In September 2016, Zachodniopomorskie Voivodeship (a.k.a. West-Pomeria) placed an order with Newag for seventeen Impuls EMUs. On 29.05.2017 the first three trains arrived at Szczecin main station for the offical hand-over ceremony.
The first tree EMUs are the designated 36WEa/EN63a 031-033 and are 3-car trains. In total twelve 3-car and five 4-car EMUs will be delivered. Newag will also deliver a simulator for driver training. There is an option for thirteen additional sets.
Unit no. 031 has a special golden livery. The train is the first in Poland to feature ETCS level 2 and, as such, is granted full access to the Polish rail network by the Polish office for rail transport (Urząd Transportu Kolejowego – UTK).
As of this month, the Golden Train is running on routes in West Pomerania, and in particular, to destinations located along the coast line. Zachodniopomorskie will give hints where and when the gold train will be used. The livery is a gimmick referring to the saga of the mysterious ‘gold train’ that should be hidden somewhere in Poland, but has not been found until now.