Polish state owned infrastructure manager PKP Polish Railway Lines plans to make investments worth more than PLN 50 bn (EUR 12.4 bn) until 2023. Later this year, PKP PLK will launch tenders with a total value of PLN 11 bn (EUR 2.7 bn).
The infrastructure manager has already started making use of the available EU funding for 2014 – 2023 financial perspective. A first PLN 300 million contract for the modernization of the traffic control system on Poznan – Wroclaw railway section was signed this month.
Next tenders to be announced are for the last section of Wroclaw – Poznan railway line (PLN 1.5 bn), Sochaczew – Swarzędz (PLN 2 bn) and Warsaw agglomeration projects (PLN 0.7 bn). The new tenders will include key section: Warsaw – Radom (PLN 1 bn), Krakow – Katowice (PLN 2 bn), Warsaw – Bialystok (PLN 0.5 bn) and line from Warsaw to Lublin (PLN 3 billion). The modernisation of these routes will also increase the maximum speed of trains to 160 km/h and reduce journey times.