Report on the state of railway safety in Poland in 2019
Year 2019 was the safest year in railway transport since the President of the Office of Rail Transport (Pol. Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, UTK) started gathering data in this field. The decrease of accident factor by 13% (to 2,08) and the number of accidents by 13.5% in comparison to 2018 is a clear sign that the level of railway safety is rising. UTK has just published its "Report on the state of railway safety in Poland in 2019".
More comfortable trains on Polish railway routes
Almost half of carriages have already been equipped with air-conditioning. The number of train sets with access to Internet is also rising and additionally GSM signal boosters are installed on board of trains. The travel comfort in trains increases what is supported by data concerning the equipment of the rolling stock.
UTK strives after railways available to anyone
The Office of Rail Transport (Pol. Urzad Transportu Kolejowego, UTK) has prepared a guide on "Good Practices on Assisting Persons with Disabilities in the Railway System". The publication has been prepared by experts representing NGOs that deal on daily basis with problems of persons with disabilities. The guide will be in the first place presented to railway employees, which every day assist such passengers.