The new terminus is situated on the north side of Poznan Glówny mainline station and is served by three tram routes. Construction has been underway for several years as the new line was originally due to open before the Euro 2012 soccer championships held last year in Poland, when several matches were played in Poznan.
The double-track extension has one intermediate station at Rondo Kaponiera, which is still under construction. The new Poznan West tram station has a 108m-long glass overall roof and two platforms, both with escalators to subways connecting it to the mainline platforms and concourse at Poznan Glówny.
The extension runs in a cutting alongside the mainline railway and will replace sections of street running in the area around the exhibition grounds. The total budget for the project was Zlotys 131m ($US 40.3m), including Zlotys 55m from European Union sources.