PKP PLK delivers platforms of Railway Station

On the 2nd of September, the platform 1 of the Katowice Railway Station was delivered and put at passengers disposal. This way the last stage of the modernization process of the Station’s platforms was concluded.

© PKP PLK; platforms of the Katowice Railway Station, photo by Jacek Karniewski
© PKP PLK; platforms of the Katowice Railway Station, photo by Jacek Karniewski

A new surface, elements of small architecture, information system for passengers and fittings were built within the general modernization of the platforms. The redevelopment included the installation of new power grids and a water-supply-and-sewage system.

A common solid roof covering intertrack spaces was erected over all 10 tracks. Also the passenger underpasses were refurbished. Two-way moving stairways and lifts were installed at all four platforms. The new infrastructure was also adapted for disabled people. All tracks and train wires were replaced, additionally a vibro-insulation system was used for cross-tie of the tracks.

The modernization of the platforms was commenced in October 2010. In the meantime, passengers were handled at the station all along. The total cost of the redevelopment exceeded PLN 70 million and was financed by PKP PLK, a state-owned company which manages the railway lines’ infrastructure in Poland.