First single safety certificate for Polish operator issued
On Thursday, March 25, the President of the Office of Rail Transport signed the first single safety certificate for a Polish rail operator. The document was issued in accordance with the new rules set in the 4th Railway Package. It was processed via the One-Stop Shop (OSS) - an IT tool developed and maintained by European Union Agency for Railways.
Charges on Polish rail network remain unchanged
The President of the Office of Rail Transport decided to discontinue the procedure of approval of the draft price list of PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe for 2021/2022 train timetable. PKP PLK, the national infrastructure manager, withdrew its application. It means that the charges will remain at the same level as for the current timetable.
ABC Railway Campaign: new TV spots and online lessons
The next phase of the ABC Railway Campaign has started. The hero of the campaign – Rogatek the rhino – continues to teach children how to behave safely when on a train, platform or level crossing. You can watch Rogatek on TV again.
National Vehicle Register update
The Office of Rail Transport published an update of the list of rail vehicles with a current registration in the National Vehicle Register (NVR). The data are valid as of January 29, 2021. The register contains data of over 98,000 vehicles with valid registration, i.e. those which can operate on the railway network in Poland.
Green Deal for Polish Railways: rail industry conference
The modernization of Polish railways towards emission-free standards and increasing its share in both passenger and freight transport were main topics of the "Green Deal for Polish Railways" conference which was organized by PKP Intercity at Polish Press Agency headquarters. During the debate panelists agreed that the use of green energy could be an incentive to attract both passengers and companies to rail transport. In the debate participated Ignacy Góra, President of the Office of Rail Transport and Kamil Wilde, Vice-President of the Office of Rail Transport.
New rail carriers in Poland
Poland is at the forefront of European countries with highest number of issued licences for carriage of goods. Germany is the only country where more licences than in Poland were issued. The Office of Rail Transport published a new report "Rail Carriers. Study on licenced freight carriers in Poland". In this study you can find information on new companies which started operating on rail market, opportunities and problems which they are facing, as well as new freight statistics.
Women in railways
61 women in Poland have train driving licences. The total number of train driving licenses issued is approx 19,000. The youngest woman in this profession is only 22 years old and the oldest 51.
Railway Safety Forum - how we are dealing with the pandemic
Over the last year, our view of rail transport has been dominated by the coronavirus epidemic. Our basic goal, which is to guarantee safe transport, has acquired a new important dimension - our health - said Ignacy Góra, President of the Office of Rail Transport, opening the 7th Railway Safety Forum (RSF). The Forum is an annual conference devoted to railway safety in Poland, co-organized by Tor-Audytor and the Office of Rail Transport.
Open access info and FAQs
A new subpage on open access to railway infrastructure is now available on the website of the Office of Rail Transport. You can find all information on procedures, required forms and economic equilibrium test in one place.
Impact of Covid-19 epidemic on railway market in Poland and Europe
In 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic had a visible impact on Polish economy, railways including. The Office of Rail Transport published a study which shows how the global crisis influenced passenger and freight transport in Poland. The report also introduces data from selected European countries for the first half of 2020.