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The Polish Office of Rail Transportation

The Office of Rail Transportation (Polish abbreviation UTK) was established on 1 June 2003 on the basis of the Railway Transport Act, using the structures of the former Chief Railway Inspectorate (GIK). Over the years of its existence, the scope of the Office’s activity was gradually extended. Initially, the Office was responsible for supervision over the railway sector’s safety and technical coherence. Then, the UTK was entrusted with tasks of the railway market regulator and finally also tasks in the field of supervision over observance of passenger rights in railway transport.

Currently, as required by Community laws relevant to the railway sector, the Railway Transport Office performs three key functions on the domestic railway market:

  • National Safety Authority (Directive 2004/49/EC)
  • National Regulatory Body (Directive 2001/14/EC)
  • National Enforcement Body for Passenger Rights (Regulation 1371/2007)

The Office discharges both tasks provided for in Community laws and a number of tasks resulting exclusively from national laws.

The basic instrument which regulates the operation of the railway transport sector in Poland is the Railway Transport Act (Polish official gazette Dziennik Ustaw 2003, No. 86 item 789 as amended). Consolidated text of the Act in Polish is available here.

Management

The Office of Rail Transportation is managed by:

  • Krzysztof Dyl – President;
  • Ignacy Góra – vice – President, Traffic Safety and Technical Matters,
  • Radosław Pacewicz – Deputy General Director.

General contact information:

Urząd Transportu Kolejowego (UTK)
ul. Chałubińskiego 4
00-928 Warszawa
POLAND
tel. +48 22 630 18 30
fax. + 48 22 630 18 90
e-mail: utk@utk.gov.pl

Railway Safety Department
Part B safety certification Phone: +48 22 630 19 47
Fax: +48 22 630 18 90
e-mail: utk@utk.gov.pl
Licensing of train drivers Phone: +48 22 630 19 47
Fax: +48 22 630 18 90
e-mail: utk@utk.gov.pl
Registration of rail vehicle in NVR Phone: +48 22 630 19 47
Fax: +48 22 630 18 90
e-mail: utk@utk.gov.pl

 

Department of Technical Permits and Interoperability
Authorization for placing in service of railway vehicles Phone: +48 22 630 19 60
Fax: +48 22 630 18 90
e-mail: utk@utk.gov.pl
ECM certification Phone: +48 22 630 19 60
Fax: +48 22 630 18 90
e-mail: utk@utk.gov.pl

 

Railway Market Regulation Department
Licensing of railway undertakings Phone: +48 22 630 18 45
Fax: +48 22 630 18 90
e-mail: utk@utk.gov.pl
Providing statistical figures Mr. Łukasz Trzak
Phone: +48 22 630 18 64
e-mail: lukasz.trzak@utk.gov.pl
Assessment of cabotage influence on public services Mrs. Agnieszka Bojkowska
Phone: +48 22 630 15 11
e-mail: agnieszka.bojkowska@utk.gov.pl

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