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Three large engineering consortia apply for the contract for the CPK Master Plan

The French-Spanish ADP and IDOM consortium, the Dutch NACO group and the German-Austrian ILF submitted tenders in the procedure for the contractor of the Master Plan for the CPK. Before the end of the year, CPK plans to sign an agreement with the Contractor

The procedure for the technical support consultant for the preparation of the CPK Masterplan is conducted in the form of a competitive dialog. Three large consortia have submitted tenders, which provide engineering and design services, manage and supervise airport construction in different parts of the world.

The Master Plan is a key pre-design study which determines, i.a., technicalparameters, final location and financing concept of the new airport. This procedure is one of the milestones of the CPK, an investment needed by Poland. I am glad that the tenders in the procedure were submitted by companies with such extensive international experience in the execution of infrastructural investments

The Master Plan is a key pre-design study which determines, i.a., technicalparameters, final location and financing concept of the new airport. This procedure is one of the milestones of the CPK, an investment needed by Poland. I am glad that the tenders in the procedure were submitted by companies with such extensive international experience in the execution of infrastructural investments

The Master Plan elements will be: detailed location of the airportandthe concept of staging its construction, which are to be prepared in parallel with environmental and field surveys.

The study will also include, i.a.:

  • air traffic forecasts (taking into account the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the aviation market),
  • capacity analyses of the planned airport infrastructure,
  • operational strategy of the luggage and logistics system
  • and advanced cost and specialist analyses.

The CPK Master Plan will ensure the integration of the airport with the rail and road network. Together with the master planner, we will also develop the principles of development of the nearest surroundings of the CPK, the so-called Airport City. We will also jointly prepare all other documents necessary to develop the CPK. If there are no appeals against the tender procedure, this year we will sign an agreement with the selected contractor

says Mikołaj Wild, President of CPK

The CPK Master Plan will be finished in 2022, but the acceptances of individual components will start next year.

CPK required the master planner candidates to be experienced in the preparation of similar documentation: for large hubs, for greenfield infrastructure projects (designed and built from scratch), and for airports supported by rail transport. The Company also verified the financial and economic capacities to perform a contract of such scale as the CPK.

ADP Ingénierie is a subsidiary of the ADP Group, which operates airports such as de Gaulle and Orly airports in Paris. The company operates in 20 countries and employs 420 experts in total. It was involved, i.a., in the construction of the Daxing airport in Beijing and the Incheon airport in Seoul. IDOM is a Spanish engineering group with more than 3.8 thousand people working in 45 offices in different parts of the world. This company prepared, i.a., the structural design of Terminal 2 for Heathrow in London. It participated in the development of a master plan for airports i.a. in Manila in the Philippines and Santa Lucia in Mexico.

NACO Netherlands Airport Consultants and Royal HaskoningDHV are consortium members from the Netherlands. Since the beginning of its operations, NACO has been involved in projects at more than 600 airports worldwide, i.a., in the construction of the Daxing airport in Beijing, which was opened last year, and prepared master plans, e.g. for the ports: in the capital city of Mexico and Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Since the 1950s, NACO has worked with Amsterdam-Schiphol airport, the third airport in Europe in terms of the number of passengers (72 million in 2019). Royal Haskoning DHV has its offices in 30 countries and employs more than 5.8 thousand specialists in total.

ILF consulting Engineers is a German-Austrian corporation which has participated in the CPK tender in a consortium with amd.sigma. The majority shareholder of the latter is Munich Airport (the only European hub airport awarded five stars in the Skytrax airport quality ranking). ILF is currently preparing an extension concept until 2035 for Terminal 1 of the Munich Airport. The company developed master plans for, i.a., Vienna airport in Austria, Zhengzhou airport in China and Quito airport in Ecuador. Over 50 years, ILF completed over 6 thousand projects in 150 countries. It employs 2.4 thousand people in more than 40 offices on five continents.

In parallel to the master plan procedure, CPK conducts the strategic advisor procedure, in which tenders were submitted by two Asian airports in the second half of October this year: Incheon in Seul and Narita in Tokio. The strategic advisor shall provide operational and commercial knowledge for the design, construction and efficient management of a large airport hub. CPK plans to select a strategic advisor before the end of the year – similarly as the Masterplan contractor. The advisor contract will be signed for three years, which means that it will cover the planning and design stages of the airport investment.

Both entities – the master planner from Europe and strategic advisor from Asia – will be part of the integrated CPK team, which will prepare the construction of the CPK.

