Warsaw Cross-City Line

Warsaw Cross-City Line
km
 2  to Terespol
 9  to Gdańsk
 7  to Dorohusk
4.254
Warszawa Wschodnia Polish State Railways
Warszawa Stadion
Średnicowy Rail Bridge
over Vistula river
Warszawa Powiśle
Warsaw Metro logo.svg
Centrum
Warsaw Metro
Warszawa Śródmieście
(PKP)
Polish State Railways Warszawa Centralna
0.346
0.000
Warszawa Śródmieście
(WKD)
Warsaw Railway Museum Warszawa Główna
Warszawa Ochota Polish State Railways
Warszawa Wola
Platform 8
3.082
Warszawa Zachodnia Polish State Railways
 1  to Katowice
 3  to Kunowice

Warsaw cross-city line (Polish: Linia Średnicowa) is a 7 km railway line crossing Central Warsaw in the east–west direction. Opened in 1933 and electrified in 1936, it initially had two tracks, with an additional two added in 1967.[1] The central part of the line is in a tunnel, which is 2226m long.[2] It then crosses the Vistula by the Średnicowy railway bridge 470.15 m[3] long located between Poniatowski Bridge and Świętokrzyski Bridge.

Warsaw Cross-City Line

The line provided a direct short link between Warszawa Wschodnia and Warszawa Zachodnia stations. The pre-1945 Warszawa Główna was located approximately halfway down the line. The station has been replaced by Warszawa Śródmieście and later supplemented by Warszawa Centralna, which is located to the west of the old station.

Since the 1970s, the older (southern) pair of tracks is used by regional trains run by Koleje Mazowieckie and Szybka Kolej Miejska. The regional trains use Warszawa Stadion, Warszawa Powiśle, Warszawa Śródmieście PKP and Warszawa Ochota stations (listed east-to-west), the long-distance trains use Warszawa Centralna. A third set of tracks, which extend as far as the Warszawa Śródmieście WKD railway station, are used by the Warszawska Kolej Dojazdowa (WKD) suburban light rail line.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Linia kolejowa 2 (PL) • Warszawa Zachodnia - Terespol / © Atlas Kolejowy Polski, Czech, Słowacji i Podkarpackiej Rusi".
  2. ^ "Linia kolejowa 2 (PL) • Warszawa Zachodnia - Terespol / © Atlas Kolejowy Polski, Czech, Słowacji i Podkarpackiej Rusi".
  3. ^ "Linia kolejowa nr 2 Warszawa Zachodnia - Terespol – Baza kolejowa".