In the middle of the last week PKP CARGO commenced transportation of 15 new Flirt 3 rail vehicles from Stadler factory in Siedlce to Hungary. The largest Polish rail transport operator will deliver them to Slovakian-Hungarian border by itself. At the border the vehicles will be taken over by the Hungarian carrier.
- I am happy to cooperate with Stadler company. As a leading European rail transport operator, PKP CARGO offers significant know-how and plenty of experience in rolling stock transportation. We are authorised to carry out independent rail transport in eight EU countries. As a result, we offer to our customers comprehensive service both in Poland and abroad - says Grzegorz Fingas, Member of the Management Board for Commercial Affairs of PKP CARGO.
Electrical multiple units of Stadler factory in Siedlce will be transported to Hungarian Railway (MÁV).
In order to transport Flirt rail vehicles PKP Cargo uses electrical locomotives of ET22 and EU07 series and multi-system Siemens EU45 (E189) locomotives. A multi-system locomotive is adjusted to powering with various power supply systems. Locomotive power supply systems do not require locomotive stopping. It enables seamless service of cross border interconnections in countries with different voltage levels of railway network.
PKP CARGO has notable experience in implementation of international rolling stock transportation. The largest Polish freight operator transported to Poland, among others, all Pendolino rolling stock for PKP Intercity. It also carried out transportation of rolling stock at the area of several European Union member states.
PKP CARGO is the largest rail carrier in Poland, with nearly 56-percentage of market share in terms of transport performance and at the same time the second largest rail carrier in the European Union. Apart from transporting commodities with railway, PKP CARGO is also a freight forwarder and terminal and railway siding operator. Its activities include also repairs and maintenance of rolling stock.