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The third metro line in Warsaw. Design work begins

Many residents of the capital are waiting for this investment to be realised. Warsaw’s third metro line will run from the National Stadium station and its first section will end at Gocław station. Officials have announced that design work has begun and construction is expected to start in 2028.

The new section will be 8 km long and will connect a total of seven stations. The formal start of work on the line project is today (20 December) when a tender notice is sent to the Official Journal of the European Union. This is the place where contractors can find information about tenders in EU countries and then send in their bids. The project is entitled ‘Execution of design works for the 3rd metro line in Warsaw – Stage I – Praga together with the Technical and Station’.

We want Warsaw to be not only an ideal place to work, but also a dream place to live. The construction of successive metro lines is of key importance here, as transport is one of the most important services we provide to our residents. The third metro line is another initiative taken with Praga and the residents of the right bank of Warsaw in mind,” says Rafał Trzaskowski, Mayor of the capital.

Construction of the new section is due to begin in 2028 and take 36 months. Passengers will be able to use it several years later. The exact opening date is not yet known. In total, the first section of the third metro line will be 8.1 km long and have seven stations. Key here is the National Stadium station, which has been designed with two platforms. The first is used by Line 2 of the metro, while the second was built specifically for Line 3.

Going from the centre, travellers will be able to change at the Stadion Narodowy station and then travel towards Gocław, passing the stops in turn: Dworzec Wschodni, Mińska, Rondo Wiatraczna, Ostrobramska, Jana Nowaka-Jeziorańskiego and Gocław. The plan is to build a Technical Station at Kozia Górka.

The construction of the metro is not only a revolution underground, but also an opportunity to change the face of the streets along which it is planned to build the bus stops. The investment is expected to change the face of the space around the station. The biggest changes are to take place at the Wiatraczna roundabout. Interestingly, after the construction of the metro, the place will no longer be a roundabout. There are plans to change the road layout, which is to be simplified. The place of the current tram terminus is to be taken up by an urban square, which will be used by all residents. In addition, new greenery planting, the construction of cycle paths and the installation of urban furniture – bins, benches and street lamps – are planned.

A visual change will also take place in the surroundings of the East Railway Station. Officials want it to become a showpiece of the city and a convenient interchange. It is planned to move the tracks from Kijowska Street closer to the railway station building. The track will be designed so that buses can also run on it. In addition, the space will be complemented by new greenery and urban furniture.

The third metro line in Warsaw – what’s next? The so-called master plan for Warsaw, i.e. a general list of development directions, envisages the extension of the third metro line through the Vistula and Mokotov up to Ochota.

In addition, the city announces that preliminary design work will be carried out for the entire fourth metro line – a 26-kilometre-long section with 23 stations and a Technical and Station. The first step will be the development of a conceptual design, which will address issues such as the impact zone of the metro facilities on the surroundings, the performance of surveys and geological documentation, environmental, technical and operational analysis, and the identification of variants for the division of the fourth metro line into sections and the order of their implementation.

Before passengers take the third metro line, they will be able to use the new sections of the second metro line. The last three stations in Bemowo are currently under construction: Lazurowa, Chrzanów and Karolin. This is the final stage of work on the M2 line. The works will extend the line by 4 km of tunnels and it will be operational in 2026. In total, in just three years’ time, the Warsaw metro network will be 46 km long.

source: Metro Warszawskie

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