“Railway is one of the strategic branches of the Polish industry, it has and will have strategic and
military significance for the entire state economy” President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday at
the opening of the Second Congress of Railway Development in Warsaw.
“Looking at the history of the last 30 years, it can be said that the railway first found itself in great decline and later slowly started to come back” the President said (quoted by PAP). He added that huge money has been allocated for the railway’s development. “It could have been spent on other purposes, but it is allocated for the railway. I would like you to appreciate that” he said. Duda went on and stated that connections lost over the last 30 years would not only be replaced but complemented with new ones, and that if some connections turned out to be unprofitable, they would receive subsidies. He expressed hope that in the coming years the railway would develop successfully so that “no one could stop this train”.