POLAND: Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has selected Egis Poland for a 18·7m złoty contract to plan the rehabilitation and electrification of the out-of-use Tarnowskie Góry – Zawiercie line to enable the launch of passenger services to Katowice airport.

The reopened route would be suitable for passenger trains operating at up to 140 km/h and freight trains running at 80 km/h. The estimated cost of the project is 550m złoty. It is envisaged that physical works could get underway in 2019 for opening in 2022.