The second line of the Warsaw metro is under construction, has been since last year in fact but apart from closed streets and traffic mess there has not been much to see. Today, I drove past what will be Rondo Daszyńskiego station (number 1 in the sketch below) and spotted a clean and sparkly tunnel machine ready to be assembled and sent underground to carve out the new sardine transporter. Line 2 is using a different tunneling technology from Line 1, apparently, in an attempt to cut the construction time down from 25 years to about 4!
I did my best to grab some shots on the move with the Blackberry. They’re not great but hopefully give you the general idea.
Line 2 is supposed to cost roughly 6 billion zloty of which half is coming from the EU. Original intention to be finished in time for Euro 2012 but now going to be late 2013, early 2014.
You can find better pictures and a whole lot more (in Polish) on the offical web page of the Metro – HERE.