CZ LOKO completes delivery of EffiShunters 300 for PKP Intercity
The long-distance carrier will use the locomotives for shunting.
CZ LOKO has delivered the last two EffiShunter 300 locomotives to PKP Intercity. This completes the 2020 contract for ten of these vehicles.
PKP Intercity, which operates long-distance passenger trains, will use the Czech locomotives mainly for light shunting in depots and layover stations. The company took delivery of the first eight units in the last quarter of 2022. They are used in important railway hubs such as Warsaw, Gdańsk, and Kraków. The last two locomotives, delivered in January, are destined for Wrocław.
The EffiShunter 300 is the smallest locomotive in CZ LOKO’s portfolio. Its design reflects the demand for a vehicle with the lowest possible production and operating costs. It is intended primarily for light shunting in stations and on sidings. Its special outline allows it to be used in metro tunnels. The manufacturer’s smallest locomotive has been released to service in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, and Poland. Metro Warszawskie uses the same type of locomotive for shunting.
EffiShunter 300 is a two-axle locomotive that, thanks to its size and interoperability, can also be operated on special metro lines. It is equipped with a CAT C13 internal combustion engine with an output of 328 kW that meets the strictest EU STAGE V emission standards. For operation in Poland, it will also be equipped with the SHP national signaling system and, at the customer’s special request, recording equipment in the driver’s cabin. Other equipment includes a digital control system, multiple control, an antiskid device, and remote monitoring.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková