Postponed to 2021

Arłamów, POLAND

About the conference


The aim of the Conference is to exchange experiences on current research problems in scientific units in Poland, as well as to showcase the achievements and challenges of rail vehicle and rail transport companies. The topics of the 24th scientific conference RAIL VEHICLES 2020 covers a wide range of issues related to rail transport, in particular:

Design and construction of rail vehicles

  1. Problems in the design of modern rail vehicles.
  2. Multi-system electric locomotives – directions of the development structure.
  3. Designing diesel locomotives in the aspect of applicable emission standards.
  4. Normative documents in the aspect of strength analyzes of vehicle structures.
  5. Design and ergonomics in rail vehicles.
  6. Engineering software in the design of rail vehicles.

Operation and maintenance of rail vehicles

  1. Own maintenance base, or purchase of vehicles with maintenance.
  2. Market trends in vehicle maintenance – electronic supervision over the maintenance plan and completeness of operations.
  3. Operation of wheelsets of rail vehicles.

Reliability and safety in rail transport

  1. RAMS and LCC analyzes in the design of rail transport means.
  2. Assessment of rail vehicle reliability.
  3. Common safety assessment and risk assessment method for CSM RA.
  4. Safety culture in rail transport (technical solutions, system solutions, human factor – education, passengers with disabilities).
  5. Methods of ensuring safety during the vehicle design phase.

Diagnostics, testing of assemblies and components of rail vehicles

  1. Non-destructive testing in rail vehicle diagnostics.
  2. Modern research methods in material engineering.
  3. Operational testing of rail vehicles.
  4. Systems for monitoring the parameters of traction vehicles – applied solutions and development trends.

Certification and formal and legal aspects

  1. TSI requirements in the aspect of the vehicle approval process.
  2. Authorizations for placing in service of a railway vehicle.
  3. Standardization and unification of railway rolling stock.

Logistics, ecology in rail transport

  1. Infrastructure investments and quality of rail passenger transport services.
  2. Logistics in rail freight transport.
  3. East-West rail transport.
  4. Logistics centers, reloading and relocation points 1435/1520 mm.
  5. Supply chain management of components for the production of rail vehicles.

Rail transport in urban logistics (metro, tram)

  1. Urban rail transport systems.
  2. ITS systems in urban rail transport.
  3. Information systems in urban logistics.

Innovative solutions and transport efficiency

  1. Autonomous rail vehicles.
  2. New materials and technologies in the construction of means of transport.
  3. Evaluation of the effectiveness of transport projects.

Scientific Committee

Maciej Szkoda, Cracow University of Technology, Institute of Rail Vehicles – chairman of the Scientific Committee

  • Maciej Andrzejewski, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Rail Vehicles
  • Włodzimierz  Choromański, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Andrzej Chudzikiewicz, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Włodzimierz Czyczuła, Cracow University of Technology
  • Janusz Ćwiek, Silesian University of Technology
  • Juri Diomin, DNDC UZ
  • Zbigniew Durzyński, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Rail Vehicles
  • Janusz Dyduch, Kazimierz Pulaski University of Technology and Humanities
  • Piotr Folęga, Silesian University of Technology
  • Kazimierz Furmanik, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Kurt Frischmuth, Koszalin University of Technology
  • Teresa Gajewsja, Cracow University of Technology
  • Włodzimierz Gąsowski, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Rail Vehicles
  • Juraj Gerlici, University of Žilina
  • Ignacy Góra, Office of Rail Transport (UTK)
  • Iwona Grabarek, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Stanisław Guzowski, Cracow University of Technology
  • Mariusz Izdebski, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Marianna Jacyna, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Roland Jachimowski, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Adam Kadziński, Poznan University of Technology
  • Ewa Kardas-Cinal, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Piotr Kisielewski, Cracow University of Technology
  • Jarosław Korzeb, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Władysław Koc, Gdańsk University of Technology
  • Jarosław Konieczny, Silesian University of Technology
  • Mariusz Kostrzewski, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Jerzy Kwaśnikowski, WSB University in Wrocław
  • Andrzej Krzyszkowski, Kazimierz Pulaski University of Technology and Humanities
  • Tomasz Krzyżyński, Koszalin University of Technology
  • Tomasz Kuczek, Cracow University of Technology
  • Tone Lerher, University of Maribor
  • Bogusław Łazarz, Silesian University of Technology
  • Zbigniew Łukasik, Kazimierz Pulaski University of Technology and Humanities
  • Adam Mańka, Silesian University of Technology
  • Andrzej Massel, Railway Research Institute
  • Jan Matej, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Marian Medwid, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Rail Vehicles
  • Jerzy Merkisz, Poznan University of Technology
  • Maciej Michnej, Cracow University of Technology
  • Stanisław Młynarski, Cracow University of Technology
  • Jakub Młyńczak, Silesian University of Technology
  • Mirosław Nader, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
  • Andrzej Niewczas, Motor Transport Institute, PNTTE
  • Tomasz Nowakowski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
  • Jerzy Nowicki, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Rail Vehicles
  • Michał Opala, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Georg-Peter Ostermeyer, Technical University Braunschweig
  • Marek Pawełczyk, Silesian University of Technology
  • Paweł Piec, Cracow University of Technology
  • Tadeusz Piechowiak, Poznan University of Technology
  • Dariusz Pyza, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Tadeusz Ryś, State Commission for Railway Accident Investigation
  • Mirosław Siergiejczyk, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Marek Sitarz, WSB University
  • Bogdan Sowiński, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Włodzimierz Stawecki, Rail Vehicles Institute „TABOR”
  • Anna Stelmach, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Andrzej Świderski, Motor Transport Institute PNTTE
  • Adam Szeląg, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Grzegorz Szymański, Poznan University Technology
  • Maciej Szkoda, Cracow University of Technology
  • Franciszek Tomaszewski, Poznan University of Technology
  • Tadeusz Uhl, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Wojciech Wawrzyński, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Grzegorz Zając, Cracow University of Technology
  • Krzysztof Zboiński, Warsaw University of Technology
  • lstvan Zobory, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Jolanta Żak, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Andrzej Żurkowski, Railway Research Institute


