Two regional rail carriers in Poland will benefit from European Union funding. The Fast City Rail service in Warsaw and the Masovian Railways in its central Mazowieckie province will each receive €118m.

As reported by Radio Poland online, the Fast City Rail (SKM) intends to purchase 28 new trains produced by PESA, a leading Polish manufacturer of rail vehicles. The Masovian Railways, a passenger rail transport service for the Warsaw urban area and the rest of the province, plans to spend its share of EU funds to buy 55 new trains.

According to Witold Słowik, Poland’s deputy investment and development minister, the EU subsidies will allow for more efficient passenger services.

“Warsaw’s transportation system has been seeing an increasing number of passengers in the last few years,” said Słowik.