EU invests €880 million to improve Poland's railway system
The European Commission adopted two major Cohesion Policy projects, improving the Polish rail network and increasing its capacity, speed and safety. Both projects should be operational as of January 2023 and will promote railway as a clean and competitive transport mode in the country.
Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy, Enlargement Negotiations and Regional Policy, said: "Seamless railway connections for passengers and freight will boost territorial cohesion in Poland while ensuring better quality of air in the country in the long run. This is another Cohesion Policy success story.”
The €880 million is divided into two main sections:
- Almost €838 million to upgrade rail connections between Śląskie and Łódzkie
- More than €43 million to improve Poland's goods transport services
Source & full press release: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_19_5969