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Poland to receive investment of €121 million for mobility projects

By News Editor / Updated: 20 Apr 2017

Over €121 million from the Cohesion Fund will be invested in two major transport infrastructure projects in Poland.

The Cohesion Fund investments will improve connectivity in the country and encourage the shift towards low-emission mobility.

The first one will invest €30 million to purchase 35 energy-efficient trams for the City of Krakow, serving the whole urban area. This investment aims to increase safety and comfort while promoting environmentally-friendly modes of transport.

The second project will see over €91 million spent completing transport infrastructure works between Warsaw and the town of Otwock, on the railway line 7 which links Warsaw to Lublin along the comprehensive Trans-European Transport Network.

The works along this section will include reconstruction of bridges and viaducts, construction of additional tracks to accommodate heavier traffic and reduce travel time, and renovation of railway stations, notably to ease access for persons with reduced mobility.

European Commissioner for Regonal Policy, Corina Cretu, said that the investments "aim to boost regional development by facilitating access to major European transport networks while encouraging citizens to leave their cars at home and enjoy modern and clean public transport."

For more information, visit neweurope.eu

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