More than 90 thousand railway employees
In 2018 there were more than 90 thousand persons employed in the railway market. Mostly those are employees of railway carriers and infrastructure managers. The number of employees has been systematically dropping – in 2010 there were more than 103 thousand of them. The whole branch employed in 2018 111 persons fewer than at the end of 2017. The number of employees has risen at carrier undertakings and fallen at infrastructure managing companies.
Secondees from the Eastern Partnership programme at UTK.
Representatives of Armenia and Ukraine are visiting the Office of Rail Transport (Pol. Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, UTK). Eastern Partnership is a EU programme of assistance directed towards six countries in Eastern Europe and concentrates on activities in the sphere of public administration, aiming at building a common area of shared democracy, prosperity, stability and increased cooperation.
The „Report on the railway transport safety in 2018” has been published
In 2018 none of the safety indicators exceeded the accepted level of risk (national reference value) set for Poland. The general number of accidents (not only serious) has decreased, as the operational performance has increased. The accident indicator, measured as a relation of accident number to operational performance, was at its lowest in the last year since 2008. Such data was published in the yearly report sent to the European Agency for Railways.