Poland to upgrade railway line from Szczecin to German border


To reduce passenger travel time and more efficient transport of goods between Szczecin Główny and Germany, the Polish railway manager PKP PKL will upgrade the railway line to the Polish-German border. Work on the line including a second track as well as electrification is expected to be completed by the end of 2025. Contractor Databout has been selected for the design work.

The railway line from Szczecin Główny in West Pomerania to the German-Polish border eventually leads to Berlin. A complete modernization of the entire section on the Polish side is planned, with the addition of a second track on the old single-track sections. According to an agreement between PKP PLK and its German counterpart DB Netz, the two infrastructure managers will cooperate in the coordination, preparation and implementation of development projects for the Berlin-Szczecin rail link, and the Szczecin section Gumieńce to the German border. will be electrified.

Thanks to the new track, catenary network and signaling equipment, trains will travel safer and faster on the section, passenger trains at a maximum speed of 160 kilometers per hour and freight trains at 120 kilometers per hour. . In order to increase the safety of the railway as well as nearby road and pedestrian traffic, the existing level crossings will be replaced by collision-free intersections. In place of the crossing of Cukrowa Street, the construction of a railway viaduct, a passage under the tracks and the reconstruction of parallel roads are planned.

More capacity in stations

Three new passenger stops will be built, in Szczecin Pomorzany Południowy, Warzymice, Przecław, and a new station in Kołbaskowo. Szczecin Gumieńce station will be adapted to accommodate freight trains with a length of 750 meters, and an additional platform for passenger trains will be built. The new platforms will be higher, making it easier for travelers to get on and off, and people with reduced mobility will benefit from ramps and guide paths.

The contractor selected for the design work is the Polish company Databout, financed from the budget of PKP PKL for approximately 1.9 million euros (9 million PLN). Completion of design work and start of construction work are scheduled for mid-2024. Work on the railway line is expected to be completed by the end of 2025. Completion of the entire German-Polish link project is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2027.

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