GOODS TRANSPORTS IN BULK AS A DYNAMIC FACTOR IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF RAILWAY TRANSPORT IN POLAND

Within the next 20 years, Poland will be able to meet the requirements of a modern society of the 21st Century. The country's coming shape will represent a tranformation of present-day Poland. Although railway transport is going to be partly superseded by pipelines in the conveyance of petroleum and petroleum products, and by inland navigation in the conveyance of bulk goods such as coal, metal ore, aggregates, fertilisers, etc. between Silesia and Stettin, such abstraction of traffic from the railway will not be important enough to cause any significant changes in the rate of development of the railway transport potential. It is estimated that, in the 1990s, the annual volume of freight traffic by rail will amount to about 900-950 million t. These considerations show that, in view of the predicted intensive increase in the country's traffic demand, railway transport in general, and freight transport in particular, will develop in a way which will be mainly governed by the need for rationalizing the transport of freight in bulk. These transports will have a decisive influence on the geographical development and the technical standard of the infrastructure as well as on the wagons to be commissioned.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Nowosielski, L
    • Ratajczak, K
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Accession Number: 00127387
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM