From 29 June, Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue will be partially closed to traffic

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Reconstruction of Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue is about to begin. Trams will stop running in the evening on 28 June. On 1 July, the Szyrockiego Square – Milczańska Street section will be closed to vehicular traffic.

The closure of the Pomorzany terminus and part of Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue will cause a number of changes to public transport timetables in many parts of Szczecin. Detailed information can be found in this press release. Diversions are also planned for private transport.

Substitute transport – bus line 811 and tram line 4

The last line 11 and 12 trams will leave Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue for the terminus on 28 June in the evening. The Pomorzany terminus will be out of service to allow its extension to be completed.

On 29 June, substitute bus line 811 will be launched to run between Dobrzyńska Street and Szarych Szeregów Square, via Budziszyńska Street – Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue – Szyrockiego Square and Kościuszki Square, and from 1 July between Dobrzyńska Street and Kościuszki Square, with a diversion through Budziszyńska, Powstańców Wielkopolskich, Milczańska, Mieszka I, Szyrockiego Square, and further to Piastów.

In addition, from 1 July, tram transport between the city centre and Szyrockiego Square will be operated by two-way trams. For this purpose, an interlacing will be established at Szyrockiego Square, i.e., a turnout allowing the track and travel direction to be changed. Tram line 4 will be running through Szyrockiego Square, Żołnierza Polskiego Square via Kościuszki Square, Szarych Szeregów Square, Rodła Square, Wyzwolenia Square, Żołnierza Polskiego Square (and return via Hołdu Pruskiego Square).

Szczecin has six two-way trams that currently operate along the Wawrzyniaka – Żołnierska section. With the completion of construction work on the new track on Sosabowskiego Street, the two-way trams will run as indicated above for tram line 4.

Diversions for vehicular traffic

The first stage of reconstruction of Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue will cover the Szyrockiego Square – Milczańska Street section. It will be closed to vehicular traffic on 1 July. Diversions for motor vehicles will be set through:

  • Milczańska Street to Mieszka I Street (the traffic light system will change at the junction of Mieszka I and Milczańska Streets),
  • Starkiewicza Street – Dąbrowskiego Street – Szyrockiego Square,
  • Szpitalna Street – Połabska Street – Boczna Street – Starkiewicza Street – Dąbrowskiego Street – Szyrockiego Square.
  • Włościańska Street (next to the old church) – this is where shuttle signalling will be introduced due to the narrow carriageway.  

To make it easier for drivers to find their way, the signs for each diversion will be marked in different colours and with separate graphic symbols.

Access to real estate on the excluded section of Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue will be possible through Milczańska Street, and to some addresses – through the construction site (i.e., through a marked lane on Powstancow Wielkopolskich Avenue facing Szyrockiego Square.

It will get easier in a few months’ time

In the second stage of reconstruction of Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue, the Milczańska Street – the Pomorzany terminus section will be closed to traffic. The modernisation of the entire Avenue is planned to be completed by July 2025.

Access to Pomorzany will improve in autumn. In November, the streets along the Oder River, connecting the Central Railway Station with the Pomorzany terminus, are planned to be reopened for tram and vehicular traffic. Slightly before that, tram transport will be provided along Dworcowa and Nowa Streets.

“Track revolution” towards Pomorzany

The modernisation of Nadodrzańska Street and Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue is the final task of the second stage of the so-called Track revolution project.

The scope of work includes reconstructing Nabrzeże Wieleckie, Nowa, Dworcowa, Kolumba, Chmielewskiego, Smolańska Streets (jointly referred to as Kolumba for short) and Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue.

The streets section along the Oder River, between Wyszyńskiego Street (at Długi Bridge) and the Pomorzany terminus, is 3.5-kilometre-long. New roadways, pavements and tracks are being built along this entire section, including underground infrastructure, lighting and tram traction. This task also includes the modernisation of the two perpendicular streets, i.e., Dworcowa and Nowa.

The section between Wyszyńskiego Street and the railway station is almost complete. The progress of work on Kolumba Street has exceeded 70%.

“Work on the construction site is conducted seven days a week, from 7.00 a.m. to 7.00-8.00 p.m. About 80 people in total are involved”, said Tomasz Czupryna, Contract Manager at ZUE, a Krakow-based company acting as the contractor .

Also on Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue, new carriageways, pavements, tracks, underground infrastructure (including new water pipelines), lighting and tram traction will be built. Viaducts will be rebuilt. Additional features will include roads and cycle lanes.

The new terminus twice as big as the current one

The common part of both projects, i.e., those covering Kolumba Street and Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue, is the Pomorzany terminus, which will be more than twice as big after its modernisation as it is now. The trackway and five platforms will be 1350/520-metre-long (currently 610/130-metre-long). The terminus area will feature a car park, a holding track, a building for drivers, and public toilets. The rebuilt track layout will allow an exit from each track in two directions (Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue and Kolumba Street).

