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Railway investments in Katowice – summary of Q3 and Q4 2023

There are plans for two tracks for agglomeration traffic – a connection from Będzin through Sosnowiec to Katowice Szopienice – and a platform at Morawa Street. The contract totals PLN 965.7 million whereas the deadline for completing works is 44 months.

Meanwhile, the Katowice Szopienice Północne goods station received a modern signal box, whereas its tracks and traction network were replaced. Additionally, a new overfly at Lwowska Street and bicycle path were built.

Trains are followed on monitors, and devices installed on the tracks record the number of passing wagons. The cameras also help control rail and road crossings. This allows for a safe and efficient rail traffic at the station. The works were carried out between 2022 and 2023 and totalled around PLN 3 million. The task was part of a larger investment including the reconstruction of the Katowice Szopienice Płn. station and the railway tracks from Bytom to Zabrze and from Sosnowiec to Mysłowice Brzezinka.

Finally @PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. signed a contract for the second track between Katowice and Orzesze Jaśkowice. It means more courses between Katowice and Rybnik, Racibórz towards the Czech Republic. As part of the investment, approx. 20 km of tracks and traction network will be designed, whereas the platforms will be adapted to the needs of travellers with limited mobility.

The works will start in 2026 and end in 2029, the value totals (project and construction works) PLN 460 million.

Frequent train services mean fewer vehicles on the road, which is good for the environment, whereas quick transport of goods helps the region develop.


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