Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020
On Sunday, Warsaw Metro finally opened the 3.4km Wolski extension to Line M2 from Rondo Daszyńskiego to Ksiecia Janusza. The extended line has added three new stations to the two-line network. The new stations are located at Płock, Młynów and Ksiecia Janusza. Line M2 now has an end-to-end journey time of 20 minutes in total.
The section was built by Gülermak Ağir Industry Construction and Contracting under a Zlotys 1.1bn ($US 272m) contract.
The European Union, funded around 75% of the project through the Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment 2014-2020. The section includes twin 3.4km tunnels, with the stations and tunnels an average of 15m below ground.
It took three years and two months to construct the section. Testing was undertaken back during the month of November, last year. The initial 6.1km section of Line M2 between Rondo Daszyńskiego and Dworzec Wileński opened in March 2015. The 3.1km eastern section from Dworzec Wileński to Trocka was inaugurated last year in the month of September.
Mr. Rafał Trzaskowski, City Mayor, Warsaw appreciated the opening of the extension. However, in a press statement, he requested the citizens of Warsaw to refrain from travelling on the new line during the COVID-19 pandemic. He appealed the Warsaw residents to use common sense and asked everyone who would like to see the new underground stops, to stay at home. He assured that good times will arrive when the pandemic is over and the station would be open for everyone to visit.