Today, PKP PLK signed a contract with Torpol, amounting to over 330m PLN net. The agreement provides for the execution of design and construction works at the Lodz Kaliska station, the Ministry of Infrastructure has announced.
Elimination of bottlenecks
Within the framework of the signed contract, five platforms will be rebuilt and the communication between the city and the station will be improved by a system of footbridges and underground passages. The currently unused eastern viaduct will be used to construct 3 tracks, which will eliminate the bottleneck, i.e. the single-track connection from the station towards the south-east. Thanks to the investment, the possibility of travelling from Lowicz and Kutno to Sieradz or Tomaszow Mazowiecki will be significantly increased. A total of 15 km of tracks and 47 turnouts will be modernised, and the traction network and traffic control equipment will be replaced.
The modernization of the Lodz Kaliska station will make it possible for up to 400 trains to pass through it daily, i.e. twice as many as now, said Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Andrzej Bittel during the signing ceremony.
Torpol will have 38 months to complete the task. After a period devoted to design works and obtaining relevant permits, construction will start in 2020 and will be completed 2 years later.
A successful start to the year for Torpol
Torpol recorded in the first quarter of 2019 consolidated profit of PLN 3.9m profit attributable to equity holders of the parent, compared to PLN 4.1m loss a year earlier. Revenues from sales reached PLN 263.98m, compared to PLN 211.91m in Q1 2018, which is an increase of 25% y-o-y.
Good results at the beginning of this year are mainly the result of the high pace and scope of work on the record-breaking portfolio of orders developed in 2017-2018.