4th railway package: Time to prepare an application in accordance with the new rules
On October 31, 2020, a part of the provisions of the technical pillar of the 4th railway package enters into force. Applicants who plan to apply for an authorisation for placing in service of a vehicle or for a safety certificate or safety authorisation should submit their application in accordance with the new rules. If the application is not processed before October 31, it will be dealt with under the new procedure.
Technical condition of railway infrastructure in 2019
19,503 km – this is the length of railway lines in operation in Poland. As compared to 2019, the length of the lines in operation increased over the year by 155 km. Most sections of the network allow for speed between 80 and 120 km/h. The share of lines in a good technical condition increased. However, the share of lines in a satisfactory condition decreased.
Competition on rail tracks in Europe
Only 9 out of 31 European countries, members of IRG-Rail, the Independent Regulators’ Group – Rail, have ensured real competition on the tracks – reports the Office of Rail Transport in a recently published study "Competition in rail passenger transport on selected routes in Europe". Every 16th "competitive" train runs in Poland.