PKP Polish Railway Lines announced a tender for the design of the development of tracks at the Terespol station. The estimated value of the documentation development is EUR 1.16 million (PLN 5 million) and is financed from the company’s own funds.
As part of the announced tender, the contractor will prepare the documentation. All administrative decisions will be acquired for the extension of the Terespol border station with 10 tracks with 1520 mm gauge that will allow 25 tonnes axle load. Work on the preparation of the project will begin in 2019.
The project will increase the capacity on Moscow – Minsk – Warsaw – Berlin route and the freight transport at Terespol – Brest border crossing, allowing the transshipment potential at the station. The new tracks will be able to accept a greater number of freight trains entering and from Belarus, contributing to increasing trade between Poland and Belarus. PKP PLK will reconstruct the Terespol station.
In addition, the infrastructure manager implements a large project including works in the area of the border crossing. With a total value of EUR 58.2 million (PLN 250 million), this project will ensure smooth traffic and more trains. Investments will be implemented until 2023. They include the modernization, construction and expansion of infrastructure, which will enable better handling of goods transported by rail. For example, on the Medyka crossing – Mościska II, the tracks on the Polish side are being modernized. Until 2023, work was also planned on 7 sections of access lines to transhipment terminals. The total investment cost is EUR 21 million (PLN 91 million).
After all works will be completed, passenger trains will be able to travel at speeds up to 160 km/h and freight trains up to 120 km/h.