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EU co-finances study to improve rail traffic in Katowice, Poland

Creation date: April 13, 2011

The European Commission has adopted a Funding Decision to co-finance a feasibility study to improve the railway junction in Katowice, Poland. The grant, which stems from the 2010 TEN-T Annual Call published on 19 May 2010, amounts to just over €3 million and will be used by the beneficiary (PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A., railway infrastructure manager in Poland) over a period of two years to conduct a feasibility study for the preparation of the subsequent works.


The proposal to support a feasibility study for the modernisation and extension of the Katowice railway junction was submitted under a Call for Proposals which was published in 2010. It was retained for funding under the TEN-T programme, following an evaluation procedure carried out by the European Commission and the TEN-T Executive Agency.


The feasibility study (which is the continuation of a previous pre-feasibility study, also funded by the TEN-T Programme) will help to determine the type of modernisation required for the railway junction in Katowice. It concerns the final definition of modernisation variants (by means of analysis covering technical and financial aspects) enabling elaboration of detailed design and tender documentation for the construction works, as well as the necessary administrative parallel activities (e.g. environmental decision, building permit etc.).


The completion of the feasibility study will be an important milestone in the modernisation of the Katowice rail junction and will have a positive impact on the TEN-T network as a whole and Priority Project 23 (Railway axis Gdańsk-Warszawa-Brno/Bratislava-Wien) in particular.


For more information, please consult the project's page!


Read the press release in Polish - .pdf (79 KB)