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.
New TSIs to appear in 2022
The year 2022 will mark the revision of all Technical Specifications for Interoperability. According to the plans of the European Commission the new TSI package will support the digitisation of railways as well as ecological freight transport. The rules governing the process of amending the TSIs will also be changed.
Steam traction in Poland
10 working regular-gauge steam locomotives, hauling more than 1.5 thousand trains, travelled over 72 thousand kilometres in the last year – such data may be found in the report on steam traction, published by the Office of Rail Transport (Pol. Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, UTK). In 2018 six carriers offered trains operated by steam locomotives. The record was held by Koleje Wielkopolskie (Greater Poland), which operated more than 1 thousand passenger trains with such locomotives.
English version of the report on the Polish railway market in 2018
The report was created based on the data submitted to the Office of Rail Transport (Pol. Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, UTK) by railway undertakings and forms a supplement as well as broadens UTK's frequently released statistics, analyses and publications.
Please pay attention to what kind of plants you bring to Poland
Since 14 December of this year the regulations concerning the import of plants into the European Union have changed. These regulations apply also to railway passengers. All plants brought onto the EU territory (with the exception of selected fruit: pineapples, coconuts, durians, bananas and dates) require a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national seed authority of the originating country. This also applies to the plants brought to Poland for personal possession.
LEO Express granted open access for Prague - Medyka route
Starting 11 December 2019 LEO Express may conduct operational activities across Poland, with passenger trains originating in Prague and reaching the Polish-Ukrainian border. The decision to grant open access allows the carrier to proceed with 4 pairs of trains operating on a daily basis and is be valid for the next 5 years.
A record number of passenger travels, rail freight again with lower figures – results of railway operations in October of 2019
October of 2019 was a first month in years, when more than 30 million passengers were transported. The result of this year’s October is by 2.7 million passengers (rise by 9.6%) higher than in October of last year. With regard to rail freight the carriers transported almost 21.4 million tonnes of goods in October. The result is the monthly highest in 2019, however in comparison to October of 2018 means a decrease by 5.5%.
International rail freight transport statistics for 2018
Almost 82.4 million tonnes of transported goods and 26.5 billion tonne-kilometres of operational performance is the result of international rail freight in 2018. It means almost 1/3 of the weight and almost half of the operational performance of the entire rail freight in Poland for that year. The Office of Rail Transport (Pol. Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, UTK) has prepared a document showing the international rail freight market in 2018.
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