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Old July 18th, 2015, 09:14 PM   #21
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Will it be a terminus station or will it be a through station?
For a few years until the tunnel is constructed - a terminus station, then a through station.

The problem of Łódź is that in the past Łódź Fabryczna (in the city centre) was a terminus station:


(photo of Wirtualna Polska)

Łódź is located in the centre of Poland and most of the intercity trains go through this city. Only a few of them (and the trains to Warsaw, which are qualified as intercity trains but they are more like local ones, there is quite a lot of people living in Łódź and working in Warsaw using them) begin or finish their route in Łódź. The trains through Łódź, even before closing the Łódź Fabryczna station for the current works, didn't stop at Łódź Fabryczna but at Łódź Kaliska in the outskirts:



Which was, by the way, being reconstructed in the late 80's/early 90's, but only a half of the new station was built and it turned out that there was no more money to finish it. These were difficult times in Poland, there was hyperinflation, and they had to leave the staton in such a state. Later on, the government had other priorities than railway and the city of Łódź, and the result is that the station is still uncompleted. The trains towards the southern and eastern Poland together with many local ones leave this station using only one track in two directions, which causes a lot of problems, especially for the local trains which are under extensive developement now in Łódź.

See a satellite image: https://goo.gl/maps/4sQtv

Before the reconstruction, the station building of Łódź Kaliska looked much more beautiful:



But, unfortunately, its technical condition was so poor that it had to be demolished and replaced with a new one.

Returning to Łódź Fabryczna (the main station from the photos from the posts before, currently under reconstruction), even after the current works including moving the station underground, it will be a terminus station.

The next step is building an underground tunnel which will connect Łódź Fabryczna with the railway line which goes through Łódź Kaliska. Then, Łódź Fabryczna will become a through station and all the trains through Łódź that currently stop only at Łódź Kaliska, will stop at Łódź Fabryczna in the city centre.

This tunnel will be also extensively used by local trains, creating a kind of subway. For this purpose, two or three additional stations will be built between Łódź Fabryczna and Łódź Kaliska in the tunnel, including one at the crossing with the main north-south tram line and, probably, one at the Manufaktura: https://www.google.pl/search?q=manuf...C5%BA&tbm=isch

Another tunnel between Łódź Fabryczna and the neighbourhood of Łódź Kaliska is going to be built later on as a part of the "Y" high speed railway from Warsaw through Łódź to Poznań (and, further on, Berlin) and Wrocław. It seems that the government wants this tunnel to be used only by the high speed trains, but we hope to manage to make them change this decision since the second tunnel would be empty for most of the time and the first tunnel would be busy with both the local and the ordinary intercity trains.

The Łódź Kaliska station is going to be completed after finishing the construction of the Łódź Fabryczna, which is going to happen in the middle of the next year.

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Will trams run through the tunnels or just main railway lines?
No, no trams, this is a railway line, but it will be used also by local commuter trains creating a kind of subway.


Another big construction connected with public transport, currently in progress in Łódź, is the modernisation of the East-West route (in Polish "trasa WZ"). Some of the photos in this thread show also this. The main east-west tram line is being extended to the Olechów district, all the tracks are being changed to new ones. But what is most important, at the crossing with the main north-south tram line, the car traffic will go underground and the trams from both lines will have a common station at the ground level. The roof of this common station being under construction, you could see in some of the pictures at the previous page. Now it looks so:
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6. widocznie gotowe, można robić konferencje (będzie w poniedizałek : )
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I can recommend two threads where really a lot of new photos from both constructions appear every day:

1. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1659349 - the East-West route
2. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1473086 - the Łódź Fabryczna station

About Łódź Fabryczna, one more thing. It is going to be not just a station. It will be one of the first objects of the new city centre.

