Selected issues of operation of railway stations and station buildings in Poland Cover Image

Analiza rozmieszczenia i funkcjonowania sta cji pa sażerskich i dworców kolejowych w Polsce
Selected issues of operation of railway stations and station buildings in Poland

Author(s): Tadeusz Bocheński
Subject(s): Regional Geography, Maps / Cartography
Published by: Bernardinum
Keywords: railway; passenger station; station building

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the study was to analyse the operation of passenger railway stations and station buildings in Poland, aswell as the changes that occurred in connection with investments in infrastructure. The studies covered active passenger andrailway stations as listed in the train timetable 2016/2017 and included comparison to the timetable 2009/2010. Two researchquestions were asked: about the layout of passenger stations and active railway stations in Poland and about the impactof investments in railway infrastructure carried out in the years 2010-2016 on the number of passenger stations and on thecondition of railway stations.In 2017 there were 2497 active passenger stations, located in 2063 localities. An average density of passenger stations inPoland was 0.80 station per 100 km2 and 0.65 station per 10,000 residents. At 622 passenger stations there were active stationbuildings, i.e. open for travellers. On many station buildings the scope of service for travellers was limited to a waiting room.As a result of investments carried out in the years 2010-2016, about 100 railway stations were modernised and several morewere renovated. Moreover, about 50 new passenger stations were built. During that time, several processes were taking placesimultaneously: closing passenger stations, reducing their operation to weekend or seasonal traffic, and opening new andpreviously closed passenger stations.

  • Issue Year: 20/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 19-35
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish