Diesel Units for the Railway Line Malbork - Grudziadz

Project completed
Billboard on the train informing about the Swiss Contribution
Thanks to the new trains, half a million passengers per year are benefitting from better connections, shorter journeys and more comfort and safety. © SECO

The main aim of the project is to improve the public passenger railway transport system between the cities of Malbork and Grudziadz (railway line Torun Wschodni – Malbork), predominantly located in the Pomorskie Voivodship, by purchasing modern rolling stock. This aim will be achieved by procuring four light rail diesel units of the latest technology, which will be operated by a private carrier on the basis of a concession agreement.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Protecting the environment
Public Transport
24.10.2009 - 31.12.2016
CHF 9'041'460

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.


The project is part of an important investment program prepared and implemented by the Pomorskie Voivodship and covering the whole public transport sector in the voivodship. It includes purchase of rolling stock, important railway track modernization projects financed by the European Union and investments in railway stations.


The goal of the project is to increase the operational efficiency, reliability, safety, environmental sustainability and comfort of public passenger railway transport in the region.

Target groups

The direct beneficiary is the Pomorskie Voivodship receiving rolling stock of the latest available technology. Indirect beneficiaries are the 500'000 passengers per year benefitting from better connections, shorter journeys and more comfort and safety. Priority will be given to ensuring that the new trains are accessible for older and handicapped npassengers. Beneficiaries are also the 125'000 inhabitants of the municipalities along the railway line benefitting from reduced congestion on roads as well as from less pollution and noise.

  • Supply of four light rail diesel units
  • Information and promotion
  • Refurbishment of one bridge
  • Refurbishment of one electric multiple unit

Achieved results:  

  • Four light rail diesel units purchased
  • 34% increase in passenger satisfaction with train transport as compared to the baseline in 2011 has been achieved.

Directorate/federal office responsible SECO
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
  • National Coordination Unit
  • Polish Ministry of Regional Development

Implementing partner
Pomorskie Voivodship

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   9'041'460 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   8'924'649
Project phases Phase 3 22.10.2009 - 31.03.2017   (Completed)

Phase 2 24.10.2009 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)

Phase 1 24.10.2009 - 28.02.2017   (Completed)