POLAND: A 1·7 km extension of the Kraków tram network from Łagiewniki SKA to Kurdwanów has opened to connect two existing lines in the south of the city.

The tramway extension has been built as part of the Trasa Łagiewnicka ring road scheme, which also involved 3·5 km of road including a 2 km tunnel, and 5 km of cycle tracks.


The extension which opened on August 27 was developed over a four year period by special purpose company Trasa Łagiewnicka, which will be responsible for maintenance until 2042.


The 840m złoty cost was financed with a grant from the European Union‘s Cohesion Fund and loans from the Polish Development Fund, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego and a European Investment Bank loan guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments.

Mayor Jacek Majchrowski said this offered a financial model for other cities intending to carry out major investments.