POLAND: The modernised Bydgoszcz Główna station was officially opened to passengers at 10.10 on October 10.

A new station building with a 3 500 m2 glass façade has been erected, while the historic island platform building has been modernised along with the platforms and subways. The work used 6 400 m3 of concrete and 800 tonnes of steel.

‘Following modernisation, the railway station has become a calling card of the city’, said Mayor Rafał Bruski. The station includes interactive passenger information screens, as well as a dedicated passenger service area, shops and cafés.

The 197m złoty investment was undertaken by railway holding company PKP SA, with co-financing from the EU.

Although not formally part of the BiT City programme to improve services between Bydgoszcz and Toruń, the work is closely linked with BiT City projects. These include the modernisation of Bydgoszcz Leśna and Bydgoszcz Bielawy stations, construction of a new station at Bydgoszcz Błonie and the 43m złoty modernisation of Toruń Główny station.

  • Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodship, the city of Włocławek, PKP SA and PKP PLK signed a letter of intent on October 5 to replace the station building in Włocławek and renew rail infrastructure around the station. The investment is expected to total 100m złoty.