About us

We are a research and development institute operating for 70 years in the railway sector.

We own a test track for conducting various experiments. We also posses the necessary infrastructure for R&D studies in the field of railway transport.

We are a Notified Body No. NB 1467 to the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2016/797 of 11 May 2016 on the interoperability of the rail system in the European Union for the assessment of all interoperable structural subsystems, i.e. Infrastructure, Energy, Control-Command and Signalling Track-side and On-board subsystems, rolling stock and traffic operation and management subsystems. The notification is for indefinite time.

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Certification

PCA AC 128The main goal of product certification is to protect the market from unsafe products (health, life and environment threatening) and raise safety of product use. Safety is the main factor particularly in the case of products for transport, especially railways. Certification procedures are a formal instrument to assure meeting product requirements.

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European Projects

The Railway Institute is researching in a local and international scale.

  • Research Projects
  • Feasibility Studies
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R&D Studies

The Institute conducts various R&D Studies and opinions in the field of railway transport. We operate in the following areas:

  • Infrasrtucture
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Traffic Control and Telecommunication
  • Rollingstock
  • Materials and Structure Elements
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Technical Approvals

Technical approvals are a positive technical opinion of meeting requirements:

  • construction safety;
  • fire safety;
  • safety of use;
  • proper heath and hygiene conditions;
  • proper environmental protection conditions;
  • vibration and acoustic protection;
  • energy efficiency and proper thermal isolation of compartments.
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POIR 04.01.01.00-0011/17

Poddziałanie 4.1.1. Programu Operacyjnego Inteligentny Rozwój Strategiczne programy badawcze dla gospodarki

 

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14th International Railway Fair

 

3rd Investment Debate. Development perspectives of the Polish railway infrastructure, September 22nd, 2021 12h00. We invite you to participate in the Debate!

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V International Conference MODERN TRENDS OF FIRE PROTECTION IN ROLLING STOCK

Time:  10-11 May 2022

Place:

Warsaw Marriott Hotel, Poland

The Railway Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland

Purpose of the Conference:

  • Participants closer to the international trends of fire protection in rolling stock.
  • Experience exchange between experts from all the world research centres.
  • Presentation of Fire Research Laboratory Railway Research Institute IK.

ANNOUNCEMENT NO 6

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The Young Talent Symposium SYMTA 2021

 

 

The goal of the Symposium was to:

  • present scientific and professional achievements of the participants,
  • share information about the work performed in the organisational units of the Railway Research Institute,
  • exchange experience in presenting and publishing their achievements,
  • prepare young IK staff for independent scientific and research activities.
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Cykl seminariów

Szanowni Państwo,

W imieniu Dyrekcji Instytutu Kolejnictwa informujemy o czasowym zawieszeniu seminariów naukowo-technicznych organizowanych przez Instytut Kolejnictwa.

 

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Aktualne Terminy Kursów

Szanowni Państwo,

Ośrodek Szkoleniowy Badań Ultradźwiękowych Laboratorium Badań Materiałów i Elementów Konstrukcji zaprasza do wzięcia udziału w kursach organizowanych w tym roku.

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Certyfikacja Systemów Zarządzania Jakością

Certyfikat  nr C QMS IK 01/2017-01 Produkcja i sprzedaż elementów systemu i systemu przytwierdzenia szyn do podkładów betonowych oraz uchwytów dociskowych elektrycznego ogrzewania rozjazdów wydany  dla spółki  INTERFREZ sp. z o. o.  został   wycofany dnia 28 listopada 2019 r.

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Najnowsze publikacje

Prace Instytutu Kolejnictwa Zeszyt Nr 168

Artykuły i informacje publikowane w czasopiśmie dotyczą szeroko rozumianych problemów technicznych i ekonomicznych transportu szynowego.  [more]


Railway safety, security and cybersecurity. Comprehensive approach to safety of the guided transport systems.

Since the early days of the railway transport, moving large masses at reasonable speeds has been protected by compliance with many safety related rules. From the very beginning special role was...  [more]


RESEARCH FOR RAIL TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT - IK Young Staff Carry out Research Projects

The Railway Research Institute's scientific activity is carried out within the framework of numerous research projects. It covers a wide range of work in the field of rail transport. Effective...  [more]


TRANSFORMATION OF ELECTRIC URBAN TRANSPORT IN UKRAINE AFTER 1991

Prepared by a Polish-Ukrainian team of authors, the monograph dealing with the transformation of urban electric transport systems in Ukraine after 1991 is the first comprehensive study of its kind...  [more]


Overview of the Key Electromagnetic Compatibility Issues in High-Speed Rail Direct-Current Traction Operation

Andrzej Białoń, Ph. D. Eng. and Victor G. Sychenko, Prof., Ph.D. Eng.  [more]


The Role of the Railway Research Institute's Test Track in Railway Rolling Stock and Infrastructure Research

edited by Andrzej Massel, PhD Eng.  [more]


Methods and Tools for Assessing the Use of Transport Infrastructure on the Example of Railway Infrastructure Research in Central Europe in 1989-2019

Andrzej Massel, Ph.D. Eng.  [more]


Referencyjny model funkcjonalny wspierania bezpieczeństwa i ochrony transportu kolejowego przez systemy z transmisją danych

Monografia autorstwa: Marek Pawlik  [more]


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