Modernising rail transport increases capacity and brings safety benefits

A major rail investment scheme in the Polish region of Mazowieckie is leading to an increase in passenger numbers, while ensuring more comfortable and safer travel.

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The initiative comprises the purchase by of a new fleet of rolling stock, increasing passenger capacity particularly during rush hours. The ten new electric multiple units (EMUs) are deployed on two existing lines, the S1 Pruszków – Otwock line, and the S9 Warszawa Zachodnia – Wieliszew line.

This transport scheme will primarily benefit the population of Warsaw, as well as those residents living along the railway routes. The new EMUs provide a higher degree of comfort and safety to passengers, as well as better access for disabled passengers.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Expanding the suburban transport services offered by Szybka Kolej Miejska Sp. z o.o. in Warsaw on existing and planned routes” is EUR 54 337 520, of which the EU’s Cohesion Fund is contributing EUR 34 979 701 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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