EIB appraises the third part of the project Integrated transport system in Krakow Agglomeration – Stage 2. The project implemented by Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne S.A (MPK), Krakow’s main public transport organisation, has the objective to improve the functioning of the Krakow city transport through the purchase of 36 modern tram cars and 40 stationary ticket machines. The total cost of the project is PLN 448 million (EUR 108 million), out of which EIB contribution is PLN 157 million (EUR 38 million).
The project will improve the quality of public transport services in terms of speed, comfort and reliability and will increase the attractiveness of public transport in the urban area of Krakow, thus contributing to reducing reliance on private cars and the negative impact of transport on the environment. In addition, the new trams will use technologically advanced engines that will allow an increase in energy efficiency and a reduction in noise and vibration. Together with other significant actions on transport and environment as envisaged in the Krakow Integrated Public Transport Plan, the project is thus expected to improve the quality of the urban environment in a regionally assisted area.