Number of freight trains on the rise - infrastructure ministry

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The number of trains carrying goods in Poland is increasing, Polish Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk said on Friday, adding that railway companies were transporting fewer passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adamczyk told the Polish Radio One broadcaster that the number of trains carrying goods was increasing, which, in his opinion, means that Polish State Railways PKP PLK and the Polish economy, "contrary to all appearances," were doing well.

He added that Polish railway transport management "is making enormous efforts" towards carrying out protective measures against the coronavirus.

The minister went on to say that, in the previous day, there had been a total of 1,500 fewer trains on the tracks, including freight trains. He stated that rail connections with any localities had not been affected.