PKP SA: Investments at almost 200 railway stations throughout the country
About 200 railway stations throughout Poland will be modernized or newly built within the next few years as part of the investment program run by PKP SA. Money for these investments will come from EU funds as well as from the state budget.
Modernized or newly built objects are, according to plans, both stations in larger cities, as well as buildings serving passengers in smaller towns. An important group will be real estate in the largest agglomerations, ie Warsaw, Łódź, Poznań, Wrocław, Katowice, Kraków and Trójmiasto.
Only last year PKP made available to passengers modernized railway stations in Jawor, Strzelin, Żarów, Siechnice, Święta Katarzyna, Smardzów Wrocławskie and Poznań (Dworzec Zachodni at Poznań Główny station and Poznań Garbary). Railwaymen do not stop at this and are already planning to reconstruct another 100 stations.
The value of the entire railway real estate modernization program is estimated at approx. PLN 1.5 billion. The basic source of funding is to be EU funds, but part of the work will be financed from the state budget. PKP S.A. it also obtained funds under the loan agreement. On December 28, 2018, the Center for EU Transport Projects signed 11 agreements on co-financing transport investments. Seven of them concern PKP SA’s investments. with a total value of PLN 605 million. The European Union will co-finance them with the amount of over PLN 412 million as part of the Operational Program Infrastructure and Environment. Thanks to obtaining EU co-financing by 2021, 59 stations will be modernized or built from scratch.