PKP PLK to install 700 new railroad switches by September 2015

A successful implementation of the railroad switches scheme will be instrumental in the elimination of speed limits on 302 sections of 19,585 km rail tracks and a shortening of train travel time by a total of 260 minutes. The outcome of the scheme is all the more noteworthy since more costly upgrades of single lines do not produce that manifest effects. Importantly, the project is nearly fully financed by the EU, which will also have a positive effect in improving PKP PLK’s efficiency is using EU funds.

The scheme was originally planned to be conducted in 2013-2014, but it was delayed. Eventually, it is due to expire in September 2015. At the outset, it was also expected that the scheme’s cost would be lower than the final figures obtained in tenders. PKP PLK had initially planned a budget of approximately PLN 520m (€130m) for the project’s implementation, but it was eventually raised to PLN 600m (€150m) due to a high level of prices stated in the bids. On average, the bids were as much as 27% above the threshold anticipated by the investor, ranging between PLN 0.6m and PLN 1m (€150,000-250,000) for a single turnout.

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