New railway lines to the CPK The nationwide consultations will start next week
CPK presented, in the presence of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, the draft of the Strategic Location Study. The study contains maps of corridors for new railway lines running from different parts of Poland to the new airport between Warsaw and Łódź. From now on, the document is available on the website dedicated to the consultations.
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.