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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Punctuality of passenger trains in Q3 of 2019.
In the 3rd quarter of 2019 more than 92% of all passenger trains arrived at their destinations on time. During that time, due to increased number of travels, the carriers introduced more trains. There were more than 441 thousand trains on the tracks - by 19.7 thousand more than in the previous quarter and by 8.1 thousand more than in the 3rd quarter of 2018.
How often we use railway services
In 2018 each Pole travelled 8 times by rail. But there are 4 regions, where Poles travel much more. And in some regions the number of railway travels is lower than two per year. The data showing the use of railways by passengers per region can be found in UTK's analysis "Railway in the regions".
Freight railway transport in September of 2019
19.6 million tonnes of goods were transported in September of 2019 , transport service amounted to 4.6 tonne-kilometres and operational service – to 6.7 train-kilometres. These values were lower by 4.7%, 8.5% and 10.4% respectively than in September of 2018.
18 million passengers more than last year
28.8 million passengers travelled by railway in September of this year. This means a rise by 11.2% in comparison to September of 2018. 247 million passengers chose railway travel in the three quarters of 2019. This means an increase by almost 18 million passengers (8%), comparing year-to-year statistics.