Rail transport in July 2021
In July 2021 over 23.5 m passengers travelled by rail. The number of travellers increased by over 24% when compared to July 2020 and it was the best result since the outbreak of the pandemic. In July over 20.7 m tonnes of goods were transported by rail which is an increase by over 12% when compared to the previous year.
Intermodal transport in 2Q 2021
The mass of transported goods by intermodal transport in 2Q 2021 reached nearly 6.8 m tonnes. The transport performance was 2 bn tonne-km. When compared to 2Q 2020, in 2Q 2021 all intermodal transport parameters increased.
Guide on applying for single safety certificates updated
Amendments to the Railway Transport Act 2003, which entered into force on 28 July 2021, regulated the use of One-Stop Shop (OSS) application and introduced the principle of automatic expiration of the previously binding safety certificates Part A and B after issuing a single safety certificate. With the entry into force of the 4th railway package, it is no longer possible to issue safety certificates for Parts A and B. Rail operators must apply for single safety certificates. The Office of Rail Transport updated a guide where you can find information on how to apply for a single safety certificate.