\r\nFabryczna and Kalisk, the city\u2019s two main stations, are not currently connected which the fund said was a major obstacle to the development of transport in the region.\r\n \r\nThe tunnel will begin at the newly-rebuilt Fabryczna station, before splitting into two with the northern line connecting to \u017babieniec station and the southern line connecting to Kaliska station, with two new stations at Zielona and Ogrodowa. The new stations will have two 155m-long, 76cm-high platforms. The tunnel will be equipped with ERTMS and ETCS Level 2, with a maximum speed of 100km\/h.\r\nBoth regional and long-distance trains will pass through Lodz city centre, with an east-west route through Kaliska, Fabryczna, and Widzew stations and a north-south route through \u017babieniec, Fabryczna and Widzew stations.\r\nThe EU has invested \u20ac242m in the reconstruction of the railway network in Lodz and the renovation of Fabryczna and Widzew stations between 2007 and 2013. The current project is expected to be completed by January 2022.\r\n\u201cThe inhabitants of the city will soon be able to cross the city more quickly and benefit from better interregional connections, with an efficient and environmentally friendly transport system,\u201d says commissioner for regional policy, Ms Corina Cre\u0163u. \u201cThe development of rail transport in Lodz will also boost the local economy, trade and tourism.\u201d\r\nFor more information on rail projects around the world, subscribe to IRJ Pro.