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The EU grant is provided from the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Development in the following categories: “Building a low carbon, climate resilient future: Secure, clean and efficient energy”.

In addition to CPK, 15 institutions participated in the Smart Airports project, including, i.a.: International Air Transport Association (IATA), Copenhagen Airport, Danish Technological Institute (DTI), Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Lithuanian Airports (administrator of the airports in, i.a., Vilnius and Kaunas), University of Parma, Hamburg University of Technology and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS).

The total amount of the grant is EUR 12 million, of which nearly EUR 500 thousand will be allocated to CPK. The CPK company, responsible for the design and construction of the CPK, was invited to participate as a partner airport by the Consortium Leader, Copenhagen Airport. As a result thereof, CPK participates in a pilot, innovative project to slow down climate change.

Our objective is lowcarbon infrastructure, and the European Smart Airports programme will enable us to achieve it. When planning the airport, we will use green solutions for smart energy and electromobility on a large scale

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

As the CPK company, we will work together with consortium partners on actions to reduce energy consumption, provide access to aviation biofuel and use low-carbon ground handling vehicles. The new airport and the high-speed rail system built at the same time will use the state-of-the-art solutions reducing the negative impact of transport on the environment.

EXPLAINS MIKOŁAJ WILD, THE PRESIDENT OF CPK.

We are aware that the European Commission has selected our project and that we will work together with partners such as CPK to develop a sustainable airport concept of the future. We intend to provide infrastructure for aircraft that may be supplied withelectricity, hydrogen or other sustainable fuels in the future. At the same time, we will investigate how to supply buildings, vehicles and aircraft in such a way as to ultimately eliminate carbon dioxide emissions.

SAYS THOMAS WOLDBYE, PRESIDENT OF THE COPENHAGEN AIRPORT.

The Smart Airports cooperation will last four years. Participation in the so-called Copenhagen consortium will provide the CPK company with unlimited access to all the results achieved (concepts, assumptions, design solutions and technologies) as well as the possibility of their implementation in the future. In the case of CPK, this may be the case both during the master planning stage and during the design and construction of the airport.

At the Copenhagen Airport in Denmark, priority will be given to the implementation of green solutions developed by the consortium. However, the Smart Airports project results will, at the same time, be adapted to partner airports: in Poland, Lithuania and Italy.

The implementation of sustainable green fuels and the green transformation of airport operations will require access to knowledge and know-how. It is for this purpose that we have gathered a professional international team. We look forward to this pan-European cooperation

SAYS LARS OVERGAARD, THE BUSINESS MANAGER AT THE DANISH TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, WHO MANAGED THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

The project is intended to contribute to the achievement of EU climate objectives by the airport industry and is in line with the new European Green Deal.

This is not the first of CPK’s sustainable energy actions. 25 September this year CPK and Polska Grupa Energetyczna signed a cooperation agreement to implement low-carbon energy projects. The preliminary arrangements assume that in the CPK Airport area, in accordance with the latest environmental requirements, a new combined heat and power plant will be built, which will be supplied with natural gas supported by solar panels, i.e. renewable energy sources (RES).

The agreement between CPK and PGE assumes the use of trigeneration, i.e. process-combined cogeneration of electricity, heat and cooling. Such a solution will reduce the amount and cost of energy necessary to generate each of these three sources separately. The cooperation of CPK and PGE and the planned large-scale use of RES also form part of the European climate policy.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 957824.

The COVID-19 pandemic has no impact on investments such as CPK, which should be continued and we have to implement them. CPK means almost 1,800 km of new railway lines and more than 400 km of new roads. It will make Poland a place for business. Investments such as CPK are the driving wheel of the economy and helped the world in crisis on numerous occasions. We estimate that the construction of CPK will create a total of 150 thousand jobs. CPK is a great opportunity for Poland

said the president of the Republic of Poland – Andrzej Duda.

Large investment programs create tens of thousands of jobs at the time of implementation and several times more after their launch. The United States, China and the European Commission are just setting out their major investment programs aimed at stimulating the economy. CPK is a great opportunity for Polish aviation and rail, but also for each Pole. CPK, together with rail “spokes”, is an opportunity to attract domestic and foreign investment.

SAID THE PRIME MINISTER – MATEUSZ MORAWIECKI.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, a first round of talks takes place as part of the competitive dialog with the airports: Incheon in Seoul and Narita in Tokyo. The strategic advisor is to provide CPK with additional operational and commercial know-how on the efficient management of large transfer airports, which is necessary at the stage of master planning and design.