Substantial aid from the EU

The reconstruction process of Kolumba Street and Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue, divided into two stages, began in November 2021 and was planned to be completed within 24 months. This deadline, however, could not be met due to numerous unexpected underground collisions with pipelines and cables, as well as design-related changes. The contract implementation period was extended to July 2025.

The second stage of the Track revolution included eight tasks and 23 km of trackway that is crucial for the city. The investment value is PLN 592.5 million, including the EU co-funding of PLN 356.2 million.

The applicant and the beneficiary of the project is the Municipality of Szczecin, and Tramwaje Szczecińskie is responsible for its implementation (acting as the project manager).

Detailed information on changes in municipal transport

In connection with the next stage of reconstruction work on Kolumba Street and Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue, and the opening of Sosabowskiego Street to tram traffic

Changes applicable on 29-30 June 2024

Substitute bus line 811 will be launched running through Pomorzany Dobrzyńska – Szarych Szeregów Square (turning on Odrodzenia Square), stopping at:

  • “Pomorzany Dobrzyńska” (as for lines 53, 806, 524 and 528, No. 21911),
  • “Budziszyńska” (only towards the “Pomorzany Dobrzyńska” terminus, as for lines 53, 806, 524 and 528, No. 21711),
  • “Inowrocławska” on demand (only towards the “Pomorzany Dobrzyńska” terminus, as for lines 53, 806, 524 and 528, No. 21811),
  • “Pomorzany” (in both directions, as for lines 53, 806, 524 and 528, Nos. 21631 and 21632),
  • “Frysztacka” (in both directions, as for lines 53, 806, 524 and 528, Nos. 21521 and 21522),
  • “Szpitalna” (in both directions, as for lines 806, 524 and 528, Nos. 21411 and 21412),
  • “Starkiewicza” (in both directions, as for lines 523, 524 and 529, Nos. 21311 and 21314),
  • “Plac Szyrockiego” (in both directions, as for lines 523, 524 and 529, Nos. 21211 and 21214),
  • “Szwoleżerów” (in both directions, as for lines 61, 62, 241, 242, 243, 523 and 524, Nos. 21111 and 21114),
  • “Narutowicza” (in both directions, as for lines 61, 62, 70, 241, 242, 243, 523 and 524, Nos. 21011 and 21014),
  • “Plac Kościuszki” (towards Szarych Szeregów Square, on Piastów Avenue, in front of the junction with Łokietka Street, as for lines 62, 70, 241, 242, 243, 523 and 524, No. 10433),
  • “Plac Kościuszki” (towards Szarych Szeregów Square, on Piastów Avenue, past Kościuszki Square, No. 10413),
  • “Plac Kościuszki” (towards Pomorzany, on Piastów Avenue, in front of Kościuszki Square, No. 10411),
  • “Plac Kościuszki” (towards Pomorzany, on Piastów Avenue, in front of the junction with Pułaskiego Street, as for lines 61, 62, 90, 198, 241, 242, 243, 523 and 524, No. 10435),
  • “Piastów” (towards Szarych Szeregów Square, on Piastów Avenue, in front of the junction with Jagiellońska Street, as for lines 70, 523 and 524, No. 11831),
  • “Piastów” (towards Pomorzany, on Piastów Avenue, past the junction with Jagiellońska Street, as for line 90, No. 11833),
  • “Plac Szarych Szeregów” (end-stop for passengers getting off the bus, on Piłsudskiego Street, past Szarych Szeregów Square, at the level of tram stop No. 11714),
  • “Plac Szarych Szeregów” (for passengers getting on the bus, as from tram lines running from Rodła Square, No. 11712).

Service frequency:

  • on Saturday: between 9.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. every 7–8 minutes; otherwise, every 10 minutes,
  • on Sunday: every 10 minutes.

Selected buses will only be running through Pomorzany Dobrzyńska – Kościuszki Square.

Changes applicable from 29 June 2024 until further notice

Tram traffic will be suspended on the Szyrockiego Square – Pomorzany section, and on 29-30 June also on the Piastów – Szyrockiego Square section.

On the “Osiedle Zawadzkiego” terminus, the following line assignments to subsequent tracks (counting from the outer track) will apply:

  • track 1 (stop 37611) – line 1,
  • track 2 (stop 37612) – line 3,
  • track 3 (stop 37613) – line 5,
  • track 4 (stop 37614) – line 7.

Line 5 will be running through Zawadzkiego Housing Estate – Mickiewicza Street – Szczecin Shipyard. On the extended route, the “Modra” stops (No. 37731 towards Zawadzkiego Housing Estate and No. 37732 towards the city centre) will be launched while the “Krzekowo” stops will be temporarily out of service.

The timetable for line 6 will be adjusted to provide connections to line 5.

