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    Reference: 20120044
    Release date: 12 February 2014

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary

    PKP POLSKIE LINIE KOLEJOWE SA

    Location

    Description

    Modernisation of 66km of the E-75 Rail Baltica line from Warsaw to the border with Lithuania, on the section from Warszawa Rembertow to Tluszcz (Sadowne).

    Objectives

    The project consists of the modernisation of about 66.5km of existing twin track electrified line on the E75, north-east from Warsaw in central Poland, plus the construction of new parallel tracks close to Warsaw for suburban traffic. The project lies on the “Rail Baltica” which connects Helsinki with Warsaw, via Tallinn, Riga and Kaunas. In line with European standards, the modernisation will allow for operating speeds of up to 160 km/h for passenger trains and 120 km/h for freight trains and an increased axle load up to 22 tonnes.

    Comments

    Sector(s)

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 180 million

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    EUR 428 million

    Environmental aspects

    The project falls under Annex II of EIA Directive 2011/92/EU. In accordance with Polish regulations, the project was automatically screened in. EIA Decisions were issued in 2009 and 2011. The project forms part of the Polish Railway Master Plan to 2030 as well as the Infrastructure & Environment Operational Program 2007 to 2013. Both of these have been subject to high level environmental assessment in accordance with the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive 2001/42/EC. The project’s potential impacts on the environment, including protected areas and species, shall be further appraised.

    Procurement

    The Bank will require the Promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project have been/shall be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation (Dir 2004/17/EC/ or 2004/18/EC and Dir. 2007/66/EC), with publication of tender notices in the EU Official Journal, as and where appropriate.

    Status

    Signed - 16/09/2014

    Disclaimer

    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Related tags

    Poland Transport