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Grodzisk Mazowiecki. Works on the route of the Warsaw Commuter Railway are at the halfway point

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One of the stages of works on the construction of the second track of the Warsaw Commuter Railway from Podkowa Leśna to Grodzisk Mazowiecki has been completed. On Monday, the rebuilt Grodzisk Mazowiecki Radońska station was put at the disposal of travelers

On Monday, the Warsaw Commuter Railway trains from Warsaw to Grodzisk Mazowiecki started according to a new, changed timetable. This is the result of the completion of the construction of the new second track.

– Every day, several thousand inhabitants of communes near Warsaw travel by WKD trains. So far, the traffic on the Podkowa Leśna – Grodzisk Mazowiecki route has been on one track – Marshal Adam Struzik said at a press conference held on the new platform. He added that the construction of the second track is “first of all, a greater number of connections, and thus faster access of the inhabitants of the agglomeration to work, home or to the doctor”.

Three weeks ahead of schedule

The cost of the investment is as much as PLN 150 million, of which PLN 74.5 million comes from European Union funds. Of this, the cost of construction works is PLN 142.46 billion.

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– Although it was a difficult time due to the war, it did not prevent us from closing this stage of the investment three weeks ahead of schedule. At that time, we were reconstructing 7.5 kilometers of tracks, four bridges, eight stops, and then platforms and shelters – enumerated the president of WKD, Michał Panfil.

He added that technical acceptance was completed a week ago, and another seven days were needed to approve the new schedule. Due to the financing of the comprehensive modernization of the railway infrastructure from European funds, the second part of this investment, i.e. the replacement of the existing track, must be completed by the end of this year.

WKD is almost 100 years old

Panfil reminded that the Warsaw Commuter Railway has just celebrated its 95th anniversary. The line was launched on December 11, 1927 as the first normal, not narrow-gauge electric railway, built from scratch in reborn Poland under the name of Electric Commuter Railways. Its then owner was a company established in 1918 with British capital “Strength and Light” SA. The construction of the line began in Komorów and was carried out simultaneously in both directions, ie towards Warsaw and towards Grodzisk Mazowiecki. The line was run away from the tracks of the Warsaw-Vienna Iron Route, and in Warsaw it was led along Nowogrodzka Street to Marszałkowska Street.

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Main photo source: WKD

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