Report on the state of railway traffic safety in 2018
Only 2,39 accidents per 1 million trainkilometres – the lowest rate in 11 years – this indicates that the Polish railway system is really safe. Such is the conclusion of the “Report on the state of the railway traffic safety in 2018”, published by the Office of Rail Transport (Pol. Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, UTK).
UTK at TRAKO 2019 International Railway Fair
The agreement between the Office of Rail Transport (Pol. Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, UTK) and European Union Agency for Railways with regard to the 4th Railway Package, a major training of UTK Academy on the new regulations on the authorisations for use of railway vehicles, a debate on the safety of railway operations – these are only a few of event to be organised by UTK at the 2019 TRAKO International Railway Fair. Its 13th edition will be held between 24-27 September in Gdańsk.
EU Court of Justice's verdict with regard to platform fees
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in its verdict of 10 July 2019 has ruled that the fee for the access to station platforms remains within the scope of the minimal access to the railway infrastructure. The mechanism of qualification of the platform infrastructure is of key importance due to the regulations concerning the collection of access fees from the railway carriers.