LEO Express granted open access for Prague - Medyka route
Starting 11 December 2019 LEO Express may conduct operational activities across Poland, with passenger trains originating in Prague and reaching the Polish-Ukrainian border. The decision to grant open access allows the carrier to proceed with 4 pairs of trains operating on a daily basis and is be valid for the next 5 years.
A record number of passenger travels, rail freight again with lower figures – results of railway operations in October of 2019
October of 2019 was a first month in years, when more than 30 million passengers were transported. The result of this year’s October is by 2.7 million passengers (rise by 9.6%) higher than in October of last year. With regard to rail freight the carriers transported almost 21.4 million tonnes of goods in October. The result is the monthly highest in 2019, however in comparison to October of 2018 means a decrease by 5.5%.
International rail freight transport statistics for 2018
Almost 82.4 million tonnes of transported goods and 26.5 billion tonne-kilometres of operational performance is the result of international rail freight in 2018. It means almost 1/3 of the weight and almost half of the operational performance of the entire rail freight in Poland for that year. The Office of Rail Transport (Pol. Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, UTK) has prepared a document showing the international rail freight market in 2018.