The 500-m Gdański new railway bridge in Warsaw will enter commercial operations in September, Polish railway infrastructure announced, which allotted PLN 75 million (EUR 17.26 million) from its own budget for the project.
The new bridge over Vistula, which will dramatically increase the capacity, is adapted to higher speeds and will facilitate the organisation of railway transport services in Warsaw and its metropolitan area. The new bridge will allow freight trains to run at speeds of 100 km/h, and the passenger trains, at at 120 km/h.
Gdański bridge is constructed between the Warsaw Gdańska station and Warszawa ZOO stop.
“The Gdański bridge is an important rail link within Warsaw metropolitan area and its railway junction. It will increase the capacity of passenger and freight traffic. This year, PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe will also launch construction works for over 160 rail bridges across the country,” Ireneusz Merchel, the president of PKP PLK said.