Advances of PLN 2 bln (EUR 439 mln) from the EU's Connecting Europe instrument will go to state rail carrier PKP, the General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways and sea port management firms, the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy has announced.
PKP PLK, the Polish railway infrastructure manager, plans to increase the value of its investments by 30 percent in 2020 to some PLN 14-15 billion (EUR 3.28-3.52 billion), the company's CEO, Ireneusz Merchel, has told PAP.
Polish State Railways (PKP PLK) and Lithuanian Railways (Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai) have signed an agreement to cooperate on issues regarding safety on the Lithuanian section of the international Rail Baltica route.
Passenger railway carrier PKP Intercity reported that on August 18 the company saw a daily record in the number of transported passengers, PKP Intercity has said in a statement.
Poland's high-speed Pendolino trains have carried 17.5 million passengers over 30 million kilometres since their introduction in December 2014, Pendolino operator PKP Intercity executive Adam Laskowski told reporters on Tuesday.
Almost PLN 1.2 billion (EUR 280 million) is to be earmarked from EU funds for the modernisation and building of 55 railway stations and construction of the Bolków (southwestern Poland) bypass. EIght contracts were signed in the matter on Tuesday.