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Centralny Port Komunikacyjny is to sign framework agreement concerning the design of CPK’s airport support infrastructure

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny has selected bids in the first tender for the design of support infrastructure to be built at CPK airport. The company plans to sign a framework agreement with 13 entities, which will design, among other things, the air traffic control tower, the airport’s operations centre or the rescue and firefighting facilities as part of the commissioned executive procedures.

Among the 13 entities that fulfilled the conditions for participation in the tender were 9 companies and 4 consortia. This awarded contract is the first of two framework agreements for the design of Support Infrastructure Engineering (SIE) facilities. The first one concerns the design of the facilities, such as the control tower, airport operations centre, rescue and firefighting buildings, airport maintenance and management and airport staff offices.

The facilities will be built in the immediate vicinity of the passenger terminal and railway station designed by that master architect – Foster + Partners and Buro Happold. We assume full cooperation and coordination between the companies selected to design the SIE facilities and the master architect. The control tower will be a key element of the airport. Together with the terminal, it has a potential to become its most recognisable building, as is the case at Istanbul’s new airport, for example,

says Eliza Wysocka from the CPK Airport Programme Design and Engineering Office, SIE project leader.

The designed facilities will support and complement ongoing operations of the passenger terminal and the remaining airport infrastructure. They will also be integrated with them to ensure seamless handling of flights and traffic safety.

The SIE framework contract will allow the commissioning of specific tasks by means of executive procedures. Contractors will be responsible for carrying out work and services related to the preparing the following projects: conceptual, technical, executive and building projects, together with obtaining necessary permits. The scope of the contract also includes other services related to the design, including consultancy during the contract award procedures for the execution of the construction works.

Offers received for the second tender for the design of support facilities at the airport area (including hotels, offices, retail facilities, cargo terminals and multi-storey car parks), which was announced in October this year, are still being analysed. That tender is scheduled to be awarded in January 2023. The estimated total value of both contracts is approximately PLN 500 million.
Information about the winning companies is available on the SmartPZP platform.

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK) is a new transport development program in Poland – a strategic investment that is extremely important for the economic development of the country and the region and, of utmost importance, the security of Europe as a whole. It’s a great infrastructure project on an incredible scale to integrate air, rail, and road transportation quickly and efficiently. The CPK project includes, among others, rail investments: a transport hub at the airport in the centre of Poland and
a network of new railway lines, mainly high speed, with a total length of nearly 2,000 km. This will make it possible to travel between Warsaw and Poland’s largest cities in no more than 2.5 hours. The first preparatory construction work on new CPK airport is planned to begin in 2023..

Marcin Horała, the government plenipotentiary for the CPK, and Mikołaj Wild, CEO of CPK, attended the conference.

The CPK Project is a large-scale multimodal transport hub project that includes the construction of a new hub airport to take over commercial traffic from existing Warsaw Chopin Airport. The project includes also construction of ca. 2000 km of railways, 400 km of expressways and motorways as well as new airport city.

Once CPK is developed, it will be the only hub airport in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)   capable of handling about 40 million passengers in 2035 and 60 million passengers in 2055.

During conferences held on June 29th, CPK SPV and IIAC presented opportunities for the potential engagement of other Korean companies in the CPK project. Both sides explored options for joint investment involvement as well as other ways of cooperation on the construction of Centralny Port Komunikacyjny.

IIAC emphasized the joint participation of overseas business with domestic competent companies and held a separate session to have in-depth discussions on the formation of Team Korea.

Since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in December 2021, both companies have deepened cooperation through a Financial Working Group. Following the progress of the project, CPK SPV has initiated a process of selecting a Strategic Operational Partner for the CPK with IIAC invited as a participant in the tender. CPK SPV and IIAC also continued the implementation of the Strategic Advisor contract (awarded to IIAC in a competitive tender) which has begun in January 2021 and includes both consulting services and trainings.

On June 28th IIAC also hosted Polish-Korean workshop to discuss conditions of its potential engagment as a Strategic Operational Partner for CPK. The discussed role would possibly go far beyond providing advisory services and would include direct influence on the CPK project.

