Upward trend in intermodal transport
The Covid-19 pandemic had a visible impact on the Polish economy in 2020, and the railways were no exception. But despite the pandemic, railfreight fared much better than passenger traffic, as shown in the latest study published by the Polish Office of Rail Transport.
After initial cuts in the number of connections and difficulties in cross-border transport, international transport volumes increased.
Nevertheless, 2020 saw a 5.6% drop in total weight transported. Intermodal services however showed a positive upward trend.
The study claims that, due to its geographical location, Poland has the potential to further develop the market for this type of transport. (ben)