Freight transport in July 2019


In July of 2019 various carriers transported by rail over 20.3 million tonnes of goods, which means a decrease by 4% in comparison to July of 2018. The transport service amounted to nearly 4.8 billion tonne-kilometres (down by 6.3%), while the operational performance was at the level of almost 7 million train-kilometres (down by 8.2%). The average transport distance was 235 km.

In the period between January and July of this year the carriers transported more than 138.5 tonnes of goods. The transport service was at the level of over 33 billion tonne-kilometres and operational performance - 48.3 million trainkilometres. This means a decrease of given numbers in comparison to the corresponding period of last year by 4.51%, 3.61% and 4.63% respectively.

- Although one may have observed a decrease in the level of transported goods, the data for the seven months of 2019 shows that it is still a better result than the average amount of such services in the years 2014-2018. One should also bear in mind that goods transport means nowadays more and more intermodal transport, which has recently been in steady development - summarized Mr. Ignacy Góra, Sc. D., President of the Office of Rail Transport.

Detailed data is available on the UTK website in the Statistics section.

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