There is a contract for the design of a railway tunnel to facilitate access to the Central Communication Port. The tunnel is to be built in Łódź and will be 4 kilometers long. Construction is scheduled to start in 2023. Ultimately, trains from Łódź to Wrocław and Poznań will take just over an hour, and from Łódź to Warsaw – in 45 minutes.
The company Centralny Port Komunikacyjny signed a contract on Tuesday for the project of a 4-kilometer high-speed tunnel west of the Łódź Fabryczna station. It is the first of the CTH investments to enter the design phase and have an environmental decision. The tunnel will be a key part of the railway route that will connect Warsaw with Łódź, Poznań and Wrocław – the company boasts in a press release.
Almost PLN 60 million for the project
The contract provides for the execution of a construction design as well as the necessary studies and administrative decisions for the tunnel and railway line with accompanying infrastructure. The contract was concluded with a consortium of Metroprojekt and SUD Architekt Polska, and its value is PLN 59.8 million net.
The commencement of underground works is planned in 2023 at the Łódź Fabryczna station, where high-speed trains will stop. The tunnel will be used by long-distance trains, especially high-speed trains.