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PORR to modernise strategically important railway section of the E59 in Poland

Warsaw / Vienna, 05.02.2020 – PORR S.A. has been commissioned by PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe to modernise the E59 section between Krzyż and Dobiegniew. The value of the contract amounts to approximately EUR 88m (PLN 374m). The project will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022.

From left: Signing of the contract between PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe and PORR S.A. (from left: Ryszard Magdziak (PKP PLK S.A., Vice Director of the Investment Implementation Centre), Piotr Kledzik (PORR S.A. CEO)


"Our latest railway construction contract is an important investment project that will bring about a sustainable improvement of the region's transport infrastructure. We are very pleased that our Polish railway construction team has scored with its expertise and that we are involved in the modernisation of the E59 railway line," said Karl-Heinz Strauss, PORR CEO.

Within 34 months, PORR S.A. will modernise the tracks of the E59 railway line in the section Krzyż - Dobiegniew (km 81 to 105), including the infrastructure. The works include the reconstruction of approximately 47 kilometres of track along railway line No. 351, the construction of twelve points, the construction of engineering structures (15 culverts, nine bridges and nine viaducts), and the modernisation of six level crossings. In addition, the contract also covers the reconstruction of an overhead line along the entire construction section and the construction of six barrier-free platforms.

This investment project with a total value of EUR 331m (PLN 1.4bn) will allow passenger trains to travel along the E59 railway line at speeds of up to 160 km/h and freight trains at speeds of up to 120 km/h from 2022. This will reduce the travel time from the capital of Greater Poland to West Pomerania by 50 minutes and will significantly improve the infrastructural framework for freight transport in West Pomerania.

Facts and figures at a glance

Project name: Modernisation of tracks and related infrastructure on the E59 railway line, section Krzyż (cross) - Woldenberg, from km 81.877 to km 105.820
Scope of services: Build
Client: PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe
Contractor: PORR S.A.
Contract value: EUR 88m (PLN 374m)
Beginning of works: First quarter of 2020
Planned completion: Autumn 2022

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