New multipurpose rail terminal to appear on Broad Gauge Metallurgy Line in Poland
PKP LHS will construct a new rail terminal at the Wola Baranowska station in eastern Poland. To this end, the Polish company, which manages the Broad Gauge Metallurgy Line from Hrubieszów to Sławków and provides train services on it, has secured co-financing from the European Commission. The planned facility will be dedicated to the transhipment of containers and non-containerised freight including bulk.
The decision of the European Commission suggests that the terminal operator, PKP LHS, should guarantee unrestricted access to the planned infrastructure at non-discriminatory and transparent market conditions for all the interested parties. “Many companies and inhabitants of the Subcarpathian Voivodeship are waiting for the construction of the terminal. It will be a gateway to the East, which, I am convinced, will benefit the inhabitants and the entire region,” said Tomasz Poręba, the Member of the European Parliament from Poland.
The entire project is valued at around 60 million zloty (around 13.5 million euros) including 16.8 million zloty to be allocated from the Subcarpathian operational program funds. The investment is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Regional Development Fund of the Subcarpathian Voivodeship.
According to PKP LHS, the new terminal will handle the wide range of goods such as containers, coal, minerals, building materials, wood, fertilisers, glass and ceramics. The terminal will be also used for warehousing, customs, inspection and support services. It will have an area of more than 40,000 square metres. PKP LHS as the infrastructure manager of the Broad Gauge Metallurgy Line will upgrade tracks and telecommunications along them as well as will modernise the energy, water and sewage systems. The project of the new terminal is a response of PKP LHS to the growing interest in international transport between Europe and China via the Hrubieszów – Sławków broad gauge railway.
“This is another terminal on the broad gauge line, which will increase our reloading capacity and will improve connectivity of the Subcarpathian Voivodeship. Due to its convenient location, in the vicinity of important railway and road routes, industrial plants, enterprises and the entire economy will gain a new impulse for development,” said Zbigniew Tracichleb, CEO of PKP LHS.