The European Union (EU) is to invest more than €432m from the Cohesion Fund to extend Warsaw Metro in Poland.

The latest move is in line with objectives of the Energy Union's low-emission mobility strategy.

Serving the city of Warsaw, the Warsaw Metro currently comprises two lines. The first segment of the east-west Line 2 opened on 8 March 2015 with financial support from the EU.

Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu said: “Sustainable urban mobility is crucial to the quality of life in our cities.

“By investing in the extension of the metro in Warsaw, we encourage people to change their habits, leave their cars and enjoy access to a fast and modern public transport system."

"Sustainable urban mobility is crucial to the quality of life in our cities."

The European Commission is delivering on the EU-wide goals of low-emission mobility for commuters with investments from the Cohesion Fund.

EU’s latest investment will fund extension of the Warsaw Metro Line 2, connecting the eastern part of the city to the west.

Funds will be used for construction of Trocka, Targówek, Szwedzka metro stations on the north-east section of the line and Ksiecia Janusza, Mlynów and Plocka stations on the west section.

Also being financed will be construction of a technical terminal, purchase of 13 new trains, and preparatory works for further extension of the line.

Works are slated for completion by November 2019.