Poland to rebuild line to Czech border, trains to return to Bogatynia
Passenger transport is to return to Bogatynia after thirty years.
The Lower Silesian Voivodeship is planning to resume rail traffic on the local line, which has not been used for years. Representatives of the voivodeship agreed with PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe to revive the Zgorzelec – Bogatynia and Legnica – Złotoryja – Jerzmanice-Zdrój lines.
This will be the third line to be built near the Czech border, after the Jelenia Góra – Mysłakowice – Karpacz and Gryfów Śląski – Mirsk – Swieradow Zdrój lines, which have already been reconstructed. Yesterday, representatives of the voivodeship and the PKP also signed a tender for the reconstruction of the stations in Środa Śląska and Wrocław Świebodzki.
The renewal of the lines will be financed from the Kolej Plus program, the estimated value of the works is EUR 170 million. The signing of the agreement was announced by the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure.
Bogatynia has not had a railway connection for over 30 years. About 30 kilometers are to be renewed and the line will be upgraded to 120 km/h. The line runs through the following stations: Jerzmanki, Sulików, Krzewina Zgorzelecka, Bratków Zgorzelecki, Turoszów, Turoszów Kopalnia. The value of the investment is estimated at PLN 322 million, i.e. approximately EUR 68.5 million.
The Legnica – Złotoryja – Jerzmanice-Zdrój line, where only freight trains run, will also be renovated. It will be completely modernized and electrified. The cost will be about EUR 46 million.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková