Warsaw in 2050: Three new metro lines, new tram lines planned
The length of the entire metro network is expected to increase from 41.5 km to 113 km. The number of stations will increase to 103.
Representatives of the Polish capital have presented an outlook for the development of public transport until 2050. The document includes five metro lines instead of the current two, i.e. three new ones. As a result, more than half of Warsaw’s population will live within a maximum 15-minute walk of the metro. The plans also include new tram lines.
“Nearly 60% of Warsaw’s population uses public transport. More than 90% are satisfied with it. We are proud of it and we are counting on its further development. We want the metro to cover all eighteen districts of the capital and for more than half of the population to be within one kilometer of a metro station by 2050. And where the metro doesn’t go, the trams will. We go by the fifteen-minute city philosophy, where all services and facilities important to residents should be within a 15-minute walk or ride by public transport,” says Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski.
The design study took several years to complete. The length of the entire network will increase from 41.5 km to 113 km. The number of stations will increase to 103. A third line is already being designed. Warsaw also plans to start work on a fourth line. Funding is expected to come from the European Union. The Polish capital is also expanding with new tram lines, for example to Zielona Białołęka or Gocław. Construction of the line to Wilanów is currently underway and will be completed next year.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková