Station in small Trawniki open after reconstruction

The railwaymen have announced the completion of work to restore the Trawniki railway station to its original appearance. The building has gained a number of new features, which are to be appreciated by passengers.

The first railway station in Trawniki was opened in 1877, but the building was destroyed by fire. Rebuilt, it did not serve passengers for long. The second station was demolished during the First World War. The one that was rebuilt dates from the 1920s. The reconstruction was carried out as part of the Station Investment Programme with EU funding from the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment.

The nearly 100-year-old building has regained its lustre. It was possible to recreate the historical façade design and numerous details, including cornices. The station gained new windows and doors. The work was based on historical photographs. It was thanks to the documentation that it was possible to accurately recreate the north elevation and the two symmetrical entrances: from behind the ticket offices and from the side of the commercial premises. The historic exits to the platforms were also restored.

The building has been adapted to meet modern needs. On the ground floor, there is a waiting room with seating and display cases with train timetables. Electronic arrival and departure boards have also been hung. There is a toilet in the building and space has been prepared for two retail and service units. The first floor of the building has been renovated to create space for rent.

This is how the station looked BEFORE renovation:

photo Pietras05,, licence: CC BY-SA 4.0

The redeveloped station has gained several environmentally friendly solutions. A BMS system is responsible for optimal levels of electricity, heat and water consumption. The surroundings of the building have also changed.

A covered bicycle shed was created in the eastern part of the plot, and on the north-western side, a gas tank and an enclosed rubbish shed. These elements have been fenced off with new shrubs. New lawns with low shrubs were also included on the town side. Around the building, ramps and stairs have been demolished and the area has been levelled, so that all architectural barriers have been removed, reads the PKP S.A. announcement.

The cost of the reconstruction of the railway station in Trawniki is PLN 8.82 million gross. The investor is Polskie Koleje Państwowe S.A. (Polish State Railways), and the project to rebuild the station was prepared by the PAKA.ARCHI sp. z o.o. studio. The contractor for the construction work was Heli Factor sp. z o.o.

source: PKP S.A.

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