The modernised line will allow for the introduction of trains running at a maximum speed of 160 km/h for passenger trains and 120 km/h for freight trains. The national rail network management organisation Polskie Linie Kolejowe (PLK) will use the money for improvements including the replacement of ballast, sleepers, track and overhead catenary as well as upgrading of the existing power supply.
Several stations will also be reconstructed to ensure full accessibility for people with reduced mobility. Additional environmental mitigation measures will be implemented, such as noise barriers, better drainage and animal crossings.
The modernisation works will begin this year and are expected to be completed by the end of 2016.