A year full of challenges. What will we remember after 2023? Here's the summary
At the beginning of the new year, let us look back for a moment. What was the past 12 months like for the Office of Rail Transport (UTK)? It was certainly a breakthrough year. It brought changes not only to the UTK itself, but also for the entire railway industry.
Record highs in passenger transport, less optimism in freight transport. Summary of 2023 on the railway transport market
In 2023, over 374.4 million people used the railway services. This means an increase of 9.4% compared to 2022. It is also the highest number of passengers in Poland after 1999. The weight of cargo handled by trains amounted to 231.7 million tons and was lower by almost 6.8% compared to the previous year. Smaller declines concerned the transport performance, which amounted to 61.6 billion tonne-kilometres – the second highest result over the last decade.
Rail operators’ third party liability insurance contracts concluded in 2024
Rail operators are required to have valid third party liability insurance. The minimum guaranteed sum of insurance for rail carriers operating on the territory of the Republic of Poland is determined on the basis of the average EUR exchange rate announced by the National Bank of Poland for the first time in the year in which the insurance contract is concluded.
Rail passenger transport in Polish regions in 3Q 2023
In 3Q 2023 the highest number of passengers used rail services in the Mazowieckie Voivodeship, with a share of 24.5% of passengers checked in. However, this result is lower than a year ago. On the second place was the Pomorskie Voivodeship. In 3Q 2023 the number of passengers was the highest so far this year – it reached 94.5 m.