POLAND: Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has unveiled the design concept for an extensive modernisation of Warszawa Zachodnia station planned for 2019-21. The designs have been developed by Idom and Glebowski Studio, and aim to improve capacity to handle a predicted doubling of usage to 60 000 passengers per day by 2030.

The track layout is to be revised to increase line capacity and reduce conflicting movements. An additional platform will be provided, a new overall roof built, and a new underpass provided to improve passenger flows. There would be an integrated rail, tram, bus and coach interchange, and a tram tunnel is to be built as part of new line from Wilanów.

There will also be residential and office developments on a former freight yard.