Line 7 will be running through Zawadzkiego Housing Estate – Mickiewicza Street – Turkusowa. On the extended route, the “Modra” stops (No. 37731 towards Zawadzkiego Housing Estate and No. 37732 towards the city centre) will be launched while the “Krzekowo” stops will be temporarily out of service.

Line 10 will be running through:

  • Gumieńce – Rodła Square – Arkońska Street – Głębokie (middle track) – on weekdays during rush hours, and during summer holidays on weekdays until 8.00 p.m., and on Saturdays and public holidays,
  • Gumieńce – Rodła Square – Arkońska Street – Arkoński Forest (outer track) – outside the summer holiday period, on weekdays outside rush hours (until 8 p.m.) and on Saturdays,
  • the current Gumieńce – Rodła Square route – on weekdays after 8.00 p.m. and on public holidays outside the summer holiday period.

Line 11 will be running through Niebuszewo Station (inner track) – Rodła Square – Ludowa.

Line 12 service will be suspended.

The route of line 242 will change. From the “Szwoleżerów” stop, buses will run in both directions through Mieszka I Street, Milczańska Street, Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue, Budziszyńska Street, Włościańska Street, Szczawiowa Street, to the “Elektrownia Pomorzany” stop, and further with no changes. On the diversion route, the following stops will be launched:

  •  “Plac Szyrockiego” (in both directions, as for lines 61, 62, 241 and 243, Nos. 21221 and 21222),
  • “Mieszka I” (in both directions, as for lines 61, 62, 241 and 243, Nos. 23411 and 23412),
  • “Milczańska” on demand (in both directions, as for lines 53, Nos. 27121 and 27122),
  • “Dunikowskiego” (in both directions, as for lines 53, Nos. 23311 and 23312),
  • “Szpitalna” (in both directions, as for lines 806, 524 and 528, Nos. 23311 and 23312),
  • “Frysztacka” (in both directions, as for lines 53, 806, 524 and 528, Nos. 21521 and 21522),
  • “Pomorzany” (in both directions, as for lines 53, 806, 524 and 528, Nos. 21631 and 21632),
  • “Pomorzany Dobrzyńska” (in both directions, temporary stops on Budziszyńska Street at the junction with Dobrzyńska Street, No. 21991 towards Pargowa, No. 21992 towards Kościuszki Square),
  • “Włościańska” on demand (in both directions, temporary stops on Szczawiowa Street at the junction with Bydgoska Street, No. 27491 towards Pargowa, No. 27492 towards Kościuszki Square).

Stops out of service:

  • “Plac Szyrockiego” (on Dąbrowskiego Street),
  • “Kusocińskiego”,
  • “Piekary”,
  • “Tama Pomorzańska”,
  • “Tama Pomorzańska 5”,
  • “Szczawiowa Oczyszczalnia”,
  • “Włościańska” (permanent locations).

Changes applicable from 1 July 2024 (and for night lines, from the night on 1/2 July 2024) until further notice

Tram line 4 will be launched, running through Szyrockiego Square – Szarych Szeregów Square – Żołnierza Polskiego Square (return via Wyzwolenia Avenue – Żołnierza Polskiego Square – Hołdu Pruskiego Square) with a frequency of every 7-8 minutes on weekdays (until 8.00 p.m.) and Saturdays (from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.), and every 10 minutes otherwise

The route of line 806 towards Rodła Square will change. From the “Szpitalna” stop, buses will be running through Szpitalna, Połabska and Boczna Streets, to the “Boczna” stop, and further with no changes, without serving the “Świętego Józefa” stop (No. 22122), located on Połabska Street at the level of the stop for buses running in the opposite direction.

Substitute bus line 811 will be launched running through Pomorzany Dobrzyńska – Kościuszki Square, serving the following stops:

  • “Pomorzany Dobrzyńska” (as for lines 53, 806, 524 and 528, No. 21911),
  • “Budziszyńska” (only towards the “Pomorzany Dobrzyńska” terminus, as for lines 53, 806, 524 and 528, No. 21711),
  • “Inowrocławska” on demand (only towards the “Pomorzany Dobrzyńska” terminus, as for lines 53, 806, 524 and 528, No. 21811),
  • “Pomorzany” (in both directions, as for lines 53, 806, 524 and 528, Nos. 21631 and 21632),
  • “Frysztacka” (in both directions, as for lines 53, 806, 524 and 528, Nos. 21521 and 21522),
  • “Szpitalna” (in both directions, as for lines 806, 524 and 528, Nos. 21411 and 21412),
  • “Dunikowskiego” (in both directions, as for line 53, Nos. 23311 and 23312),
  • “Milczańska” on demand (in both directions, as for line 53, Nos. 27121 and 27122),
  • “Mieszka I” (in both directions, as for lines 61, 62, 241 and 243, Nos. 23411 and 23412),
  • “Plac Szyrockiego” (in both directions, as for lines 61, 62, 241 and 243, Nos. 21221 and 21222),
  • “Szwoleżerów” (in both directions, as for lines 61, 62, 241, 242, 243, 523 and 524, Nos. 21111 and 21114),
  • “Narutowicza” (in both directions, as for lines 61, 62, 70, 241, 242, 243, 523 and 524, Nos. 21011 and 21014),
  • “Plac Kościuszki” (only towards the “Plac Kościuszki” terminus, on Piastów Avenue in front of the junction with Łokietka Street, as for lines 62, 70, 241, 242, 243, 523 and 524, No. 10433),
  • “Plac Kościuszki” (towards Pomorzany, on Piastów Avenue in front of the junction with Pułaskiego Street, as for lines 61, 62, 90, 198, 241, 242, 243, 523 and 524, No. 10435).

