Polish rolling-stock producer makes four trains for Italian carrier

The Impuls EMU is one of the most modern rail vehicles of its type in Poland. Grzegorz Momot/PAP

Newag, a rolling-stock maker based in the southern Polish town of Nowy Sącz, is to deliver a further four Impuls 2 electric trains to Italian rail carrier Ferrovie del Sud Est (FSE) from Bari, southern Italy, in a contract worth EUR 15.96 million, Newag has said.

The order is a continuation of a contract signed in 2015.

The company said that the Italian carrier had decided to make use of option rights for the order of further Electric Multiple Units(EMUs). An executive contract in the matter should be concluded by April 30 this year and will specify detailed conditions for completing the order, including primarily a deadline for completing specific trains. The whole order should be completed within 18 months of the executive contract being concluded.

Under the original 2015 contract, Newag delivered five three-part Impuls 2 trains with the option of a further 10. In May last year, a deal was signed for six additional vehicles.

The Impuls EMU is one of the most modern rail vehicles of its type in Poland. They are the first rail traction vehicles in Western Europe made by a Polish producer. The trains have a top speed of 160 km/h.