Intermodal transport in the second quarter of 2020
Intermodal transport in the second quarter of 2020 (2Q) reached nearly 5.5 m tonnes. The transport performance amounted to nearly 1.8 bn tonne-km. It is the highest number in intermodal transport achieved so far. In comparison to 2Q 2019 all parameters for intermodal transport in 2Q 2020 improved.
Report on the state of railway safety in Poland in 2019
Year 2019 was the safest year in railway transport since the President of the Office of Rail Transport (Pol. Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, UTK) started gathering data in this field. The decrease of accident factor by 13% (to 2,08) and the number of accidents by 13.5% in comparison to 2018 is a clear sign that the level of railway safety is rising. UTK has just published its "Report on the state of railway safety in Poland in 2019".
More comfortable trains on Polish railway routes
Almost half of carriages have already been equipped with air-conditioning. The number of train sets with access to Internet is also rising and additionally GSM signal boosters are installed on board of trains. The travel comfort in trains increases what is supported by data concerning the equipment of the rolling stock.
UTK strives after railways available to anyone
The Office of Rail Transport (Pol. Urzad Transportu Kolejowego, UTK) has prepared a guide on "Good Practices on Assisting Persons with Disabilities in the Railway System". The publication has been prepared by experts representing NGOs that deal on daily basis with problems of persons with disabilities. The guide will be in the first place presented to railway employees, which every day assist such passengers.
July 2020 transfer results
The number of passengers in July 2020 amounted to almost 19 million. That's 9 million less than in July of 2019. When compared with transfer service numbers for previous months of 2020 one can see the decrease of COVID-19 influence on the number of passengers. Freight transfers reached the level of almost 18.5 million tonnes - 1.9 million tonnes (9.2%) less than in July of 2019.
We like to travel by rail
Almost 70% of 5.5 thousand passengers, who decided to fill out a questionnaire prepared by the Office of Rail Transport (Pol. Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, UTK), like to travel by rail. They have positively assessed the handling of passengers, increasing level of provided services or modern rolling stock. UTK has prepared a detailed analysis of the answers provided in the questionnaire. The report presents advice directed at infrastructure and station managers, as well as carriers on what needs to be improved. It is the more essential during the current epidemic state, as railway undertakings need to again convince the passengers of using their services.
Digital railways and green freight services - TSI revision package 2022
The European Commission has begun the procedure to introduce changes to Technical Specifications of Interoperability (TSI). Until mid-2022 the European Union Agency for Railways (EUAR) will be preparing the proposals of the updates to TSIs. The new TSIs will determine the future of railways in Europe. That's why it is important to include the opinion of the Polish railway market. The Office of Rail Transport encourages the entrepreneurs to nominate their representatives who will provide opinions on the new TSIs.
Polish railway market in 2019
The President of the Office of Rail Transport (Pol. Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, UTK) has published the "Report on the state of the Polish railway transport market in 2019". The report shows that last year was the year of passenger transport - their number rose by 8%. It was also a good year for intermodal transfer with a more than 10% rise in transported mass.
June 2020 transfer results
Railway carriers transported 14.5 million passengers in June. That's almost 47% less than in June of 2019. However the decline in the number of passengers, caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, is lower than in April and May, when it reached the level of 77% and 66% respectively. Railway freight transport amounted to 17.5 million tonnes of goods - 1.1 million tonnes less than in June of 2019. That means the lowest decrease when comparing year to year results.
A holiday trip by train in Poland
Railways are a great holiday means of transport and the travel itself may become attraction. Beautiful views from the carriage's window are to be enjoyed on many routes in Poland. The trains run along the sea coast, cross picturesque flyovers or pass through an over 1-kilometre-long tunnel. Enchanting railway routes are aplenty in Poland. Here you will find out on which routes you can take an interesting train trip.
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