Alstom in Poland
Leading the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide
Having operated for over 25 years in Poland, Alstom is the largest producer in the country’s railway industry and employs over 4000 people in 11 sites there. Alstom has built on the extensive industrial heritage of its sites - 180 years of presence of Pafawag in Wrocław, 150 years of Konstal in Chorzów and 100 years of ZWUS in Katowice.
Alstom is the only company in the rail transport industry in Poland that was awarded a Top Employer Certificate in 2020, 2021 and 2022, thereby proving its best HR practices in compliance with the international standars of Top Employers.
Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the foundations for the low-emission transportation of the future and is the producer of Coradia iLint train - the first-ever hydrogen-powered train in the world that has been proven in commercial operation.
Alstom’s product offer in Poland
Alstom offers a complete range of products and services, from rolling stock for high-speed and metro applications, monorail, trams to infrastructure and signalling systems, as well as digital mobility solutions.
Alstom was the first in Poland to launch:
- Pendolino high-speed trains
- State-of-the art Traxx locomotives
- Twindexx double-deck coaches
- Flexity low-floor trams
- ERTMS Level 2
- Manufactured 25% of the entire Warsaw Metro fleet
Alstom’s rail traffic control systems have been in commercial operation on the majority of main railway lines in Poland, on Line 1 and 2 of Warsaw Metro and in 8 cities in Poland.
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Pendolino for PKP Intercity
The first high-speed trains in Poland entered the railway tracks in December 2014. 20 Pendolino trains have been operated by PKP Intercity, the rail operator in Poland, travelling 21,000 km a day and reaching 34 cities in Poland. There is a Pendolino Depot (Service & Maintenance Centre) in Warsaw with a TrainScanner predictive maintenance solution. Since 2014 Pendolino trains have already travelled 47 million kilometres, which averages out at 2 million km per train. To-date Pendolino trains have transported almost 25 million passengers.
Metros for Europe
Metropolis metro trains for Warsaw (Poland) – 18 six-car trainsets, Metropolis metro trains for Budapest (Hungary) – 22 five-car trainsets for Line 4; Metropolis metro trains for Amsterdam (The Netherlands) – 28 six-car trainsets for Lines 5 & 6.
Trams for Europe
Alstom manufactured trams for Warsaw and 37 Citadis trams for Istanbul (Turkey). Almost 100 modern low-floor Flexity trams have improved urban transport in Cracow, Gdańsk and Łódź.
Trains and locos on tracks in Poland
37 new generation Twindexx coaches are in service on Koleje Mazowieckie railroads. Over 100 Traxx locomotives are in use on Polish tracks. Two Service Centres and 5 auxiliary support centres have maintained Traxx locomotives and Twindexx trains to ensure their uninterrupted motion.
Rail traffic control systems
All the main railway lines in Poland, as well as Lines 1 and 2 of Warsaw Metro are equipped with rail traffic control solutions manufactured by Alstom. ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 system is installed on 3 railway lines, including on the E30 line being the first one equipped in Poland and 5 further projects have been in progress. Turnkey upgrade of the rail traffic control system on the E65 Line – delivered by a consortium of companies including Alstom, enables an increase in the train speed to 200 km/h.
Metropolis for Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) – 69 two-car trainsets for line 4 (yellow), 5 (green), 6 (purple). Duration: 2013-2018
Metro in Dubai for Expo 2020
Metropolis for Dubai (UAE) – 50 five-car trainsets for EXPO 2020.
New Coradia Stream regional trains
Alstom has manufactured Coradia regional trains for NS in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany – 99 trains in two configurations: 8 cars (50 trains) and 5 cars (49 trains). Scheduled project completion: March 2023.
Bodies of Coradia Lint and iLint regional trains
Alstom has supplied Coradia Lint to Deutsche Bahn and private train operators in Germany. Over 570 painted and pre-fitted car bodies have been manufactured by Alstom Poland. Coradia iLint bodies have been manufactured in Poland as well (54 painted cars - 27 trains of 54 type). The new design of a steel car is adapted for the new hydrogen-based power source. Coradia iLint is the first hydrogen passenger train that has been proven in commercial service. It premiered in Poland in June 2021 on the test track in Żmigród.
Regional trains for Italy
Alstom has supplied 323 Smart Coradia trains in two configurations (34 three-car trainsets and 289 four-car trainsets) to Trenitalia rail operator and 57 trainsets to Ferrovie Nord in two configurations (51 four-car trainsets and 6 five-car hydrogen fuel cell trains).
Production of loco bodies that are sold to customers all over the world
The products manufactured in Alstom Poland include Traxx loco bodies mainly, but also bodies of such special-purpose locomotives, as ALP 45 Dual Power or Kiruna ones.
Production of ICx high-speed train bodies
The project under delivery for Deutsche Bahn, the German rail operator, in consortium with Siemens. Its scope covers laser welding, painting and window bonding.
Rail traffic control systems in Poland
Currently, a high number of signalling projects have been delivered by Alstom in Poland in order to improve the access to Gdynia Port and Gdańsk Port, upgrade the track layout, modernize the railway station area and construct new platforms at Warszawa Zachodnia station, as well as modernize Opole Główne station, including its track layout upgrade. At the same time, ETCS Level 2 system has been under installation on the Central Mainline (CMK) and Warszawa – Białystok line.
Alstom’s Coradia iLint successfully travels 1,175 km without refueling its hydrogen tank
World premiere: 14 Coradia iLint to start passenger service on first 100% hydrogen operated route
Alstom is granted homologation for the use of the ELS-96 wheel detector system on railway lines in Poland
Alstom to hire 150 software engineers in Katowice
Team Alstom celebrates 25 years of Alstom’s presence in Poland
PKN ORLEN and Alstom to cooperate on hydrogen railway
Alstom and KUKE sign billion-euro strategic cooperation agreement to increase export projects in Poland
Alstom to supply Belgium’s SNCB with up to 50 electric Traxx passenger locomotives
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At Alstom, we value curious and innovative people who are passionate about working together to invent smart and sustainable mobility, while combining innovative technologies with caring for the natural environment.
We have built an agile, inclusive and responsible company culture where diverse people are offered learning and career opportunities across various functions and geographical locations.
Dialogue, cooperation and teamwork are at the heart of our community and diversity and inclusion at the core of our HR strategy.
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Alstom Konstal S.A.
ALSTOM KONSTAL S.A. with headquarters in Chorzów, ul. Metalowców 9, 41-500 Chorzów, entered into the register of entrepreneurs kept by the District Court Katowice-Wschód in Katowice, VIII Commercial Department of the National Court Register under the number KRS 0000034262, REGON: 272337680, NIP: 6270011583, with the share capital of 222 190 000, PLN 00, paid in the amount of PLN 208,590,000.00
Xavier Antoine Dulac
Sławomir Nalewajka- President of the Board
Artur Fryczkowski- Vice-President of the Board
Krzysztof Struzik- Board Member
Sławomir Cyza- Board Member
Beata Rusinowicz- Board Member
Paweł Siwek- Board Member
Michał Guzek- Board Member
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