Thanks to the modernisation of the station’s technical infrastructure including junctions and the overhead cable system, the station’s capacity has increased while trains can now travel faster.
Polish subsidiary Budimex began redevelopment of the Olszamowice station in November 2016 as part of the “Modernisation of railway line no. 4 – Main Railway Line” project. New tracks, overhead cables, and equipment for managing rail traffic were all part of the redevelopment of the station. As well as upgrades in these areas, 12 new junctions were built at the station with moveable frog points that allow high speed transit of up to 250km/h
The Olszamowice railway station is a very contemporary design - it is now capable of being automatically controlled, without people being involved. It also has visual monitoring and there are automatic fire extinguishing systems in the distribution board room.
The modernisation of the station has led to an increased capacity for one of the busiest railway lines in Poland. Passenger trains travelling at 200km/h will now be able to pass slower cargo trains if needed.
Thanks to the impeccable organisation and use of the best quality railway equipment, we managed to meet the requirements and reopened the section to railway traffic on time.