PKP Polish Railway Lines (PKP PLK) has submitted seven investment projects worth PLN 10 bn (EUR 2.4bn) for CEF financial support. The infrastructure manager plans to modernise 570 km of railway lines. Modernisation works will include track renewal, installation signaling equipment and the construction of new railway viaducts and bridges. According to Marcin Mochocki, PKP PLK Planning and Strategy Director, the tenders for execution of works are to be launched this year.
CEF financial support will be used for the implementation of the last phases of the ongoing Warsaw – Bialystok and Wroclaw – Poznan railway sections modernization projects, as well as Poznan – Szczecin. PKP PLK also plans to modernize two routes in the Warsaw agglomeration: Warszawa Włochy – Grodzisk Mazowiecki and two peripheral lines linking Warszawa Gołąbki and Warszawy Zachodniej railway stations to Warszawy Gdańskiej. The company also plans the construction of a railway viaduct over the central main line, which will allow to increase speeds to more than 160 km/h.
PKP PLK in partnership with international partners also submitted funding proposals for studies related to the implementation and development of two rail freight corridors: the North Sea-Baltic and the Baltic-Adriatic Core Network corridors.