BTW, the city is not unpronounceable. You just have to remember the pronounciation if you don't know how the Polish-specific letters are pronounced

Łódź is pronounced more or less like "Wooch". The end is slightly different, but I can't find an equivalent sound in English. Maybe "Woochie", but you don't pronounce this "ie" at the end, you only pronounce the "ch" as if you wanted to pronounce "ie" after it OK, now it became complex indeed, but "Wooch" is a good approximation

Strange for me is that some Poles learn foreigners to pronounce it more or less like "Lots" (with "ts" as a single sound, not like "lots of something") - this is totally incorrect. This is how in Polish Lodz (Lodz, not Łódź) would be pronounced, but Lodz is only the way to write the name of the city if you are unable to type Polish-specific letters (and in Internet addresses) It's OK if you write it as Lodz, but not OK if you pronounce it as "Lots" and not "Wooch" unless you are dictating a website address
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Old July 18th, 2015, 11:00 PM   #22
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Since the thread concerns the whole public transport system in Łódź, maybe a few maps.

The tram network (a better one is in the first post, but this is the official one): http://www.mpk.lodz.pl/files/tramwaje.pdf

The current tram routes with changes due to construction works: http://www.mpk.lodz.pl/files/tramwaje_roboty.pdf

The bus routes: http://www.mpk.lodz.pl/files/dzienne.pdf

For the bus routes, there is no version with the changes due to constructions, although there are such changes too, there are also additional bus lines due to closed tramways.

The night buses: http://www.mpk.lodz.pl/files/autobus...14_06_2015.pdf (they go every hour, during weekends every half an hour, and all of them meet in one point at the same time)

These maps are quite difficult to read, but you can see the route of any bus or tram line here: http://lodz.jakdojade.pl/?locale=en using the "schedules" tab and typing the line number in the "schedule" field.

The timetables are available here: http://mpk.lodz.pl/lang.action?lang=en after selecting Timetables in the menu, then the line number, a stop, and I recommend to click then "Timetable like on stop", otherwise some of the departues are sometimes not shown.

The urban agglomeration railway, which only starts to develop: https://lka.lodzkie.pl/_gfx/route-map-current.png

Timetables: https://lka.lodzkie.pl/Rozklady-Jazd...glomeracyjnej/


The vehicles (photos form the website of MPK - the company operating the public transport in the city):

* trams:

22 x Pesa Swing from 2015 - they are still being manufactured and they will be presented at the end of August:


(photo from mmlodz.pl)

10 x Pesa 122N from 2007:



15 x Bombardier Cityrunner from 2001:



1 x Düwag M8C from 1982 modernised in 2015:


(photo from mmlodz.pl)

The modernisation included adding a low-floor segment in the middle.

[probably less then 10] Konstal 805Na modernised - newer version:



Such modernisations are still performed.

[plenty of] Konstal 805Na modernised - older version:



Such modernisations are also still performed since they are cheaper then the ones in the newer version.

[plenty of] Konstal 805Na not modernised:



The Konstal 805Na trams were produced by Konstal from Chorzów (currently a part of Alstom) between 1977 and 1990. They have been modernized by MPK since 1997. The modernisation involves changing the propulsion systems to the modern ones and the appearance lifting, although initially the lifting wasn't performed and for some time they were making the lifting but leaving the old propulsion system.

12 x Düwag M8C from 1982 not modernized:



They came to Łódź from Bielefeld in Germany in 2013. One is during the modernisation.

6 x Düwag M6S from 1976:



They came to Łódź from Bochum in Germany in 2011, imported by a small, no longer existing company called MKT, which operated then the suburban line 46 to Ozorków.

Probably 7 x Düwag GT6 from different years:



First trams of this type came to Łódź in 1990 from Bielefeld in Germany, for the suburban line 43 to Lutomiersk. Due to the change of the political system, the suburban tram lines in Łódź were taken over by small companies: MKT and TP. These trams from Germany were given to TP, which operated then, until 2012 (when both MKT and TP got taken over back by MPK), the line 43. Apart from them, MKT and TP got the oldest trams operating the Łódź tramway network. What is more, the condition of tracks on the suburban tram lines in Łódź is very poor (now it is going to change, there are plans of their renovation).

These companies, with their tiny budgets, had therefore to look for some trams to replace the old Polish ones they based on. Hence, in 2006, MKT started to import second-hand trams from Germany and also other countries. This way quite a lot of Düwag trams came to Łódź - including also the M6S ones mentioned before.

Another trams which came to Łódź this way are also:

2 x Düwag GT8ZR:



There was more of them, but MPK took over from MKT only two ones, claiming that technical condition of the others is too poor.

