The 120 Warmia-Mazury rail-road crossings are even better prepared for drivers. There will be an improvement of 39. The level of safety in railway traffic has increased. This is ensured by new safety devices, replaced tracks and renewed carriageways. The investments are implemented by PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. within the framework of the National Railway Programme with co-financing from EU funds.
10 crossings in March
In March, PLK increased the level of safety at another 10 railway and road crossings in the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Province. On the Olsztyn – Iława line, traffic lights warn drivers about an approaching train at crossings in Sząbruk, Jamielnik, Wiwajdy or Gietrzwałd, among others. The tracks are replaced, and the drivers drive more smoothly over the renewed surface. New lighting also increases the safety level.
The reconstruction of intersections accompanies the modernisation of the railway network and means shorter journeys for passengers, and safer crossing and crossing of tracks for drivers and pedestrians. On the Działdowo – Olsztyn line, already at 16 intersections, lights and corners are an additional protection for drivers. The total level of safety will be increased by the reconstruction of 41 crossings. Also on the line Szczytno – Pisz – Ełk the project assumes reconstruction of 91 crossings. Already 84 crossings are better equipped. On the line from Olsztyn to Iława a total of 20 crossings have been modernised in recent years.
Soon, the project “Improvement of safety at crossings of railway lines with roads – Stage I – crossing section” implemented by PLK in Warmia and Mazury will enable reconstruction of 4 crossings in: Gutkowo, Jonkowo, Gubity and Bogaczew. The value of works in the region is over PLN 4 million. The works on the route from Olsztyn to Gutkowo will increase the level of safety in road and rail traffic at the crossing on Hozjusza Street in Olsztyn.
Investments in the following years
The modernization of the crossings in the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship will also be carried out in the following years. There are plans to rebuild the route from Gutkowo to Dobre Miasto and from Ełk to Giżycko. Along with the replacement of tracks, installation of additional railway traffic control devices, crossings will also be rebuilt and equipped with traffic lights and horns.
Source: PKP PLK