Locked content Rail freight transport punctuality down to 36% in Q2

The average time for delays of freight trains in the second quarter of this year increased to almost 10.5 hours. – said the Office of Rail Transport (UTK) on Thursday. In the quarter before the average delay was 9 hours. Punctuality of rail freight transport dropped to 36 percent in Q2 from 38...

Poland with second-highest rail passenger increase in Europe

The number of railroad passengers increased in Poland by 3.8 percent y/y in 2017, which is the second-best result in Europe, following Finland, where the growth amounted to 4.4 percent y/y. Spain came in third with a 3.5 percent increase in the number of passengers using railroad, Polish Rail Transp...

Locked content Cargo transport up 13% y/y in H1 2018

Cargo transport in June 2018 increased by 10.9 percent y/y and came in at 51.2 million metric tonnes, GUS stated. The volume of cargo transport in January-June 2018 amounted to 294.1 million tonnes, a 13.0 percent increase compared to the corresponding period of 2017. Rail cargo transport increased ...

Locked content Freight trains’ trade speed up to over 25 km/h

The trade speed of freight trains increased in 2017 to over 25 km/h in Poland. During the last two years, there has been a slight increase in average speed. However, it is still low compared to other countries and has a negative impact on the competitiveness of rail transport – said the Office...

Locked content Rail cargo transport up 5.7% y/y in April

The volume of goods transported by rail in April increased by 5.7 percent y/y to 20.4 million metric tonnes, the Rail transport Office informed. In April 2017, 19.3 million tonnes of cargo were transported by rail, while a year earlier the April volume stood at 17.6 million tonnes. Over the first fo...

Locked content Bombardier set to launch high-speed train production in Wrocław

Bombardier Transportation Polska will be starting production in November at its new facility in Wrocław. The company has invested over PLN 250 million in expansion of its plant, according to the Ministry of Development, creating 100 new jobs, eventually increasing to 800. The plant will produce body...

Locked content Orlen Lietuva and Lithuanian railways fail to reach compromise

Polish oil company Orlen Lietuva and Lithuanian Railways have failed to reach a compromise on rail transport rates. The Lithuanian side believes that the dispute should be resolved by a court. “Negotiations have not taken place for several months. Neither side wants to give in, so let a court decide...

Locked content PKP Intercity to invest PLN 2.5 bln in modernization

Passenger rail company PKP Intercity is earmarking PLN 2.5 billion until 2020 for the purchase and modernization of 510 wagon and 60 locomotives, as well as the upgrading of 15 servicing stations, according to Jarosław Oniszczuk, a member of the board of PKP Intercity. Funds for this investment are ...

Locked content NCBR launches program for rail industry worth PLN 196 mln

The National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) has announced the launch of a new sectoral programme “Innotabor”, which was created at the request of the largest Polish rail transport companies. In the first competition, the NCBR plans to allocate PLN 196 million for industrial r...

Locked content Rail transport’s profit up to PLN 203 mln in 2014

The operational profit of Polish rail transport increased to PLN 203 million in 2014. The year before it equalled PLN 189 million, according to the Office of Rail Transport (UTK). The revenue from operational activity amounted to PLN 8.04 billion in 2014 and PLN 8.24 billion in 2013. The cost of ope...