- The company will modernize two sections of Polish Rail’s line 7, which links Warsaw and the frontier with Ukraine.
- The contracts include upgrading the line, the electrical system and a range of network structures.
Budimex has been selected by PKP PLK, the company that operates Poland’s railways, to upgrade two sections of line 7, which links Warsaw and Dorohusk with the Ukrainian border. The two contracts are worth a total of 986 million zlotys, equivalent to 233 million euro.
The first section of line, which is 51.7 kilometers long, runs from Pilawa to Dęblin. Budimex will install new rails and overhead power lines, create a control system and build or upgrade 38 structures, including bridges, overpasses, underpasses, tunnels and sewers. It will also build new platforms that are adapted to persons with reduced mobility, and buildings for rail traffic management and track maintenance. This contract is to be completed in 22 months.
The second section, which is 30 kilometers long, connects Otwock to Pilawa. Ferrovial Agroman is participating in this contract alongside Budimex. The two companies will upgrade 74 kilometers of track and modernize the stations in Otwock, Celestynów and Pilawa. They will also build 18 platforms, 87 sidings and two signaling posts, upgrade 22 structures (bridges, passes and tunnels) and 12 level crossings and modernize the electrical system, overhead lines and water and sewer infrastructure. Work is expected to be completed in 2020.
Ferrovial Agroman’s Polish subsidiary has participated in executing a number of railway projects, including building Gdansk Metro, modernizing the Krakow light rail, and upgrading Wrocław station.