„Modernization of railway infrastructure at the Małaszewicze Transloading Zone forming part of the Rail Freight Corridor no. 8, at the border between the EU and Belarus – studies”, action numer 2015-PL-TM0037-S
The Eastern Gate of Europe. Shared challenges. Joint development.
A chance for economic development.
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About the project:

Project background:

•modernisation of the station railway systems (1435, 1520 mm),
•development of railway traffic control systems,
•increased number of trains served,
•improved operability,
•improved safety at rail-road level crossings,
•increased participation of the Małaszewicze Cargo Terminal in the clearance of trains at directions
from/to European Union and Eastern countries - Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, China – the New Silk Road.

Project title: „Modernization of railway infrastructure at the Małaszewicze Transloading Zone forming part of the Rail Freight Corridor no. 8, at the border between the EU and Belarus – studies”, action numer 2015-PL-TM0037-S

Financing agreement no INEA/CEF/TRAN/M2015/1129442 with the Innovations and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) signed on 03 November 2016.

Financing Agreement no CEF/017/2015 with the Centre for European Union Transport Projects (CUPT) signed on 22 November 2016.

Task title: Feasibility Study and Construction Design for project no 2015-PL-TM-0037-S, „Modernization of railway infrastructure at the Małaszewicze Transloading Zone forming part of the Rail Freight Corridor no. 8, at the border between the EU and Belarus – studies”

Contractor: SYSTRA S.A. Poland division based in Wrocław
Contract signed on: 9.10.2017

Task title: Technical, economic, financial and environmental advisory services for project no 2015-PL-TM-0037-S, „Modernization of railway infrastructure at the Małaszewicze Transloading Zone forming part of the Rail Freight Corridor no. 8, at the border between the EU and Belarus – studies”,

Contractor: WYG International Sp. z o.o. based in Warsaw
Contract signed on: 7.09.2018

Task title: Information and promotion activities for project no 2015-PL-TM-0037-S, . „Modernization of railway infrastructure at the Małaszewicze Transloading Zone forming part of the Rail Freight Corridor no. 8, at the border between the EU and Belarus – studies”,

Contractor: 2mgroup Komunikacja Biznesowa Sp. z o.o. Sp. K.
Contract signed on: 28.11.2018

Task title: Financial audit for project no 2015-PL-TM-0037-S, „Modernization of railway infrastructure at the Małaszewicze Transloading Zone forming part of the Rail Freight Corridor no. 8, at the border between the EU and Belarus – studies”,

Contractor:
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Objectives and Benefits

The capacity of the Małaszewicze Cargo Terminal infrastructure to be increased up to the expected throughput capacity for trains received for the transshipment of goods and dispatch by rail to East and West.

In order to increase the throughput capacity of the Małaszewicze Cargo Terminal, it is necessary to modernise and expand 1435 mm and 1520 mm rail arrangements, as well as to develop modern rail traffic control systems.

Increased speeds

Average traffic speed increased up to 40 km/h, with the maximum axle load up to 245 kN

Optimum capacity

Optimised arrangement of rails, ensuring increased throughput capacity of rail systems and access tracks, as well as facilitated shunting at terminals

Safety

Modern railway traffic control system implemented

Feasibility study

Currently, a feasibility study is being prepared, to include financial, economic and technical analyses. The feasibility study will be prepared in 4 variants, with a recommendation and a building permit design.

a no-CAPEX variant (aimed at maintaining the existing condition)

modernisation of the existing railway infrastructure

modernisation and extension of the existing railway infrastructure

modernisation and extension of the existing railway infrastructure to a maximum extent

Financing

The “Connecting Europe” financing instrument has been devised to implement the European policy in the field of transport infrastructure. Its purpose is to support the development of a new transport infrastructure in Europe and the modernisation of the existing infrastructure.

Project 2015-PL-TM-0037-S „Modernization of railway infrastructure at the Małaszewicze Transloading Zone forming part of the Rail Freight Corridor no. 8, at the border between the EU and Belarus – studies” is co-financed by the European Union from the Cohesion Fund under the Connecting Europe CEF facility.

The project net value is: € 2.603.923,99 of which qualified funds amount to € 2.213.335,40 – a 85% financing rate.

News

28.06.2019

Railway to the New Silk Road

The vision of the New Silk Road attracts constant attention. Małszewicze Transshipment Cargo Station is about to become its gateway to Europe. This time, as part of a study visit, François Davenne, General Manager of UIC, the International Union of Railways, appeared.

