According to the official website of the city of Łódź, a total of six companies have submitted their bids to build a tunnel which will connect Łódź Kaliska and Łódź Fabryczna railway stations, creating a metro like transportation system in the city.
The city of Łódź is to get a metro system which will connect the railway stations Łódź Kaliska and Łódź Fabryczna. The tunnel connecting the two stations has been approved by the city authorities and a total of six companies have submitted their bids ranging total costs between 1.36 billion to 2.17 billion PLN.
The tunnel under the city will not only improve long-distance but also urban travel. It will create a metro like system with which residents will be able to move throughout the city quicker. Passengers will be able to travel from Łódź Widzew to Łódź Kaliska in just a few minutes without the need to change trains or having to be stuck in traffic.
On the way, the trains stop at the newly built Łódź Fabryczna underground station as well as at two new railway stations at the intersection of Zielona / Zachodni and Kościuszki streets (Centrum stop) and at Manufaktura shopping center.
According to city officials, once the tunnel is built and operational, Łódź is likely to become a major transport hub in Poland. There will be trains linking major Polish cities as well as international trains. Completion of the tunnel is expected by 2022.
Source & Image: UML