Through these joint market-sounding conferences, we plan to continue the momentum of IIAC’s overseas business by expanding collaboration with CPK as well as domestic companies willing to participate in the project. By exporting a K-Airport platform in the European market, IIAC will become the unquestionable global airport operator.

IIAC CEO Kim Kyung-Wook commented:

Meetings we held in South Korea are an important part of the process of choosing the best Strategic Operational Partner as well as financial partner for CPK. Due to our cooperation so far and worldwide reputation, Incheon Airport has a special place in this procedure. We have been cooperating with IIAC for 1,5 years as Strategic Advisor and we are open to take this cooperation to the next level. I am glad to see that South Korea is committed to work with us to deliver the biggest Infrastructure investment in CEE region.

CPK SPV CEO Mikołaj Wild commented:

The document was signed by Government Plenipotentiary for STH Marcin Horała and the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) of the Republic of Korea Noh Hyeong Ouk, as well as CEOs Mikołaj Wild from the STH company and Kim Kyung-Wook from the Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC), company managing Incheon Airport.

The Memorandum provides for necessary steps to be taken to create a joint venture, under which the Korean party would acquire a minority stake in the joint investment. IIAC, which has been providing specialist advisory services for STH since the beginning of this year has confirmed validity of further actions towards financial engagement. By the end of next year (2022), both parties are to work out detailed terms of the investment.

The cooperation between Poland and the South Korea in terms of STH has been going on for many months. The Polish-Korean Aviation Working Group, which was established as a result of the intergovernmental MoU signed in February 2021, has facilitated a constructive dialogue between STH and IIAC teams and explored potential areas of mutual interest. The progress of the STH project enables taking further steps toward the joint project, i.e. Strategic Partnership that concentrate on the project valuation and feasibility assessment. Today’s Memorandum is the next step towards this goal.

In hindsight, I assess the activities carried out jointly with the Korean side very positively. Today we are taking a big step towards preparing STH as a joint investment of Poland and the Republic of Korea. Such a move will make it possible to combine South Korea’s knowledge and experience with Poland’s ambition and potential. It is also a clear signal that STH is a well-thought-out, well-planned and promising investment

says Government Plenipotentiary for STH Marcin Horała

This MOU will be a stepping stone to confirm the will between the two countries for cooperation related to the STH development, and hence it will be a valuable milestone for the STH to become a global hub airport. The MOLIT and IIAC will spare no effort to support the success of the STH project based on rich experience in the construction and operation of Incheon Airport, which has the world’s best capabilities

says the Minister of MOLIT of Korea, Noh Hyeong Ouk

The government and the operator of Incheon Airport, IIAC, have approved the fourth stage of the expansion of Incheon Airport this year. The long-term investment program assumes investing the equivalent of USD 5.4 billion by the end of 2025, including for the construction of Incheon’s fourth runway and the expansion of Terminal 2.

In the case of Incheon Airport, mid-to-long-term projects, such as the 4th phase expansion construction, are ongoing as scheduled regardless of the Covid-19 pandemic so that we can respond smoothly to future passenger/cargo demand. We plan to review more actively for the joint investment considering the growth potential of STH as a hub airport in Central and Eastern Europe

says CEO of IIAC, Kim Kyung-Wook

The cooperation started earlier this year has developed as planned. Incheon experts provided us with all the reports and analyses. We appreciate the high quality of the documents delivered. Step by step, according to the plan, we have implemented several stages of cooperation. Consequently, we are much closer to the decision on joint capital involvement

says Mikołaj Wild, President of the STH company

The Incheon Airport was built in stages. During the first stage, two parallel runways (3,750 m in length each) were built and the airport had a capacity of 30 million passengers and 1.7 million tonnes of goods per year. As a result of the dynamic development of the market, the government of South Korea has implemented further development stages. In 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, Incheon handled more than 71 million passengers and 2.7 million tonnes of goods.

In the first stage, Solidarity Airport will have two runways, each 4,000 m long, and will be the largest airport in Central and Eastern Europe. In the airport part, the investment is at the stage of advanced environmental and field studies, preparation of the Master Plan and real estate purchase, whereas in the railway part, design feasibility studies are being carried out.

