Jerzy Lejk - Articles and news items
Issue 2 2012 • 25 April 2012 • Jerzy Lejk, President of the Board and CEO, Warsaw Metro
Poland’s capital city, Warsaw, is one of the host cities for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship (EURO 2012) which will take place in June. The city is currently carrying out intensive preparations to welcome football players and fans.
Metro Warszawskie Sp. z o.o. is involved in on-going cooperation with authorities to develop appropriate solutions for the football tournament. The company has estab – lished a department specifically to take care of issues related to passenger security by making the relevant arrangements and carrying out analyses.
The department comprises Służba Ochrony Metra (the Metro Security Service) and Zakładowa Służba Ratownicza (the Emergency Service). Both units specialise in metro operations and follow strict procedures established for action undertaken in diverse situations, while constantly improving their operational capabilities through, among other things, training with the appropriate state services such as fire brigades, police and emergency services.
A number of large, exciting transport development projects are currently taking place in Warsaw at the moment and passengers will soon benefit from new metro lines, new stations and additional capacity on trains.
In 2006 Warsaw Metro Limited completed the preparation work and started the implementation of the largest construction investment project in Warsaw in the last few years. Our responsibility, as Deputy Investor, on behalf of the Capital City of Warsaw, was to prepare the investment project for the construction of the 4 kilometres of Warsaw Metro Line I. This section is located in the North Western part of the city and consists of four stations, four railway tunnels and the multifunctional communication junction with the tram loop, bus terminal and parking areas in ‘park and ride’ system.