Rail transport in August 2022
During eight months of 2022 the number of passengers was higher than during the same period in record-breaking 2019. 30.7 m passengers travelled by train in August 2022, which is an increase by 5.8 m year-on-year. Freight carriers transported 20.9 m tonnes, which is 0.3 m tonnes less than in August 2021.
Rail freight by commodity groups in 2Q 2022
In 2Q 2022 62.8 m tonnes of freight were carried, which accounted for 15.9 bn tonne-km of the transport performance. This result is 0.5 m tonnes and 1.4 bn tonne-km better than in 1Q 2022. Coal, lignite, crude oil and natural gas was the largest share, i.e. 32.2% of the total weight carried. The largest increase in the weight compared to 1Q 2022 - more than 2.6 m tonnes - was in metal ores, mining and quarrying products group.
Intermodal transport in 2Q 2022
Over 6.6 m tonnes of goods were transported by intermodal rail services in 2Q 2022. The transport performance exceeded 2.2 bn tonne-km. In 2Q 2022 the weight of goods carried in intermodal transport fell year-on-year. However, the transport performance increased.
New rules for exams for train driver's licence and certificate
From 1st January 2023 exams for train driver's licence and certificate will be conducted by the President of the Office of Rail Transport. An important change will be an introduction of the practical part of the exam on a railway vehicle simulator. The exam will be conducted at the Examination and Monitoring Centre for Train Drivers in Warsaw. These changes will not affect all train driver candidates immediately. Below you will find information who will take exams under the new rules.