[probably] 8 x Düwag GT8N:



The low-floor segment was installed by Germans. A few of them was also bought by MPK after 2012 from Finland.

Most of the tram lines in the city are operated with the 805Na trains in both modernised and not modernised versions. The exceptions are the lines:
- 11 - Pesa 122N and Bombardier Cityrunner trams
- 15/15A - Bombardier Cityrunner and Konstal 805Na trams
- 16 - modernised Düwag M8C and different Konstal 805Na trams
- temporary line Z1 - not modernized Düwag M8C trams, sometimes Düwag GT8ZR, rarely two Konstal 805Na carriages connected by their backs (the second carriage is then useless, but this line has no loop on one of its ends, so this is the only solution)
- 43 - Düwag GT6, Konstal 805Na, rarely Düwag GT8 and Düwag M6S
- 46 - all Düwag models except M8C and Konstal 805Na

Trams are currently operated by only one company - MPK (Miejske Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne), which took over the companies MKT i TP (which were created in the early 90's) in 2012.

To be continued...
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Old July 18th, 2015, 11:59 PM   #23
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* buses

Most of the bus lines in Łódź are operated also by MPK. The exceptions are:
- 6 (there is also a tram line with this number, don't be confused) operated by a bus operator from the neighbouring town of Zgierz - ZPK Markab
- 58/58A operated by a private company Koro
- until 2012 TP operated also a suburban bus line 97 and MKT operated a night bus line to Ozorków with a number 46bus (on the route of the 46 tram), but they were taken over by MPK with these companies; now the tram line 46 operates also during the night and the line 97 was replaced with a variant of the line 74

I will focus here on the vehicles of MPK, although I will maybe mention something about the ones of Koro and Markab.

20 x Solaris Urbino 18 and 20 x Solaris Urbino 12 from 2015 - will be ordered in Solaris soon

They will look the same as the buses from 2011 since Solaris decided to offer Łódź the buses from the older generation.

25 x Mercedes Conecto G and 15 x Mercedes Conecto from 2014:





25 x Mercedes Conecto G and 25 x Mercedes Conecto from 2013:





15 x Solaris Urbino 18 and 30 x Solaris Urbino 12 from 2011:





10 x Mercedes Conecto G and 15 x Mercedes Conecto from 2010:





10 x Mercedes O405GN from 1995-1997, imported from Germany in 2008:



62 x Solaris Urbino 18 from 2008:



14 x Volvo 7700A and 5 x Volvo 7700 from 2007:





12 x Mercedes Citaro from 2007:



30 x Mercedes Conecto G from 2006 (not low-floor):



7 x Mercedes Citaro G from 2006:



17 x Jelcz M081MB3 from 2006:



15 x Jelcz M121MB3 from 2006 and 19 x Jelcz M121MB3 from 2005:



9 x Volvo 7000A from 2002, 1 x Volvo 7000A from 2001, 15 x Volvo 7000 from 2003, 6 x Volvo 7000 from 2002, 17 x Volvo 7000 from 2001 and 1 x Volvo 7000 from 2000:





4 x Mercedes Citaro from 2001 and 10 x Mercedes Citaro from 2000:



6 x Volvo B10L from 1999 and 4 x Volvo B10L from 1998:



4 x Ikarus 280, used only as buses for spectators during football matches:



The amounts of buses may not be accurate.

Speaking about Koro, they have a few Mercedeses O405 and probably one MAN NL202. Their buses, you can see here: http://**********/cat-koro,50.html

They no longer have these Autosan and Ikarus, the Ikarus was bought from them by a group of local public transport fans.

Markab used to use mainly Mercedeses O405N, recently they have started to import Mercedeses Citaro and Citaro G.
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Old July 19th, 2015, 12:14 AM   #24
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The urban agglomeration railway, which is still under development, is operated by a company ŁKA (Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna). The only type of vehicle they have is 20 x Stadler Flirt 3 from 2014/2015:


(photo from Radio Łódź by Jakub Kaleta)

Another company operating local trains is Przewozy Regionalne, which uses mainly EN57 trains:



On local lines to Opoczno and Spała, where there is no overhead lines, they use diesel trains - 2 x Pesa 214M (a symbol used by them is SA135) from 2013:


(photo from kurierkolejowy.eu)

