40-year-olds on railway tracks
In 10 years over 1700 passenger wagons, 245 locomotives and almost 900 EMUs will be 40 or more years old. Taking into account growing popularity of railway travels and rising operational performance of railways this means the necessity of modernisation or purchase of new railway vehicles in a similar or larger number.
LEO Express granted open access for Prague - Terespol route
LEO Express Global may conduct operational activities across Poland, with passenger trains originating in Prague and reaching the Polish-Belarussian border. The decision of 13 December 2019 to grant open access allows the carrier to proceed with 4 pairs of trains operating on a daily basis and is to be valid for the next 5 years.
November 2019 results: over 307 million passengers travelled by rail – rail freight numbers again on a lower level
More than 307.4 m passengers have chosen the services of railways from 1 January 2019. This result is by only 3 million passengers lower than that of the entire previous year. This allows for the end-of-the-year prognosis of over 330 m passengers, that have travelled this year by rail. Rail freight services witnessed in November (as in previous months) lower figures of transport parameters. The carriers transported almost 19.9 m tonnes – 7.5% fewer than in November of 2018.