PKP Polish Railway Lines SA, PKP SA and the City of Warsaw have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the implementation of railway and urban transport development projects planned for 2015-2022 in Warsaw agglomeration. The PLN 25 billion investments planned focus on the construction of new railway stops and stations, more frequent train services, a better integration of railways, including metro, in the public transport system, the commercial development of railway land.
Among the most important projects are the construction of Warszawa Zachodnia and Warszawa Gdańska railway stations, the modernization of Warszawa Gołąbki – Warszawa Gdańska railway line, including the construction of new stops and works on the diametrical railway line.
“Warsaw will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the program for the railway network modernization carried out by PKP Polish Railway Lines. Over the next five years, investments in Warsaw alone will amount to approx. PLN 2 billion”, said Remigiusz Paszkiewicz, President of PKP Polish Railway Lines SA. “Our investment will help modernize the entire Warsaw Railway Junction, giving a major impulse to the development of railways in the agglomeration. Our priority is passenger’s time and comfort”, he added.
“In the new EU perspective, investments in the railway stations of the capital city will amount to at least PLN 6 billion”, said Piotr Ciżkowicz, a member of the Board of PKP SA.
According to the signed letter of intent, a steering committee responsible for making key operational decisions will be established, with the objective to improve planning and works management in the center of Warsaw, in order to reduce inconvenience caused to the passengers during construction works.