Polish railways in a nutshell
Poland is implementing the largest railway development program in decades. It is mainly financed from the €17 bn-worth National Railway Program and consists of roughly 230 projects including the refurbishment of 9 000 km of rails. This creates vast potential for investments in rail infrastructure, innovations and technologies, opening up new opportunities for Swiss companies. These encompass the development of intermodal transportation, new high-speed connections between agglomerations & logistic hubs, the introduction of autonomous vehicles & smart grid solutions, and use of batteries & hydrogen. In addition, Poland perceives its rail investments as a tool for cutting transport’s carbon footprint.
The future expansion of Poland’s railway sector depends largely on the CPK mega-airport project. This “Solidarity” transport hub is the top long-term infrastructural investment in Poland integrating air, motorway and railway components. The CPK is set to replace Warsaw Chopin Airport and serve as the main transport hub for the country and regionally (with up to 45 m passengers annually).
About this webinar
S-GE and SBH CE provided a comprehensive overview of the rail market in Poland for key stakeholders. This involved discovering the “Solidarity” transport hub project, learning more about main trends, challenges & opportunities, and examining lessons learned together with experienced practitioners already present in the market. Our experts and business insiders shared their expertise and knowledge with you.
- Opening speech by Swiss Ambassador to Poland His Excellency Mr. Fabrice Filliez
- Welcome by Andreas Haas, CEO Swissrail Industry Association
- Insights into the CPK mega-airport project by Mr. Aleksander Wołowiec Deputy Director for Railway Stakeholders and Ms. Danuta Rudzińska Stakeholder Cooperation Expert at the CPK
- Recommendations and lessons learned by Executive Vice President Division Central Europe in Stadler Mr. Philipp Brunner
- Q&A session
Watch the recording of the webinar here