PKP Polish Railway Lines signed three contracts totaling PLN 2.6 billion (EUR 612.67 million) to improve rail access to Gdansk and Gdynia ports. The projects are co-financed from CEF.
After works will be completed, the ports will increase their potential as they will be able to operate longer and heavier trains. Railway operators will benefit from the reduction of loading and unloading time.
Torpol – Intercor consortium won two Gdansk rail access improvement contracts, with a total value of PLN 1.15 billion (EUR 271 million). The project on Gdansk rail improvement envisages the reconstruction of 70 km of tracks, 13 level crossings and pedestrian crossings and 221 turnouts. At the railway stations, electrification works will be performed. The engineering facilities will be rebuilt, including 3 bridges and a viaduct will be constructed. In addition, local control centers will be modernised at Gdańsk North Port, Gdańsk Kaszubski Channel, Gdańsk Zaspa Towarow stations.
Under the first contract, Torpol – Intercor consortium will perform construction works on 226 line and the Gdańsk Port Północny station as well as the 965 line and the Gdańsk Kaszubski station. The value of this contract is PLN 758 million (EUR 179 million).
The second contract has a value of almost PLN 392 million (EUR 92.5 million) and includes construction works on the 227/249 line and the Gdańsk Zaspa Towarowa station and the 722 line.
The contract at Gdynia port, was won by Budimex with a value of PLN 1.52 billion (EUR 361 million). It envisages the reconstruction of 115 km of tracks at the port, electrification works, and the installation of 356 turnouts. Two railway viaducts will be constructed, and one bridge will be reconstructed. Two road and rail crossings will be modernized. Train services at the Port of Gdynia will be supervised by the service of the new local control center. After the completion, longer (740m) and heavier (22.5 tonnes axle load) freight trains will run to and from the port.
The Tri-City ports project includes the Sopot, Gdynia, and Gdańsk ports. The improving rail access to the Gdynia port project has a value of EUR 191 million, of which EUR 162 million is the CEF contribution. To improve railway access to the Gdansk port, the project received a EUR 108.5 million CEF funding, and the value of the project is EUR 132.77 million.