Link is the safest passenger rail vehicle with a diesel engine in the World. It is the very first DMU meeting four collision scenarios, according to Standard EN15527.
The fronts of the vehicle includes spacious, comfortable driver’s cabins, equipped with ergonomic panels. The Link is equipped with next generation diesel engines fulfilling the requirements in the scope of emission of fumes at the III B level, acc. to the UE directive. The control system allows driving in the multiple traction of up to 3 vehicles.
The floor in the entry zone allows servicing of platforms with a height of 140 to 760mm. The vehicle is equipped with a modern passenger information system consisting of display screens and automatic station announcement – using a GPS signal. The passenger can use wireless Internet in the WiFi technology on board of the vehicle. The vehicle’s integrated control and diagnostics system facilitates efficient maintenance service of the DMU for the carrier. The Link family was designed according to the TSI PRM requirements, ensuring the comfort of travellers with reduced mobility. Access to low platforms is ensured by automatic lifts. The low-floor section includes seats adapted for persons in wheelchairs. This section also includes a toilet compliant with the TSI PRM requirements.
In order to facilitate the travel for persons with vision and hearing disorders, the vehicle includes an audio-visual information system and an entry localisation system using a transmitter. Very important information are enclosed in Braille on the vehicles, in easily accessible locations. In January of 2014, PESA has completed deliveries of 31 Link units to the Czech market, and in the year 2016 it had delivered the first train sets to the German carrier NEB, among others, to serve the Berlin-Kostrzyń nad Ordrą line. The first Links in Poland were delivered to the Zachodniopomorskie Province, with subsequent units in service in the Lubuskie, Dolnośląskie and Wielkopolskie Provance. Link units are presently under construction for the Deutsche Bahn.