Rail transport

Wierzbowski and Partners provides  legal services regarding rail transport in Poland. We advise and act on behalf of various companies in the rail sector, including carriers, infrastructure managers and operators of service facilities.

Our advice covers a wide range of issues, including access to railway infrastructure and access to the service facilities, allocation of railway infrastructure capacity, levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and services facilities as well as licensing matters, safety authorisations, safety certificates  and security clearances, permits for the use of rail vehicles or technical conditions for the use of rail vehicles.

Our lawyers are competent and knowledgeable in both national laws and guidelines and the regulations governing rail transport in the EU. Our legal experts have published the first commentary on the Rail Transport Act, edited by Professor Wierzbowski, and his team (Wolters Kluwer 2014).

Besides advising on regulatory matters and representing clients in administrative proceedings with the Rail Transport Authority, we also have a wealth of experience in representing clients from the rail sector in common courts. We have dealt with appeals against decisions handed down by the head of the Rail Transport Authority, as well as other types of preliminary investigations in the common court which have a strong influence on rail regulations, including  high-stakes compensation claims. We also provide legal advice and representation in cases connected with rail transport being heard in the administrative courts.

Our team of experts in the field of rail transport is led by Mariusz Rypina, and Professor Wierzbowski.