They use also modernised EN57 trains, which aren't their property, but they are owned by the local authorities:


(photo from kurierkolejowy.eu)
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3 szt. EN57AKŁ modernizacja przez ZNTK MM (te bez drzwi odskokowych)
numery 3003, 3004, 3005

4 szt EN57AKŁ modernizacja przez Newag (znaczy teraz są 3 do maja dojedzie 4 szt)
numery 1044, 1226, 1452, 1479(z tym ostatnim mogłem pomieszać i podmienić go z którymś z tych kolejnych 5)
Also 1 x Pesa Acatus train from 2006 is owned by the local authorities and used by Przewozy Regionalne:

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Returning to the Łódź Fabryczna station again, the idea of connecting it with the railway through Łódź Kaliska appeared in the times between the world wars, if not earlier. Throughout the years and with changes of those who ruled the country, the ideas were different, from tunnels to long overpasses over the streets, but the concept existed all the time. Now, it is going to be realised.

Maybe also something about the history of the railway in Łódź.The first railway built in the region of Łódź was the so called Warsaw-Vienna Railway, which didn't go through Łódź, but had a station in Koluszki, about 30 km from the city (its segment through Koluszki was opened in 1846). All the goods had to be transported to Koluszki with horse wagons and there they could be loaded on the trains. By the way, according to the Polish Wikipedia, this was the second railway line ever built in the Russian Empire (Poland didn't exist in these times politically as a country, the area of the former Poland had been divided between Russia, Prussia and Austria and Łódź belonged to the Russian part).

Łódź was in these times a rapidly developing industrial city - yet at the end of the 18. century, it was a small village. Łódź needed a railway connection, and hence the initiative of building a railway line from Koluszki to Łódź (called in Polish Kolej Fabryczno-Łódzka - the Factory-Łódź Railway, hence the name of the station Łódź Fabryczna, which can be explained in English as "the factory station in Łódź"), which was opened in 1865.

The gauge of the Warsaw-Vienna and Łódź-Koluszki lines was unusual for Russia - 1435 mm, according to the western-European standard, instead of 1524 mm.

The next railway line in Łódź was the Warsaw-Kalisz line, opened in 1902. Due to political (or rather military) decisions of the Russian government, this line was routed so that all the stations were located far from the centres of the cities, towns and villages. Hence the location of the Łódź Kaliska (here also the name of the station - "the Kalisz station in Łódź" - comes from the name of the railway) station at the outskirts. Currently these are not such outskirts, going from the Łódź centre there are 2 huge residential areas behind the railway and the station: Karolew and Retkinia, but this is still not so close to the centre. This line was built in the 1524 mm standard.

The next was so called "ring railway" (although in these times it had nothing in common with a ring) from the Łódź Widzew station on the line to Koluszki to Łódź Kaliska, surrounding the city from the south. Opened in 1903, built and managed by the same company as the Warsaw-Vienna and Warsaw-Kalisz lines. This way, Łódź Kaliska was a station where two track gauges met and hence its division into two parts on two sides of the station building (currently the eastern side has only terminus tracks in the northern direction due to uncompleted modernisation of the station in the 80's, further to the south there is a bridge over a street on which there is no tracks).

The last element of the Łódź railway system is a line between the Łódź Widzew station and a station in the town of Zgierz (neighbouring with Łódź on south) - opened in 1931, already under the Polish government. It closed the Łódź railway ring, although still to go along this ring, a train had to change the direction two times: at the Łódź Widzew and Zgierz stations. Since Zgierz is also a part of Łódź railway system, it is neccessary to mention here also the line from Zgierz to Kutno, opened in 1926 (a segment from Zgierz to Łęczyca was opened in 1923).
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I am not 100% sure about all the details, sometimes I base on Internet and not necessarily very accurate sources (including Polish Wikipedia, where I even found at least one mistake while looking for information for my previous post), but at least most of the information should be true. Possible errors might concern issues like dates or numbers of specific vehicles.

If you are from Łódź and you find mistake in my posts, write a PM to me, I will correct it.


If you want to see more photos of public transport vehicles from Łódź and Łódź region, I recommend the gallery: http://**********/

Don't hotlink images from there because it ends bad.

