Trams run no faster than 10 kilometers per hour on a section of Marszałkowska Street, in the very center of Warsaw. Why so slow?
This concerns the section of Marszałkowska Street from Królewska to Świętokrzyska. When the tram travels on this part of one of the main arteries in the center, passengers look around in surprise. Collision? Protest? None of these things. And the lineup is barely rolling.
– I confirm that there was a speed limit of 10 kilometers per hour on Marszałkowska Street at number 140 at the end of October. There was damage to the rail and the trams have to slow down at certain points – admits Maciej Dutkiewicz, spokesman for Tramwaje Warszawskie. – We need a few more days to remove this fault during night work and restore the previous speed – he assured.
He also claims that the track on this section of Marszałkowska Street requires deeper reconstruction. – It’s about ensuring better drainage. We are working on this issue together with road engineers from ZDM. Marszałkowska will be rebuilt, we will plant trees there and build green tracks. Until this reconstruction, which will also include underground works, we will carry out ad hoc renovation works at night – says Dutkiewicz. Finally, he states that the restrictions do not affect the timetable.
Main photo source: Mateusz Szmelter, tvnwarszawa.pl