Opens a new era for railway travels in Poland
Alstom’s Pendolino, the first high-speed train to operate in Poland, entered recently commercial service. This inauguration opens a new era for railway travels in Poland, offering passengers enhanced comfort, safety, new standards and shorter travel time between the northern and the southern parts of the country. The Pendolino trains will be operated on existing lines by PKP Intercity to connect the main cities of Warsaw, Gdansk, Gdynia, Krakow, Katowice and Wroclaw.
The PKP Pendolino has seven cars and can carry up to 402 people in three classes: first, second, and dedicated close compartments for families. The cars are all equipped with air conditioning, passenger information on LED screens, table and sockets for each passenger, high luggage capacity, and bicycle storage.
Designed to run at up to 250 km/h and optimised for both high-speed and conventional lines, Pendolino has been sold to operate in 14 countries worldwide and is currently crossing seven European borders.
The trains have been manufactured in Savigliano, Italy, the Alstom centre of excellence for Pendolino. The traction and auxiliary have been manufactured in Sesto, Italy, the bogies and motors, have been respectively produced in Le Creusot, Ornans, France and the on-board electronics come from Villeurbanne, France and Charleroi, Belgium.
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