In trams I missed a pair: Konstal 5N+5ND which operates one brigade of the line 43 (to Lutomiersk - what is interesting, this is a tram line to a village, although it goes through a town Konstantynów Łódzki) on summer Sundays as a historic tram.

A photo from the website of the Łódź Old Trams Fans Club (whose members are the authors of this initiative and participate in its operation as volunteers):



Photo by Daniel Siwak, who also has a blog about the public transport in Łódź. In Polish, but you can help yourself with Google Translate: http://www.komunikacjazbiorowa.pl/

On the photo, next to the tram, there is an administration building of a historic tram depot "Brus", which would be used by the suburban trams to Konstantynów and Lutomiersk, but also, if I remember well, to Aleksandrów Łódzki. Until 2012 it was the headquarters of the TP (Tramwaje Podmiejskie) company, now it is going to become a museum of public transport (although this is not a new plan). The tram line to Aleksandrów, unforunately, no longer exists - this town is now serviced with buses of the line 78.

From a few years, there is also a project of public bicycles in Łódź, but all the time it cannot start due to problems with chosing the company which would install operate it. But it's quite likely that it will eventually start the next year. However, regardless of this, the number of bikes on the streets of Łódź significantly increased after the constructions of Łódź Fabryczna station and the East-West Route started, as they caused a lot of distortions in the public transport as well as the road traffic.
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New update from Fabryczna Station in Łódź:

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Centre Tram Station on the East-West Route - the current state:
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And a panoramic view, from the south, from Kościuszki (and, merely visible, Wólczańska) street on the left to Sienkiewicza street on the right:

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The renovation of the Tramwajowa street begins - on the left the first tram depot in Łódź (currently a tram renovation facility) and the headquarters of the city public transport operator (MPK):

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It's a part of the New Łódź Centre project and it's connected with the construction of the new Łódź Fabryczna train/coach station.

Kilińskiego street - also a part of this huge project:
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Up to now there were 2 carriageways here with the tram tracks in the middle. After the renovation, there will be only one two-way carriageway, the tram tracks, and much more space for the pedestrians. In another, already renovated, fragment, the freed space was also used for an extra tram track, so that the trams that are going to turn left on the intersection will not have to wait for the tram in front of them going straight forward if they get the green light first - and vice versa.

See: https://goo.gl/maps/xfKpU
You can change the view to the year 2011 or 2013 to see how this used to look before. The colorful building you can see here on the left is the orthodox cathedral, one of a few (if I am not mistaken - 2 normally operating and some converted to catholic churches) orthodox churches in Łódź being a reminder of the muti-cultural past of this city.

In the further section of the Kilińskiego street, where there was only one carriageway with tram tracks in the asphalt (trams were standing in traffic jams together with cars), the carriageway will be narrowed and this street is going to be dedicated to the public transport only.

Intersection of the Kilińskiego street with the East-West Route - both are currently in renovation.
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It will be impossible for cars to go straight forward the Kilińskiego street, it will be restricted to trams.


Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna (ŁKA - Łódź Urban Agglomeration Railway) started a bus service in the towns of Sieradz and Stryków, communicating the remote areas (and the logistic zone nearby Stryków) with the train stations:





Timetable:


Photos from Facebook by Igor Domagała: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

They also started a local train connection within the town of Zduńska Wola as a kind of experiment:



Photo from Facebook by Zduńskowolskie Wieści Kolejowe, more: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1689811&type=3

New Łódź Fabryczna station:

* interior:

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In the second photo, the coach station platforms. More photos: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=8395

* exterior:

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2. ...i tu także:




6. Widok na plac budowy z kawiarni na 12,5 piętrze wieżowca gazowni:..




13. I takie tam ujęcie ogólne:




14. I bardziej zinstagramowane, bo...



... źródłem powyższych zdjęć jest właściciel profilu citylodz na Instagramie właśnie
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In the Polish threads you can find plenty of time lapses, from almost each day of the construction.
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Polish regional operator reveals expansion plans
Tuesday, October 13, 2015



LODZ Agglomeration Railway (LKA) has announced plans to expand its network and increase capacity on existing routes by lengthening its fleet of Stadler trains

LKA ordered 20 two-car Flirt 3 EMUs from Stadler in December 2012 for the first phase of its network radiating from Lodz, which encompasses regional services to Koluszek, Kutno, Lowicz, and Sieradza. It currently serves 56 stations, 21 of which were modernised for the launch of the network, and operates around 120 services a day. Ridership has risen significantly this year and is expected to exceed 200,000 this month, compared with 120,000 in January

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which encompasses regional services to Koluszek, Kutno, Lowicz, and Sieradza
To Koluszki, Kutno, Łowicz and Sieradz. But OK, Polish language is difficult for foreigners, especially for those from non-Slavic countries. Our grammar (and noun declination with 7 cases) must be a nightmare for them.

