Office of Rail Transport organises blood donation campaign for 5th time
The Office of Rail Transport organises 5th blood donation campaign. You can give blood on 24 August in an ambulance which will be located near the Office of Rail Transport headquarters at Aleje Jerozolimskie 134 in Warsaw. Those willing to donate blood are invited to register to participate in the action via an interactive form.
PKP SKM draft price list for 2021/2022 approved
The President of the Office of Rail Transport issued a decision approving the draft price list with infrastructure access charges of PKP Szybka Kolej Miejska in the Tri-City for 2021/2022 train timetable. The decision was published in the Official Journal of the President of the Office of Rail Transport.
Rail operators liability insurance in 2020
The Office of Rail Transport once again checked how rail operators in Poland complied with the liability insurance requirements in 2020. All carriers met the minimum requirements for insurance amount and for duration of insurance contract. The share of companies whose third party liability insurance was higher than the required minimum increased.
New regulation on interoperability
The regulation the Minister of Infrastructure on interoperability was published in the Official Journal. The regulation enters into force on July 28, 2021, together with the amendment to the Railway Transport Act 2003. These amendments implement provisions of the technical pillar of the 4th railway package.
New guidelines on open access
Recent legal changes regarding granting the right to access rail infrastructure to rail passenger services operators had impact on administrative proceedings. In order to facilitate the transition the Office of Rail Transport prepared guidelines on notification of a planned new rail passenger service and on economic equilibrium test.
Rail transport in May 2021
In May there were significant increases both in the number of passengers and the weight of transported goods. In May 18.9 m people travelled by rail which is the best result in 2021. The number of passengers was 93.1% higher than a year ago when the restrictions introduced during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic were in force. In rail freight the weight of transported goods reached 20.4 m tonnes which is an increase by 23.2% when compared to May 2020.
Intermodal transport in 1Q 2021
Intermodal transport in 1Q 2021 reached nearly 6.2 m tonnes - over 15% more than in 1Q 2020. The transport performance was 1.9 bn tonne-km, which was an increase by over 10%. In 1Q 2021 all intermodal transport values improved as compared to 1Q 2020.
New summer timetable
On Sunday, June 13, a summer train timetable came into force. Under the new timetable trains will run until August 28.
Passenger railways in Polish regions - the market change in 2010-2020
Data for 2010-2019 show the growing importance of rail transport. This trend was suddenly stopped by the pandemic in 2020. In a new report "Passenger railways in voivodships - the dynamics of changes in 2010-2020", the Office of Rail Transport presents trends in the passenger rail transport in Polish regions (voivodships) and the functioning of long-distance, regional and agglomeration rail carriers.
Rail transport in April 2021
In April 14 m passengers travelled by rail. It is over 129% more than 2020. In rail freight the weight of transported goods amounted to 19.8 m tonnes, which was 18% more than in April 2020. Despite much better transport results year on year, both in passenger transport and freight, the trend of monthly increases has slowed down.
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