On Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22, trains of the M1 metro line will run only between Młociny and Politechnika. On the remaining section of the route, a replacement bus line ZM1 and tram line 74 will be launched.
From Saturday morning, October 21, until Sunday, October 22, until the end of service, trains on the M1 metro line will not run from Kabaty to Politechnika and back. The shutdown on this section is caused by the “modernization of traction and power substations” supplying the underground railway. Such work has already been carried out by the Public Transport Authority – together with the Warsaw Metro – at the following stations: Imielin (in 2020), Ursynów (2021) and Kabaty (2022). Now it’s time for Wilanowska. The work being carried out requires switching off the voltage while replacing switchboards and electrical cabinets, hence the interruption in train traffic.
Replacement bus line
During the works, a replacement bus line will be launched in the metro ZM1. Buses will run between Plac Konstytucji and Kabaty until late at night, so that passengers from late-evening metro services can transfer to them. The buses will start running around 5 a.m. and on the night from Saturday to Sunday they will run until about 3 a.m., and from Sunday to Monday until about 1 a.m. During the most popular operating hours, they will arrive at the stops approximately every four minutes (Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. :00) or five minutes (Sunday 10:00-18:00).
Detailed route ZM1: towards PL. CONSTITUTION: METRO KABATY – al. National Education Commission – al. Scouts of the Republic of Poland – Rolna – al. Wilanowska – al. Independence – Stefan Batory – L. Waryński – PL. CONSTITUTION; towards METRO KABATY: PL. CONSTITUTION – L. Waryńskiego – Stefan Batory – al. Niepodległości – al. Wilanowska – crossing the METRO WILANOWSKA loop – al. Wilanowska – Rolna – al. Scouts of the Republic of Poland – al. National Education Commission – METRO KABATY.
Trams of the replacement line will also run on the tracks 74. And just like the ZM1 buses, they will run until late at night, i.e. on the night from Saturday to Sunday until about 3 a.m., and from Sunday to Monday until about 1 a.m. During the day, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., the trains will run every 7-8 minutes, at other times every 10 minutes, with night departures scheduled approximately every 15 minutes in coordination with metro arrivals at the Politechnika station.
Tram route 74: RACE – Puławska – Marszałkowska – Nowowiejska – L. Krzywicki – Filtrowa – pl. G. Narutowicza – PL. NARUTOWICZA
Attention, bus line 192 on the weekend of October 21-22 will be suspendedand on the line’s routes 200 and N34 buses with larger capacity will be diverted.
Main photo source: City Hall of Warsaw