Mikołaj Wild, president of CPK and Nicolas Puiggari, director for international affairs from the Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias

CPK signs agreement with Spanish high-speed rail expert ADIF

Mikołaj Wild, president of CPK and Nicolas Puiggari, director for international affairs from the Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias ADIF

Central Transport Hub (CPK), building an integrated transport hub with new high-speed railway lines in Poland, has signed an agreement with Spanish railway infrastructure manager ADIF. The objective is to enhance strategic collaboration between the two entities in advancing the high-speed rail network in Poland.

Under the terms of the agreement, CPK and ADIF will collaborate on various initiatives. These initiatives encompass joint training programs concentrating on the liberalisation of the railway market, as well as coordinating study visits to delve into topics such as track installation on high-speed rail lines, modernisation of signalling systems, and upgrades to telecommunications infrastructure. Additionally, the partnership will involve mutual technical consultations to aid in advancing and modernising the rail network, including implementing a 2x25kV traction power system.

The collaboration between Poland and Spain on high-speed rail in Poland stems from a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in May 2021 between Marcin Horała, Government Plenipotentiary for CPK, and Raquel Sánchez, Minister of Transport, Mobility, and Urban Agenda of the Kingdom of Spain. “This collaboration has resulted in the development of our HSR standards, which we now share with our partners in the CEE region”, says Mikołaj Wild, CEO of CPK.

Throughout their collaboration, CPK and ADIF have already undertaken various joint activities, including establishing a working group focused on high-speed rail implementation in Spain and the liberalisation of the rail market. Through this partnership with ADIF, CPK aims to broaden its understanding of critical aspects of high-speed rail network development in Poland, including effective maintenance and management of high-speed rail lines within a liberalised railway market. Emphasis has also been on achieving and sustaining hight transport safety and efficiency levels.

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Author: Emma Dailey

Emma Dailey is an editor at RailTech.com and RailTech.be.

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