New tram depot improves urban transport in Poznań

Infrastructure investment is improving regional transportation in western Poland and urban mobility for commuters and residents.

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Completed in 2014, the new central tram depot has a capacity for accommodating 100 trams and state-of-the-art automated features for the efficient running of the depot. For example, the depot features technology that allows the trams to move within the building.

Built parallel to the east-west track line, the project provides rail service for two different types of Polish trams, and serves as an essential link with the rest of the municipal tram system. All city residents benefit from the project, not only as a result of better connections, but also from its positive impact on the environment. The project also plays a substantial role in reducing air and noise pollution within Poznań.

New tracks

A key feature of the project is the addition of 12.6 kilometres of track specially designed to be compatible with both old and modern Polish trams. The depot facility itself includes a main shed, parking shed, workshop building and offices.

The tram project helps improve mobility in the city of Poznań and investment in a safe, sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation system is likely to bring benefits to the overall regional economy.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Construction of Franowo tram depot in Poznań” is EUR 75 358 089, of which the EU’s Cohesion Fund is contributing EUR 48 557 102 from the Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment” for the 2007 to 2013 programming period. Work falls under the priority axis “Environment-friendly transport”.

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