27.06.2018 22:48

10th World Congress on High Speed Rail

On 8 – 11 May 2018, the  10th UIC World Congress on High Speed Rail was held in Ankara, Turkey. The theme of this year’s edition was “Sharing knowledge for sustainable and competitive activity”. It was attended by 1000 participants from 30 countries. Over 150 presentations were delivered in 25 thematic sessions. Among them there were 4 Polish ones:

  • Gradual improvement instead of breakthrough – development of high quality passenger services in Central-Eastern Europe (Andrzej MASSEL Deputy Director, Railway Institute (IK), Poland)
  • The ED250 (Pendolino) experiences in Poland - first years of exploitation (Jan RACZYNSKI, Expert, Railway Research Institute, Poland)
  • The New Station Lodz Fabryczna as Model of Multimodal Hub Integrating Conventional and High Speed Railway with Local City Transport (Agata  POMYKALA, Jan RACZYNSKI, Ewa RACZYNSKA-BULAWA* Expert, Railway Research Institute, Poland, *Expert, Lodz Agglomeration Railway, Poland)
  • Development of airports connections by high speed and conventional railway in Poland (Andrzej  ZURKOWSKI, Jan RACZYNSKI, Railway Research Institute, Poland)

An additional Polish accent at the conference was chairing the Commercial & Economy & Society Socio-Economy Service Quality session by Prof. Andrzej Szarata from Tadeusz Kościuszko Cracow University of Technology.