A fast tram to Azory and Górka Narodowa as well as redevelopment of 29 Listopada Avenue – these are two investments aimed at making the northern regions of Cracow better communicated. We will do our best to realize these investments in the northern part of Cracow as soon as possible. A better communication of northern Cracow with the city center is a matter of priority to us – says chairman Iwona Król, Department of Municipal Infrastructure and Transport.
New tram connections Krowodrza Górka – Górka Narodowa and Krowodrza Górka – Azory are going to be realized within the third stage of implementation concerning the Cracow Fast Tram. According to estimates, it will be possible for nearly 4.5 thousand of passengers to commute by trams on these passages in peak hours.
The Krowodrza Górka – Azory passage is supposed to be realized no later than 2020 and the investment value will amount to 100 million zlotys. At present, consultations with inhabitants about this matter are being conducted and conception of this project is being prepared. The next stage is applying for an environmental decision. Three variants of the Krowodrza Górka – Azory passage are taken into consideration.
The planned connection will be functionally connected with the second envisaged passage, that is Krowodrza Górka – Górka Narodowa. Social consultations about building of this tram connection were held in March last year. Unfortunately, the project' realization was slowed down due to procedural issues. If it hadn't been for the change of regulations about the necessity of specification of greenery on the whole passage to which the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection related to, the application for an environmental decision would have been submitted. Now we are forced to wait till the beginning of the following year. After receiving of decision, we are going to invite bids in the „design and build” formula. I believe that there is a chance for the investment to be commissioned in 2019 – says chairman Iwona Król, ZIKiT. The estimated cost of the building of Krowodrza Górka – Górka Narodowa connection amounts to 250 million zlotys. It is worth mentioning that both projects will be financed from the European means within the Integrated Territorial Investments.
The last planned investment aimed at making the northern regions of Cracow better communicated is redevelopment of 29 Listopada Avenue, which is one of the main arteries of the capital of Little Poland. We obtained an environmental decision last year, however, the Chief Inspectorate of Environmental Protection received an appeal which has not been examined yet. Therefore, we had to withhold a commenced tender in order to devise a technical documentation. We are ready to continue the investment but it does not depend on us right now – explains chairman Iwona Król.