction work began last autumn. But the first of the new trains will be deployed on the existing north-south line, increasing the frequency of departures.

“We plan for the first delivery – of 12 to a maximum of 15 vehicles – will serve the first line [of the Metro], which will allow us to offer passengers a frequency of trains of 120 seconds,” Jerzy Lejk, general director of Metro Warszawskie, said at the ceremony.

Cool, the design I liked got chosen. I hope we get something like this for our replacement trains here in San Francisco. (Since something along the lines of this train was shown in BART preliminary graphics of what a next gen BART train would look like.)
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New, interesting artwork at Marymont metro station







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Warsaw buys 168 new buses: mainly Solaris but also Solbus.







The buses (which will be delivered by the end of the year) will replace the last remaining old Ikarus buses, as well as some older low flor Neoplans.

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Warsaw Chopin airport - underground train station (to be completed before Euro 2012) :









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Koleje Mazowieckie (Masovian Railways)



Koleje Mazowieckie (Masovian Railways) is a regional rail operator in the Masovian Voivodship of Poland.

Main lines:



The company was founded in 2004 as a joint venture of the Masovian Voivodeship, with 51% shares, and the, then government-owned, PKP Przewozy Regionalne, with 49% shares, to handle local passenger traffic in the Voivodeship. Its services were inaugurated on January 1, 2005. By the end of 2007 Koleje Mazowieckie was completely owned by the Masovian Voivodeship.

The rolling stock consists mostly of old electric multiple units taken over from PKP and gradually modernized, with further compatibile trains purchased from other operatiors.

As of 2010 the Koleje Mazowieckie had just under 200 PKP class EN57, five EN71 and two EW60. Additionally the company purchased seven DB Class 627 and four 628 diesel multiple unit to serve on non-electrified routes.

In 2008 the company bought 10 modern Stadler FLIRT EMUs and 26 Bombardier Double-deck Coaches along with 11 cab cars (presently pulled by PKP class EU07 electric locomotives rented from PKP Cargo, to be replaced in 2011 with eleven TRAXX P160 DC purchased from Bombardier).

Routes on which you can travel with Warsaw public transport tickets (first and second zone):



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New trains will soon arrive :

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Are there any plans to directly link the S9 line to lines S1 and S2 of the SKM system?
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There are many plans. In a few months new line will connect the Chopin Airport with the centre. In a further future SKM line should connect the Chopin Airport and new Modlin Airport. But SKM won't be planned separately from KM and Metro.

In Monday will be signed contract for delivery of the next 6 Newag 35WE EMUs for SKM Warszawa.

http://www.rynek-kolejowy.pl/23456/3...M_Warszawa.htm
http://www.rynek-kolejowy.pl/23450/L..._podpisana.htm
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In Monday will be signed contract for delivery of the next 6 Newag 19WE EMUs for SKM Warszawa.
Not 19WE but new low floor model technically based on 19WE (probably with different front design).
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Not 19WE but new low floor model technically based on 19WE (probably with different front design).
they should look similar:

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Newag 35WE:
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14 new trains were ordered for Warsaw Suburban Railway (WKD).

The trains will be delivered by Polish PESA company.

Final design is still not chosen - it will be one of those three presented below:













Warszawska Kolej Dojazdowa (Warsaw Suburban Railway, WKD) is a suburban light rail line in Poland's capital city of Warsaw. The line, together with its two branches, links Warsaw with the municipalities of Michałowice, Pruszków, Brwinów, Podkowa Leśna, Milanówek and Grodzisk Mazowiecki to the south-west of Warsaw.

Final design of the train was chosen:





First train should arrive this year, the rest next year. All of them will be produced by Polish PESA.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 03:18 AM   #436
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SKM (Szybka Kolej Miejska (English: Fast Urban Railway))



Szybka Kolej Miejska (English: Fast Urban Railway) is a rail operator providing services in the Warsaw metropolitan area using the national rail network while constituting a part of the cities integrated public transport system organized by the Warsaw Transport Authority.





The Warsaw Fast Urban Railway in its present form was initially proposed in 2002, stipulating to use the existing infrastructure of the Warsaw Railway Junction, especially the cross city line with its over 2km long tunnel running under the city center and conveniently located underground station, as a cheap substitute for a badly needed second metro line.

In order to implement this the Mayor of Warsaw Lech Kaczyński established in 2004 the municipally owned company Szybka Kolej Miejska Sp. z o.o. The company was originally incorporated as a joint venture between the City of Warsaw with 50% shares and the companies Metro Warszawskie Sp. z o.o with 49% shares and Tramwaje Warszawskie Sp. z. o.o with 1% shares, both owned entirely by the city and responsible respectively for the Metro and Tram system. As such the company was notably completely independent from the national rail operator PKP Group, unlike the Masovian Railways established by the Masovian Voivodship at around the same time.

The newly formed company was equipped with six Newag 14WE EMUs which were extensive modernizations of the PKP class EN57 EMUs, with a modern looking body but retaining the old mechanical components.

A year and a half after being established the Fast Urban Railway initiated its operation with its first trains, opening a line from Warszawa Zachodnia along the cross city line to Warszawa Wschodnia and along the Vistula river to Warszawa Falenica. The new service failed to deliver on its promise to serve as a viable replacement due to the poor state of the rail infrastructure. Passengers within the city center preferred the more accessible trams system and few people wanted to use the trains in the south eastern districts of the city. Additionally while the integrated fare system of the Warsaw Transit Authority offered a large convenience the modern look and relative cleanness of the rolling stock sharply contrasted with the standard found in the Polish railroad during rush hours most of slots on the tracks were taken up by regional traffic and the new EMUs suffered from the same technical problems as the ones they were based on.

Due to the initial low popularity of the line the original concept was some what altered in 2006 with the line extended outside the administrative borders of the city through the Ursus district into the town of Pruszków to the west and diverted to the district of the Wesoła and town of Sulejówek to the east, turning the service into a suburban commuter train which allowed people in the metropolitan area to quickly reach the city center and conveniently transfer within the city's public transit system. The new formula proved to be very successful leading the city to take purchase all the shares of the company and purchase two more Newag 14WE EMUs. The popularity of trains run the Fast Urban Rail was also instrumental in the city negotiating a deal with the Masovian Voivodship to have the Masovian Railways honor long term tickets of the Warsaw Transit Authority, first along the route of the Fast Urban Rail and eventually within the entire area served by the cities public transit system.

In 2010 the company purchased four brand new Newag 19WE EMUs and opened a new line to the town of Otwock. Additionally the Warsaw Transit Authority signed a contract with the Masovian Railways to operate a line between Warszawa Gdańska station on the Warsaw Circumferal Line and the town of Legionowo under the branding of the Fast Urban Railway.

Future plans include the delivery of 13 new PESA 22WE EMUs and opening a new line on currently laid tracks linking the Warsaw Frédéric Chopin Airport with the city center.





















Future PESA trains:

New trains for SKM :

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Which SKM lines are the low-floor ELF and 35WE going to be used on?
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ELF is for S2 (which will be extended to the airport in the end of this year), and for new S4 from the airport to Legionowo (which probably will replace S9). 35WE will be used on S1.

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Don't quote that long posts, because it's unreadable...
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I'm very impressed with Poland's investment into new rolling stock, it was sorely needed!
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