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GREAT NEWS: Polish Pesa presented a high-speed train project

GREAT NEWS: Polish Pesa presented a high-speed train project
foto: Pesa Bydgoszcz/GREAT NEWS: Polish Pesa presented a high-speed train project
13 / 10 / 2022

Pesa Bydgoszcz wants to expand its offer with high-speed trains up to 250+ km/h. This time Pesa showed the concept of trains under the name Premium. It is reported that a high-speed rail network should be built in Poland as part of the CPK project. In addition to infrastructure construction, new rolling stock will be needed, that is, high-speed trains that will accelerate to at least 250 km/h. Pesa Bydgoszcz sees this project as a chance to create a Polish HSR train.

According to nakolei, back in 2019, during the Trako fair in Gdańsk, the then-president of Pesa Krzysztof Sędzikowski said that Bydgoszcz could build its own high-speed train, but it would take time.

"If we want to build a high-speed vehicle ourselves, for example, for CPK, we will need time. If we have to deliver such a vehicle quickly, we will need to cooperate with a partner with more experience. Therefore, we do not exclude the option of creating a consortium in this matter," he comments.

In June 2021, Krzysztof Zdziarski, President of Pesa Bydgoszcz, announced during the Transport Development Congress that tests of driving systems continue at speeds of over 300 km/h.

Then in April 2022, he announced that the first set of 300 km/h trolleys would soon be built and physically tested. So far, the system has passed a series of simulated events.

In September, at the InnoTrans 2022 exhibition in Berlin, Pesa Bydgoszcz showed the first visualizations of its HSR unit. According to Maciej Grześkowiak, Director of Strategic Projects and Communications at Pesa, the presented visualizations are the direction that guides the team of Bydgoszcz employees in creating the final design of the train.