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Old November 5th, 2017, 06:49 PM   #2061
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Which is, quite stupidly, not used.
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Old November 16th, 2017, 05:18 PM   #2062
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The Polish government and the authorities of the biggest railway operators and the infrastructure manager want to consolidate the Polish railway on the pattern of Germany:

http://www.rynek-kolejowy.pl/wiadomo...018-84431.html
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PKP: Consolidation with Przewozy Regionalne after 2018
Łukasz Malinowski ⚫ 16.11.2017


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Yet this year, PKP S.A. is going to present the project of the holding structure, which will be implemented next year. After finishing the restructurization process, Przewozy Regionalne are going to be incorporated into it too.

"One of the biggest challenges is liberating ourselves from the fragmentation", said on 16 November in Rzeszów, during the Congress 590, Andrzej Bittel, the junior secretary of state in the Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction (MIB). He meant the situation we are dealing with on the railway market. He pointed out that the problem is not only the structure of the PKP Group, but also the passenger services passed to the regional authorities in the regions. "We don't know if it can be reversed", he added.

The representative of the ministry pointed that the consolidation of railway is the most important task the PKP is facing, but it must be carried out based on healthy and reasonable rules. "We will carry out a consolidation towards a holding, even though we don't have holding law in Poland. We can act basing on the current law", he explained.

Bittel mentioned also that the unions are right pointing out the necessity to incorporate Przewozy Regionalne into this process, which will guarantee reinforcing the national market before opening it to the competition from other countries.

Przewozy Regionalne in the PKP holding. Common ticket from the end of 2018
"Yet this year, we will show the first project of the PKP holding structure, and in the half of the next year, this structure should have started working", said Krzysztof Mamiński, the president of board of directors of PKP S.A. "I am dreaming of a place for Przewozy Regionalne there, apart from the PKP Group companies", he precised. Before it will happen, however, the process of restructurizing this company must finish, which will last until the end of 2018. Earlier changes are not possible also because of some obligations with respect to the EU.

Mamiński underlined that more important than functional changes is the product consolidation, an example of which is the common ticket. "I am dreaming of not only Przewozy Regionalne and PKP Intercity, but also regional railways participating in it. Such a solution is expected by the passengers", he noticed.

In the discussion on consolidation, the topic of PKP Energetyka could not be missing. "We must do everything, so that the management of the power infrastructure will be based in Poland. This is the first and necessary step", said Mamiński. According to the president of PKP S.A., the worst consequence of the PKP Energetyka privatization was that the company got to a foreign investment fund. A better solution would be, at least, a sale to a Polish company from the power sector.

Inereusz Merchel, the president of board of directors of PKP PLK (PKP Polish Railway Lines - the infrastructure manager) mentioned also that the regionalization of the railway has also an infrastructural aspect. The voivodeship marshalls not only maintain their own operators out of the PKP Group, but also invest into the regional railway infrastructure without coordination with each other or with PKP PLK.

For as broad consolidation as possible was also Marek Chraniuk, the president of PKP Intercity. "A holding is a dream of many railway men. The railway is the PKP", he said. He added that the railway is preceived so also by the passengers.

Not only the regional authorities and the PKP Group. Also the producers

According to the participants of the discussions, one should not finish with the PKP Group and the regions. The changes taking place on world and European markets demand a consolidation also on the side of the rolling stock manufacturers and the freight carriers.

In the first area pointed out were e.g. the necessity to broaden the cooperation between the manufacturers and between the manufacturers and the biggest passengers carriers in the country. It was suggested e.g. to start a bigger number of common projects and to carry out work on the projects of vehicles designed according to the needs and expectations of Przewozy Regionalne and PKP Intercity.

Regarding the freight transport, it was pointed out that in the structure of companies being national property, as Orlen or Lotos, there are also railway carriers, and their connection with PKP Cargo could bring a lot of synergy effect.
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Old November 16th, 2017, 11:22 PM   #2063
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On Friday about 6 A.M. in Nysa, 3 freight carriages filled with stones got uncoupled from the train. Because the town is located (luckily) in a valley, the group of carriages started to move in an oscillatory way and finally stopped. The staff quickly decided to close all the level crossings on the line passed by these free carriages, so, luckily, there was no accident. The driver of the train from which those carriages decoupled was sober.

The question is why the carriages did not brake automatically after getting decoupled.
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Old November 22nd, 2017, 11:50 PM   #2064
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 10:05 AM   #2065
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This roof is hideous.