SAID MIKOŁAJ WILD, THE PRESIDENT OF THE STH COMPANY.

The last decision of STH is already the third final decision of a series of eight tendering procedures for feasibility studies covering 743 km of new railway lines with almost 1,800 km comprising the STH Programme.

Łętownia – Rzeszów is the first investment implemented by STH within the Podkarpackie Voivodeship. Ultimately, 155 km of new railway lines will be constructed and the next 173 km will be modernised in Podkarpacie under the STH Programme.

The 42-kilometre section of the new railway line between Łętownia and Rzeszów is the first investment of STH in the Podkarpackie Voivodeship as part of the so-called spoke No. 6, i.e. the new railway route which will ultimately connect Warsaw and the STH with Radom, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Stalowa Wola, Rzeszów and Sanok.

Due to the construction of the new railway line, the travel time from Rzeszów to Stalowa Wola and Lublin will be significantly reduced. The commuting route from the Rzeszów center to the Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport will also improve. Ultimately, after the completion of all planned investments, the trains on the route Warsaw – Rzeszów will run within only 2 hours and 15 minutes instead of 4 hours heretofore.

The subject of the contract is the so-called STEŚ, i.e. the feasibility study for the planned new railway line No. 58 Łętownia – Rzeszów and No. 632 to the Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport. The tender of the consortium of BBF, Ingerop Polska and Safege S.A.S was considered the most advantageous one. The successful consortium submitted a tender for the amount of netPLN 9.73 million. Other tenders were submitted by: Databout (PLN 12.27 million), the IDOM Inżynieria, Architektura i Doradztwo, IDOM Consulting, Engineering, Architecture – Spain consortium (PLN 13.31 million), the Egis Poland, Egis Rail – France and JAF-Geotechnika consortium (PLN 14.86 million), the Multiconsult Polska, Arcadis and Transprojekt Gdański consortium (PLN 19.8 million), the Voessing Polska and Infra Centrum Doradztwa consortium (PLN 36.99 million) and TPF (PLN 37.0 million).

The selection was determined by the price (in 70%) and the staff experience (in the remaining 30%).

In accordance with the public procurement law, the last formalities must be completed before the procedure is concluded. Appeals which may affect the extension of the procedure may be lodged in the procedure. It will be concluded by signing an agreement with the contractor which will commence the performance of the commissioned services.

The contractor selected in the tendering procedure will have approx. 19 months for the preparation of the STEŚ.

As part of the STEŚ, the contractor shall deliver to the STH company, among others, traffic forecasts as well as analyses – e.g. operation and maintenance, technical, environmental and multi-criteria analyses – and shall prepare the soil survey report and maps for design purposes. The purpose of the STEŚ is to prepare specialised documentation for the railway line for design purposes, including indication of its recommended route.

On line No. 58: Łętownia – Rzeszów, trains will be able to speed up from160 to 250 km/h and on line No. 632 to the Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport – to 120 km/h. During the works on the STEŚ, a decision will be made to use the power supply of 25 kV AC or 3 kV DC.

According to the programme, the first construction works are to start in 2023. STH assumes that the section of the line connecting Łętownia with Rzeszów will be handed over for operation before the end of 2027.

The next stage of preparatory works – after completion of the STEŚ – will be preparation of the design documentation, i.e., among others, the conceptual design, materials for the environmental decision and the building permit design. The STH company is at the final stage of preliminary market consultations prior to the announcement of the tendering procedure for the framework agreement for preparation of the design documentation for 30 investment tasks.

The STH Railway Programme assumes that almost 1,800 km of new lines are to be constructed by the end of 2034. These investments consist of a total of 12 railway routes, including 10 “spokes” leading from various regions of Poland to Warsaw and the STH.

Yesterday’s decision of the Company is the second final decision made in the tendering procedure for the execution of the so-called STEŚ for a fragment of the STH railway network. The results of the tendering procedure for the Warsaw – Łódź section were published on Thursday.

