Undertaking the biggest modernisation in the history of Polish railways
Andrzej Adamczyk, Poland’s Minister of Infrastructure, writes that the country’s much‑needed railway investment programme is helping to deliver a modernised rail network that benefits both passengers and rail freight.
For a long time, the railway network in Poland suffered from underinvestment. The results of this state of affairs included: limited speed on numerous railway lines, ruined railway stations, lack of modern carriages and locomotives and even liquidation of lines, especially between smaller towns. This led to transport and social exclusion in many regions of Poland. Several years ago, we decided firm action must be taken, and the Polish railways are now being modernised. We are reconstructing railway lines, rebuilding passenger terminals, buying new carriages and locomotives.