2nd metro line

Long awaited, not only by expatriates in Warsaw, second metro line is already under construction. By end of 2013 subway will connect Praga and Wola with the city center. The ride between the two ends of the line will take just a couple of minutes.

The new metro line will be 6.1km long connecting Praga Polnoc with Wola running through the city center.

7 new stations will be built:

  • Rondo Daszyńskiego,
  • Rondo ONZ,
  • Świętokrzyska - transfer station to the 1st metro line
  • Nowy Świat,
  • Powiśle,
  • Stadion
  • Dworzec Wileński

Powisle station design (by Warsaw City Hall)

Rondo ONZ Station (by Warsaw City Hall)

 

 

 

 

 

Station Nowy Swiat will become the deepest subway station in Warsaw with its depth of over 16 meters down, while the tunnel going under Vistula river is going to run 8 meters under the river bottom.

Together with the new line Warsaw subway will transport nearly 10 million passengers every year. The enhancement in the capital’s public transportation system is anticipated to change the ground traffic as well by reducing the amount of cars and bus commuters by 25%. The overall CO2 drop will as a result improve the air in the city. Hence, the green initiative is supported by European Union, which is funding over 70% of the construction costs being estimated at over 5 billion PLN (around 1.25 billion EUR).

The 2nd metro line will have an effect on the Wola and Praga districts not only as a convience factor for the citizens but also for investors. Both districts expect the overall increase in the property prices by at least 15% and new businesses set-up by 25%.

Be prepared for traffic inconveniences:
Due to the construction of the metro numerous streets will be closed for the traffic. Currently ul. Prosta between Karolkowa and Towarowa is blocked.

New metro line


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