The Polish national football team has an important task ahead of it. To think about advancing to EURO 2024, Michał Probierz’s players must win against our southern neighbors. Poland – Czech Republic match on November 17, at PGE Narodowy. On Tuesday, November 21, the Polish national team will play a friendly match against Latvia. How to get to and from both meetings?
The Polish national team still has a chance to qualify for next year’s EURO 2024 tournament. For this to happen, our players must win Friday’s match against the Czech Republic and hope that our rivals will not win their next match.
How to get to the matches?
As the city hall assures in a statement, the easiest way for fans to get to PGE Narodowy is by taking the metro – M2 line trains arrive at the station every few minutes. Fast City Railway and Koleje Mazowieckie trains also stop in the immediate vicinity of the stadium. As added, efficient access will also be ensured by trams running over the Poniatowski Bridge and buses. In the same way, fans can get to PGE Narodowy for Tuesday’s friendly match against Latvia.
Holders of match tickets, invitations and accreditations issued by UEFA are entitled to free travel on Warsaw Public Transport vehicles (buses, trams, metro, SKM) and trains of Koleje Mazowieckie and Warszawska Kolej Dojazdowa within the limits of ZTM ticket zone 1, as well as Parkuj and Go.
Depending on which match they are going to, fans are entitled to these rights from Friday, November 17, from 6:00 a.m. to Saturday, September 18, until 1:00 a.m. or from Tuesday, November 21, from 6:00 a.m. to Wednesday, November 22, also until 1:00. There will also be mutual acceptance of ZTM and Koleje Mazowieckie tickets.
Limited entry to Saska Kępa
Before the football matches, entry to Saska Kępa will be limited from 6:30 p.m. Until 8:45 p.m., the following areas will be excluded from individual traffic: Aleja Poniatowskiego, Aleja Washington, ul. Społeczna, Aleja Naszeny and ul. Wał Miedzeszyński, and Aleja Unii, ul. Africanska and Bora-Komorowskiego. The bans will not apply to vehicles of persons with SK IDs, taxis and two-wheeled vehicles. Warsaw Public Transport buses will also run unchanged.
Depending on the situation, the police may decide to close individual streets. In the event of the closure of Sokolej Street, from Zamość to Wybrzeże Szczecińskie, from 6:30 p.m. until the end of the matches, buses no. 102, 125 and 202 will run through Targowa and Kijowska streets to the Dw. Wschodni (Kijowska) terminus, and buses 146 and 147 will go along Wybrzeże Szczecińskie and Zamość.
If Sokola, Zamość and Zamoyskiego streets are closed, buses no. 102, 125, 135, 146, 147 and 202 will be diverted. Buses no. 102, 125 and 202 will run along Targowa and Kijowska streets to the Dw. Wschodni (Kijowska) terminus. ), 135 will go along Targowa, and 146 and 147 along Aleja Zieleniecka.
Possible street closures after matches
If, after the end of the matches, around 10:30 p.m., a large group of fans wants to go to the center on foot, the police may decide to close the Poniatowski Bridge and Aleje Jerozolimskie to traffic – on the section from Rondo Washington to Rondo de Gaulle.
If the crossing is closed to traffic, trams and buses will be diverted to diversion routes. Line 7 trains will go through the Śląsko-Dąbrowski Bridge. Tram lines 9 and 24 will end at the Starynkiewicza Square loop on the downtown side, and at Ratuszowa-Zoo on the Praga side. Trams of line 22 on the left bank of the Vistula will run from the Piaski estate to Starynkiewicza Square, while on the other side of the river they will run in a loop to and from the Wiatraczna roundabout.
Bus lines 111, 117, 158, 166, 507, 521 and N22, N24 and N72 will bypass the closed part of the routes via the Łazienkowski Bridge.
How to get back?
After the matches, additional buses no. 138 and 509 will be on the route. From the Washington roundabout (from stops 03 and 04, respectively), you will be able to take them towards Bokserska, Gocław and Winnica.
Additionally, a replacement line Z-9 will be launched. Buses from Plac Zawiszy will go along Aleje Jerozolimskie, Nowy Świat, Aleje Ujazdowskie, Trasa Łazienkowska, Wał Miedzeszyński, Zwycięzców, Saska, Aleja Washington to the Wiatraczna roundabout.
There will also be more trams. On the changed route from the Gocławek loop through the following streets: Grochowska, roundabout Wiatraczna, Aleja WA, Aleja Zieleniecka, Targowa, Ratuszowa, Jagiellońska to the end of Ratuszowa-ZOO, trams of line 9 will carry passengers. Meanwhile, trains of line 26 from Aleja Zieleniecka will run towards PKP Wola (Wolska ). Additional metro trains will go towards Bemowo.
Main photo source: UM Warsaw