A cohesive and modern network of railway lines will be created

The government has adopted a national railway programme until 2023. In her exposé, Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz announced development of railway passenger transport, and promised construction of new and modernisation of the existing rolling stock.

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The implementation of the programme is primarily aimed at shortening the train travel time on the railway routes managed by PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe SA.

It plans to lengthen sections of railway lines allowing passenger trains to travel at a speed over 160 km/h. Persons with limited mobility will have better access to railway transport. What is expected to improve significantly is conditions of railway transportation of goods, which should be a development stimulus for numerous regions in Poland.

What has also been provided for is the increase in the length of railway lines equipped with ERTMS, the European Rail Traffic Management System, as well as the number of two-level intersections and modernised level crossings. It should result it bigger comfort and safety of travel.

PLN 67.5 billion will be earmarked for railway investment projects implemented until 2023. 

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