POLAND: Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has called tenders for the works required to reopen the 3·5 km out-of-use route between Wieliszew and Zegrze, north of Warszawa.
The design and build contract would include track replacement and the installation of electrification and signalling to permit passenger services to operate at up to 80 km/h. Zegrze station will be rebuilt, and a station provided where the line crosses ul Modlińska.
Funding is being sought from the EU’s Regional Operational Programme for Mazowieckie voivodship, with construction expected to start in 2020 for completion in 2022.
‘After 25 years, we are restoring passenger connections from Warszawa to Zegrze’, said Secretary of State for Infrastructure Andrzej Bittel. He said reopening the line would increase transport options in the region, facilitating commuting towards Warszawa for education and work while enabling people in the capital to visit the Zegrze reservoir.
- Olsztyn Likusy, Olsztyn Redykajny and Olsztyn Szkoła stations are to be built as part of a 66m złoty modernisation of the Olsztyn – Gutkowo line. They will feature 760 mm high platforms with non-slip surfaces, lighting, shelters and passenger information systems. A subway will also be provided at ul Jeziorna to replace a pedestrian crossing.