An important point on the Asia-Europe line

The development of the Małaszewicze Cargo Station, on the eastern border of the European Union, has become an important point for the railway industry on the Old Continent. This is demonstrated by further evaluation visits.
As part of the study visit to the Reloading Region of Małaszewicze, on June 27-28, 2019, the UIC Director General François Davenne appeared. International Union of Railway is an organization of railway transport companies that represents them on the international arena. The meeting was also attended by Mr. Mirosław Antonowicz, Member of the Board of PKP SA.

Let us recall that in May, a representative of the European Commission, Mrs. Catheriene Trautmann, the European coordinator of the TEN-T core network of the North Sea - Baltic Sea, visited Terespol and Małaszewicze. On the other hand, on the Polish side, Mr. Andrzej Bittel, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Infrastructure and representatives of the Ministry of Investment and Development appeared.

23.05.2019

The European Commission is also interested in the growth of the Małaszewicze Terminal on the Eastern border of the EU, therefore Terespol and Małaszewicze were visited by Ms Catheriene Trautmann, North-Sea Baltic TEN-T Corridor Coordinator. The meeting held on 23 May this year was attended by representatives of the Polish government – Mr Andrzej Bittel, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Infrastructure, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development. Ms Catheriene Trautmann visited Polish projects financed under the Connecting Europe Facility: "Works on the Siedlce – Terespol section of E20 railway line, Stage III - LCS Terespol" (the construction site at Terespol station) and ”Modernisation of the Railway Infrastructure at the Małaszewicze Terminal Area of Corridor 8 of Freight Lines at the EU – Belarus Border Crossing” – design studies” (the signal box in Kobylany and the headquarters of CARGOTOR).
CARGATROR’s project “Modernisation of the Railway Infrastructure at the Małaszewicze Terminal Area of Corridor 8 of Freight Lines at the EU – Belarus Border Crossing” – design studies” is expected to improve the quality of infrastructure and to upgrade the status of Małaszewicze as an element of the Asia-Europe cargo turnover. When correlated with the projects planned by PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A, the throughput capacity of Małeszewicze Terminal should record a significant growth.

2019-02-23

Shared challenges. Joint development.
On 21-22 February 2019, investor consultations took place under CARGATOR’s project “Modernisation of the Railway Infrastructure at the Małaszewicze Terminal Area of Corridor 8 of Freight Lines at the EU – Belarus Border Crossing” – design studies. The Project will be a complement to other undertakings of PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe SA in the area, such as “Modernisation of the Siedlce-Terespol section of E20 Railway Line”, “Improving the Accessibility of the Tersepol-Brześć Border Crossing, Stage 1 – Extension of 1520 mm Rail Lines at Terespol Station”, or the conceived construction of a bridge on the Bug River. These complementary projects, initiated in order to meet the EU standards regarding railway infrastructure, offer a chance to create a modern cargo hub in Małaszewicze. Only technical preparedness can make the New Silk Road materialise itself in Poland.
The four project variants presented during the meetings differ in terms of scope and size. The meeting was attended by present and future stakeholders of the Project: delegates from the municipalities covered by the project, as well as representatives of local cargo terminals and railway companies.
The participants repeatedly emphasised the importance of the Project as a chance for joint development. In the context of formal, legal, financial and social challenges, flexibility of approach was declared, as well as readiness to negotiate and discuss any issues that might affect the success of the Project, especially where concerns of different parties have to be reconciled. The ways to join forces in order to increase the odds of successful implementation were debated. The project stakeholders indicated that the importance of the project and the optimistic forecast regarding the cargo turnover between Europe and Asia should be regarded as a great opportunity, while success may require special legislative solutions.

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2017-10-10

„- It is our priority project for the nearest years. A project we have great hopes for – says Mr Jacek Rutkowski, CEO at CARGOTOR, the infrastructure administrator in the PKP CARGO Group. – The Małaszewicze Cargo Terminal is a key hub on the logistic map of Europe, especially recently, when the New Silk Road project has moved from the planning phase to actual implementation, its development dynamics being extremely high. Modernisation is a necessity, so as to make the duration of rail transport from and to Asia attractive – adds CARGOTOR CEO.”

2017-10-31

The Małaszewicze Cargo Terminal will undergo a major modernisation. Its administrator is planning to redevelop the cargo handling stations and to upgrade the infrastructure to modern standards. CARGOTOR – the PKP CARGO Group member and the French Systra group signed a contract for a feasibility study and a building design.

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