The European Commission has approved EUR293m from its Cohesion Fund for five major public transport projects in four of Poland’s biggest cities: Warsaw, Łódź, Szczecin and Poznań. The projects, all financed under the Polish Infrastructure and Environment operational programme, are:
- EUR91.7m towards the EUR141m programme to deliver 85 new low-floor trams for Warsaw with improved accessibility.
- EUR41m from a total investment of EUR51.3m for the procurement of 20 new double-deck intermediate coaches, two control coaches and two new locomotives to enhance capacity on Warsaw metropolitan area’s busiest sections of commuter rail.
- EUR85.8m towards the EUR110.8m project to develop a multi-modal hub for Łódź Fabryczna railway station.
- EUR41.7m towards a EUR 52.2m modernisation of life-expired sections of tram track in Szczecin’s western districts and the refurbishment of the Pogodno depot to accommodate modern low-floor trams.
- EUR33.2m towards a total investment of EUR52.3m for the upgrading of 5.3km (3.3 miles) of the tram and trolleybus network in Poznań.
All five projects are expected to be completed by the end of the current year.