Warsaw West to be transformed into a transport hub

Polish infrastructure manager, PKP PLK, and Tramwaje Warszawskie signed a contract for the modernisation of Warsaw West station, which will be transformed into an integrated transport terminal. The design of station’s reconstruction, valuated at EUR 2.5 million (PLN 11 million) will be carried out by Torprojekt and is scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2019. In the second half of 2019, construction works will be launched.
The whole project, co-financed by the EU under the Operational Program Infrastructure and Environment, will be completed in 2022.
The joint project includes the construction of an underground tram stop and a new tram tunnel under the station. The tram stop will be one of the main interchange point on the new tram route from Wola to Wilanów. The works will be completed in the second half of 2022.
“The reconstruction of Warsaw West station will create an integrated public transport system and railways will have the main role. One of the important goals in the National Railway Programme which is to facilitate transport connection particularly in cities’ nodes offering transport links to city’s public transport system. Such solution includes, among others, Warsaw, Krakow, Wałbrzych, Łódź and Gorzów Wielkopolski,” Andrzej Bittel, Undersecretary of Infrastructure Ministry.
The project envisages the construction of new platforms equipped for passengers with disabilities, as well as the needed infrastructure for bicycles, new information systems and the underground passage will be completely changed. PLK will construct additional platforms in the tunnel and the tracks and traffic control system will be modernised.
“Within its projects, PKP Polish Railway Lines takes into account transport connection between railways and public transport system. The new Warsaw West station will increase passengers’ comfort, offering convenient transport links for regional and interregional transport, with transfers to bus and tram system. Passengers will benefit from comfortable platforms and convenient access to public transport,” Ireneusz Merchel, the President of the Management Board of PKP PLK, said.
Currently, Warsaw West is one of the largest railway stations in Poland in terms of passenger traffic and the new project will be adapted to a growing traffic.