Someone probably exaggerated here with the lines to Opoczno and Radom. The line to Opoczno is not electrificated, so they would have to buy some diesel trains.

The East-West Route renovation and extension is about to be finished. According to the current plans it's going to be open on November 1st. Initially, it was going to be finished with the end of September, but there were some delays.

The delivery of the new Pesa Swing trams is also delayed. The reason is that the manufacurer, the Pesa company from Bydgoszcz, is overloaded with order from different cities and railway companies, they took too many of them at once.

To avoid losing of the funding from the EU, which could be caused by a too long delay of the trams delivery (they have to be finished until the end of the year), the Łódź city public transport company decided to delegate to Pesa some of their specialist employees (welders, car body mechanics, sprayers, carpenters and electricians) to help with the construction of the trams. An advantage for them is also that they can get experience needed in further servicing this trams. Which is interesting, the workers from Łódź cannot work at construction of the trams from Łódź, since some regulations concerning the EU funding could be broken if they did so, and they work at the trams of the same type manufactured for the city of Bydgoszcz instead.

Of course, the Pesa company will have to pay a compensation for the delay.

Now the city public transport company is publishing new bus and trams routes after finishing the renovation:



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Zmiany linii tramwajowych po oddaniu trasy W-Z ( trams: )

* Linia 1: DWORZEC ŁÓDŹ-CHOJNY - Kilińskiego - Piłsudskiego - Mickiewicza - Kościuszki - Zielona - Narutowicza - Kilińskiego - Franciszkańska - Wojska Polskiego - STRYKOWSKA

* Linia 3: WYCIECZKOWA - Warszawska - Łagiewnicka - Dolna - Zachodnia - Kościuszki - Mickiewicza - Piotrkowska - Przybyszewskiego - Puszkina - Rokicińska - Hetmańska - Odnowiciela - Ofiar Terroryzmu 11 września - OLECHÓW

* Linia 4: HELENÓWEK - Zgierska - Nowomiejska - Plac Wolności - Legionów - Cmentarna - Ogrodowa - Srebrzyńska - KOZINY

* Linia 5: CHOCHOŁA - Aleksandrowska - Limanowskiego - Zgierska - Wojska Polskiego - STRYKOWSKA

* Linia 8: CHOCHOŁA - Aleksandrowska - Włókniarzy - Mickiewicza - Piłsudskiego - Rokicińska - Puszkina - LODOWA

* Linia 9: KONSTANTYNÓW ŁÓDZKI - Jana Pawła II - Łódzka - Konstantynowska - Legionów - Zielona - Narutowicza - Kopcińskiego - Piłsudskiego - Rokicińska - AUGUSTÓW

* Linia 9A ZDROWIE - Konstantynowska - Legionów - Zielona - Narutowicza - Kopcińskiego - Piłsudskiego - Rokicińska - AUGUSTÓW

* Linia 10: WYSZYŃSKIEGO - Wyszyńskiego - Bratysławska - Karolewska - Bandurskiego - Mickiewicza - Piłsudskiego - Rokicińska - Hetmańska - Odnowiciela - Ofiar Terroryzmu 11 września - OLECHÓW

Linia 12: WYSZYŃSKIEGO - Wyszyńskiego - Bratysławska - Karolewska - Bandurskiego - Włókniarzy - Kopernika - Gdańska - Zielona - Narutowicza - Konstytucyjna - Pomorska - Działki - Telefoniczna - STOKI

* Linia 12A: WYSZYŃSKIEGO - Wyszyńskiego - Bratysławska - Karolewska - Bandurskiego - Włókniarzy - Kopernika - Gdańska - Zielona - Narutowicza - RADIOSTACJA

