On June 7 the city of Kraków presented their plans to build a “premetro” (tramway which includes segments built to rapid transit standards going above and underground) connecting the eastern and western parts of the city running through its historic center.
The contract with ILF Consulting Engineers Polska for preparing the feasibility study on constructing a fast, collision-free rail transport in Krakow has been completed.
“We want to obtain an environmental decision for the first stage of the premetro within a few years. This is the flyover-tunnel section, from the station “DH Wanda” to the station “Stadion Miejski”. The route is almost 10.5 km long, of which 5.6 km is a tunnel under the city center and 1.4 is a flyover. This stage alone will bring tangible benefits to the inhabitants because the Polsad traffic circle - AGH section will be passable in nine minutes”, said Krakow Mayor, Jacek Majchrowski.
Running the length of 22 km, with up to 32 stations, two tunnels - including one under the City Centre, a one-and-a-half-kilometer flyover. The cost of the investment is estimated at about PLN 5.846 billion gross. The designer has proposed the staging of the investment with the opening of individual sections in the years 2033-2037.