A much-needed, efficient depot for Warsaw’s trams.
The construction of the Annopol depot has been a hot topic since the 1960s. The depot might never have been created as trams in Warsaw were at one point facing the risk of being liquidated. The cost of building the depot will exceed PLN 300 million (€65 million). The construction is co-financed by EU funds under the Operational Programme, Infrastructure & Environment 2014-2020.
A Depot Management System will be implemented to manage the technological processes of the depot, identification and location of trams, the automatic control of switches and of arriving and departing trams. This should optimize tram traffic to avoid congestion. The System will also be connected to tram washes, diagnostic stations, maintenance stations, and maintenance devices.
One of the key features of the depot is its use of the latest technical solutions to reduce environmental impact. These include solar panels, heat pumps and exchangers, and a rainwater utilisation system for tram washing (in a closed circuit), toilet flushes and plant and grass watering.