Since Poland has not implemented investment projects of this scale yet, CPK decided to take advantage of international experience by harnessing in the project the competences and resources held by the administrators of the best organized airports of the world.

SAYS MARCIN HORAŁA, GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE FOR CPK.

Incheon and Narita airports have extensive consultancy experience in various parts of the world. The Seoul AirPort management company participated in airport investment projects in more than 20 locations of the world, including Turkey, Indonesia and Kuwait. Tokyo airport representatives participated in projects of this type among others in Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

For the role of the strategic advisor to CPK, we are looking for a global hub manager with experience in international projects related to planning, construction and management of a large transfer airport, including cargo transport

EXPLAINS MIKOŁAJ WILD, PRESIDENT OF CPK.

The selection of the strategic adviser is one of the milestones of CPK implementation. The procedure will be completed this year. The agreement will be signed for a period of up to three years as it concerns the planning and design stages of the airport investment project.

In addition to the airport information, CPK has provided today details of the railway investments to be carried out between 2020 and 2034. The investment program of CPK assumes the construction of a network of new railway lines, including high-speed railways, which will connect most regions of Poland with Warsaw and the planned CPK within 2.5 hours.

Preparatory works are planned to be launched already this year for five railway lines with a total length of 563 km:

  • Warsaw – CPK – Łódź – Sieradz – Wrocław – Wałbrzych – Polish border (Poland/Czech Republic)
  • Ostrołęka – Łomża
  • Trawniki – Krasnystaw – Zamość
  • Łętownia – Rzeszów
  • Chybie – Jastrzębie Zdrój – Godów – Polish border (Poland/Czech Republic)

These investment projects will be prepared first in order to commence construction works in 2023. The schedule assumes that before the end of 2023 the following should be in progress: earthworks, construction works (in the scope of selected disciplines), works on removal of conflicts with underground infrastructure and preparation of the area for the main works.

The Company’s goal for the next months will be to present technical solutions for selected lines, e.g. construction of new railway lines through selected areas on trestle bridges or in tunnels. This year, the first environmental surveys are to be commenced, which will constitute the basis for implementation of the procedure of the environmental impact assessment.

Some large cities, such as Jastrzębie-Zdrój and Łomża, today have no railway connections. CPK rail investment projects, which aim to combat transport exclusion, are a unique opportunity to finally restore rail to many regions in Poland.

SAYS PIOTR MALEPSZAK, MEMBER OF CPK MANAGEMENT BOARD FOR RAILWAY INVESTMENT PROJECTS.

CPK railway investment projects plan consists of a total of 12 routes, including 10 so-called spokes running from various regions of Poland to Warsaw and CPK. In total, there are 30 investment tasks and 1,789 km of new railway lines, the investor of which is CPK, and which are to be completed by the end of 2034.

The construction and operation of the CPK Airport will give a powerful boost for the economy, the labor market and economic growth. The CPK project involves a stable schedule of planning, designing and construction of infrastructureinvestment projects scattered throughout Poland, which will be a boost to hundreds of companies and sectors, giving tens of thousands of jobs.

The concept of the preparation and construction of CPK Airport foresees that CPK will create a total of almost 150 thousand jobs, of which about 40 thousand related directly to the operation of the hub and another 110 thousand within the economic sectors related to the port, e.g. in the logistics, tourism, hotel, developer, trade and services sectors.

The airport industry is a major stimulus for the labor market in many parts of the world. According to the Investor’s estimates, about 20 thousand people will find jobs at the peak period of construction of the new terminal at Changi airport in Singapore. With the launch of Barajas airport in Madrid, as many as 300 thousandjobs were created (directly and in related industries) and Charlesde Gaulle airport in Paris contributed in the same way to the creation of almost 200 thousand jobs.

CPK will be an airport in Europe meeting the highest sanitary and epidemiological standards. By introducing the latest available solutions, already at the planning stage, Poland has the chance to create an airport that the passengers will trust. The so-called greenfieldinvestment, planned from scratch, has a huge advantage over airports which have been developed decades ago when many epidemiological risks have not yet been accounted for.

The COVID-19 pandemic has no impact on investments such as CPK, which should be continued and we have to implement them. CPK means almost 1,800 km of new railway lines and more than 400 km of new roads. It will make Poland a place for business. Investments such as CPK are the driving wheel of the economy and helped the world in crisis on numerous occasions. We estimate that the construction of CPK will create a total of 150 thousand jobs. CPK is a great opportunity for Poland

Andrzej Duda, President of The Republic of Poland

Large investment programs create tens of thousands of jobs at the time of implementation and several times more after their launch. The United States, China and the European Commission are just setting out their major investment programs aimed at stimulating the economy. CPK is a great opportunity for Polish aviation and rail, but also for each Pole. CPK, together with rail “spokes”, is an opportunity to attract domestic and foreign investment.

Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister

On Tuesday and Wednesday, a first round of talks takes place as part of the competitive dialog with the airports: Incheon in Seoul and Narita in Tokyo. The strategic advisor is to provide CPK with additional operational and commercial know-how on the efficient management of large transfer airports, which is necessary at the stage of master planning and design.

Since Poland has not implemented investment projects of this scale yet, CPK decided to take advantage of international experience by harnessing in the project the competences and resources held by the administrators of the best organized airports of the world.

SAYS MARCIN HORAŁA, GOVERNMENT PLENIPOTENTIARY FOR CPK.

Incheon and Narita airports have extensive consultancy experience in various parts of the world. The Seoul AirPort management company participated in airport investment projects in more than 20 locations of the world, including Turkey, Indonesia and Kuwait. Tokyo airport representatives participated in projects of this type among others in Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

For the role of the strategic advisor to CPK, we are looking for a global hub manager with experience in international projects related to planning, construction and management of a large transfer airport, including cargo transport

EXPLAINS MIKOŁAJ WILD, CEO OF CPK.

The selection of the strategic adviser is one of the milestones of CPK implementation. The procedure will be completed this year. The agreement will be signed for a period of up to three years as it concerns the planning and design stages of the airport investment project.

In addition to the airport information, CPK has provided today details of the railway investments to be carried out between 2020 and 2034. The investment program of CPK assumes the construction of a network of new railway lines, including high-speed railways, which will connect most regions of Poland with Warsaw and the planned CPK within 2.5 hours.

Preparatory works are planned to be launched already this year for five railway lines with a total length of 563 km:

  • Warsaw – CPK – Łódź – Sieradz – Wrocław – Wałbrzych – Polish border (Poland/Czech Republic)
  • Ostrołęka – Łomża
  • Trawniki – Krasnystaw – Zamość
  • Łętownia – Rzeszów
  • Chybie – Jastrzębie Zdrój – Godów – Polish border (Poland/Czech Republic)

These investment projects will be prepared first in order to commence construction works in 2023. The schedule assumes that before the end of 2023 the following should be in progress: earthworks, construction works (in the scope of selected disciplines), works on removal of conflicts with underground infrastructure and preparation of the area for the main works.

The Company’s goal for the next months will be to present technical solutions for selected lines, e.g. construction of new railway lines through selected areas on trestle bridges or in tunnels. This year, the first environmental surveys are to be commenced, which will constitute the basis for implementation of the procedure of the environmental impact assessment.

Some large cities, such as Jastrzębie-Zdrój and Łomża, today have no railway connections. CPK rail investment projects, which aim to combat transport exclusion, are a unique opportunity to finally restore rail to many regions in Poland.

SAYS PIOTR MALEPSZAK, MEMBER OF CPK MANAGEMENT BOARD FOR RAILWAY INVESTMENT PROJECTS.

CPK railway investment projects plan consists of a total of 12 routes, including 10 so-called spokes running from various regions of Poland to Warsaw and CPK. In total, there are 30 investment tasks and 1,789 km of new railway lines, the investor of which is CPK, and which are to be completed by the end of 2034.

The construction and operation of the CPK Airport will give a powerful boost for the economy, the labor market and economic growth. The CPK project involves a stable schedule of planning, designing and construction of infrastructureinvestment projects scattered throughout Poland, which will be a boost to hundreds of companies and sectors, giving tens of thousands of jobs.

The concept of the preparation and construction of CPK Airport foresees that CPK will create a total of almost 150 thousand jobs, of which about 40 thousand related directly to the operation of the hub and another 110 thousand within the economic sectors related to the port, e.g. in the logistics, tourism, hotel, developer, trade and services sectors.

The airport industry is a major stimulus for the labor market in many parts of the world. According to the Investor’s estimates, about 20 thousand people will find jobs at the peak period of construction of the new terminal at Changi airport in Singapore. With the launch of Barajas airport in Madrid, as many as 300 thousandjobs were created (directly and in related industries) and Charlesde Gaulle airport in Paris contributed in the same way to the creation of almost 200 thousand jobs.

