Approx. 33 thousand proposals received by CPK from residents electronically as part of the Strategic Location Study consultation. The document preliminarily indicated the corridors for railway lines and high-speed roads the construction of which is related to the CPK.
The CPK Strategic Location Study (SLS) consultations lasted from February 10 to March 10. The proposals from residents reached the Company through various channels: by konsultacje.cpk.pl, by e-mail, through the Office of the Government Plenipotentiary for CPK and in paper form – delivered by traditional mail or submitted directly to the registered office of CPK.
There are about 33 thousand electronic proposals. Paper proposals are still received by the company, as the date of posting is decisive in their case.
I thank all those who devoted their time and participated in the CPK consultations
We announced them in order to verify the expectations of the residents, listen to their opinions and ultimately adjust the planned investments to their needs. In the future, we will continue the dialog with residents as part of subsequent stages of consultations and investment procedures
The main objective of the SLS was to designate rail and road investment corridors – several kilometers wide – which will be the basis for further study and design works. The CPK planners proposed several variants for new transport routes inside the corridors. For the time being, they are indicative and are not binding.
The interest in the document was great, which is related to the scale of the planned investments. For consultations, we presented corridors covering more than 1.6 thousand km of new railway lines and more than 400 km of high-speed roads
It is now time to thoroughly analyze each of the comments received. We intend to plan, design and construct our lines in the maximum possible agreement with residents and, taking into account their opinions
The proposals and comments concern, to the greatest extent, a dozen or so locations, including Kraków, Konstantynów Łódzki, Wieliszew, Grójec and Bolimów in the Mazovian region, Miedziana Góra near Kielce, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Olkusz andMikołówin Silesian Voivodeship and Jelcz-Laskowice in Lower Silesia. Most of them include proposals to change the route of the proposed variants, e.g. to route railway lines through undeveloped areas (fields, forests, meadows) or, on the contrary, to limit interference in such areas due to the protection of green areas.
Some proposals also called for even better service than that planned for some towns, either by building new railway lines or by integrating existing lines into the CPK lines. Such comments were received by CPK Poland e.g. from Toruń, Bydgoszcz, Elbląg, Skarżysko-Kamienna and Starachowice.
Some of the comments also related to the corridors and variants of the planned Warsaw Agglomeration Ringroad (OAW). They will be submitted by the CPK for analysis to the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways, with which on March 11 this year CPK concluded a cooperation agreement for planning, design and construction of road investments related to the CPK.
CPK Poland is currently analyzing the comments gathered in the SLS consultations. They will be summarized in a report, which is expected to be published by the end ofJune this year. The final date will depend on the number and complexity of the comments submitted in hard copy (most of them were received during the last days of consultations and those sent by post are still being received).
In the coming months, CPK plans to start another phase of the consultations: meetings will be organized successively in the communes which are located on the routes of the variants.
Our plans assume preparation of a feasibility study for individual lines, as well as carrying out an environmental impact assessment, which will be preceded by wildlife inventories. The Company will also aim at presenting more detailed technical solutions, e.g. passage of new railway lines through selected areas on trestle bridges or in tunnels
The CPK Rail Program will mean a sharp reduction of travel times for passengers. For example, the journey by train from Warsaw to CPK Airport will take 15 minutes and from Łódź – less than 30 minutes. We will get to Warsaw from Wrocław and Poznań within less than 2 hours, and the travel time between Kraków and Katowice will be reduced to only 35 minutes.Jastrzębie-Zdrój and Łomża, which cannot be accessed by train today, will also be connected, among other towns to the railway network.
Each of the 12 planned lines, of which 10 basic so-called spokes connect individual regions of the country with the CPK and Warsaw, will consist of new track sections and renovated or modernized parts of the existing infrastructure. The construction will be the responsibility of CPK and the modernization will be the responsibility of PKP Polish State Railways.
The CPK Strategic Location Study (SLS) is a new stage in the planning process of the CPK Railway Program. This is a milestone as part of the preparations for construction of more than 1,600 km of new lines, consisting of 12 routes, of which 10 are the so-calledspokes connecting individual regions of the country with the CPK and Warsaw. The presented corridors will be the basis for further study and design works. The SLS contains railway maps, which, once printed, occupy the area of 70square meters.
- The CPK is not only a major change in the aviation market, but also a real revolution in railway travels across Poland. Thanks to the CPK Railway Program we are fighting against the traffic exclusionof the Polish people – said the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki at the Railway Development Congress in the National Stadium in Warsaw. – In April last year, during the press conference at the Łódź Fabryczna station, we presented the assumptions of the CPK Railway Program and the amendment to the regulation containing the list of railway lines of national importance, adopted by the government. Today we present to the Polish people the first results of design works – he added.
Within each of the railway line corridors presented today,variants of the route of a given line are presented. – They are indicative. The final route for each of them will depend, among others, on the results of the public consultations, environmental surveys and detailed technical conditions – explained Marcin Horała, the Government Plenipotentiary for CPK.
The new CPK planning study can be consulted from now on at the website www.cpk.pl. The consultation form will be made available in that place at the beginning of February to enable all interested parties to submit their proposals to the document prepared.
We will examine each proposal thoroughly, considering its validity and feasibility. This is another stage of the CPK dialog on large investment projects necessary for Poland, following the RegionalStrategic Consultations completed last year
The CPK airport and railway investments are part of the government Strategy for Responsible Development. In addition, in April last year, the government adopted a regulation under which new track sections along which trains will get to the CPK and Warsaw were included in the list of railway lines of national importance.
According to the assumptions of the investments under preparation, the train journey from thecapital to the new CPK Airport will take 15 minutes and from Łódź – less than 30 minutes. We will get to Warsaw from Wrocław and Poznań within lessthan 2 hours, and e.g. the travel time between Kraków and Katowice will be reduced to only 35 minutes.
- Among the planned CPK investment, there is a new hub airport for Poland and Central and Eastern Europe and a network of new railway lines (including high-speed rail sections) which are to connect Warsaw and the CPK with most of the largest towns of Poland within 2-2.5 hours – reminded Piotr Malepszak, Member the Management Board of CPK, responsible for the railway part.
Each of the 10 “spokes” leading to the CPK will consist of new track sections and renovated or modernized parts of the existing infrastructure. The construction will be the responsibility of CPK and the modernization will be the responsibility of PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe.