UTK – a socially responsible government entity – CSR report 2018
For the third time, the Office of Rail Transport (Pol. Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, UTK) has published its Corporate Social Responsibility report. The publication covers UTK's activities in 2018, that were perfomed in accordance with the guidelines on social responsibility and sustainability as per ISO26000 norm. UTK has been one of the first government entities in Poland to publish such reports on a yearly basis.
Technical Specifications for Interoperability adjusted to the 4th Railway Package
On 16 June 2019 the amendments to the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) came into effect. However, the amendments should not be a matter of concern for the manufacturers, investors and contractors. There are transitional periods foreseen for many projects with regard to the application of the new TSIs, and the authority of notification bodies is automatically extended by the new TSIs.
Report on the functioning of the Polish railway market in 2018
The year 2018 ended with an increase of more than 2% of transported passengers. The weight of transported goods rose by over 4.3%. 2018 was also a period with dynamic rise of intermodal transport – the weight of freighted goods went up by more than 11%. All that forms the picture of the Polish railway market in 2018. These – and many more – data can be found in the “Report on the functioning of the railway market in 2018”, published by the President of the Office of Rail Transport.
Freight transport in the first half of 2019
In June railway undertakings transported less than 19 million tonnes of goods, which is less by nearly 1.9 million tonnes than in the corresponding month of the previous year. The first half of 2019 ended with the amount of nearly 119 million tons of transported goods.
Passenger transport in the first half of 2019
In the first half of this year the railway carriers transported over 161 million passengers. In each month of 2019 the number of passengers was higher than in the previous year, and the largest number of passengers occurred in March, May and June. This indicates a steady upward trend in Poland as regards travelling by railway.
Regulations regarding the knowledge of the railway track
Office of Rail Transport (Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, UTK) dispels doubts with regard to the acquiring, losing and regaining the knowledge of railway lines’ sections, known commonly as “knowledge of the railway track”.
Position of the President of Office of Rail Transport on the reporting of incidents by railway siding’s users
The President of Office of Rail Transport (Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, UTK) explains how serious accidents, accidents and incidents on railway sidings should be reported. The position of the President of UTK should dismiss any doubts on the part of railway sidings’ users and informs about the legal responsibility when such obligation is not fulfilled.
Accessibility audit of the railway station in Nasielsk
Office of Rail Transport (Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, UTK), in cooperation with the Centre for Universal Designing of the Gdańsk University of Technology, has prepared an “Accessibility Audit of the Railway Station in Nasielsk”. The target of the audit has been the newly constructed innovative and systemic station in the city of Nasielsk. Improvement of the railway’s accessibility for the handicapped persons and those with a limited ability of movement remains one of UTK’s top priorities.
STK S.A. loses its safety certificate
President of the Office of Rail Transport (pol. Urząd Transportu Kolejowego, furthermore: UTK) has withdrawn the complete safety certificate of the railway carrier STK S.A. The decision was caused by improprieties uncovered in the process of inspection activities performed at the carrier’s premises. The decision is not yet legally binding.
Freight transport in May of 2019
In May 2019 various carriers transported by rail over 19.6 million tonnes of goods, which means a decrease of 1.1 million tonnes (-5.3%) in comparison to May of 2018. The transport work amounted to nearly 4.7 billion tonne-kilometres (down by 5.8%), while the operational performance was at the level of almost 7 million train-kilometres (down by nearly 4.7%). The average transport distance was 238 km and was 2 km lower than in May of 2018.
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