Polish railway infrastructure operator PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe (PKP PLK) and the Polish company BBF have signed a contract to develop a feasibility study for the construction of a new double (1520 and 1435 mm) railway bridge across the Bug and modernization of Terespil station, including the construction of a 1520 mm railway.

Poland is preparing to modernize the Terespil-Brest checkpoint
Picture: PKP PLK

The project is implemented within the framework of the program to improve the accessibility of the border crossing Terespil – Brest. The contractor must develop the financial and economic models needed to apply to the EU for funding, informs Railway Supply

As a result of the modernization, Terespil station will be able to accept more trains with a length of 1050 m with an axial load of 25 tons. There will be specialized tracks for damaged cars, as well as footpaths between tracks for convenience of customs and border services.

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Work at the Terespil station is planned within the framework of the PKP PLK project on modernization of the E20 Siedlce – Terespil line. Passenger platforms will be updated and adapted for passengers with disabilities, as well as the reconstructed underpass.

Equipping the local train control point with computers will help increase the safety of the transportation process. This project is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility program. In the total amount of the project – 540 million zlotys (117.7 million euros), the EU share is 360 million zlotys (78.5 million euros). The modernization of the station is planned to be performed in 2022 – 2024.

The commissioning of the new bridge will increase the capacity of the checkpoint, as well as separate the freight and passenger traffic.

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