We are creating a programme covering cities of more than 10 thousand citizens so as to connect them to larger centres – to make the entire transport network a uniform system from the point of view of the ability for the residents from different regions to travel stressed the Prime Minister.
As he announced, the Railway+ Programme in its first phase would cover 21 sections on the map of Poland, for which several billion PLN would be allocated.
The Head of Government recalled that for many years local railway connections had been neglected and many of them had been liquidated. He explained that in the last 30 years the length of railway tracks decreased, from about 30 thousand km to about 20 thousand km.
We want to stop this wave and we undertake to implement the programme which is to reverse this negative phenomenon he said.
The Prime Minister pointed out that there were large cities in Poland, like Jastrzębie Zdrój and Lubin, which had no direct railway connections.
We want to restore these connections in the following years announced the Prime Minister indicating that, for example, from Jasienica Mazowiecka, where the conference was held, the residents would be able to travel directly to Rzeszów and Lublin.
It is important that the new solutions serve the residents finally stressed the Head of Government.
Programme to Supplement Local and Regional Railway Infrastructure Railway+
The objective of the programme is to supplement the railway network with the connections between localities (of more than 10 thousand residents, without access to passenger and cargo railway) with voivodeship cities and to improve the internal transport and socio-economic cohesion, with support from public funds.