By Colin Marsden
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Hazardous materials are transported on routes going across the whole Poland what makes excessive danger for people and environment. For creating the environmentally safe transport in Poland there should be prepared conditions of equal chances for road and railway transportation with preference for the railway especially in heavy urbanized areas and places saved for nature special protection. Some statistical information and maps illustrates the opinions. 1. GOVERNING STRUCTURE FOR PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT.
1993 PKP transportation volume in mil. pas. '5 650,2 548,1 539,9 of which: - domestic 776,7 641,7 541,1 531,0 - international 10,8 8,5 7,0 8,9 ( departures,arrivals, transits) in bi!. 8 1,2 Notice: volume of passenger transport amounted to 948 mIn pas. and 55,8 bi!.. 0 bit ton-km in 1989. 32 e) NEW TRANSPORTATION OFFER FREIGHT SECTOR In 1989 PKP started-with implementation of the new, fast carriage, so called PKP-CARGO. Time of delivery within 24 hours is a feature of this system organization (wagons are provided to be loaded in mornings, carriaged - by night, and then provided to the destination point next day morning) PKP-CARGO-TRANSIT is a variant of the former system implemented in 1990 for freights transported from ports of Szczecin and Swinouj scie to the southern border.
The other problem is the technical condition and parameters both of the railway lines with all structures and the rolling stock. All 45 imperfections cause losing the transported massive goods on the track and surrounding terrain - what is dangerous when they are chemicals and increases the noise emission which is also the kind of environment pollution. 7. FINAL REMARKS Competition between road and railway transport in Poland still is growing. does not Road transport has better situation for development.