Katowice Pesa tram

POLAND: Tramwaje Śląskie has awarded a consortium of Spaw-Tor, Silesia Invest and Grotex a 39·7m złoty contract to build a 1·9 km tram line along ul Grundmanna in the centre of Katowice.

This will provide alternative to existing routes, and reinstate a direct connection between the eastern districts and Park Śląski, the Śląski Stadium and the Tysiąclecia estate, which has been missing since the reconstruction of the market square.

The line will be mostly single track, with 600 m of double-track and a viaduct over a motorway.

The project is being partly co-financed by the EU, and is scheduled to be completed within 14 months of the contract signing on March 16.