Strategic location

 

Kujawsko-Pomorskie has an excellent strategic location in the heart of Europe, in the central part of Poland. Region is adjacent to the following regions: Mazowieckie (Warszawa), Warmińsko-Mazurskie (Olsztyn), Wielkopolskie (Poznań), Pomorskie (Gdańsk).         

Here the most important transport routes are crossing including those within the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T. Our Region Lies in the Pan-European Transport Corridor VI (Baltic-Adriatic), which connects Scandinavia through Poland with the south of Europe (Gdańsk - Toruń - Warszawa - Katowice - Żylina - Brno - Bratislava - Vienna - Graz - Klagenfurt - Trieste - Venice - Bologna)

  MAPS: roads in Poland within TEN-T, railways in Poland within TEN-T, airports in Poland within TEN-T (source:  www.ec.europa.eu)

 

Road transport

In the Kujawsko-Pomorskie converge:

  • motorway A1/ E75 (Gdańsk – Bydgoszcz – Katowice – Gorzyczki – direction: the Czech Republik) which is an axis of Pan-European Transport Corridor VI,
  • national road No. 5 by 2020 - expressway S5 (Świecie – Bydgoszcz – Poznań – Wrocław – direction: the Czech Republik) - a branch of Transport Corridor VI,
  • national road No. 10 (Warszawa – Toruń – Bydgoszcz – Szczecin – direction: Germany),
  • national road No. 15 (Trzebnica - Krotoszyn - Inowrocław - Toruń - Brodnica - Ostróda),
  • national road No. 25 (Koszalin - Bydgoszcz - Inowrocław - Konin)
  • national road No. 80 (Bydoszcz - Toruń - Lubicz).

 

 List of Polish motorways and expressways in Wikipedia here

 

Rail transport

The province has a well developed railway network of regional and national importance. As the first province in the country it broke the monopoly of state railway carrier and introduced two new private carriers, the company PKP Przewozy Regionalne and the Polish-British Consortium PCC Rail/Jaworzno Arriva Polska. In November 2008 the Marshall Piotr Całbecki was granted the title “Person of Open Railway Market 2007” in the competition “Leader of rail transportation 2007” for the de-monopoly of the market of regional personal railway transportation. In the category "self government” the title of “Leader of rail transportation 2007” was awarded to the Marshall Office of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province. The Province begun to reactivate the close, yet important railway lines. 

From 1 January 2008 one can use the agglomeration ticket which enables travel by railway on the route Bydgoszcz-Toruń and Toruń–Bydgoszcz and the use of municipal transport for one hour in one of the cities.

From September 2008 an integrated regional ticket Włocławek–Toruń (WiT) is available – it includes travel by train and by municipal transportation in the destination town for one hour.

 Polish railway map PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. here

 

Air transport

 

 In the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province there is I.J. Paderewski International Airport in Bydgoszcz which is located just 3 km away from the city centre. It provides international flights to London,  Dusseldorf, Dublin, Birmingham, there is  a possibility to use seasonal connections with Turkey and charter flights to Tunisia, Egypt and Crete. In the Region are also civilian and sports airports, landing fields. The most popular of them are:

 

Bydgoszcz-Biedaszkowo Airport

www.aeroklub.bydgoszcz.pl 

 civilian and sports airport (open)

 Toruń Airport

www.aeroklub.torun.pl

  civilian and sports airport (open)

 Włocławek-Kruszyn Airport

www.aeroklub.wloclawek.pl

 civilian and sports airport (open)
 Inowrocław-Latkowo Airport  civilian and sports airport (open)

Lisie Kąty k. Grudziądza Airport 

www.lisie.pl

 civilian and sports airport (open)
 Chełmża Landing Field  civilian and sports landing field (open)

Watorowo k. Chełmna Landing Field 

www.ftoadriana.com.pl

 civilian landing field, multifunctional (open)

 Source: Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (www.pata.pl), Lotnicza Polska (www.lotniczpolska.pl/lotniska)

 

Inland sailing

 The Vistula river flows from the south-east to the north-west of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region. Its major tributaries in the region are the Zgłowiączka, which joins with the Vistula river in Włocławek, the Mień opposite Nieszawa, the Tążyna in Otłoczyn, the Drwęca in Toruń, the Brda in Bydgoszcz, the Wda in Świecie, the Osa near Grudziądz, the Matawa in Nowe. Other important waterways in the region are the Noteć river, flowing through Nakło nad Notecią, and the Bydgoszcz Canal (Kanał Bydgoski), connecting the Brda with and the Noteć. Two of the three international waterways located in Poland run through the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region.

  • The international waterway E-70, which connects Antwerp in Belgium with Klaipėda in Lithuania through Berlin in Germany, runs through Nakło nad Notecią, Bydgoszcz, Toruń, Chełmno and Grudziądz. The E-70 runs through several Polish towns, located on the territories of the Pomorskie (Pomerania), Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Wielkopolskie (Greater Poland) and Lubuskie regions. The boards of these regions agreed on a common revitalisation project of the E-70, which is intended to restore the full navigability of the waterway, as well as to create the possibility of its usage for tourist navigation and for goods transport.
  • The international waterway E-40, which connects the Baltic Sea with the Black Sea, also runs through Bydgoszcz. It runs from the delta of the Vistula in Gdańsk onto Warsaw, and later on through the Narew and Bug rivers onto Brest (Belarus), where it connects with another waterways running through Polesia onto the Dniepr. The E-40 international waterway is not yet navigable.

  Raster map of inland waterways in Poland, by the National Water Management Authority

 



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