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PKP SA signed a contract for the design and construction of nine Innovative System Stations (IDS) on 26th August, informed the Ministry of Infrastructure. Small, modern stations will be built in towns located in the Mazowieckie, Podlaskie and Wielkopolskie Voivodships.
Almost PLN 40m
The contractor for the investment in the design and build formula will be SKB SA. It will perform the tasks using a typical IDS station project developed by PKP. The remaining design works, together with obtaining the necessary administrative decisions to start the construction works, should be completed by the middle of 2020. The planned date of IDS opening is the turn of 2020 and 2021.
The total investment cost amounts to PLN 39.6m. The task will be carried out with the use of EU funds under the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment.
New stations will be built at the stations Debe Wielkie, Wrzosow, Garwolin, Laskarzew Przystanek, Kornelin, Racibory, Zdroda Nowe, Wasilkow and Nowy Tomysl.
Two types of stations
The stations will be built in two versions: IDS-A (Racibory, Wasilkow, Zdrody Nowe) and IDS-B (other locations).
IDS-A type stations are small buildings with a usable area of approx. 29 m2. Passengers will be able to use a heated shelter and a toilet complex adapted to the needs of people with disabilities. There will also be seats for travellers and bicycle racks under the shelter.
The second type of IDS-B stations will be built in an extended formula with an area of approx. 72 m2. They will consist of an air-conditioned waiting room, toilets, a ticket office and a small commercial space.
Innovative system stations
Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Andrzej Bittel informed that the project of Innovative System Stations is a part of the Station Investment Programme, within the framework of which almost 200 railway stations will be rebuilt in Poland by 2023. The implementation of IDS is another step in restoring local connections and improving the comfort of travellers in smaller localities.