A consortium of the companies Strabag and MyToll submitted the most attractive bid in a tender to build the first stage of the Szczecin Fast Tramway, according to PAP.
It is willing to carry out the work at a cost of PLN 165.8m (€39.8m) gross, while the investor's cost estimate provided for expenditure in the region of PLN 215.2m (€51.6m) gross. Within the framework of the investment the existing tram line will be extended by 4 km between the Basen Gorniczy loop and the terminus on Turkusowa Street. The line will eventually end in Kijewo. The contractor will be responsible for building the tram line and tram stops as well as for redeveloping the road, building a tunnel, a flyover and pavements. The local government will apply for a subsidy for the undertaking from EU funds. The undertaking will take 24 months to complete from the day the contract is signed. The city has also invested in the purchase of 22 low-floor trams and project is worth in excess of PLN 241m (€57.8m), of which just under PLN 116m (€27.8m) will be covered by the EU.