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#PolskaNaDobrychTorach. 531 km of new CPK railway lines during preparatory works

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny signed the first agreement for nature inventories: for the area of almost 26 thousand ha of the area along the planned high-speed line Warsaw-Łódź. By the end of the year, similar inventories are to cover a total of 115 thousand hectares along 530 km of future railway routes.

Nature inventories are surveys which allow identification of protected, rare or endangered elements of the environment in the areas intended for future investments. At the same time, it is one of the elements of the environmental proceeding which precedes obtaining the environmental impact assessment, location decision and later the building permit.Nature inventories are surveys which allow identification of protected, rare or endangered elements of the environment in the areas intended for future investments. At the same time, it is one of the elements of the environmental proceeding which precedes obtaining the environmental impact assessment, location decision and later the building permit.

We act in accordance with the plan, our aim is to meet the declared schedules. The start of nature inventories means for CPK the commencement of the investment procedure. This is an important step that will allow the CPK company to obtain data for the environmental proceeding

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

Nature inventories consist in observation and cataloguing of important elements of fauna and flora. Of course, these are non-invasive surveys which will not generate nuisance for the residents. It is in their interest that we carry out nature inventories. Our goal is that new railway lines are as little onerous as possible for both residents and nature

EMPHASIZES MIKOŁAJ WILD, THE PRESIDENT OF THE CPK COMPANY.

The order for the Warsaw-Łódź section is the first of nine inventory agreements that CPK plans to sign within the next few weeks. Hence, nature inventories will be carried out along the first 530 km of the planned railway lines.

The CPK schedule assumes that these investments will be carried out first in order to be able to start preparatory construction works before the end of 2023.

The above investments are planned to be implemented before the end of 2027 and will enable a significant reduction of travel times, e.g. from Warsaw:

  • to Łódź (up to 45 minutes), Sieradz (1 hour 15 minutes) and Wrocław (1 hour 55 minutes); as part of spoke No. 9 on the route: Warsaw – CPK – Łódź – Sieradz – Wrocław – Wałbrzych – border with the Czech Republic;
  • to Zamość (up to 2 hours 15 minutes); as part of spoke No. 5 on the route: CPK – Warsaw – Lublin – Zamość – border with Ukraine.

Moreover, a new connection will be created from Warsaw to Łomża (with a travel time of 1 hour 20 minutes); as part of spoke No. 3 on the route: CPK– Warsaw – Ostrołęka – Łomża – Pisz – Giżycko.

The total area of the sites to be surveyed for the need of the construction of railway lines as part of this stage is 114 thousand ha in the following voivodeships: Mazowieckie, Łódzkie, Wielkopolskie, Dolnośląskie, Podkarpackie, Lubelskie and Podlaskie. The estimated value of these agreements amounts to PLN 7.5 million net.

By the end of 2020, an agreement for nature inventories on railway line No. 170 on the section Chybie – Jastrzębie Zdrój – Godów – Polish border will be signed as well.

All inventory works should be performed within 16 months. During the first two months, the following works will be carried out: update of data and analysis of documents obtained from archives, scientific studies and from local authorities, concerning the area of the future inventory.

Then, it is planned that inventory teams will enter the site in order to identify protected, rare and endangered species. The works will take 12 months at each section, as the inventory must cover all seasons of the year. The next two months are intended for closing the report and accepting the service.

The above agreements are part of the framework agreement which the CPK company signed with six contractors in December last year. The estimated total value of the contract is over PLN 26 million. The tender committee chose the following companies in the course of the procedure: Multiconsult, WYG, Daniel Maranda, Asanga, Idom, FFP Enviro, Mosty Gdańsk and BBF.

The agreement was concluded for five years. Now, the selected companies each time participate in partial contracts organized by CPK. The award of individual orders for the nature inventory as part of the CPK Railway Programme depends on the price proposed by the company.

The CPK railway investments are in total almost 1800 km of new lines to be constructed by the end of 2034.The CPK Railway Programme consists of a total of 12 railway routes, including 10 of the so-called spokes running from various regions of Poland to Warsaw and the CPK.

They will connect the CPK and Warsaw with most regions of Poland, offering travel time of up to 2.5 hours. A total of 179 poviats will be communicated by high-speed railway connections and 24 million people will be within direct reach of a new railway network. As the latest schedule assumes, all works will be carried out in 2023-2034.

Mikołaj Wild Polska na dobrych torach Press Release
Konrad Majszyk
Konrad Majszyk

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