The STH node is the central component of the whole railway system, which is the largest part of the STH Programme. It will be a facility that will integrate all modes of transport – rail, air and road – in one place. For this reason, it will be one of the most complex infrastructure investments in recent years.

Difficult task facing the contractor. Even renowned engineering companies rarely deal with such a complex project. The STH node will be fully integrated with the airport. It will be able to handle over half of long-distance railway connections in Poland, as well as regional and commuter railway. This will enable passengers to reach the Solidarity Airport from all sides of the world. The layout of the node will also allow passengers boarding or transferring from one mode to another at the STH to travel in each of these directions. The agreement shall be signed immediately after the tendering formalities have been completed.

SAYS MIKOŁAJ WILD, THE PRESIDENT OF THE STH COMPANY.

The STH node will be located at the interface of the most important railway lines in Poland, including:

  • line No. 85 from Warsaw towards Łódź, Sieradz, Wrocław and Poznań (as part of the so-called spoke No. 9),
  • line No. 5 towards Płock, Włocławek, Tricity, Bydgoszcz and Toruń (as part of spoke No. 1),
  • line No. 4 (Central Trunk Line) towards Katowice and Kraków (as part of spoke No. 7),
  • line No. 88 towards Warka, Radom, Sandomierz and Rzeszów (as part of spoke No. 6),
  • line No. 1 towards Częstochowa, Opole and Kłodzko (as part of spoke No. 8),
  • line No. 3 towards Kutno and Konin (as part of spoke No. 10).

The STH node construction will be for the benefit of not only long-distance connections’ passengers. Users of regional and agglomeration routes will also benefit from this. There will be convenient connections between, among others, Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Żyrardów, Sochaczew and Błonie with Warsaw and the planned airport, and regional express trains will ensure quick connections with the towns of the western Masovia (e.g. Płock) and the Łódzkie Voivodeship.

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The subject of the contract is the execution of the so-called STEŚ, i.e. the feasibility study for the planned STH railway node covering the sections of railway lines on long-distance routes:

  • the section of railway line No. 85 between the Tłuste area and the Wiskitki area (the remaining part of the Warsaw – Łódź route is covered by a separate contract which was awarded on 13 May 2021),
  • section of railway line No. 5 between the Korytów station at the interface with the Central Trunk Line and the point of intersection with line No. 3 (Warsaw – Poznań) in the Sochaczew, Teresin and Niepokalanów area, and
  • links between lines No. 5 and 85 in a configuration depending on the option.

And on regional routes:

  • sections of railway lines ensuring connection between line No. 3 (Warsaw – Poznań) at the interface between Błonie and Sochaczew and line No. 1 (Warsaw – Łódź) or possibly extension of line No. 447 at the interface between Żyrardów and Grodzisk Mazowiecki, and
  • links between lines No. 1, 3 and 447 in a configuration depending on the option.

The tender of the Egis Poland, Egis Rail (France) and Jaf-Geotechnika Consortium was considered the most advantageous one. The successful consortium submitted a tender amounting to netPLN 19.9 million. Other tenders were submitted by the Multiconsult Polska, Arcadis, Transprojekt Gdański and IDOM Inżynieria, Architektura i Doradztwo consortium (net PLN 32.97 million) and Voessing Polska (net PLN 35.8 million).

The selection was determined by the price (50%) and staff experience (the remaining 50%).

In accordance with the public procurement law, the last formalities must be completed before the procedure is concluded. Appeals which may potentially extend the procedure may be lodged therein. It will be concluded by signing an agreement with the contractor which will commence the performance of the commissioned services.

The contractor selected in the tendering procedure will have approx. 10 months, for the preparation of the STEŚ and for the execution of the scope of geotechnical documentation and maps for design purposes, and settlement of the entire agreement – almost2 years from the date of signing the agreement with the Contractor.

As part of the STEŚ, the Contractor shall deliver to the STH company, among others, traffic forecasts as well as analyses – e.g. operation and maintenance, technical, environmental and multi-criteria – and shall prepare the soil survey report and maps for design purposes. The purpose of the STEŚ is to prepare specialised documentation for the railway line for design purposes, including indication of its recommended course.

On the lines comprising the STH node, trains will be able to speed up to a maximum of 250 km/h. For the purposes of the STH high-speed system, the designers assume the use of 25 kV AC power supply. For the regional connections’ system, 3kV DC or 25 kV AC power supply will be used.

According to the programme, the first construction works are to start in 2023. STH assumes that the node will be handed over for operation by the end of 2027 to ensure fast railway connections with the launch of the Solidarity Airport.

The next stage of preparatory works – after completion of the STEŚ – will be preparation of the design documentation, i.e., among others, the conceptual design, materials for the environmental decision and the building permit design. The STH company is at the final stage of preliminary market consultations prior to the announcement of the tendering procedure for the framework agreement for preparation of the design documentation for 30 investment tasks.

The STH Railway Programme assumes that almost 1,800 km of new lines are to be constructed by the end of 2034. These investments consist of a total of 12 railway routes, including 10 “spokes” leading from various regions of Poland to Warsaw and the STH.

Almost 140 kmWarsaw – STH – Łódź Niciarniana section is a key element of the so-called spoke No. 9. The new railway tracks will enable travel from Warsaw to the STH in 15 minutes and to Łódź in 45 minutes (currently it takes 1 hour and 20 minutes). Passengers will reach the STH from Łódź by train within 30 minutes. This line will enable the inclusion of the “Solidarity” Airport in the high-speed rail system in Poland, and will continue towards Wrocław and the border with the Czech Republic as part of subsequent stages (ultimately a railway branch will be created towards Poznań).

The subject of the contract is the so-called STEŚ, i.e. the feasibility study for the planned new railway line: Warsaw – STH – Łódź (without the section within the STH node, to which another of the currently ongoing nine STH rail tendering procedures applies).

The tender of the IDOM, Multiconsult, Transprojekt Gdański and Arcadis companies’ consortium was considered the most advantageous – it is these companies that will jointly prepare the STEŚ for the first high-speed rail line and the successful consortium submitted a tender for the amount of netPLN 24.7 million. Other tenders were submitted by the following consortia: Egis and Jaf-Geotechnika (net PLN 29.5 million) and Voessing Poland and the Railway Research Institute (net PLN 30.9 million).

The selection was determined by the price (in 50%) and the staff experience (in the remaining 50%).

We have completed another important stage. Acting jointly with the selected contractor, we will select the optimum route for the first line included in the STH programme. The line is pivotal from the point of view of operation of the Solidarity Airport, and at the same time it is one of the most important elements of the new public transport network. We will start as soon as possible. The agreement shall be signed immediately after completion of procedures necessary to ensure transparency of operation.

SAYS MIKOŁAJ WILD, THE PRESIDENT OF THE STH COMPANY.

In accordance with the public procurement law, the last formalities must be completed before the procedure is concluded. Appeals which may affect the extension of the procedure may be lodged in the procedure. It will be concluded by signing an agreement with the contractor which will commence the performance of the commissioned services.

The contractor selected in the tendering procedure will have approx. 10 months for the preparation of the STEŚ (the performance and settlement of the entire agreement may take five months longer, as the subject of the contract also includes geological documentation and maps for design purposes).

As part of the STEŚ, the contractor shall deliver to the STH company, among others, traffic forecasts as well as analyses – e.g. operation and maintenance, technical, environmental and multi-criteria analyses – and shall prepare the soil survey report and maps for design purposes. The purpose the STEŚ is to prepare specialised documentation for the railway line for design purposes, including indication of its recommended route.

At the 140 km Warsaw – STH – Łódź section, trains are to speed up to a maximum of 250 km/h. At the same time, design parameters (e.g. curvature radii) will enable future speed increase to 350 km/h, if necessary. For the purposes of the high-speed system, STH assumes the use of 25 kV AC power supply.

The new Warszawa – Łódź line as an element of spokeNo. 9 will be connected with the existing routes:

  • line No. 3 between the Ożarów Mazowiecki and Błonie stations,
  • line No. 11 between the Bełchów and Łowicz Główny stations,
  • lines No. 17, 458 and 541 (through the eastern head of the Łódź Widzew station).

