Tram drivers got to know the offers of companies that want to design the track on Rakowiecka. – The offers exceed the budget – they admit, but assure that they will not give up on an important investment.
This is a short but important part of the “Tram to Wilanów” project. The extension of the section on Rakowiecka will connect Puławska Street with Aleja Niepodległości and will allow access to the Pole Mokotowskiego metro station.
The tender for documentation and design was announced at the end of April. The bid submission deadline was Tuesday. As Maciej Dutkiewicz, spokesman for Warsaw Trams, told us, six entities took part in the competition.
The consortium of Balzola Polska and Coalvi proposed the works for PLN 78.589 million gross, Strabag for PLN 92.689 million, Trakcja – PLN 98.725 million, ZUE – PLN 100.459 million, the consortium of Aldesa Construcciones and Coalvi – PLN 107.568 million, Budimex – PLN 116.650 million.
Meanwhile, tram drivers planned not to spend more than PLN 48.5 million. – Offers exceed the budget, but Tramwaje Warszawskie will analyze them, the investment will certainly be implemented, we are prepared for various financial scenarios – Maciej Dutkiewicz assured us.
A green track on a quiet street
As part of the investment, approximately one kilometer of tracks will be built along Rakowiecka Street. The track will be located on the northern side of the street and will occupy part of the existing roadway. Two-way traffic on this part of Rakowiecka will be maintained. However, the street itself will take on a more intimate character, just like on the other side of Aleja Niepodległości. A total of four tram platforms will be built. The intersection with Aleja Niepodległości will also be reconstructed. The track will be green – the contractor will plant sedum on it. 46 trees will be planted.
Over 11 kilometers of new tram routes are currently under construction – the line to Gagarina, Kasprzaka and Wilanów. In March, a tender was announced for the construction of an underground route to the West Railway Station.
Main photo source: Warsaw City Hall