Over EUR 20bn on rail investments in coming decade: PM

Inaugurating the 1st Railway Development Congress in the Polish capital Warsaw on Wednesday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki declared that PLN 100 billion (EUR 23.33bn) will be invested on railways in Poland in the next 10-12 years.

The PM said that the amount “will be even bigger if taking into account spending on the planned Central Transport Hub”.

“We want the railways to connect people,” he stressed.

He emphasised that the challenge was “to rebuild road transport and to logically unite it with railway transport, which is being rebuilt now”.

“There are places in Poland which have neither road connections nor railway ones,” he announced.

Central Transport Hub (CTH), the plan for which was approved by Poland’s current ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party in November 2017, aims at the construction of a new airport by 2027 which will be located approximately 40km southwest of the capital.