According to the programme, the first construction works are to start in 2023. STH assumes that the section of the line connecting Łódź through the STH with Warsaw will be handed over for operation before the end of 2027.

The next stage of preparatory works – after completion of the STEŚ – will be preparation of the design documentation, i.e., among others, the conceptual design, materials for the environmental decision and the building permit design. The STH company is at the stage of preliminary market consultations prior to the announcement of the tendering procedure for the framework agreement for preparation of the design documentation for 30 investment tasks of STH.

The STH Railway Programme assumes that almost 1,800 km of new lines will be constructed by the end of 2034. These investments consist of a total of 12 railway routes, including 10 “spokes” leading from various regions of Poland to Warsaw and the STH.

We are entering the next stage of the STH programme. Although its coverage is Poland-wide, we focus on the residents of the region surrounding the future Solidarity Airport. Therefore, we plan to intensify contacts, arrangements and consultations with local communities. At the same time, we see that our project is increasingly gaining ground. Therefore, we need to intensify business and image-focused activities and use more energy to build relationships with financial market representatives

EXPLAINS MIKOŁAJ WILD, THE PRESIDENT OF THE STH.

So far, marketing, communication and relations with the investment environment and real estate management have been separated. Following the departure of the persons in charge, Patryk Demski and Sylwia Matusiak, those competences were concentrated in a single post. This made it possible to reduce the number of the management board members – within 2 months the number of the members was reduced from five to four.

To date, Patryk Felmet has been dealing with marketing, among others, of Port of Gdańsk, where he was responsible for promoting the image of the Port and its counterparties on the international scene. He opened the first commercial office in the history of Polish ports on another continent – in Asia, he cooperated with representatives of the transport industry from, among others, Africa, Western Europe or both Americas.

Later, as the head of Lotos Group marketing, one of the largest advertisers in Poland, he managed multi-million advertising and sponsorship budgets. He was responsible not only for the implementation of the marketing strategy or image-focused campaigns, but also for intense support, among others, for sales in the Lotos stations during the pandemic and extensive CSR activities. One of the first tasks at the new position will be no other than the implementation of a social action plan which will strengthen the relationship between STH and residents.

Real estate management at this stage of the project is of key importance – both at the social, investment and construction level. These areas are intertwined, and, therefore, this is a major challenge in many fields – operational, legislative and image-focused. STH needs some kind of “Reason to Believe” among national stakeholders, but also powerful global communication. Building business relations at the international level is a complex process, but always subordinate to planning and implementing activities that meet the expectations of local communities. The social involvement of STH is one of the most important elements of this investment. The STH is to be created in accordance with the “Think globally, act locally” principle

Patryk Felmet is a graduate of, among others, the international programme of The Chartered Institute of Marketing and London School of Public Relations. He holds a diploma of Executive MBA, studies conducted by the Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

According to the forecast, nearly 120 million long-distance railway passengers can be expected after the STH operation launch: 95 million passengers in Intercity trains and 25 million in regional express trains. For comparison: in 2019, the PKP Intercity company transported almost 49 million passengers (this year the result will be significantly lower due to the COVID-19 epidemic). In the near future, it is planned to further specify the forecasts for the regional traffic with new assumptions, including, but not limited to those taking into account the Railway Plus programme.

According to the latest data, after the launch of the operation of the new airport, only on the key section of the railway network connecting Warsaw with the STH nearly 65 thousand passengers per day will be travelling (this is more than the number of persons moving currently along the A2 motorway between Warsaw and Łódź per day). The new railway infrastructure will ensure a very good availability of the new airport. According to the calculations of STH, up to 40 per cent of passengers will travel to the STH by railway.

The network traffic forecast clearly indicates the significant importance of the planned railway investment of STH for the elimination of the traffic exclusion in Poland. Construction of new lines, in areas without convenient connections so far, will enable to increase the number of railway travellers and contribute to the increase in the attractiveness of this means of transport in our country

SAYS MARCIN HORAŁA, THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND GOVERNMENT PLENIPOTENTIARY FOR THE STH.

