The shelters, the structure of the platform and the stairs leading to it have been renovated. The first step, however, is only one meter above the ground. Anyway, there is no point in going there, because trains have not stopped at the stop for several years. So why the renovation of the Gdańsk Kolonia platform? – This is the consolidation of the history of railways in the city space – says the spokesman of the PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe company.
The currently renovated tunnel connects Narwicka Street with Kochanowskiego Street in Gdańsk. There are also stairs that lead to the Gdańsk Kolonia stop. The platform, although it has been closed for years, has also been renovated. So do the stairs that start more than a meter above the ground. As it turns out, they will also be covered with a lattice, so no one will be able to enter there.
We received photos and recordings of the stop on Contact24.
Przemysław Zieliński, spokesman for the PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe company, explains why the need to renovate a stop where trains do not stop and which no one will be able to see. – The Gdańsk Kolonia stop preserves the history of railways in the city space. The facility has been no longer performing any functions related to passenger transport for several years, but it will facilitate communication for residents thanks to the underground passage – he says.
A platform renovation that no one will be able to see
The renovation of the passage, together with the disused platform, was agreed with the city conservator of monuments and the designer. – In the area of an inactive stop and unused stairs, the passage has been deepened, historical elements and original elements, including granite stairs, have been preserved and restored. The space between the stairs and the underpass will be secured with a grate – says Zieliński.
He adds that – in accordance with the recommendations of the conservator of monuments – historical elements were preserved during the renovation. – Hence the need to restore the stairs in the form in which they were. The shelters, entrances to the underpass, and the platform itself have also been restored, adds the spokesman.
The portal trojmiasto.pl was the first to inform about the unusual stop. He also showed photos from 2008 that explain the one-meter gap between the stairs and the ground. A dozen or so years ago there was an additional level in the tunnel, which has now been removed.
The deadline for commissioning the tunnel is October 2021.
Main photo source: Contact 24