Siemens wants to build metro
The German Siemens has stated that it is interested in completing the second stage of the Warsaw underground system.
It has informed city authorities that it can deliver a turn key project on a public private partnership basis.
A tender for the construction of a second, east — west line could be announced as early as next year. The investment is believed to cost around PLN8.4bn. The company that wins the project will finance the project and the city will repay the debt over 25 — 30 years.
Any company, irrespective of where it comes from, can enter the bidding. The most important factor for the city is price.
Siemens claims to be working on thirty similar projects.
The first stage from the Rondo Dmowskiego to the Wileńska railway station should be built before 2007. An extension to Bemowo should be completed by 2009 with an extension to Targówek and Gocław being completed by 2010.© ℗
Podpis: Alan Heath