Polish railway vehicle producer delivers 72 trains to Germany

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Poland's largest manufacturer of nearly all types of railway vehicles, Pesa Bydgoszcz, has executed delivery of 72 Link multiple-unit trains to the German company Deutsche Bahn, the company has said in a press release.

In total, Pesa delivered 23 Link trains in the two-section version and 49 in the three-section version. The vehicles, intended for regional traffic, carry passengers in the areas of Dortmund, Frankfurt and Munich. So far, they have travelled over 2 million kilometres.

The Pesa Link, depending on the number of sections, has from 110 to 160 seats, including 12 in first class. It is fully adapted to the transport of disabled people, has a low-floor and places for bicycles. It can reach speeds of up to 140 km/h.

According to CEO of PESA Krzysztof Zdziarski, the company is manufacturing railway vehicles and trams for foreign customers.

"At the moment, we are processing orders for carriers from Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic and Romania. The experience gained, among other factors, thanks to cooperation with DB allows us to be optimistic about the development of exports to European markets," he said.

Pesa is the only Polish manufacturer whose vehicles have been approved for use on the German market.