The Polish railway infrastructure manager, PKP PLK, Tramwaje Warszawskie, Warsaw tramway operator and MGGP company have signed a PLN 14 million (EUR 3 million) contract for supervision over the performance of works and financial management on the Warsaw Zachodnia modernisation project.
Under the contract, MGGP will provide supervision during the construction works, financial management of the contract and assessment of compliance of the works within the modernisation project.
PLN 1.9 billion (EUR 414 million) is the total value of the station modernisation project which will provide passengers comfortable regional and long-distance transport services and efficient running of the rail agglomeration network.
“The signed contract for the supervision for the Warsaw Zachodnia modernisation provides support for the investment that opens the modernisation of the Warsaw cross-city line. This is one of the large projects of the National Railway Programme, which is 85% advanced. PLK already has projects for the new financial perspective that will continue the development of railways,” Ireneusz Merchel, the CEO of PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe said.
Budimex is the company responsible for the modernisation of the station and has already carried out the first preparatory works, regarding the geological surveys and land inventory. Cleaning up the green areas in the railway area is also in progress.The contractor is preparing the site for the construction site facilities and the organisation of works for the construction of a footbridge has also been agreed.The construction of the footbridge will provide residents and passengers with access to the platforms during the reconstruction of the underground passage.
The project involves the reconstruction of the station with a modern design. All platforms will be roofed and will be fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. Escalators, a signage system and a passenger information system will facilitate the use of the railway transport services. An additional platform will be constructed to increase the possibility of organising efficient connections.
The connectivity in the area of the station will be facilitated by a footbridge that will connect Wola and Ochota, while an underpass, that will be higher and wider, will provide the connection with the area of the waiting rooms and ticket offices. The passage will be extended to the platform No. 8 at the perimeter line.
Warszawa Zachodnia (Warsaw West station) is the largest station in Poland in terms of the number of trains running. On average, 1000 suburban, regional, national and international long-distance trains pass through the station daily.
The project is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2023.
The station will also have a tram connection through a 1.6 km-long extension and an underground stop.