EU provides €420m for ‘green’ transport in Poland

The European Commission has approved funding worth nearly €420 million (£343.4m) to support “green” public transport in Poland. The cash will be used for three major rail and tram transport […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The European Commission has approved funding worth nearly €420 million (£343.4m) to support “green” public transport in Poland.

The cash will be used for three major rail and tram transport projects, which are aimed at modernising the public transport systems “in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way”, the Commission said.

It was provided through the EU Cohesion Fund (CF), which aims to reduce economic and social disparities in EU member states and promote sustainable development.

Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Regional Policy said: “These sort of infrastructure development projects boost competitiveness and contribute to the strengthening of the overall economy while at the same time supporting a move to more sustainable forms of transport like rail and tram.”

Last year the Commission signed a €4 million (£3.35m) grant agreement for a three-year project to support sustainable transport in the EU.