* Linia 13: SZCZECIŃSKA - Aleksandrowska - Limanowskiego - Włókniarzy - Legionów - Zielona - Narutowicza - Kopcińskiego - Rydza-Śmigłego - Niższa - ŚLĄSKA

* Linia 14: DWORZEC ŁÓDŹ ŻABIENIEC - Limanowskiego - Włókniarzy - Mickiewicza - Piłsudskiego - Rydza-Śmigłego - Dąbrowskiego - DĄBROWA

Linie 2, 3, 6, 11, 16 i 16A kursujące po trasie ŁTR jadąc al. Kościuszki skręcają w al. Mickiewicza na przystanek Dworzec Tramwajowy Centrum i przejeżdżają w ul. Piotrkowską. Żaden tramwaj nie jedzie Kościuszki i Żwirki do Piotrkowskiej. Używane jako uliczna pętla awaryjna.

Zmiany linii autobusowych po oddaniu trasy W-Z ( buses: )

* Linie 54 LIPINY - Teolin - NATOLIN (w oznaczonych kursach) - Brzezińska - Pomorska - Juhasowa - Skalna - Kasprowy Wierch - Pomorska - Edwarda - Czechosłowacka - Mazowiecka - Nowogrodzka - Widzewska - Piłsudskiego - Wydawnicza - WYDAWNICZA. W przeciwnym kierunku: WYDAWNICZA - Tuwima - Przędzalniana - Piłsudskiego - Wałowa (zawraca na wiadukcie) - Piłsudskiego - Widzewska - Nowogrodzka - Edwarda - Pomorska - Brzezińska - NATOLIN (w oznaczonych kursach) - Teolin - LIPINY

* Linia 54A: POD POLANKA - Kasprowicza - NOWOSOLNA (w oznaczonych kursach) - Brzezińska - Pomorska - Juhasowa - Skalna - Kasprowy Wierch - Pomorska - Edwarda - Czechosłowacka - Mazowiecka - Nowogrodzka - Widzewska - Piłsudskiego - Wydawnicza - WYDAWNICZA. W przeciwnym kierunku: WYDAWNICZA - Tuwima - Przędzalniana - Piłsudskiego - Wałowa (zawraca na wiadukcie) - Piłsudskiego - Widzewska - Nowogrodzka - Edwarda - Pomorska - Brzezińska - NOWOSOLNA (w oznaczonych kursach) - Kasprowicza - POD POLANKA

* Linia 55: z Lotniska w kursach do Janowa bez zmian, natomiast w kursach do Janowa przez pętlę OLECHÓW pojedzie od Zakładowej: Zakładową - Józefiaka - Ofiar Terroryzmu 11 września - pętla Olechów - Ofiar Terroryzmu 11 września - Józefiaka - Zakładowa - Hetmańska - JANÓW

* Linia 64: DWORZEC PKS PÓŁNOCNY - Smugowa - Źródłowa - Obrońców Westerplatte - Boya-Żeleńskiego - Sporna - Wojska Polskiego - Brzezińska - Janosika - Pszczyńska - Krokusowa - Edwarda - Czechosłowacka - Mazowiecka - Nowogrodzka - Widzewska - Piłsudskiego (zawraca przy Niciarnianej) - Piłsudskiego - Puszkina - Przybyszewskiego - Książąt Polskich - Zakładowa - Hetmańska - JANÓW

* Linia 68: dotychczasową trasę z pętli Dworzec Łódź-Chojny zakończy na wspólnej pętli autobusowo - tramwajowej WYSZYŃSKIEGO

* Linia 69, 69A ,69B: z Nowego Józefowa i Kusocińskiego do Puszkina dalej: Rokicińska - Augustów - Służbowa - DWORZEC ŁÓDŹ-WIDZEW.

* Linia 80: KUSOCIŃSKIEGO - Kusocińskiego - Armii Krajowej - Wyszyńskiego - Retkińska i dalej obecną trasą.

