Extension of railway lines crossing CPK to cost PLN 40bn

The extension of planned railway lines to cross the Central Transportation Hub (CPK) is expected to cost PLN 40bn (€9.3bn), said Mikolaj Wild, the government's point person for the CPK construction. The total length of railway lines projected to be extended as part of the project will exceed 800 km, and it will include both modernisation of the existing lines and construction of new ones. The project will be funded with resources obtained from the EU funds. This figure does not include the CPK construction, whose cost is estimated at around PLN 35bn (€8.1bn).

Mikolaj Wild also said that the first stage of the project should secure financing for the airport section in the amount of PLN 16-19bn (€3.7-4.4bn), PLN 8-9bn (€1.9-2.1bn) for the railway section including the construction of the new Warsaw-Lodz line and a connection to the Central Railroad Route (CMK), and PLN 7bn (€1.6bn) for the construction of the required road infrastructure. The CPK project will be located on a 66.2 km2 site lying in three communes: Baranow, Teresin and Wiskitki.

The Central Transportation Hub is expected to be one of the biggest airport hubs in Poland, with an ultimate capacity of around 100 million passengers a year. Preparation work is planned to be completed by the end of 2019, while the actual construction work is expected to be ready by the end of 2027.