This Monday Polish train manufacturer Pesa received the operational authorization for its 3-car Link DMUs from Germany’s Eisenbahn Bundesamt (EBA).
The difficult homologation process for the Pesa Link diesel trains is finally done. On 30.07.2018 EBA granted authorization for the 3-car variant, also known as ‘Baureihe 633’. Earlier in June, Pesa was also granted authorization for the two-car version of Link (Series 632):
“Pesa has received the approval from EBA, the German counterpart of the Polish Railway Authority, for the three-part version of the vehicle, which means that both types of Link vehicles can be put into operation in Germany,” said Maciej Grześkowiak, PR head of Pesa, to Polish press agency PAP.
The first six 633s are already in Germany and their trial entry into revenue service is planned for the beginning of August. 49 of 71 Link DMUs that have been ordered will be 3-car trains.