PORR and Trakcja win a new contract in Poland

Polish State Railways PKP PLK, PORR Polska Construction and Trakcja System have signed a contract to modernise the railway line E30 on the section Kędzierzyn Koźle–Opole Zachodnie. The total value of the tender is PLN 412 million (EUR 95.3 million), of which PLN 260 million (EUR 60.2 million) are covered by the Connecting Europe Facility. The contract should be completed within 50 months from construction signing.
Under the project, PORR will replace 91 km of track superstructure including catenary as well as 112 sets of points. In addition, 49 engineering structures – a total of nine bridges, five viaducts, three underpasses, 32 passageways and 22 level crossings will be overhauled.
There are also plans to modernise the control and safety technology and carry out maintenance on 15 signal boxes. Passenger comfort in railways stations will be improved as well. New platforms at heights of 55 cm and 76 cm have been planned, making it far easier to enter the trains. What’s more, the platforms will get new roofing, benches and lighting installations.
Rail travel is the region’s most popular form of public transport on the 40 km-long stretch between Kędzierzyn Koźle and Opole. Upon completion, the maximum permissible speed will more than double in some areas and the capacity of the stretch will improve considerably.
“This new contract, signed by the PLK for the modernisation of Kędzierzyn Koźle–Opole line, shows that the National Rail Programme is entering into a new implementation stage. This means that in the coming years, we will traver faster and safer,” Arnold Bresch, PKP Member of the Management Board said.


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