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Bas Bollinger is Business Development Director Rail, leading the development of international rail business for the ARCADIS group. He has worked with the company for over 15 years in various positions. After being Project Manager for the Betuweroute and Director of the Infrastructure Civil Engineering department in the Netherlands, he worked in Brazil to develop ARCADIS’ position in the rail market.
The rapid development of road and railway transport is a regular subject of public debate in Poland, in particular in the view of the EURO 2012 organisation. It is worth noticing that from 2007 to 2013, the Polish Railway Authority, PKP PLK, plans to carry out a number of major investments. Jacek Stirmer, Director of the Strategy Office of PKP PLK SA says that by 2012, PKP PLK plans to modernise 1,248km of railroads within the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme.
The dimensioning of power supply systems for railways is complex. To obtain a power supply that fulfils the traffic demands over its lifespan, improving or upgrading of the power system cannot be avoided. The many planned projects for the northern transalpine line Lyon – St Jean de Maurienne and the southern alpine corridor call for a study to dimension and assess their power supply in order to weigh investment proposals.