Poland: PKP Intercity takes over the first 6 EffiShunter 300 locomotives

CZ Loko delivers the first six out of ten EffiShunter 300 locomotives to PKP Intercity, after leaving Česká Třebová for Poland on October 26.

The remaining four locomotives will be delivered by March 2023.

Jan Kutálek, Commercial Director, CZ Loko, said:

“In the past, we had several projects in Poland, but this delivery of small EffiShunters is a major and important project for the Polish customer after a long time. We believe that the locomotives will prove themselves in service and our cooperation with PKP Intercity will not stop with this series of ten pieces and will continue.

The EffiShunter 300 is equipped with a CAT C13B combustion engine with an output of 328 kW, which meets EU Stage V emissions standards (the highest standards).

PKP Intercity also requested that the locomotives have loudspeaker monitoring in the driver’s cab, semi-automatic torques and a camera system.

In order to be allowed to run in Poland, the locomotives were also equipped with the national train control system SHP and the vigilance monitoring device CA.

In addition, the locomotives are equipped with a digital control system, on-line diagnostics, the option of multiple control operation and anti-skid protection.

CZ Loko EffiShunter 300 locomotives for Poland

© CZ Loko

The long-distance passenger service operator PKP Intercity will use the light two-axle locomotives mainly for light shunting in departments and parking stations. Of the first six locomotives, four are destined for Warsaw, two for Krakow. The other four will go to Gdansk and Katowice.

Jan Kutalek:

“Thanks to the combination of low acquisition and operating costs, as well as ease of use, these vehicles are part of the rolling stock of Czech Railways, the Railway Research Institute and several other operators abroad for several years.

The locomotives are approved for operation in Slovakia, Serbia, the Czech Republic and Poland.

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