Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Three years on, still no viaduct for Karczunkowska

To no one's surprise let alone mine, the third anniversary of the closure of the level crossing on ul. Karczunkowska, has come and gone and there's still no sign of the viaduct opening any time soon.

So I shall mark the occasion with the third in a series of commemorative postage stamps.

My previous forecast of the viaduct being open in time for the start of the new school year on 2 September (which would coincide with the new bus timetables) is unlikely to be proved right. More likely is this conspiracy theory currently doing the rounds. All infrastructure projects are to be finished ahead of the parliamentary elections (on Sunday 13 October), so the nation can give thanks at the ballot boxes to the genius who made all this happen! But still that's leaving it a bit late - there's so much to do, not least the road signs, road markings and 13 pedestrian crossings.

Most of all - the level-access lifts. There are four of them, and in every new rail infrastructure project, they are the Achilles heel - for some reason, there's always delay in getting the lifts approved once installed.

December 2019? Anyone for a bet?

This time last year:
Two years on: Karczunkowska's still closed

This time two years ago:
That's it! the level crossing's closed.

This time three years ago:
That's it! the level crossing's closed.

This time four years ago:
What happened to Poland's Amish?

This time five years ago:
PKP publishes plans for upgrade of Warsaw-Radom line

This time six years ago:
World's largest ship calls in at Gdańsk

This time eight years ago:
Raymond's Treasure - a short story

This time nine years ago: 
Now an urban legend: kebab factory under W-wa Centralna 

This time ten years ago: 
It was twenty years ago today 

This time 12 years ago: 
By bike to Czachówek again

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