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EU Commission Allocates €61 Million to Improve Railway Line in Poland

by Liam Velazquez

The European Commission has approved an investment of more than €61 million from the 2014-2020 Cohesion Fund, in order to improve railway line 202 in the Gdynia-Chylonia-Słupsk section.

The Commission gave its green light to new investments on this railway line in Poland on October 3 that include the reconstruction of the track substructure, adding an extraction of the second track along the Wejherowo-Słupsk section, as well as the construction of new stops and the modernisation of all the stations, reports.

According to the Commission, this project will also involve installing computerised railway control devices to make the European Rail Traffic Management System work on the railway line.

Furthermore, once the project is finalised, which is expected to happen in 2028, passenger trains in that area will be able to go as fast as 160 km/h, and even up to 200 km/h in certain sections of the track. This will make the line able to handle more trains and make them run on time more often than usual.

In addition, according to this plan, the goal is for passengers to prefer using the improved railway stations over travelling by private cars. This preference would contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly transportation system by reducing pollution, enabling fewer emissions and less congestion.

Recently, the Commission has been actively investing in railway infrastructure across the EU. In December of last year, the Commission approved an investment of over €109 million to build a new circular railway section in Palermo, Italy.

Additionally, in April of this year, the Commission also announced its commitment to grant an amount of €190 million to upgrade the railway infrastructure of Slovakia, connecting the Žilina-Teplička railway, a very important part of the trans-European transport network.

All three projects intend to upgrade the railways in so many ways: by infrastructure changes, making travelling easier, aiming towards a more sustainable transformation choice and setting up computerised devices for railway control. These investments demonstrate the EU’s efforts to improve transportation networks and enable eco-friendly transportation throughout the continent.

Source: Schengenvisa

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