In order to prepare these forecasts, the STH company used a new tool: the Passenger Transport Model. PMT is a 4-stage inter-branch model covering different means of transport. It allows for conducting analyses ofrail competitiveness vis-à-vis other modes of transport, e.g. road and air transport. An important feature of the model is the possibility of comparing passenger flows in public transport with the forecast intensity of individual road traffic.

PMT takes into account various means of transport, including vehicle traffic, bus carriage services and air traffic movement. This allows for a reliable and coherent forecastof changes that will be caused by the implementation of the STH investment for the entire territory of Poland. Thanks to this, the technical solutions prepared by STH will be “tailored”, i.e. adapted to real future transport needs.

EXPLAINS MIKOŁAJ WILD, THE PRESIDENT OF THE STH COMPANY.

With the possibility of forecasting the number of passengers on railway lines and station areas or determining the number of trains required for carriage services, the model enables to comparedifferent scenarios for the development of the transport system. It also enables selection of the best investment options, which will be used, among others, in the works on feasibility studies (STEŚ) for individual investments.

This forecasting approach provides a firm basis for applying for the EU funds. The increase in the number of rail travellers is part of the European Green Deal.

SAYS MARCIN HORAŁA, THE DEPUTY MINISTER.

In the course of works on the PMT, the model included the airport infrastructure (together with the designed Solidarity Airport between Warsaw and Łódź), new railway lines as part of the STH Railway Programme (so-called spokes), as well as roads necessary for the operation of the airport. Moreover, information on other plans for the extension of the road and railway infrastructure planned for implementation in the coming years is also part of the model.

PMT was created in the PTV VISUM environment, which is used by leading carriers and infrastructure managers (among others, in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands). Works performed jointly by Databout experts (formerly: WYG International) and STH focused on a significant extension of the model previously developed in the PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe company. They can support the Centre for European Union Transport Projects (CUPT) in carrying out the forecast of traffic at the strategic level.

The STH railway programme assumes that by 2034 a total of 1,789 km of railway lines within 12 railway routes (including 10 “spokes”) will be executed. New railway lines will be used primarily for operation of long-distance trains, including high-speed rail, as well as by regional trains, and at selected sections – by freight trains.

STH plans to make the PMT available to the institutions and entities concerned. For details, please refer to the Passenger Transport Model website.

We invite you to the second stage of the public consultations on the Strategic Location Study of the Solidarity Transport Hub Investment”. The first phase of the consultations lasted from 10 February to 10 March 2020. During them, more than 146 thousand votes were sent to the STH company, and these votes were subject to a detailed expert analysis. As in the first stage, we would like to identify as early as possible important conditions that may affect the further investment preparation process – for this purpose we would like to read your opinions, comments and conclusions concerning the draft Strategic Location Study of the Solidarity Transport Hub Investment together with the environmental impact forecast.

The currently presented document includes comments on investment routes and in such form, with locally extended transport corridors, the draft SLS is subject to strategic environmental impact assessment. These consultations are held in accordance with the Act of 3 October 2008 on providing access to information on the environment and its protection, participation of the public in the environmental protection and environmental impact assessments (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 234)

The strategic environmental impact assessment (SEIA) is the procedure to which the draft documents determining the framework for the implementation of investments that may have a significant environmental impact are subject, in accordance with the Polish and EU law.

Railway line routes, verified on the basis of comments from the first round of public consultations, are currently the subject of a parallel process and we make them more precise in the dialogue with locally competent local government units. The meetings are carried out in accordance with the programme of preparatory works included in the appendix to the above mentioned consultation report. The routing variants discussed with the local governments are located inside the extended transport corridors from the currently presented document. The objective of the Environmental Impact Forecast submitted together with the draft SLS is to identify and assess the expected environmental impacts resulting from the implementation of the investment projects indicated in the SLS document. The procedure within the scope of the SEIA and the Forecast itself are aimed at eliminating, at the earliest possible stage, such development proposals, the implementation of which may lead to changes in the environment condition and affect the quality of human life and health.

PERIOD OF CONSULTATIONS:

We look forward to your comments and requests from 30 November to 31 December 2020.