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The end of de-icing by hand is near

From Friday night (8/9 January) until today, PKP Energetyka S.A. took all efforts to remove the ice from the traction network preventing the operation of electric trains. As of present, over 528 track-kilometres of the de-iced traction network has been opened for operation with electric locomotives. It is estimated that at the height of the icing crisis over 400 track-kilometres of the traction network were iced. The practice was different, however, due to refreezing of the traction network sections (such cases were observed) the estimated numbers were lower than the actual condition.

The de-icing operation involved 20 maintenance trains, on average   (from seven regional plants of PKP Energetyka S.A.: Łódzki, Świętokrzyski, Staropolski, Południowy, Śląski, Górnośląski and Lubelski), and 300 workers.

Presently, approx. 30 track-kilometres are being de-iced. The work should be completed today.


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PKP Energetyka S.A. is the power enterprise with a nationwide presence, in operation since 2001. Isolated from railway structures, the company is presently an active stakeholder in Poland’s electricity market. It sells and distributes electricity (traction power for the needs of railway carriers and non-traction power for other customers via direct connections or as TPA) and provides electric power services. PKP Energetyka S.A. caters to approximately 45,000 customers, including 37,000 institutional customers, over 7,000 thousand individual customers and 25 railway operators. During the first six months of 2009, the company sold a total of 1,729 GWh of electricity.
 

Last modified: 2/29/2016