Koleje Mazowieckie

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Koleje Mazowieckie - KM
Sp. z o.o.
Type Ltd.
Industry Rail transport
Founded 2004
Headquarters Warsaw, Poland
Area served Masovia
Key people Artur Radwan
CEO
Owner(s) Masovian Voivodeship
Website www.mazowieckie.com.pl

Koleje Mazowieckie (Masovian Railways) is a regional rail operator in the Masovian Voivodeship of Poland.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 2004 as a joint venture of the Masovian Voivodeship, with 51% shares, and the, then government-owned, PKP Przewozy Regionalne, with 49% shares, to handle local passenger traffic in the Voivodeship. It started operating on 1 January 2005. Since the end of 2007 Koleje Mazowieckie has been fully owned by the Masovian Voivodeship.

Rolling stock[edit]

At the beginning the rolling stock consisted of old electric multiple units taken over from PKP. These were gradually modernised, and further units purchased second-hand from other operators. Later on, the company purchased or leased new rolling stock. As of 2010 the Koleje Mazowieckie had just under 200 PKP class EN57, five EN71 and two EW60.[1] Additionally the company purchased seven DB Class 627 railcars and four 628 diesel multiple units to serve on non-electrified routes.

In 2008 the company bought 10 modern Stadler FLIRT EMUs and 26 Bombardier Double-deck Coaches along with 11 cab cars. At the beginning, Koleje Mazowieckie leased 11 EU07 electric locomotives from PKP Cargo to work these trains, since 2011 they are pulled by TRAXX P160 DC purchased from Bombardier.

In 2011 the company bought 16 PESA ELF EMUs designated class EN76 and 4 SA135 DMUs also from PESA.

As of April 2012, the company owns, leases, or hires the following rolling stock:[2]

  • EN57 EMUs: 184 owned, 2 leased
  • EN71 EMUs: 5 owned, 1 leased
  • EW60 EMUs: 2 leased
  • FLIRT (ER75) EMUs: 10 owned
  • ELF (EN76) EMUs: 16 owned
  • Bombardier double-decker carriages: 37 owned (11 of which are cab cars)
  • Bombardier TRAXX P160 DC (EU47) electric engines: 11 owned
  • SA135 DMUs: 2 leased
  • VT627 diesel railcars: 7 hired
  • VT628 DMUs: 4 hired

Railway lines[edit]

Main lines[edit]

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Minor lines[edit]

Regional Express[edit]

Trains which compete with InterRegio and PKP Intercity. Most of them have air conditioning and are accessible to disabled passengers.

  • EMUs:
    • Bolimek on KM1 line from Żyrardów to Warsaw (the name refers to Bolimów Landscape Park)
    • Rudka on KM2 line from Siedlce to Warsaw, through Mińsk Mazowiecki (one of the fastest trains in Poland; the name refers to the spa near the Mrozy station).

Some trains on KM2 Warsaw – Mińsk Mazowiecki – Siedlce line do not stop at certain stops.

Cooperation with Warsaw public transport system[edit]

Within the Warsaw metropolitan area long- and medium-term tickets issued by the Warsaw Transport Authority (those valid for 24 hours or longer), previously validated in city buses, trams, metro or Fast Urban Rail are honoured in all regular trains of Koleje Mazowieckie.

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