The modern, minimalistic makeover featuring roofed platform halls, sleek escalators, glamorous shops and comfy waiting rooms will turn Warszawa Zachodnia (Warsaw West) station into Poland’s most modern train station.
The multi-million złoty restoration will also ensure the station is fit for the modern age.
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.
The government will do all it can to build a Central Transportation Port in central Poland, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday at the 2nd Railway Development Congress in Warsaw.
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.
The Czech Leo Express train operator submitted an application to the Office of Railway Transportation (UTK) for permission to provide commercial train service on the Krakow-Warsaw line, Poland's key rail connection, the Puls Biznesu daily has reported.
Polish rail carriers transported more than 161 million passengers in the first half of 2019, up by over 7 percent from the corresponding period of 2018, the Office of Railway Transportation (UTK) said on Wednesday.
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.
In addition to providing railway connections to towns that have never had them or lost them, the government wants to prevent existing railway lines from being closed.
Walking amid the random assembly of items, one gets the sense of a museum born of a different time; frankly, it feels all the better for it. And alongside the old railway tracks there’s one of the coolest places to hang out, Nocny Market.