Powering a train at a speed of 160kmph: this Polish facility does it

Members of the board of PKP Energetyka Marek Kleszczewski and Leszek Holda

PKP Energetyka, the electricity distributor to the Polish railway network, has launched a new traction energy storage facility. According to the company, it is the largest facility in Europe of its kind, and it can power a train traveling at a speed of 160 km per hour. The energy reservoir is built in Garbce, in the commune of Żmigród in Lower Silesia Region.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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