Service frequency:

  • on weekdays: by 8.00 p.m. every 7–8 minutes, after 8.00 p.m. every 10 minutes,
  • on Saturday: between 9.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. every 7–8 minutes, otherwise every 10 minutes,
  • on Sunday and public holidays: every 10 minutes.

The route of line 523 will change. From the “Szwoleżerów” stop, buses in both directions will be running through Mieszka I Street to the “Białowieska” stop, and further with no changes. On the diversion route, the following stops will be launched: “Mieszka I” (Nos. 23411 and 23412). The following stops will be out of service:

  • “Plac Szyrockiego” (on Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue),
  • “Starkiewicza”,
  • “Milczańska”
  • “Dunikowskiego”.

The route of line 524 will change. From the “Szwoleżerów” stop, buses in both directions will be running through Mieszka I Street, Milczańska Street and Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue, to the “Szpitalna” stop, and  further with no changes. On the diversion route, the following stops will be launched:

  • “Plac Szyrockiego” (in both directions, as for lines 61, 62, 241 and 243, Nos. 21221 and 21222),
  • “Mieszka I” (in both directions, as for lines 61, 62, 241 and 243, Nos. 23411 and 23412),
  • “Milczańska” on demand (in both directions, as for line 53, Nos. 27121 and 27122),
  • “Dunikowskiego” (in both directions, as for line 53, Nos. 23311 and 23312).

Stops out of service:

  • “Plac Szyrockiego” (on Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue),
  • “Starkiewicza”.

The route of line 528 towards Gumieńce will change. From the “Szpitalna” stop, buses will be running through Szpitalna Street, Połabska Street and Boczna Street, to the “Boczna” stop, and  further with no changes, without serving the “Starkiewicza” stop. The “Świętego Józefa” stop (No. 22122), located on Połabska Street at the level of the stop for buses running in the opposite direction, will be launched.

The route of line 529 will change. From the “Potulicka” stop, buses will be running through Piekary Street, Dąbrowskiego Street, Starkiewicza Street, Boczna Street, Połabska Street, Szpitalna Street, Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue and Milczańska Street, to the “Dunikowskiego” stop, and  further with no changes. On the diversion route, the following stops will be launched:

  • “Piekary” (in both directions, as for line 806 and 528, Nos. 29121 and 29122),
  • “Dąbrowskiego” (in both directions, as for line 806 and 528, Nos. 29311 and 29321),
  • “Boczna” (in both directions, as for line 806 and 528, Nos. 29411 and 29412),
  • “Świętego Józefa” (in both directions, as for line 806 and 528, Nos. 22121 and 22122).

Stops out of service:

  • “Kusocińskiego”,
  • “Plac Szyrockiego” (on Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue),
  • “Starkiewicza”.

Transfer between tram line 4 and bus line 811 is recommended at the “Szwoleżerów” stop.

Rules of using season tickets for a single line

Passengers holding season tickets for line 5 are entitled to use line 5 service on the new route as well as other usual lines on sections overlapping with line 5.

Passengers holding season tickets for line 7 are entitled to use line 7 service on the new route as well as other usual lines on sections overlapping with line 7.

Passengers holding season tickets for line 10 are entitled to use line 10 service on the new route as well as other usual lines on sections overlapping with line 10.

Passengers holding season tickets for line 11 are entitled to use:

  • Line 11 service on the previous and new routes as well as other usual lines on sections overlapping with line 11;
  • Line 4 service on the entire route as well as other usual lines on sections overlapping with line 4;
  • Line 811 service on the entire route as well as other usual lines on sections overlapping with line 811.

Passengers holding season tickets for line 12 are entitled to use:

  • Line 11 service at the Rodła Square – Niebuszewo Station section as well as other usual lines on sections overlapping with line 11;
  • Line 4 service on the entire route as well as other usual lines on sections overlapping with line 4;
  • Line 811 service on the entire route as well as other usual lines on sections overlapping with line 811.