ERTMS Users’ Group to be created in Poland
Coordination of ERTMS implementation, analysis of experience on European level and creation of an information exchange forum – those are the main goals with regard to the creation of the ERTMS Users’ Group in Poland. Implementation of the European Railway Traffic Management System into the Polish railway network is a strategic enterprise, the success of which will allow in the coming years to reach the desired level of railway safety and influence the competitiveness of railway services.
OT Rail sp. z o.o. without safety certificate.
President of the Office of Rail Transport (UTK) has refused to prolong the validity of the OT Rail sp. z o.o. company’s safety certificate part A. This decision means that the company, starting 23 May 2019, may not conduct any transport activities within the Polish railway system.
Stable first quarter in freight transport
In March 2019, over 21 m tons of goods were transported by rail - 1.2% less than a year before. The transport performance amounted to almost 5.2 bn tons-km, and operational performance - 7.5 m tkm. These results are higher by 2.4% and 0.5%, respectively.
80 m passengers transported in the first quarter 2019
In the first quarter of 2019, a total of 80 m passengers were transported - almost 10% more than in the same period last year. Only in March 2019, over 28 m people traveled by rail - over 15% more than a year earlier.
November 2018: stable growth in the transport of goods
230.9 m t of cargo were transported by rail in the period January - November 2018. This is an increase of over 11 million t, counting year on year. At the same time, the result for 11 months of this year is only 9 million tons lower than the weight transported throughout the whole year 2017. Transport performance and operational performance for 11 months of 2018 are higher than in the entire previous year by 0.3% and 1.5% respectively.
November 2018 : further increases in passenger transport
Over 27 m passengers travelled by train in November 2018. It is more than 2.5 m more than last year. In the second half of the year, the results were better than in 2017 each month. Therefore, it can be estimated that the number of passengers will exceed 300 million this year.
Annual report on rail market operations in 2017
This report presents a detailed analysis of rail market operations in 2017 comparing to the previous years. This is the seventh annual report published in English.
Growth in freight transport after the first half of 2018
In June, 20.8 million tons of cargo were transported by rail. This is 3.7% more than last year. Comparing the first half of 2018 to the first six months of 2017, the increase in the transported mass is 8.5%.
Passenger rail services after the first half of 2018
In the first half of the year, railway undertakings transported over 150 million passengers. The number of passengers traveling by rail in relation to the first six months of the previous year is lower by 1.9%.
Freight rail transport significantly up in April
April was the fourth month of higher values of transported weight of cargo, transport and operational performance compared to last year.
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