Lublin welcomes improved public transport system

The ‘Integrated Urban Public Transport System’ in Lublin is a major upgrade that improves the accessibility of the public transport system for people with disabilities, and enhances its efficiency by also reducing CO2 emissions.

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The project's ultimate objective is to increase the attractiveness and competitiveness of public over private transport in the city. This objective is being achieved via a number of street and crossroad reconstructions, the creation of 26 km of new trolleybus traction and the purchase of 70 new trolleybuses and 100 buses.

Modern and integrated

A modern and integrated system of traffic management and communication is also being constructed. This comprises a Traffic Control Centre complete with crucial subsystems that manage traffic incidents, provide signalling, handle emergency vehicles and provide information.

To coordinate public transport effectively, a Public Transport Management System is in place. This comprises various elements including a service centre, a timetable management subsystem and a fare collection system.

A trolleybus depot is being constructed that houses a service and repair shop as well as an administration and control building. The depot is also provided with internal access roads, parking spaces and pavements, lighting and fencing, street furniture and greenery.

Efficient and environmentally friendly

Overall, the mammoth upgrade is creating an efficient and environmentally friendly public transport system that is attractive to users and is enhancing the quality of life of Lublin's inhabitants and indeed visitors. Over the longer term, it is helping to increase mobility, making the labour market and education more accessible. It is estimated that by 2016, 120.6 million passengers will be commuting on the network – this is an increase of 8.3 million on the current figure.

Crucially, 291 jobs are expected to be created as a result of the project's implementation.

Lublin Municipality is responsible for financing maintenance costs during the project's operational stage.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Integrated Urban Public Transport System in Lublin” is EUR 130 987 270, with the EU’s European Regional Development Fund contributing EUR 99 413 110 through the “Eastern Poland Development” Operational Programme for the 2007-2013 programming period, priority “Growth of Regional Centres”.

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