About us

Investments

We invest in future.

As a result of modernisation activities we:

  • Improve travel comfort
  • Improve the appearance of infrastructure elements
  • Shorten travel time
  • Raise safety standards
  • Protect the natural environment
  • Make life easier for road users by constructing
    two-level crossings

Do you want to see what and where we change?
Visit: plk-inwestycje.pl

Timetable

We are responsible for the timetable construction for passenger, freight and special-purpose trains, which is prepared at the request and in line with the guidelines provided by our customers - railway undertakings.

In 2022  1 744 424 passenger trains and 446 839 freight trains travelled their routes on the Polish railway tracks.

To correlate such a high number of connections we use an electronic system for the timetable construction - SKRJ, which has been the only tool in the process of the timetable planning since 2013.

Trying to respond to Passengers' needs we also provide our ready-made product in the form of the Passenger Portal.

Thanks to the connection search engine, network and poster timetables published on the Internet website we make it possible to obtain access to the data that are always up-to-date.

CHECK CONNECTIONS

Safety

We have been carrying out a social campaign entitled Bezpieczny przejazd [Safe rail-road level crossing] since 2005. Its main objectives consist in:

  • raising awareness about the threats arising from carelessness on the railroad crossings and railway areas
  • drawing the attention towards the significance of being extremely cautious and complying with the traffic regulations
  • minimalizing the number of life-threatening events on the railroad crossings and railway areas
  • shaping socially-desired behaviors and attitudes

We encourage you to get acquainted with our campaign and the way we work at the campaign website:

bezpieczny-przejazd.pl

At the same time we must live up to our own standards. Replacement and modernisation of traffic control equipment, installation of new points, purchase of simulators or offering training for rail traffic controllers and people responsible for safety is only a part of our safety improvement program on a broad basis.

We know that human life depends on our engagement and professionalism, therefore we perform our professional duties in accordance with applicable procedures and utmost care.

PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. become the laureate of the “Kultura bezpieczeństwa w transporcie kolejowym” [Safety Culture in Rail Transport] competition

Awards in the “Safety Culture in Rail Transport” [Kultura bezpieczeństwa w transporcie kolejowym] competition in categories:
•    "Human factor - education" for the organization of "Workshops for driving instructors and lecturers from Driver Training Centers and for examiners from Provincial Road Traffic Centres",
•    "System solution" for an IT solution implementing the "Electronic Traffic Log system and its connection with the Maintenance Work Record System and external systems”.

Brązowy Spinacz [Bronze Clip] award as part of the "Złote Spinacze" [Golden Clips] competition, conducted by the Public Relations Companies Association - for "Locomotive versus car" project

Awards in the “Safety Culture in Rail Transport” [Kultura bezpieczeństwa w transporcie kolejowym] competition in categories:
•    "System solution" - for the “#PLKYellowSticker” [#ŻółtaNaklejkaPLK] project, implemented as part of the “Safe railway level crossing” [Bezpieczny Przejazd] social campaign,
•    audience award.

The social campaign “Safe railroad level crossing...”was awarded in international competition in the Public Relation industry – SABRE Awards 2021 (Superior Achievement in Branding, Reputation & Engagement). The project "#YellowSticker that saves lives" won in the regional category: The Baltic.

In September 2021, the "Safe railroad level crossing" campaign was awarded one of the world's leading marketing awards - Stevie® Awards: bronze statuette in the category "Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Public Service" for promoting safety with the #YellowSticker.

In September 2021 the “Safe railroad level crossing” campaign was awarded in the Wings PR competition promoting an innovative, creative and ethical approach to communication and public relations. The #YellowSticker project - the first sticker that saves human life, won in the "CSR - The greatest social impact" category.

Infrastructure maintenance

18 806 km of railway lines

11 603 level crossings

5 140 buildings (including buildings of technical posts)

37 352 points of infrastructure

24 724 engineering
structures

16 292 structures (umbrella roofs, platforms, acoustic screens)

Data valid as of 31.12.2023

Railway traffic management

The 'brain' of the transport system is the Railway Traffic Management Centre directly responsible for the correct run of trains within the country and on trans-border routes.

The Centre also supervises operation in emergency situations and controls traffic of technical maintenance services.

On average, within 24 hours, over 5000 passenger and freight trains travel on the Polish railway tracks*.

Every day approx. 1700 people watch over the traffic flow on railway tracks. They are under the charge of approx. 100 traffic train dispatchers.

Almost 123 passenger and freight railway undertakings take advantage of our services.

* this number does not take into account special-purpose trains, maintenance and repair trains, locomotive shunting, technical runs

Mission

The determinant of creating the company's strategy is its mission, understood as a characteristic role expressing its distinctiveness. Vision is an image of the future, constituting the culmination of long-term activities aimed at optimizing the condition of infrastructure, and also referring to the role of PLK S.A. and its perception by internal and external stakeholders.

The mission of PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. is to create the best conditions for the country's transport services through:

  • making railway lines available to passenger and freight carriers on equal terms,
  • ensuring a high level of passenger service at stations, passenger stops and information on the timetable and passenger train traffic,
  • ensuring the appropriate level of security,
  • respecting the environment,
  • increasing the accessibility, attractiveness and efficiency of rail transport,
  • ensuring reliable services.

The company successfully combines tradition with the use of the latest solutions and technologies. PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. is a modern employer guided by the highest work standards through:

  • employing experts in the fields needed to carry out the Company's tasks, having the necessary knowledge and skills;
  • motivating and creating conditions for employees to improve their qualifications and systematically and consciously develop knowledge and competences.

Vision

The railway network will be an important element of the transport system in Poland and Europe, and its manager - PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. – will be an entity providing the highest quality services to railway carriers on the managed network, ensuring the satisfaction of passengers as well as senders and recipients of goods.

Modernization and development processes will be continued by using new technologies, respecting the environment and ensuring railway traffic safety, in accordance with European standards. 

The role of a responsible, well-organized and properly-managed company will be consistently fulfilled, and its employees will identify with its goals, taking into account the principles of economy, entrepreneurship and a flexible approach to the changing environment during their implementation.
 

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