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Lublin on the road to boosting transportation system
The interchange sites will integrate different types of transport: cars, bicycles, public transport and pedestrian movement. After the modernisation these will become modern facilities with the necessary infrastructure serving both passengers and public transport drivers. This is an important investment from the point of view of the development and improvement of the transportation system in the Lublin Functional Area – says Mayor of Lublin Krzysztof Żuk.
Interchanges in the pipeline
The first interchange node with a Park&Ride car park for 23 cars was built at Abramowicka Street. Passengers and drivers have been using it since last September. Work is now underway at Żeglarska, Zbożowa and Franczaka Lalka streets. At the first location, there will be a Park&Ride car park for over 30 cars, and the other two will house Kiss&Ride car parks. Park&Ride parking spaces are intended for people commuting from the suburbs and neighbouring communities who use public transport. Drivers leave their cars in designated areas, change to public transport and continue their journey to the city centre. Kiss&Ride parking spaces, on the other hand, are intended for short stops for cars picking up and dropping off passengers who use the public transportation system.
At the terminus at Zbożowa Street, apart from the K&R site, there will be 10 covered bicycle racks and two chargers for electric buses, which will eventually be directed to this location. The racks will be also installed at the interchanges at Żeglarska Street and Franczaka Lalka Street. There will also be social and sanitary buildings for public transport drivers. Passengers will benefit from new shelters, ticket machines and real-time information screens.
All newly created nodes will be illuminated and equipped with surveillance cameras, which will have an impact on the safety of the people using them. The area at each location will be drained and planted with greenery. The completion of the works on the three nodes is schedule for the end of June 2021.
Further nodes in preparation
By the end of 2021, four more nodes will have been delivered: in the southern part of the city in Poręba district at Granitowa Street, Kraśnicka Street, Osmolicka Street and Grenadierów Street, where the largest P&R car park will accommodate 44 cars.
The construction of the interchange nodes is carried out within the EU project entitled “Construction and modernisation of stops and interchange nodes which are integrated with other modes of transport for the needs of the Lublin Functional Area”. The total value of the project is more than PLN 62 million, while almost 85% of the funds are provided by the European Union. The project aims to improve the road safety and journey times, enhance the journey experience for all road users and boost the patronage of public transport, which plays a vital role in reducing congestion as well as noise and carbon emissions from road transport.
Interchanges in numbers:
– 7 locations
– 4 Park&Ride car parks
– 5 Kiss&Ride car parks
– 5 Bike&Ride car parks
– 134 Park & Ride spaces
– 21 Kiss & Ride spaces
– 50 bicycle racks
– 59 stands for public transport vehicles
– 146 lighting points
– 12 bus shelters
– 10 chargers for electric buses
– 7 social and sanitary buildings.