The consortium comprising ZUE, Budimex and Strabag has concluded modernisation of the Żychlin-Barłogi stretch (LCS Kutno) on the E-20 railway line in Poland.

The project has been completed eight days ahead of schedule.

Modernisation works, which started in April 2017, required a complete line closure. Traffic was redirected on a detour and special buses.

Budimex carried out works at the Zamków rail yard, Barłogi station and the Barłogi route at the LCS Kutno border.

Budimex said it continued construction 24 hours a day to reduce the duration of these alternate routes. An 18km-long surface was built along the LCS Kutno by disassembling the existing track and ground reinforcement.

ZUE communications director Grzegorz Krzystański said: “Cooperation between companies from the consortium ran smoothly. We were all keen to finish our activities as soon as possible and reopen the route. Thanks to proper organisation and around-the-clock work, we put the track into operation on 9 June, one week before the contractual deadline.”

Headquartered in Poland, Budimex is one of the leading railway contractors in the country. It also involved in the reconstruction of Olszamowice station and modernisation of the railway line in Warsaw.

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The project, which will be completed by 2020, is set to cut travel time between Poznań and Warsaw by two hours and 20 minutes.

Additionally, Budimex is working on railway line number 7 (Otwock-Dęblin) modernisation, reconstructing the E59 railway line (Rokietnica-Wronki), and construction on LCS Idzikowice. All of these will be completed by 2020.