EU Cohesion policy: €46 million of investment for new green transports in Poland’s capital
Today, the European Commission has approved an investment of over €46 million from the Cohesion Fund to buy 21 electric trains and modernise the depot station in Warsaw, Poland. The aim is to improve public transport in Warsaw as well as to increase in-house maintenance capabilities and efficiency of the transport provider. Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, commented: “This cohesion policy’s major investment is totally in line with the EU’s top priorities aiming to offer citizens a cleaner transport and raise territorial socio-economic development and cohesion.” The new trains will complement the modernised railway lines in Warsaw and make it easier for people living and working in the city to get around. Public transport will get less crowded, more comfortable and modern. This will encourage people not to use cars, which will reduce noise, pollution and traffic accidents. The project is also in line with efforts to develop interoperable and high quality rail transport in Poland. Trains are expected to be operational as of January 2023.