PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. will thoroughly modernise the Łódź Kaliska train station: they will rebuild 5 plat-forms and build new passageways under the rails as well as footbridges. There will be new lighting on the platforms, sheds and benches and a readable passenger information system will be installed. In order to make it easier for the disabled to move around the station, lifts and tactile paving will lead to the platforms. The transport connection within the station will also be changed – there will be a new underground passageway from the railway station to the bus station. Travellers will get to the platforms 4 and 5 through a new passageway from the railway station building.
The investment does not cover the modernisation of the station only. As part of the project, the current railway traffic control system will be replaced with a computer one which will improve the travellers’ safety. In total, 15 km of rails and 47 rail-road passages will be modernised. Trains will be able to ride even 100 km/h on the new rails.
The project will be fully covered by the state budget. It is worth PLN 337 million net. The construction works are planned to be started this year and completed in 2022.