Tramwaje Warszawskie and Progreg, a Kraków-based company signed the contract to elaborate the design documentation for a 1.6-km tram extension connecting Warsaw Zachodnia rail station (Warsaw West station) to Grójecka, including an underground stop.
Under the PLN 5.5 million (EUR 1.3 million) contract, Progreg will submit the documentation within 18 months. In addition, the company will also have to obtain the administrative approvals and permits, including building permits.
The new tram section will start under the Warszawa Zachodnia train station, where the underground stop will be constructed, crossing through a 5m tunnel under the Zachodni Park, continuing along the Bitwy Warszawskiej 1920 street, reaching to Grójecka street, where a loop will be constructed.
The main construction works are planned to start in 2022. The project is coordinated with the reconstruction of Warsaw Zachodnia station, carried out by Polish railway infrastructure manager.
The new line will provide passengers bus, tram and rail connection (to Zachodnia station). After 2023, Tramwaje Warszawskie plans to construct two additional tram stops in the northern part of the station. The authorities have plans to develop a tramway network in the central and southern areas of Poland’s capital. The 19-km tram connection will serve the districts of Wilanów, Ochota and Mokotow by linking them to metro Line 1 and Warszawa Zachodnia, the city’s main railway and bus station. The project also includes the construction of the Annopol depot with a capacity for 150 vehicles. The contract for the supply of new rolling stock which will operate on the new connections was signed in June 2019 with Hyundai Rotem for the supply of 213 low-floor trams.
The first design contract for a 11-km line connecting Wilanów district with Metro Pole Mokotowskie station (on metro Line 1) was signed in 2019 with Progreg. Under the EUR 1.8 million (PLN 7.67 million) contract, Progreg will deliver the documentation within 15 months (from the contract signing).
The total value of the Wilanów tram project, which includes rolling stock procurement is EUR 273.4 million, of which EUR 127.4 million are covered by the European Union through the Cohesion Fund, under the Infrastructure and Environment OP 2014-2020.