EU funding for improved connection from Gdynia

Gdynia – Słupsk rail The European Commission has approved EUR 61 million investment through the 2014 – 2020 Cohesion Fund for the modernisation of Gdynia – Słupsk rail line.

The upgrade includes the reconstruction of the track substructure, an extension of the second track along the Wejherowo – Słupsk section, the construction of new stops and the modernisation of the existing stations. In addition, computerised railway control devices will be built to install the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) for the line in the future.

“Thanks to this new EU investment, the railway transport in Poland will continue to develop and modernise. Trains between Gdynia and Słupsk will be faster and more attractive for citizens,” the Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira said.

In February 2022, PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe launched the tender for modernisation works on Gdynia Chylonia – Słupsk and Lębork – Słupsk sections (railway line No. 202). The modernisation of the Gdynia – Stargard railway line (no. 202) on the Lębork – Słupsk section will increase the comfort of passengers on daily trips to work or school, but also on the Tricity – Szczecin route. After completing all the works and obtaining the required permits, the travel time between Lębork and Słupsk will be shortened by approximately 10 minutes.

Under the project, the existing track will be modernised and a 50 km second track will be constructed which will increase the capacity along the entire line.

The investment will include the reconstruction or renovation of almost 80 engineering facilities, includingbridges, railway and road viaducts.The overhead contact line will be replaced.Work on the Słupsk – Lębork section of the line is to be completed in 2026.

The modernisation of the Słupsk station is part of another contract for which the tender has been launched in January 2022. Work includes the construction of new platforms, shelters and modern passenger information system, increased access facilitated by elevators and rebuilt passage, connected to the new bus station. Work at the Słupsk station is planned to be completed in 2025.

After modernisation works are completed, passenger trains will run on the Gdynia – Słupsk rail line with maximum speeds of 160 km/h, and even of 200 km/h on some parts of the track. This will increase the capacity of the line and make trains more punctual. Travelling by rail will become more attractive and citizens will be encouraged to switch from road to rail, increasing the use of sustainable means of transport and reducing pollution.



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