Tram line connecting Lema / Meissnera intersection with Mistrzejowice tram loop will be constructed as part of the IV stage of the extension of the Krakow Fast Tram. Thanks to this approx. 4.5-kilometre connection, travel time to the city center will be shortened by approx. 12 minutes.

Trams on this route will be able to run as early as in 2025, with a frequency of up to 90 seconds. The new route will run along: Meissnera, Młyńska, Lublańska, Dobrego Pasterza, Bohomolca Jancarza Streets. It includes multi-level interchange station in the area of Polsadu roundabout. The value of the project is PLN 1.92 billion (including capital expenditures of approx. PLN 616 million net).

The construction of the streetcar to Mistrzejowice is the first transport project in Poland implemented in a public-private partnership model. The agreement concluded with the private partner for a period of 24 years assumes that he will be responsible not only for the design and implementation of the investment but also its subsequent maintenance.

The European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Bank Pekao SA and the Polish Development Fund have agreed to co-finance the investment.

Benefits for residents

Time – saving

Travel time to the city center reduced by approx. 12 min., frequency: approx. every 90 sec.

Adapted infrastructure

New tracks, convenient bus stops, sidewalks, bike lanes and new roads

Modern tunel

Multi-level interchange adapted to the needs of all residents

Model PPP

Maximises the use of the Private Partner’s experience to design and build modern infrastructure

Landmark project

The first transport project of its kind in Poland to be implemented as a public-private partnership

Financial efficiency

Reduces investment costs throughout the life cycle since Private Partner responsible for the maintenance for a period of 20 years

Kraków Fast Tram (Stage IV)

The project is in line with the Strategy for Sustainable Transport in Krakow and the Strategy for the Development of the Public Transport System, the aim of which is to improve services to individual districts of the city through the fast tram network.

The planned tram route will connect two existing lines in the northern part of Krakow, in District III Prądnik Czerwony and District XV Mistrzejowice. These districts are a residential area of the city with many office buildings, shops and an extensive transport infrastructure with heavy traffic.

The total length of the tram line is 4450 m, including 1230 m of tunnel built using the open-pit method. Most of the route runs in the green belt (separating traffic in opposite directions) on a dual carriageway.

Tramway to Mistrzejowice in PPP model

According to the agreement signed in December 2021 between the city of Krakow (public partner) and the consortium of PPP Solutions Polska and Gülermak AGir Sanayi Insaat ve Taahhu (private partner), the second party is responsible for financing, designing, obtaining the necessary construction permits and building the tram line to Mistrzejowice, and then looking after its infrastructure for 20 years. After that period the city will take over the use of the infrastructure. This is the biggest PPP transport project in Poland, on the basis of the Krakow’s experience there will be created guidelines for other local governments which want to use this model while realizing similar projects.

Investment's time schedule