The project envisages the modernization of HŽ Passenger Transport’s rolling stock with new electric multiple-units (EMU) in order to improve the competitiveness of passenger services. The new EMUs will provide greater comfort for passengers, reduce travel times, increase capacity and ensure more reliable transportation, with the end goal of motivating clients to use railway passenger transport.
The project includes the procurement of 21 EMUs in total (11 regional and 10 urban-suburban) along the following timeline:
• 11 EMU in 2022;
• 10 EMU in 2023.
The expected basic technical specifications of the new EMUs are:
• Maximum speed: 160 km/h;
• Type: low-floor single deck electric multiple-units;
• Doors per side (minimum): 3-4 per car for regional and 6-8 per car for urban-suburban EMUs;
• Minimum unit capacity: 130 seats (500 passengers total) for urban-suburban and 210 seats (400 passengers total) for regional.
The new EMUs will run mainly on sections of modernized infrastructure and sections that are scheduled to be reconstructed to higher technical parameters and improved maximum train speed. On these sections, it will be possible to derive the greatest benefits from the superior operating characteristics of the new EMUs. In addition, EMUs for urban-suburban transport will be operated in the City of Zagreb, due to the fact that it is the area with the largest number of railway passengers.