Progress of works at the Ełk railway station

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Budimex SA – the general contractor for the modernisation of the Ełk station – is carrying out all possible works before receiving the Building Permit. Anticipating unfavourable weather conditions, Budimex started demolition works in advance – on the notification of works – while waiting for the Building Permit. The demolition area has been marked and secured, and zones of historical significance entered into the register of monuments have also been marked.

As of today, the Contractor:

– dismantled nearly 10 km of the overhead contact line and 70 steel supporting structures of the network

– dismantled 6.5 km of tracks, of which 2.930  at the Ełk station (passenger) and 3.43 km of tracks at the Ełk Towarowy station, in total they will pull out over 9,000 pieces from the ground. old sleepers

– dismantled 11 pcs. Junctions.

Despite unfavorable weather conditions, the contractor is not slowing down the pace of work and is planning further demolition works

– 11 km of tracks and completion of more

– 23 turnouts

– 10 supporting structures of the overhead contact line

and segregation and accounting for demolition material

“The contract is implemented in the Design Build system, where the Contractor is responsible for the development of Detailed Designs. The Contractor has submitted detailed designs, which are currently being checked and verified by  the Supervision staff and the Investor.  We do not have a calendar winter in Ełk yet, and last week the temperatures dropped to minus 12 degrees Celsius,” says Mikołaj Waśnieswski, Contract Director on behalf of Budimex.

“The winter period, which may slow down or prevent the performance of some of the works, will be used in 100% to prepare all the details of the works, including the implementation schedule and phasing of works for the entire two-year duration of the contract, so that when PKP PLK obtains the Building Permit and the weather conditions are favourable, the works can start in full swing in 100%”  – adds Mikołaj Waśniewski.

The contract in the design and build system for the modernization of the Ełk station was signed on August 26, 2021. The deadline for the order is 28 months. The warranty period is 5 years. After the Czechowice Dziedzice station and the Warszawa Zachodnia station, the Ełk junction is another one being implemented by Budimex SA. This year, Budimex completed the modernisation of the Warsaw-Lublin railway line. In addition to these investments, the company also carries out railway contracts in Gdynia and on the E30 and E59 lines in Silesia in the Greater Poland Voivodeship.