Port of Gdynia: New railway track construction

The next stage of work — new railway track construction — began in the port of Gdynia. Longer and heavier freight trains now will be able to enter the port of Gdynia, informs railway magazine «Railway Supply» citing Kurier Kolejowy.

New railway track construction
Picture: Marcin Kowalski /PKP PLK

Investment of PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe SA will increase the efficiency of rail transport and the amount of cargo transported. This is an economic and environmental benefit. The project entitled “Improving rail access to the seaport of Gdynia” will speed up the transportation of more goods. Longer trains with a length of 740 meters and a load of 221 kN per axle will reach the port, allowing more goods to be transported and exported.

The construction of an efficient exit to the port of Gdynia for long, fully loaded trains required site preparation. Old rails and sleepers were dismantled, soil was replaced and concrete piles were built. In November, the construction of new railway tracks began.

The cost of the project “Improving railway access to the seaport of Gdynia” is over PLN 1.5 billion. Almost 40% of this amount is EU funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) – “Connecting Europe”. The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021.

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