Polish infrastructure and services company Budimex and Spanish engineering firm Ferrovial have secured a €233m contract from Poland's railway operator PKP PLK to upgrade two sections of line 7, which links Warsaw and Dorohusk with the Ukrainian border.

The 51.7km-long first section of line 7 runs from Pilawa to Deblin, while the second section spans 30km and connects Otwock to Pilawa.

Works currently outlined as part of the deal for Budimex include the installation of new rails and overhead power lines, and creation of a control system, as well as the construction or upgrade of 38 structures, including bridges, overpasses, underpasses, tunnels and sewers.

The contract is expected to be completed in 22 months, and will also see Budimex build new platforms for persons with reduced mobility, as well as buildings for rail traffic management and track maintenance.

Ferrovial Agroman is participating alongside Budimex as part of the second deal, which will see the upgrade of 74km of track and modernisation of the stations in Otwock, Celestynów and Pilawa.

"The companies will build 18 platforms, 87 sidings and two signalling posts, and upgrade 22 structures such as bridges, passes and tunnels, in addition to 12 level crossings."

The companies will also build 18 platforms, 87 sidings and two signalling posts, and upgrade 22 structures such as bridges, passes and tunnels, in addition to 12 level crossings.

The section's electrical system, overhead lines and water and sewer infrastructure will also be modernised under the agreement.

Work under this section is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Ferrovial Agroman’s Polish subsidiary has also previously participated in number of railway projects such as the construction of Gdansk Metro, the modernisation of the Krakow light rail and the upgrade Wroclaw station.


Image: Budimex and Ferrovial will upgrade the line 7, the electrical system and a range of network structures. Photo: courtesy of Ferrovial.