Construction of Warszawa Zachodnia station involves 500 people and 150 pieces of equipment

News date: February 9, 2021
Construction of Warszawa Zachodnia station involves 500 people and 150 pieces of equipment

Construction work is under way at the Warszawa Zachodnia station, carried out by Budimex for PKP PLK. The general contractor, as part of the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment (OPI 5.1-13 and OPI 6.1-22), is responsible for the redevelopment of the station and the construction of an underground space for a future tram stop under the station.


Work continues despite the winter period. There are 70 subcontractors and suppliers, 500 people and 150 pieces of equipment currently working on site. Budimex has already carried out works involving the necessary demolition of existing buildings, dismantling of lighting and relocation of underground installation conflicts. Works are ongoing related to redeveloping the platforms and constructing a new passage at the +1 level over the platforms. There is a temporary access route to platform 8 for the ring line – and the ZTM bus terminal has also been moved by 200 m on ul. Tunelowa


As part of the contract Budimex is undertaking the comprehensive redevelopment of about 30 km of tracks, 130 turnouts and the overhead line. New platforms will also be built and the station hall roof renovated to provide more comfortable travel conditions for passengers. “The reconstruction of Warszawa Zachodnia is one of the most ambitious railway infrastructure concepts in recent years,” says Artur Popko, Vice President of the Budimex Management Board. “The Warszawa Zachodnia junction sees all the rail traffic from the south and west sides of the capital, and the works are being executed under active rail traffic at all times,” adds Artur Popko.


The General Contractor has begun preparatory works under a framework which includes the construction of a technological crossing between platforms 2 and 7, the installation of foundation piles for the footbridge on platforms 2 and 7 and works related to the introduction of temporary traffic organisation on ul. Tunelowa. Recent works on the construction site have included preparation of a temporary access to platform 8, construction of a temporary bus loop, preparations for diaphragm walls and dismantling works related to the construction of platforms.


Warszawa Zachodnia is a strategic station in Poland in terms of passenger traffic, with an average daily capacity of around 1000 passenger, local, regional, long-distance national, international, WKD and KM, as well as freight trains. About 60,000 people use the station on a daily basis, making it the most popular in our country, with this number set to grow and, according to the latest forecasts, reaching 120,000 by 2030. The ongoing modernisation works carried out by Budimex as part of the project: “Works on the cross-city line in Warsaw from Warszawa Wschodnia to Warszawa Zachodnia” and the project “Construction of the tram route to Wilanów along with the purchase of rolling stock and the accompanying infrastructure” is one of the most strategic railway projects in Poland in recent years.


The redevelopment of the Warszawa Zachodnia junction will be completed by 2023. The new track and platform layout will enable trains to travel between the ring line and the Radom line and to create direct connections for Piaseczno – Legionowo and Legionowo – Chopin Airport. There will also be a direct connection for passengers between the cross-town line and the ring line.


Budimex SA is currently among the top two largest railway contractors in Poland. The general contractor executes the following railway investments: E30 Trzebinia – Krzeszowice, LK139 – Czechowice – Dziedzice, LK 7, redevelopment of the Gdynia Port Railway Junction and E59 Wronki.