The Rail Market in Poland 2012


At nearly 20,000 route-km, Poland’s rail network is the third largest in Europe and one that continues to see major modernisation and change following EU membership. As well as supporting a mature industrialised economy, the railway network also forms a key element of the continent’s wider transport system, acting as a transit crossroads for both north-south and east-west traffic.
This report provides a concise overview of the structure of the country’s main line and regional rail transport market. It summarises the political and regulatory environment in which the network functions and provides insights into planned developments on Poland’s railway infrastructure. It lists all train operators active in late 2011, including regional passenger companies and open access freight carriers, and summarises developments in suburban rail.
In addition, the report also provides a summary of the status of all current tram systems in Poland, including development plans, and also covers Warsaw’s metro.
Website addresses are included for most undertakings to assist further research.