CPK will be an airport in Europe meeting the highest sanitary and epidemiological standards. By introducing the latest available solutions, already at the planning stage, Poland has the chance to create an airport that the passengers will trust. The so-called greenfieldinvestment, planned from scratch, has a huge advantage over airports which have been developed decades ago when many epidemiological risks have not yet been accounted for.

The current situation and the unprecedented collapse of the aviation and rail markets will have serious consequences, but CPK is a multi-year investment project. The first stage of the new airport is scheduled to be launched in the second half of this decade. There is a valid market justification for designing and constructing the first stage of CPK: two parallel runways with a capacity of up to 450 thousand air operations per year and a passenger terminal capable of handling up to 45 million passengers per year.

Planned airport and railway investments will provide a positive boost to the economy and the labor market, both during and after construction. The new railway lines will connect most of the regions of Poland with CPK and Warsaw in a time no longer than 2.5 hours. The investment project will also include the connection of previously unconnected cities to the railway network (i.e. Grójec, Jastrzębie-Zdrój, Łomża, Kolno, Tomaszów Lubelski), it will also entail increased investment attractiveness of the towns which will gain direct long-distance connections (for example: Busko-Zdrój, Grudziądz, Kłodzko, Nysa, Ostrołęka Płock, Sanok, Zamość).

The CPK investment is a huge boost for the labor market. For comparison: a new passenger terminal of Changi East is planned to be constructed in Singapore. The aerodrome estimates that 20 thousand people will be employed in the construction works during the peak period. In the case of a new airport in Istanbul opened last year, the number of employees at the construction site amounted to 35 thousand.

Global political and economic crises happened before and most of them have been the cause of a sudden decline in air travel and had a negative impact on the aviation sector in the short term, for example following the attacks of 11 September, the SARS epidemic. In the long term, the traffic was restored, ultimately to increase further at a later time.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicates that the 2nd quarter of 2020 will be a time of the largest decreases in passenger aviation. According to IATA, a gradual upwards trend should start afterwards. We do not know how long this period of market restoration will last as of yet, but there is no doubt that, “at the end of the day”, passengers will resume air travel.

Integration with rail transport is one of the conditions for the proper functioning of the CPK. As it results from the arrangements between CPK and PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe and the Ministry of Infrastructure, as part of the CPK program, approx. 1.6 thousand km of new lines will be constructed. Of this, 140 km as the so-called “zero stage”, which should be ready before the CPK becomes operational.

 

As part of the zerostage, a new railway line will be constructed: Warsaw-CPK-Łódź Fabryczna, i.e. the first section of the High Speed Train project suspended in 2012 (the so-called “Y”). In the area of Baranów a hub will be constructed with connectors between CPK and the existing lines being its parts:

 

  • No. 1 and 4 (Warsaw – Grodzisk Maz. – Łódź with Central Trunk Line turn towards Katowice)
  • No. 3 (Warsaw – Kutno – Poznań)

 

Ultimately, for the needs of the CPK program, also, among others, the “CMK Północ (North Central Trunk Line)” line will be constructed, i.e. the extension of the Central Trunk Line from the Żyrardów area to the CPK, and further in the direction of Płock, Włocławek, Grudziądz and Tricity.

 

The railway part of the CPK program, which is divided into stages to be implemented up to 2040, is a webbing of new lines leading from 10 directions to CPK and Warsaw. As a result of its construction, the train ride to the central airport is to take no longer than 2 hours. The network range will encompass the biggest cities in Poland (except for Szczecin, as the distance allows to get to the city comfortably by rail within 3 hours 15 minutes). Convenient access to the CPK will also cover the border areas of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and the Kaliningrad Oblast.

10 railway “spokes” converge in the designed transfer hub in the area of Baranów and in Warsaw. Such a system guarantees practical and functional simplicity. Ultimately, it will make it possible to connect even distant CPK areas offering a convenient travel time using trains running at a speed of up to 250 km/hour

Piotr Malepszak, acting as the President of CPK

Each “spoke” shall consist of new sections of the network and of renovated or modernized parts of the existing infrastructure. For the purposes of construction of this railway system, investment tasks were divided between the following companies: CPK, responsible for execution of airport and railway tasks (construction of new lines), and PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe, which is the railway infrastructure manager in Poland and is responsible for modernization of the existing lines.

In the case of newly constructed high speed lines – firstly between Warsaw and Łódź, then, i.a., to Wrocław and Poznań – the assumed initial standard will be their adaptation to the speed of 250 km/h, with technical parameters enabling possible further increase of these speeds.

