AŽD has activated another station interlocking systems in Poland

Activation of the ESA 44-PL station interlocking in Rokietnica and Szamotuły railway stations, including the inter-station section equipped with an integrated line signalling of the ITZZ type, is a confirmation of the ability of the Czech company AŽD to operate in difficult foreign conditions. This is the activation of other stations for the Polish infrastructure manager PKP PLK within the contract "Design and construction of traffic management and signalling equipment including railway telecommunication network on the section Poznań Główny - Wronki (LCS Poznań Główny III)”.

As part of this important contract, AŽD installed also other products on this 50 km line, such as signals type AŽD 70-PL and electromechanical point machines type EP 600 used for operation of turnouts. All elements ensuring the safety of the operated railway traffic route have received approval (Swiadectwo) from the local Railway Authority UTK.

„It was again a very complicated night event, because the infrastructure administrator demanded that the continuity of operation on the railway line be ensured during the transition from the old signalling equipment to the new equipment,“ explains Zdeněk Chrdle, CEO of AŽD.

The remaining Wronki station and the centralised traffic control centre for the entire section, which is designed in Poznań, will be activated during the following year 2021, depending on the progress of the construction companies carrying out parallel infrastructure work in separate contracts.

Securing the line from Poznan to Szczecin is a strategic project for our company. This is the first installation of Czech technologies on Polish infrastructure, on which we wish to show that we can develop, manufacture and install high-quality products that can withstand comparisons with foreign competitors. AŽD is ready to fight for further contracts on the Polish market, which we consider promising," concludes Zdeněk Chrdle.