GSM-R terminals only with a new authorization
From October 31, 2020, i.e the date of entry into force of the 4th railway package, installing new on-board GSM-R voice equipment requires obtaining a new permit for a railway vehicle. Currently all new, renewed and modernized traction vehicles (locomotives and electric and diesel multiple units) intended for operation on the main railway network should be equipped with on-board GSM-R communication system.
Rail operators liability insurance study
The Office of Rail Transport examined how the rail operators in Poland complied in 2019 with the liability insurance requirements. All operators met the minimum requirements for the insurance amount what can be considered as an improvement as compared to 2018.
Polish NSA alert on rolling stock
The Office of Rail Transport acting as the National Safety Authority has issued a safety alert on freight wagons Sggrs 80’ which were manufactured by Waggonfabrik Talbot Aachen. In October 2020 cracks in the wagon frames were detected. So far cracks were found in 15 out of 152 wagons checked.