This new link in Krakow is a much needed project, (I remember using trains from Zakopane to Krakow with multiple changes of direction many years ago), but unfortunately it looks like nobody cared about the aesthetics.
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 11:43 PM   #2066
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Its quite good aesthetically compared with what they built for us in Łódź on new (and modernized) train stopping places:





This is maybe practical, as it protects also from wind, but it's also just ugly.
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Old November 24th, 2017, 12:50 AM   #2067
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Take a look for Zielona Góra (main station):


The same shit...
Picture without a displays with passenger information yet.
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Old November 24th, 2017, 10:11 AM   #2068
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The last examples are just simple platform sheds. Sure, they are not the best looking things but one could argue they might be functional and cheap.

The roof in Krakow Zablocie is slightly different. It is huge and really visible as the station is elevated. I'm also not sure what is the need for it in the first place. The platforms' roofs (lower and simpler) would suffice in protecting passengers from the elements. If they really insisted on covering the tracks they could still use lower roof. I much prefer Krakow Pogorze station. Simpler and more aesthetic.
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Old November 24th, 2017, 01:14 PM   #2069
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The last examples are just simple platform sheds. Sure, they are not the best looking things but one could argue they might be functional and cheap.

The roof in Krakow Zablocie is slightly different. It is huge and really visible as the station is elevated. I'm also not sure what is the need for it in the first place. The platforms' roofs (lower and simpler) would suffice in protecting passengers from the elements. If they really insisted on covering the tracks they could still use lower roof. I much prefer Krakow Pogorze station. Simpler and more aesthetic.
Well, Zabłocie is where all the hipsters live. Of course it needs to look special :-P
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Old November 24th, 2017, 06:28 PM   #2070
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The last examples are just simple platform sheds. Sure, they are not the best looking things but one could argue they might be functional and cheap.
Yes, but... It is not a small station. The station is located in a capital of voivodeship and has a platform shed as a bus stop. There are railroad crossings and people are changing trains.
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Old November 24th, 2017, 07:05 PM   #2071
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I think in Zielona Góra, the local authorities are obliged to build full-sized platform roofs, aren't they?
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Old November 24th, 2017, 07:11 PM   #2072
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Yes, the roof will be build in next year with changing center between trains and city transport.
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Old November 25th, 2017, 11:38 AM   #2073
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Łódź is also a capital of a voivodeship and you have those sheds... At least bigger than those in Zielona Góra (also a capital of a voivodeship). But there, you probably also have the station building, with a heated waiting room.
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Old November 25th, 2017, 08:20 PM   #2074
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Old November 26th, 2017, 04:26 PM   #2075
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I think in Zielona Góra, the local authorities are obliged to build full-sized platform roofs, aren't they?
Roof will be simple, and it's ok, but the sheds is a big mistake for me. You can see part of roof on this image with changing center:


In october projects should be ended.

If someone is interested this building I invite to this topic*

*It's a part of big project included:
-changing center
-roof on platforms
-two tunells for pederstrians and bikes under tracks
-purchase 47 electric buses (it will be aprox. 65% buses in city)
-adaptation depot and 11 bus stops to charging buses
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Old December 5th, 2017, 01:32 AM   #2076
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PESA's ELF 2 deliveries to Podkarpackie voivodeship started last month. 7 units have been ordered (5 with 3 wagons, 2 with 2).

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Old December 5th, 2017, 04:44 PM   #2077
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PESA's ELF 2 deliveries to Podkarpackie voivodeship started last month. 7 units have been ordered (5 with 3 wagons, 2 with 2).
Those remaining 2 will have four cars
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Old December 6th, 2017, 10:21 PM   #2078
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PKM (Pommeranian Metropolitan Railways) in Gdynia. New stops built in 1 year.

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Old December 24th, 2017, 12:19 PM   #2079
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Polish state-owned rail carrier PKP Intercity has announced plans to spend over PLN 7 billion (EUR 1.67 bn, USD 1.98 bn) to modernise its rolling stock and buy new trains and engines by 2023.

Some of the new trains that the company plans to buy will be able to travel at speeds of over 200 kph, CEO Marek Chraniuk told a news conference on Tuesday.

PKP Intercity plans to modernise more than 700 train cars and buy 185 new ones by 2023, Chraniuk said.

He called the spending plan the “greatest investment plan” ever for PKP Intercity, which is the long-distance passenger travel arm of Poland's state-owned railway company PKP.

PKP Intercity expects to transport more than 40 million passengers this year and close 2017 with a profit of PLN 270 million, according to Chraniuk.

Last year, the company transported 38.5 million passengers and posted a profit of PLN 48 million, according to Poland’s PAP news agency.
http://www.thenews.pl/1/12/Artykul/3...nisation-drive
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Old December 24th, 2017, 01:50 PM   #2080
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PKM (Pommeranian Metropolitan Railways) in Gdynia. New stops built in 1 year.

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Just great! I miss that assertivity in my province of Brabant, Netherlands, where similar locations still see the trains going by for no reason. Now let's take an example from Poland to see how quickly the gaps in the transport network can be filled!
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