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Latterly, the Commission approved the continuation of eight major projects to improve railway infrastructures in Poland in the period 2014-2020. More than 475 million euro from the European Fund for Strategic Investment will be invested in these projects.
They already started during the 2007-2013 period and are supporting the modernisation of hundreds of kilometres of railway across several Polish regions. Four projects, worth 319.3 million euro, will upgrade linkages between the regions of Mazowieckie and Łódzkie and modernise existing railway lines, improve safety and increase travel speed, both for passengers and freight traffic. With these projects, connections from and to Warsaw will be improved.
The Commission will also invest 74.6 million euro in a project in the region of Wielkopolska, in order to complete the modernisation of a railway section from Czempiń to Poznań, part of the Baltic-Adriatic corridor of the Trans-European Transport (TEN-T) network.
Railway lines running through the region of Pomorskie will be improved thanks to three projects worth 81.5 million euro. These investments will upgrade the connections to the cities of Gdansk, including to the port of Gdansk, and Gdynia. They will therefore contribute to reduce traffic congestion in these urban areas.