Budimex to build 8 km of new tramway line in Warsaw



It is the largest investment in streetcars ever made in Warsaw. In less than two years, Warsaw residents will be able to travel from Wilanów to Śródmieście in less than 30 minutes.

The new route will enable residents to reach the city center quickly and conveniently via greenways and up to 488 trees will be planted along the route. The cost of construction exceeds 147 million euros, and will be co-financed by the European Union.

What will the tramway to Wilanów look like?

The new route will start at the junction of Puławska and Goworka streets. The reconstruction will also cover the existing section of the streetcar route from Rakowiecka Street to Plac Unii Lubelskiej. The tramway will run along Goworka and Spacerowa Streets, which will have a gradient of up to 22 meters in the direction of Lower Mokotów. The line will then run in a straight line along Belwederska and Sobieskiego streets in the direction of Miasteczko Wilanów. The terminus of the two-way streetcars will be located at the intersection of Rzeczypospolitej and Branickiego avenues.
The stops on the new route will be adapted to the needs of disabled people and will be equipped with electronic information panels with timetables (panels connected to the satellite system that calculate the travel time of streetcars in line). In total, 31 stops will be created. A green wave system will operate along the entire route, so that streetcars will not have to wait for the traffic light to turn green before crossing. Three new traction substations will be built as part of the project, including Warsaw’s first subway substation. Its task will be to supply the streetcars with electricity.

“This is one of the largest tramway investments being made in Poland and, at the same time, a big step towards the development of low-emission public transport in Warsaw. We have extensive experience in projects of this type - in recent years, we have successfully built new streetcar lines in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Krakow and Olsztyn”

Travel time

The new route means considerable time savings for Wilanów residents commuting to the center of Warsaw. The streetcar ride from this neighborhood to the Centrum metro station takes about 30 minutes. By way of comparison, drivers currently have to spend up to 45 minutes on the same route during rush hour.


During the construction of the tramway route to Wilanów, green track technology will be applied. The new tracks will be planted with sedum, a plant that is resistant to high temperatures and does not need to be watered. The total length of the greenways on the route to Wilanów will exceed 10 km. At present, there are more than 25 km of green tracks in Warsaw. The tramway engineers attached great importance to vegetation in the design of the tramway to Wilanów. Some solutions have never been used before in the construction of streetcar routes. Some of the platforms will have trees, there will be linden and sedum trees next to the tracks, and trees will be planted in a special way in the narrowest places. A total of 488 trees will be planted along the streetcar route to Wilanów. The parameters of the trees will be in accordance with Warsaw’s green space design standards.

“The project completion date is the end of January 2024. The start of works is planned within 5 months from the date of signing the contract. Within the scope of the project, we will build 8 km of streetcar line and 4 crossings. The scope of works includes, among other things, construction of drainage, reconstruction of rainwater and sanitary networks, gas network, reconstruction of electricity and telecommunication networks, construction of traction network, construction of lighting, reconstruction of traffic lights and construction of three traction substations”


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