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Public transport in Poland – the reality and prospects

Issue 1 2016  •  25 February 2016  •  Adam Karolak, President of the Chamber of Urban Transport (IGKM)

Recent years in the urban transport sector in Poland were characterised by large investment projects and purchases of bus fleets and tram rolling stock. However, the overall number of passengers decreased slightly, which is in contrast with high funds allocated annually for transport investments. As it turns out, they do not guarantee a systematic increase in passenger numbers in the country. Adam Karolak, President of the Chamber of Urban Transport (IGKM) describes the situation of public transport in Poland, emphasising the role of EU funds and organisational activities that can attract new passengers…

European Investment Bank to finance tram modernisation in Krakow and Silesia

Industry news  •  14 July 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced funding for the purchase and modernisation of energy-efficient low-floor trams for the Polish city of Krakow and Upper Silesia region.

Olsztyn tramway restoration continues with delivery of first tram in 50 years

Industry news  •  23 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The Polish city of Olsztyn welcomed the first tram in over 50 years after Solaris delivered the first of 15 Tramino for the north-east region of Warmian-Masurian.

Polish city of Słupsk receives new Scania Citywide buses

Industry news  •  3 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Scania have delivered 18 Citywide buses to the Polish city of Słupsk in a ceremony marking the start of European Sustainable Development Week.

Poland: Further support from EIB for Warsaw Metro

Industry news, News  •  10 April 2013  •  European Investment Bank (EIB)

The EIB is lending PLN 1 billion for the construction of the central section of Warsaw’s new metro new line…

Warsaw Metro prepares to handle EURO 2012 arrivals

Issue 2 2012  •  25 April 2012  •  Jerzy Lejk, President of the Board and CEO, Warsaw Metro

Poland’s capital city, Warsaw, is one of the host cities for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship (EURO 2012) which will take place in June. The city is currently carrying out intensive preparations to welcome football players and fans.

Metro Warszawskie Sp. z o.o. is involved in on-going cooperation with authorities to develop appropriate solutions for the football tournament. The company has estab – lished a department specifically to take care of issues related to passenger security by making the relevant arrangements and carrying out analyses.

The department comprises Służba Ochrony Metra (the Metro Security Service) and Zakładowa Służba Ratownicza (the Emergency Service). Both units specialise in metro operations and follow strict procedures established for action undertaken in diverse situations, while constantly improving their operational capabilities through, among other things, training with the appropriate state services such as fire brigades, police and emergency services.

 

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