ERFA and ALLRAIL are very disappointed to hear that the Polish incumbent PKP is planning to integrate all public operators and infrastructure into one holding with joint management of finances, personnel & procurement.
Any move to even more centralised control will turn the clock backwards. Closer integration carries the major risk of protectionism – soft instruments can be applied, such as adjustments to the track access charge system (to price incumbents’ competitors out of the market) and unequal access to terminals or train paths.
To discover more, please find below the EN and PL versions.
Linked documentsPress release on PL vertical integration-PL ( 2018.05.11 Draft PR Poland - Polish Version-1526301982.pdf )
Press release on PL vertical integration-EN ( 2018.05.11 PR Poland - vertical integration is problem not the solution v10-1526301924.pdf )