The companies of the PKP Group are currently implementing the largest investments in their history, among others, modernising and building from scratch the stations and connections, as well as purchasing and modernising the rolling stock. According to the participants of the debate "The impact of investments in railway infrastructure,” organised during the 5th edition of the Forum Wizja Rozwoju, the effect of this investment boom will be the creation of a peculiar "transport bloodstream of Poland," fostering the development of the country and equal opportunities between its regions.
"Our flagship project is the National Railway Programme, i.e., over PLN 76 billion, which by 2026 will have completely changed the face of Polish tracks, stations and trains. I mean a significant improvement of railway traffic in agglomerations, raising the standard of travel on regional routes and improving the conditions for freight transport," Ireneusz Merchel, President of the Management Board of PKP Polskie Linii Kolejowe S.A., said.
"The attractiveness of railways will be strengthened by a coherent rail network with higher speeds, ensuring shorter journeys in all regions, interregional traffic and competitive freight transport," he added.
Source: Poland Daily 24, PAP - MediaRoom