The benefits of railway investments under the CPK program are undeniable. More than 100 Polish cities will be located in the zone guaranteeing access to CPK within no more than 2.5 hours, which will allow for travel by means of the airport and railway hub of the CPK in most of the most crucial urban agglomerations in Poland

the Deputy Minister Mikołaj Wild, the government representative for the construction of the CPK

The main elements of the CPK program rail investments are as follows, broken down into “spokes”:

Spoke No. 1 (Pomerania, Kuyavia)

  • CK– Płock – Włocławek – Grudziądz – Tczew –Tricity (Central Trunk Line North) – Lębork – Słupsk
  • Włocławek – Toruń – Bydgoszcz – Piła – Szczecinek – Białogard – Kołobrzeg

Spoke No. 2 (Warmia)

  • CPK – Warsaw – Nasielsk – Ciechanów – Działdowo – Olsztyn

Spoke No. 3 (Podlaskie, Masuria)

  • CPK – Warsaw – Zielonka – Tłuszcz – Czyżew – Białystok – Kuźnica
  • Białystok – Ełk – Suwałki – Trakiszki
  • Tłuszcz – Ostrołęka – Łomża – Pisz – Orzysz – Giżycko

Spoke No. 4 (Siedlce, Biała Podlaska, Terespol)

  • CPK – Warsaw – Siedlce – Łuków – Biała Podlaska – Terespol

Spoke No. 5 (Lubelskie)

  • CPK – Warsaw – Otwock – Lublin – Trawniki – Chełm
  • Trawniki – Krasnystaw –– Zamość – Tomaszów Lubelski – Bełżec

Spoke No. 6 (Radom, Podkarpackie)

  • CPK – Grójec – Warka – Radom – Iłża – Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski – Stalowa Wola – Łętownia – Rzeszów – Sanok
  • Rzeszów – Jasło – Krosno

Spoke No. 7 (Kielce and Tarnów)

  • CPK – CMK – Węzeł Małopolsko-Śląski (WMŚ – Lesser Poland-Silesia Hub) – Kraków – Podłęże – Nowy Sącz/Chabówka
  • WMŚ– Czechowicz-Dziedzice – Jastrzębie Zdrój
  • WMŚ – Katowice
  • Central Trunk Line – Opoczno – Końskie –Kielce – Busko Zdrój – Tarnów – Nowy Sącz – Muszyna

Spoke No. 8 (Częstochowa, Opolszczyzna)

  • CPK – Skierniewice – Częstochowa – Opole – Nysa – Kłodzko

Spoke No. 9 (Wielkopolskie, Lubuskie, Zachodniopomorskie)

  • CPK – Łódź – Sieradz – Wieruszów – Wrocław – Świdnica – Wałbrzych – Lubawka
  • Sieradz – Kalisz – Poznań – Szczecin – Szczecin Goleniów
  • Kalisz – Ostrów Wlkp. – Leszno – Głogów – Zielona Góra
  • Poznań – Zbąszynek – Gorzów Wielkopolski

Spoke No. 10 (Kutno, Konin, Poznań)

  • CPK – Warsaw – Sochaczew – Kutno – Konin – Swarzędz – Poznań

Currently, the total length of railway lines in Poland is 19 thousand km, whereas from the beginning of the 1990s more than 5 thousand km of the lines have been dismantled. New investments are needed because rail routes have not been built in Poland on large scale since the 1980s when the Metallurgy-Sulfur Line and previously the Central Trunk Line were completed. In the last 30 years, in Poland only 50 km of new railway tracks were built (37 km of Pomeranian Metropolitan Rail and several connection lines to airports, including to Warsaw Chopin and Lublin airports).

In our country there are more than 100 cities with more than 10 thousand inhabitants without access to rail connections. For comparison: there is one such city in the Czech Republic, there are eight in Slovakia, six in Hungary and five in Austria. The current shape of the Polish railway network still bears traces of partition, which can be seen, among others, in the system of lines and lower track density in the eastern Poland.

Thanks to the implementation of the CPK program, the railway map of Poland will feature the cities which cannot reached by train today, e.g. Jastrzębie-Zdrój, Tomaszów Lubelski, Końskie, Busko-Zdrój, Dąbrowa Tarnowska and Węgorzewo. High-speed lines and “spokes” leading to CPK will make the network more coherent and enable its usage in full capacity. As announced by the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Mikołaj Wild, a multi-annual CPK program is to be prepared in spring, which will specify what specific airport, rail and road investments will be carried out as part of CPK operation and what financing will be needed for this purpose.