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Warsaw. Motion control device failure. Traffic jams again

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Another day of traffic disruption. During work on the modernization of the West Railway Station, the cable in the traffic control device was damaged. There are difficulties in the movement of trains of all carriers.

“On Thursday, March 30, around 9.15 am, during construction at the Warszawa Zachodnia station, the power cable of the railway traffic control device on the Warszawa Zachodnia – Warszawa Wschodnia route was damaged. Technical services were immediately sent to repair the fault,” Magdalena informed in a press release. Janus from the press office of PKP PLK.

Delayed and canceled trains

Train delays are to be expected in the area of ​​the Warsaw Railway Junction. “Changes in the running of trains on this route can take up to about 30 minutes. Current information about changes is available to passengers on the Passenger Portal and on the carriers’ websites. Passengers are kept informed about the situation at the station and stops” – said Janus.

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The Public Transport Authority in Warsaw also warns about problems on the railway. Due to the failure of traffic control devices on the Warszawa Zachodnia – Warszawa Wschodnia route, there may be delays, cancellations or redirections of KM and SKM trains.

Problems due to poorly planned renovation?

This is another obstacle on the railway recently. At the Warsaw Railway Junction, there were four mistakes this month related to directing the train to the wrong track. PKP PLK has implemented additional security procedures. As assessed by the expert Piotr Malepszak, responsible for infrastructure and transport, the mistakes made are the result of stress and overwork in the traffic dispatchers, but above all, a poorly planned investment process at the Warszawa Zachodnia station.

Main photo source: Tomasz Zieliński / tvnwarszawa.pl

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