Koleje Dolnośląskie

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Koleje Dolnośląskie
Spółka Akcyjna
Spółka Akcyjna
Industry Rail transport
Founded 2007
Headquarters Legnica, Poland
Area served
Lower Silesia
Key people
Piotr Rachwalski
CEO
Owner Lower Silesian Voivodship
Website www.kolejedolnoslaskie.eu

Koleje Dolnośląskie (Polish for Lower Silesian Railways; KD) is a regional rail operator in the Lower Silesian Voivodship of Poland.

The company was founded in December 2007 and is fully owned by the local government.

Train categories[edit]

The only train category operated by KD is local passenger trains (osobowy).

Apart from KD's own tickets, tickets for Przewozy Regionalne's Regio trains are accepted on board of KD trains.

Rolling stock[edit]

SA134-007

At first, the rolling stock consisted of diesel units provided by the Lower Silesian voivodeship government which had previously been used by Przewozy Regionalne: one SA106, one SA132, three SA134 and three SA135 Diesel multiple units. Additional Diesel units were purchased in 2010 (three SA135 vehicles), 2011 (three SA134 vehicles) and 2015 (modern Pesa Link units marked as SA139).

Koleje Dolnośląskie obtained their first electric multiple unit from Przewozy Regionalne in 2013 (it was an EN57AL which had been retrofitted the previous year). Three more EN57-class units were purchased and retrofitted at the cost of the Lower Silesian government, the company also purchased completely new electric vehicles - the first Newag Impuls units (31WE) were ordered in 2011 in a batch of five. In 2014 the operator ordered six Impuls 36WEa units; the following year, they ordered five more 31WE units.[1] The largest order in KD's history was its purchase of eleven 45WE units in 2017,[2] which, when the order was placed, were described as "the most well-equipped and comfortable trains in the country".[3]

The company uses the following rolling stock:[1]

Class Image Cars per set Type Top speed Number Builder Built / Retrofitted
km/h mph
SA106 SA106 Legnica Piekary.jpg 1 Diesel multiple unit 120 75 1 Pesa SA 2005
SA109 SA109-004.jpg 2 Diesel multiple unit 120 75 2 Kolzam 2005
SA132 SA132 Brzeg.jpg 2 Diesel multiple unit 120 75 1 Pesa SA 2006
SA134 SA134-006 Poreba Grenze.jpg 2 Diesel multiple unit 120 75 8 Pesa SA, ZNTK Mińsk Mazowiecki 2008, 2011
SA135 SA135-002 odjeżdża ze stacji Zielona Góra.JPG 1 Diesel multiple unit 120 75 9 Pesa SA, ZNTK Mińsk Mazowiecki 2008, 2010–2011
SA139 2 Diesel multiple unit 120 75 4 Pesa SA 2015
EN57 3 Electric multiple unit 110 68 4 Pafawag, ZNTK Mińsk Mazowiecki 1988 / 2016
EN57AL 3 Electric multiple unit 3 Pafawag, ZNTK Mińsk Mazowiecki 1982–1992 / 2012–2015
EN57AKD 3 Electric multiple unit 1 Pafawag, ZNTK Mińsk Mazowiecki 1991 / 2013
31WE Newag Impuls (31WE-004A) - Wrocław (Breslau).JPG 4 Electric multiple unit 160 99 10 Newag 2013-2015
36WEa WK15 Wałbrzych Miasto (21) Lichen99.jpg 3 Electric multiple unit 160 99 6 Newag 2014
45WE 5 Electric multiple unit 160 99 11 Newag 2017

Routes served by KD trains[edit]

KD passenger trains run on the following routes:[4]

Formerly served routes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Przemysław., Dominas, (2017). Od kolei na Dolnym Śląsku po Koleje Dolnośląskie (in Polish). Przerwa, Tomasz (1973- )., Księży Młyn Dom Wydawniczy. Łódź: Księży Młyn Dom Wydawniczy. pp. 291–294. ISBN 9788377293652. OCLC 1020451759. 
  2. ^ Janduła, Martyn (2017-01-13). "Newag z umową na ezt-y dla KD". Rynek Kolejowy (in Polish). Retrieved 2018-02-27. 
  3. ^ Szymajda, Michał (2016-10-11). "KD zamawiają elektryczne pociągi w wersji lux. Wjadą też do Czech". Rynek Kolejowy (in Polish). Retrieved 2018-02-27. 
  4. ^ "Obowiązujące rozkłady jazdy pociągów". Koleje Dolnośląskie (in Polish). Retrieved 2018-02-27. 

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