The stock company Koleje Małopolskie is a Polish railway carrier
It was established to provide public services in the field of public transport by ensuring the efficient organization and operation of passenger rail transport in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.
The stock company “Koleje Małopolskie” is a business entity in which 100% of the shares belong to the self-governing administration of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, represented by the Lesser Poland Voivodeship Board, which acts as the company's shareholders. The authorized capital of the Company is PLN 66,365,000.00.
The company operates in the field of public services, which includes implementing the provincial and inter-provincial passenger transport by rail, developing the modern railway communication in the Lesser Poland voivodeship, increasing the frequency of trains, introducing the cyclicity of transport, improving travel comfort, integrating public transport, improving the accessibility of trains for people with reduced mobility, as well as purchasing and modernizing rolling stock.
In order to carry out the entrusted tasks, on 23 June 2014 the Company obtained a license for rail passenger transport № WPO/236/2014, thus becoming a licensed carrier.
On 29 August 2014 the company Koleje Małopolskie obtained the European safety certificate (Part A) № PL1120140011, which is, inter alia, the approval of the safety management system valid on the territory of the European Union, and on October 15, 2014 it obtained the national safety certificate (Part B) № PL1120140015, accepting internal regulations in order for a railway carrier to meet certain requirements necessary for the safe operation of railway transport on a given railway network.
Eight years have passed since the launch of the first course. During this time, Koleje Małopolskie changed the face of the railways in the region. At the beginning of its activity it served the route Wieliczka Rynek - Kopalnia - Kraków Główny.
In the following years, the carrier expanded its transport offer to include connections to the following airports: Kraków-Balice, Miechów, Sędziszów, Tarnów, Nowy Sącz, Krynica-Zdrój, Zakopane and Jasło. On December 12, 2021 Koleje Małopolskie also launched connections to Trzebinia, Oświęcim and Skawina.
Thanks to the cooperation with the Slovak side, in 2018 weekend connections between Muszyna and Poprad were launched.
Moreover, the stock company "Koleje Małopolskie" has submitted three applications to the Office of Rail Transport for open track access for commercial connections to Częstochowa, Stalowa Wola and Medyka. This way, the carrier will make better use of the rolling stock during weekends, when agglomeration transport is decreasing.
Currently, thanks to the recent deliveries from PESA in Bydgoszcz and NEWAG from Nowy Sącz, the stock company "Koleje Małopolskie" has 30 Electric Multiple Units.
The fleet of Koleje Małopolskie includes vehicles EN64, EN77, EN76B, EN78, EN78A as well as EN79. Every day the trains of Koleje Małopolskie serve 190 courses.
A milestone in the development of rail transport in Lesser Poland was the signing by the Lesser Poland Voivodeship Board of the contract for the implementation of the investment "Construction and equipment of technical facilities for rolling stock maintenance ". The construction of technical facilities is a strategic investment worth PLN 91 million.
The rolling stock of Koleje Małopolskie and Polregio will be serviced in the railway shed. Current repairs and those related to the breakdowns of rolling stock, as well as their periodic inspection, will be performed here among others.
The Transport Development Strategy in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship for 2010-2030 adopted by Resolution № 1434/10 of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship Board of November 25, 2010, provides for the development of infrastructure and rolling stock so as to ensure the supply of services adequate to the existing demand, and by increasing their quality, contribute to an increase in the share of rail transport in the transportation of goods and passengers, as well as increase the transport accessibility of the Lesser Poland regions.
The railway company Koleje Małopolskie, established by the self-governing administration of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, will operate in the field of public services, in particular through:
- implementing the provincial and inter-provincial passenger transport by rail, including in the cross-border area, and provision of services related to transport,
developing the modern railway communication in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship,
using Park & Ride transfer nodes with other carriers (MPK, other carriers),
increasing the frequency of trains,
introducing the cyclicity of transport,
improving travel comfort,
integrating public transport,
integrating collective passenger transport systems, as well as tariff offers, binding rail and other carriers (public transport),
reducing the negative impact on the environment by shifting passenger traffic from road transport to rail transport,
improving and raising standards in the field of rail transport,
improving the accessibility of trains for people with reduced mobility,
purchasing and modernizing rolling stock.
The stock company “Koleje Małopolskie” was established on the basis of Resolution № XLIV / 705/13 of The Lesser Poland Regional Assembly of December 2, 2013 on the establishment of a single-member company of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship and in accordance with Resolution № 1518/13 of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship Board of December 10, 2013.
The stock company “Koleje Małopolskie” is a business entity in which 100% of the shares belong to the self-governing administration of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, represented by the Lesser Poland Voivodeship Board, which acts as the company's shareholders. The governing bodies of the company are: the Shareholders' meeting, the Supervisory board and the Management board of the company.