Asset ManagerNicola Palmer
- Sector transport
- Vehicle Managed Account
- Investment Year 2016
- Status Invested
- Country Poland
- GRESB 2019 1st out of 10 European motorway
- Employees c.11
- % Managed 75.6%
- Motorway Length 152km
AmberOne A1 forms an integral part of the European integrated road plan (EU TEN-T) and constitutes a key North-South corridor that connects the main Polish Baltic port cities of Gdansk and Gdynia with the Czech Republic, Austria and Slovenia to meet the Adriatic Sea.
In June 2019 GTC launched AmberGO, the automatic toll collection method, along the length of the Network. The system requires a one-time installation of a mobile application, and does not require customers to purchase or install any on-board units. It is expected to be 3 times quicker than traditional cash or card toll payment systems. As a result, AmberGO will increase the capacity of the toll plazas, limiting queues at peak times, reduce carbon emissions and improve the overall experience for all travellers without any additional cost.
GTC has built 177 animals passage tunnels and has reinforced fencing, to ensure the safety of motorway users and local wildlife, such as elk, wolves, wild boar and foxes.
- Poland’s economic stability and long-term macro-economic fundamentals are highly favourable. Poland was the only EU country to avoid recession during the recent downturn
- Improvement of port and road infrastructure in the region, strong industrial production levels, increase in motorisation rates and rising consumer spending are expected to positively impact long-term structural traffic trends
- Situated in close proximity to the port cities of Gdansk and Gdynia, touristic coastal resorts and areas along the concession corridor that are experiencing above average population growth
- The concession was established and awarded as a PPP project and is backed by the Polish government
- The motorway is a closed tolling system which measures fees based on vehicle category and distance travelled.
- The project, which was split across two phases, was constructed by Skanska and NDI. Phase 1 and Phase 2 were fully opened to traffic in 2008 and 2011, respectively
- During 2019, approximately 15.0 million vehicles used Phase 1 and 12.7 million vehicles used Phase 2 of the motorway.