Solidarity Transport Hub plans to announce tenders for a technical, economic and environmental study for 560 km out of 1,800 km of planned new STH railway lines by the end of the year, PAP reports. An information notice on this matter was published in the EU's Official Journal.
According to PAP, the first proceedings on a technical, economic and environmental study (STEŚ) for over half a thousand kilometers of high-speed railway lines are ready. Their launch is planned simultaneously with the opening of the new airport. It was added that an information notice was published in the EU's Official Journal on this matter.
In total, it is over 560 km out of 1,800 km of the planned new STH railway lines. We plan to announce all the procedures related to the technical, economic and environmental study by the end of the year
Tenders are to be announced in November and December. According to PAP, specific dates depend on obtaining corporate approvals by the company under the ownership supervision by the Ministry of State Assets.
According to the plans, within 560 km of new railway lines, the tenders are to cover the sections:
- West Warsaw Stastion- STH - Łódź (excluding the section in the area of the STH junction);
- Łódź – Wrocław; Żarów-Świdnica-Wałbrzych-border with the Czech Republic;
- Chybie – Jastrzębie Zdrój – Godów – border with the Czech Republic;
- Łętownia – Rzeszów; Ostrołęka – Łomża; Trawniki – Krasnystaw – Zamość,
as well as the STH railway junction (in the area of the Solidarność Airport).
In the first place, we intend to announce a study procedure for the planned section of high-speed line from Warsaw to Łódź, which is crucial for the inclusion of the future airport in the railway system of the Republic of Poland. I assume that the next tenders will be tenders for sections: between Łódź and Wrocław and between Łętownia in Podkarpacie and Rzeszów
The planned deadline for the technical, economic and environmental study for these sections is 10 to 12 months from the conclusion of the contract. Railway investments selected by the STH for the inventory and study are planned for implementation before the end of 2027.
"The list of sections to be covered by the technical-economic-environmental study coincides with those for which the STH company signed further contracts for nature inventories from the end of August this year. To save time, both studies - inventories and STEŚ - will take place simultaneously" - provides PAP.
STH railway investments cover almost 1,800 km of new lines, which are to be built by the end of 2034. The STH Railway Program consists of 12 railway routes, including 10 so-called spokes leading from various regions of Poland to Warsaw and STH.
The technical, economic and environmental study is an important element of the planning works that precede the design stage. Our goal is to start the first construction works by the end of 2023
The Solidarity Transport Hub Poland is a planned transfer junction between Warsaw and Łódź, which will integrate air, rail and road transport. As part of this project, the Solidarność Airport will be built 37 km west of Warsaw, on an area of approximately 3,000 hectares, which in the first stage will be able to handle 45 million passengers per year.