The regeneration of Wrocław railway station

The project comprises the reconstruction of the historical complex of Wroclaw Glówny Railway Station and its railway infrastructure in order to improve both the general environment of the station and its services and the safety of passengers.

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Apart from the reconstruction of the station itself, the station platforms will also be lengthened to improve the state of the technical infrastructure and general services. A direct effect of this regeneration project will be improved service areas, including enhanced safety, improved access to the City of Wrocław and its surroundings and improved access to the station for people with special needs.

A central and bustling station

Wrocław is the capital of Poland's Lower Silesia Region and has a population of over 632 000 however its central railway station, Wroclaw Glówny, accommodated more than 9.5 million passengers in 2009. The station is located in the city centre on the E59/CE59 and E30/CE30 rail transport corridors, which are part of the conventional trans-European rail system.

The rehabilitation project comprises a number of improvement works, including: the construction of a new underground car park with 217 spaces; the construction of a square in front of the Central Station; the renovation of the Central Station building; the lengthening of platforms; the renovation of platform shelters and subways and the construction of a new building for travellers' services behind the Central Station.

Benefits for Wrocław and its surrounding areas

The rebuilt railway station will be operated by Polish State Railways (PKP S.A.) which is committed to maintaining the results of the project, for example funding routine maintenance of the new station building.

The regeneration project benefits the city and the surrounding areas on a number of levels. It will enhance the cohesion of the transport system in the region and significantly improve access to the City of Wrocław and its surrounding areas. The long-term effects of the project will include enhanced competitiveness for the Lower Silesia region, the integration of Wrocław's transport systems and a strengthened role for rail transport in the region.

A direct and immediate effect of the project will be improved service areas, including enhanced safety, and improved access to the station for passengers with limited mobility and those with visual or hearing impairments. The main beneficiaries of the project are the community in the city of Wrocław and smaller towns and villages in Wrocław's hinterland and communities in other Polish towns who use the railway station.


Draft date

15/09/2011