|The first stations will go up for sale in spring.|
Polish State Railways (PKP) wants to improve the management of its train stations. To start with, PKP plans to sell 850 out of its 2,500 train stations in Poland. Most of these will be sold to local governments without tenders, as long as they pledge to make them available for passenger service.
Around 50 train stations that have attractive locations but are not currently in use will be available for anyone to buy.
“This offer is directed to anyone who has an interesting idea regarding using the station building for commercial purposes,” says Jarosław Bator, PKP's real estate director.
One example of such an “interesting idea” is the Białowieża Towarowa station, built in 1903, which has been transformed into a restaurant.
Among the stations up for sale are: Gdańsk Oliwa, Łódź Żabiniec, Białystok Fabryczny and stations in Ustka and Augustów.
The first stations will go up for sale in spring; some of them will require sizable investments.
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