In some EU countries the 4th Railway Package has come into effect as of 16 June 2020
Croatia, Denmark and Latvia as well as Germany and Slovakia (which border Poland) have introduced the technical pillar of the 4th Railway Package on 16 June 2020. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic Poland as well as - among others - Czechia and Lithuania have decided to postpone the date of introduction until 31 October 2020.
Transfer results for May 2020
Transfer results for May 2020 have shown the return of passengers to using railway services. In comparison to April of 2020 the number of passengers rose by more than 60%. An even bigger increase was witnessed with regard to transfer service numbers - by 81%. In freight transfers both transfer and operational services rose in comparison to April.
International passenger trains back in service
Amendment to the Regulation by the Council of Ministers has allowed Polish railway carriers to resume - starting from 13 June 2020 - the operations of international connections among Schengen zone states. Operations of international trains crossing external European Union borders are still suspended.