Accessibility audit of the railway station in Nasielsk
Office of Rail Transport (Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, UTK), in cooperation with the Centre for Universal Designing of the Gdańsk University of Technology, has prepared an “Accessibility Audit of the Railway Station in Nasielsk”. The target of the audit has been the newly constructed innovative and systemic station in the city of Nasielsk. Improvement of the railway’s accessibility for the handicapped persons and those with a limited ability of movement remains one of UTK’s top priorities.
STK S.A. loses its safety certificate
President of the Office of Rail Transport (pol. Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, furthermore: UTK) has withdrawn the complete safety certificate of the railway carrier STK S.A. The decision was caused by improprieties uncovered in the process of inspection activities performed at the carrier’s premises. The decision is not yet legally binding.
Freight transport in May of 2019
In May 2019 various carriers transported by rail over 19.6 million tonnes of goods, which means a decrease of 1.1 million tonnes (-5.3%) in comparison to May of 2018. The transport work amounted to nearly 4.7 billion tonne-kilometres (down by 5.8%), while the operational performance was at the level of almost 7 million train-kilometres (down by nearly 4.7%). The average transport distance was 238 km and was 2 km lower than in May of 2018.