* Linia 85: DWORZEC PKS PÓŁNOCNY - Smugowa - Źródłowa - Wojska Polskiego - Palki - Kopcińskiego - Piłsudskiego - Rokicińska - Puszkina - Maszynowa - Służbowa- Augustów - Przybyszewskiego - CZAJKOWKSIEGO

* Linia 86: WYSZYŃSKIEGO - Popiełuszki - Maratońska - Waltera-Janke, Bandurskiego i dalej obecną trasą.

* Linia 98: NOWY JÓZEFÓW - Gilette - Nowy Józefów - Golfowa - Maratońska - Popiełuszki - WYSZYŃSKIEGO

* Linia 99 i 99A: z 11 Listopada do Dworca Kaliskiego bez zmian, a dalej: Bandurskiego - Maratońska - Retkińska - Kusocińskiego - Popiełuszki - WYSZYŃSKIEGO

Cały tekst: http://lodz.wyborcza.pl/lodz/1,35136...#ixzz3oe2tJEQa
Much bigger changes of the routes, especially in terms of the bus lines, are planned after the finishing of the construction of the new Łódź Fabryczna station. They are going to be subjected to consultation with the city dwellers during the first half of the year 2016.


The East-West Route - the central tram stop lighting during the Light Move Festival:

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Locals started to call this place the unicorns stable

The roads renovation wasn't initially covered by the project of the East-West Route, but the city decided to make use of the situation and do it as a complementary order, so that there was no need for a long-lasting procedure of choosing the company which would do it:

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One of the tram stops on the East-West Route:

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There was a snowfall a few days ago in Poland - we hope that it will not result in a next delay.

Intersections with the Piotrkowska and Sienkiewicza streets:

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A new tram and bus stop with pedestrian-friendly access (the street for cars is on a low bridge, under which there is passage for pedestrians):

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35.
Unfortunately, not all the workers obey the health and safety regulations (they wear a reflective vest and a safety helmet though):

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In that case nothing happened, but 2.5 week later two workers fell from the height of 4 meters Fortunately, they survived and nothing really severe happened to them.


The New Łódź Fabryczna station - the east entrance:

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The stop for the city buses:

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The interior:
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More photos from the interior:
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Nowa Łódź Fabryczna

>>>>Topografia dworca i węzła multimodalnego

http://tvtoya.pl/catchuptv/show/nowa...fabryczna,6114


1. Świetlik wschodni, antresola na poziomie 0, pomiędzy klasycznymi chyba będą jeszcze schody ruchome


2.


3. repliki


4. wejście od strony wschodniej


5. świetlik środkowy


6. i fragment wielostanowiskowego przystanku autobusowego
The last photo shows a fragment of the long-distance bus station.

Returning to the East-West Route project... Apart from the route itself, it includes a road traffic control system for the whole city and departue time displays for many tram stops:
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They will show the departue times based on the real location of a tram, not on the timetable.


But Łódź doesn't finish at the East-West Route and the New Łódź Fabryczna station...

Renovation of a tram stop:
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ul. Niższa, remonty przystanków (zdjęcia w pędzie)
Niższa-Rondo Broniewskiego




Krańcówka przy Śląskiej






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1. Jest zamknięcie jest czas na zrobienie przystanku przy Spornej, kier. zachód, przystanek jest wyżej niż chodnik
The tram boarding on these stops took place from almost the ground level, which was very uncomfortable especially for the older people, taking into account, that still most of the trams in Łódź (and the only trams servicing these stops) are old-fashioned high-floor vehicles of the Konstal 805Na type.


A small renovation of track arcs at the intersection, where the tracks were in a really, really bad condition:

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3. Zaasfaltowane już przynajmniej od wczoraj


4.


5.
This intersection, together with the tracks in the most of Wojska Polskiego street and in the Strykowska street, demands a general renovation - the condition of the tracks is really bad there, there are speed limits for the trams to 10 km/h due to the risk of derailing. Unfortunately, there is no specific plans of tracks renovation for these streets.

They didn't even make a new foundation, they used the old one and the old track ties, installing the rails using the old technology:

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As you can see, there are still places in Łódź, where the tram network looks more like a museum than like a modern means of transport. But still, it's good, that they are doing something to protect this tram line from a risk of closing it. And we still believe that a project of a general renovation of this line will appear soon. There is less and less such places in Łódź.
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Great photos of the future road system next to the East Entrance of Łódź Fabryczna:

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