Puck railway station open. This is what it looks like after reconstruction

The railway station in Puck was built in 1928. It is a two-storey building with a pitched roof, which has an extension visible from the square. The railwaymen have just opened it to travellers after the reconstruction was completed. The edifice now has a brick façade and new interiors.

The reconstruction of the station took just over two years. It was realised as part of the 2016-2023 Railway Station Investment Programme with EU funding from the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment, the station, which dates back to 1928, no longer looks like it did a few years ago. The upper part of the building has been restored to its brick appearance, while the lower ground floor, which formerly housed the railway dispatch centre, has been rebuilt from scratch, plastered and painted white. It also gained an aluminium and glass facade. The façade received new illuminated signs with the words ‘railway station’ on the town side and the name of the village on the platforms, as well as clocks. The building has received new lighting.

Inside, a lobby and a seasonal waiting room await passengers. Both spaces have been decorated in a modern style and in shades of white and grey. An interesting feature is the floor with its reproduction of historical white and black tiles with geometric borders (a decorative element of the floor), as well as the exposure of grey painted bricks in the upper part of the walls. Attention is drawn to the ceiling-hung, modern and square light fittings. The lobby and waiting area is also equipped with metal benches, display cabinets for timetables and electronic boards for train arrivals and departures. Toilets have been located nearby. The station building also provides space for rent: a nearly 200-square-metre unit on the ground floor, on the site of the former dispatch centre, and office space on the ground floor of the building.

Puck is another important railway station in the Pomeranian Voivodeship, the reconstruction of which was completed this year. Thanks to it, the building has not only regained its historic appearance, but has also become a comfortable, safe and accessible facility for all passengers. Iam convinced that it will serve all travellers well ,” says Ireneusz Maślany, member of the Management Board of PKP S.A.

Puck railway station in 2010:

photo Ciacho5, wikimedia.org, licence: CC BY-SA 3.0

The facility is now to be adapted for people with disabilities. There will be lowered checkout windows or hearing aid signal amplification devices to help communicate with the cashier. A number of improvements have also been made for people with visual impairments. These include signage in Braille, guide paths with attention boxes or tactile plans of the building and its surroundings.

The entire building has been insulated and there are new windows to reduce heat loss. An intelligent building management system has also been introduced, which controls the building’s equipment and installations and optimises electricity, heating and water consumption, as well as energy-efficient lighting. To improve security, the building is equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring, intrusion detection and fire alarm systems.

The immediate surroundings of the station underwent a metamorphosis. New paving was laid and landscaping was installed. On the north side, where the temporary station was located, a bicycle shelter will be created. A small square between the shelter and the station’s façade will provide space for food trucks in the summer season.

The cost of rebuilding the railway station in Puck is PLN 11.6 million gross. The investor is Polskie Koleje Państwowe S.A. (Polish State Railways), the contractor for the works was a consortium of companies PBE ELBUD GDAŃSK S.A. and Modanta Sp. z o.o. from Zielonka, and the project to rebuild the station was prepared by the TPF Sp. z o.o. architectural studio.

source: PKP S.A.

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