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Actions taken by PKP Group due to unfavourable weather conditions

A Special Regional Crisis Management team was set up in Warszawa, in connection with icing of the station Warszawa Grochów. 166 machines for removing snow from tracks and turnouts, with 10 more for de-icing and defrosting devices fight winter weather. Additional information desks at major railway stations, all stations open 24/7. Between 6:00 and 12:00  64 out of 1,828 were delayed by more than 60 minutes, which is 3.5% of all connections. PKP Energetyka also has dedicated de-icing and defrosting trains. Teams maintaining electrical heating of turnout are located across the nation, ready to get to the location of failure.

PKP S.A. continues to provide 24/7 to all railway stations to passengers. In addition, in 40 selected stations, as well as in all the trains with restaurant cars, when the delay exceeds 60 minutes, passengers receive hot drinks.

Passengers are notified about the current condition of rail operations on an on-going basis. In case of unforeseen events, ticket inspectors are obliged to provide the necessary information concerning the cause of stopping the train, possible delays and available transfer options.

At the largest stations (Gdańsk Główny, Gdynia Główna, Katowice, Kraków Główny, Toruń, Bydgoszcz,  Lublin, Rzeszów, Zakopane and Łódź Kaliska), there are information officers available. In addition, the working hours of PKP Intercity Customer Service Centre at the Warszawa Centralna station were extended (now open from 07:00.).

If necessary, PKP Intercity plans to launch substitute bus communication. Utilization of additional means of transport will depend on general weather conditions, including the serviceability of roads and availability of the blocked trainset. In case no substitute transport is feasible, trains will be moved by diesel locomotives provided by PKP PLK.

PKP Group is ready

PKP Intercity provides 24/7 technical service. Application of devices preventing excessive icing of undercarriage will be the novelty in technical service of trains. The operating principle of the system consists in spraying the train chassis with a heated liquid, which forms a coating protecting against freezing and ice build-ups. PKP Intercity  is the only railway operator in Poland using such a system. The system has been tested in Nordic countries and was also purchased by German railways.

This operator has  nearly 1,700 cars and 280 locomotives at hand.  Out of that number approx. 20% is the reserves, standing by at major stations, such as Poznań, Warszawa, Kraków, Katowice, Wrocław and Gdańsk. Reserve cars and locomotives are used not only for reinforcement of passenger operations, but also in an emergency. Rolling stock will be served in winter by over 4,000 employees.

PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe has 166 machines for removal of snow from tracks and turnouts, including 16 snow removal units, 84 snowploughs and 66 snow removers. Depending on weather conditions, as many as 16 thousand people can be involved in winter maintenance of the railway infrastructure. PKP Energetyka also has dedicated de-icing and defrosting trains. Teams maintaining electrical heating of turnout are located across the nation, ready to get to the location of failure.

Night patrols of maintenance trains of PKP Energetyka:

31.01/1.02. 2014
Line 272, 281, route Jarocin - Zduny - Poznań Krzesiny - Jarocin
195 km Patrol
Line 272, route Ostrów - Łęka - Ostrów - Jarocin - Ostrów
208 km Patrol
Line 7, Otwock - Pilawa
55 km Patrol
Line 2, Siedlce - Mińsk Maz. T. 1 i 2
104 km Patrol

Last modified: 2/29/2016