PKP S.A. announced a tender for the reconstruction of the Kielce railway station, the company said. The modernization of the station is planned to start in the second half of the this year, and the ending – in the first half of 2023
“Kielce certainly deserves a representative railway station, which will be one of the showpieces of this provincial city. The planned modernization will not only improve the aesthetics of the facility, but also increase the comfort of its use by travelers. In total, as part of the Railway Station Investments Program for 2016-2023, almost 200 railway stations will be modernized throughout Poland, “said Ireneusz Maślany, member of the management board, quoted in the release.
The façade of the station will be reproduced in full accordance with the original, which will emphasize the historical appearance of the facility and its representative character, the company emphasized. On the ground floor there will be a waiting room with toilets and a room for people traveling with children. In the side part of the hall there will be four ticket offices and a passenger service center. The building will also include space for two ticket machines, as well as ATMs and vending machines. The latter will complement the offer of commercial premises planned at the station. The layout of the hall has been designed in a way that allows for collision-free passenger service and the movement of station users from and to the underground tunnel and from the city to the platform. The space on the first and second floors will be adapted to modern office space, it has been replaced.
“Thanks to the reconstruction, the station will be modernized and adapted to the modern needs of all groups of travelers, including people with disabilities. The existing architectural obstacles will disappear, and instead there will be amenities such as ramps, paths for the blind and visually impaired, or a touch board with a map of the station. Residents and travelers will be able to use the elevators that will make it easier to move around the building. Ticket offices and toilets will also be adapted to the needs of disabled people, and there will be three parking spaces in front of the building adapted to their needs, ”we read further.
The level of security will increase at the modernized station. Monitoring and modern management systems will be installed. In addition to the protection of the facility, the safety of passengers will be ensured by the Railway Security Guard, whose regional headquarters will be located at the station.
There will be 18 parking spaces in the vicinity of the station (8 on the south and 10 on the north side of the building), as well as a bicycle shelter for 12 two-wheelers. New benches and baskets will be installed. Two places for charging electric cars are also planned at the station. In addition, photovoltaic panels will be installed on the roof of the station, and inside the building – mechanical ventilation with heat recovery.
The investment will be implemented with co-financing from EU funds under the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Program.
The deadline for submitting bids in the tender is July 22, 2021.