At the end of June, ProKolej Foundation signed the Declaration on development of safety culture in rail transport drafted by the Office of Rail Transport. Other signatories include representatives of, among others, carriers, managers, certifying bodies, trade unions, scientific and media circles. The Declaration has been signed by nearly 120 representatives of the rail market.
ProKolej Foundation has published a list of over 400 railway lines to be liquidated by PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. The plan covers 9 provinces, 32 sections and nearly 2.1% of the national railway network (425 km). In the opinion of experts, the main consequence of the liquidation of railway infrastructure will be permanent degradation of the social and economic potential of poorly communicated areas of Poland. The envisaged savings will be illusory.
At the beginning of February, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction put forward for public consultations a draft of the amendment to the railway transportation act. The 70-page-long document which consists of 47 articles provides for a comprehensive and in-depth change in a few key areas of railway transportation in Poland.
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