Thursday, 22 August 2013

Poland Railways present first new train 'Pendolino'

Made by Alstom, will take service in 2014

16 August, 11:10
 Pendolino train presentation in Wroclaw
(ANSA) - WARSAW - The first new train ''Pendolino'' has been presented by Polish Railways in Wroclaw. It will bring about a revolution in railway transportation in Poland. A trip from Warsaw to Krakow will take two hours and fifteen minutes, shaving off an hour from the current journey time.

In Poland, the Pendolino train is named ''Eic Premium'' (Express InterCity Premium). The Express InterCity Premium trains will start to run on the Polish network from December 2014 and will connect northern and southern Poland, linking the Tricity, Warsaw, Cracow, and Katowice. It inherits the famous front end designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the renowned Italian car designer. The train graphics, colour range and interior were made by maradDesign in collaboration with Alstom. To date, 430 Pendolinos were conceived and produced in Savigliano (Cuneo).