Cracow University of Technology


The Institute of Railway Vehicles of the Cracow University of Technology is one of the 12 organizational units forming part of the mechanical department, which is the largest faculty at the Cracow University of Technology and one of the largest in Poland. Since 2017, the institute operates two plants: The Construction and Exploitation Department of Railway Vehicles and the Department of Logistic systems. The staff of the Institute carry out teaching activities in studies I and II of the degree on speciality related to the engineering of means of transport, operation, safety and reliability of rail vehicles and logistics and forwarding. Postgraduate studies are also carried out  “Construction and operation of rail vehicles”,, which are highly acclaimed among rail transport companies, are also underway.

In addition, the Institute conducts extensive cooperation with the economic environment in the implementation of research and development projects, the implementation of innovative technologies, opinions and technical expertise on rail vehicles.



NEWAG S.A. is a modern company, effectively combining innovative technical thought with traditions up to 1876 years. As one of the oldest railway companies in Poland, Newag has many years of experience in the production and modernization of railway rolling stock.

NEWAG is a leading Polish manufacturer of electric and diesel passenger vehicles, electric and diesel locomotives and underground and tramways vehicles. The vehicles support rail connections, transporting passengers in fourteen Polish voivodships.

NEWAG Company has a stable and strong position on the market of electric traction units and locomotives in Poland. In recent years, the capital group NEWAG S.A. dominated the national market for the production of electric traction units, the production and modernisation of electric locomotives and the modernisation of diesel locomotives.

A modern managed company particularly cares about the high quality of its products and services, which is confirmed by received certificates and certificates.


His Magnificence Rector of the Cracow University of Technology prof. dr hab. inż. arch. Andrzej BIAŁKIEWICZ

Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Cracow University of Technology prof. dr hab. inż. Jerzy SŁADEK



Ministerstwo Infrastruktury

Chairman of the Office of Rail Transport, PhD. Ignacy GÓRA



Polish Scientific and Technical Maintenance Society

Komitet Transportu Polskiej Akademii Nauk


Raport Kolejowy

Important dates

If you need to extend the terms, please contact the organizing committee:

Notification of participation in the Conference, submission of a summary of the article in Polish and English 15.03.2020
Acceptance of the summary 21.03.2020
Sending full texts of articles 30.06.2020
Application for participation in the conference without a paper 31.07.2020
Decision to qualify the article for publication and review 31.08.2020
Payment of the conference fee 31.07.2020
Conference RAIL VEHICLES 2020 25-28.10.2020


The XXIV edition of the Conference gives the opportunity to publish the results of the study in the Materials of IOP Publishing (level I in the list of MNiSW publications from 2019), in the series IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering indexed in the Scopus database. Also if you are not interested in publishing in English language in the is the opportunity to publish in Polish language in RAIL VEHICLES (Scientific and Technical Quarterly).





Armałów Hotel

Arłamów 1
38-700 Ustrzyki Dolne, Polska

Tel.: +48 13 443 10 00


Participation costs

The conference fee includes participation in the conference, meals, coffee breaks, participation in accompanying events and publication of the article:

Full fee 1450 PLN
Accompanying person (without conference materials and publications) 1200 PLN
Publication of the article without participation 700 PLN
Fee for each additional article (of the same author / authors) 450 PLN
The conference fee does not include accommodation. On October 25-28, the organizers provide preferential accommodation prices at the ARŁAMÓW **** hotel: 300.0 PLN net for a single room and 340.0 PLN net for a double room. Reservation must be made by August 20, 2020 after prior notification of participation in the conference. Contact to the hotel reception: tel .: +48 13 443 10 00, e-mail: recepcja@arlamow.plWhen booking, please refer to the RAIL VEHICLES conference.


Organising Committee:

dr hab. inż. Maciej Szkoda, prof. PK
dr inż. Teresa Gajewska

Members of the committee:
mgr Maciej Górowski, dr inż. Tomasz Kuczek, dr inż. Augustyn Lorenc, dr inż. Maciej Michnej, dr inż. Grzegorz Kaczor, mgr inż. Małgorzata Kuźnar, mgr inż. Bartosz Szachniewicz, mgr inż. Elżbieta Wyraz, dr inż. Grzegorz Zając

Cracow University of Technology
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Institute of Rail Vehicles
al. Jana Pawła II 37, 31-864 Cracow, Poland
tel.: +48 12 / 374 35 12, fax: +48 12 / 374 33 11





W trosce o uczestników XXIV Konferencji POJAZDY SZYNOWE, organizatorzy dokładają wszelkich starań, aby miejsce oraz sposób przeprowadzania konferencji zapewniały maksymalne bezpieczeństwo.Hotel Arłamów przygotował specjalną „Politykę bezpieczeństwa”, której celem jest ochrona zdrowia i zapewnienie bezpiecznego pobytu.

Nowa polityka wprowadza szereg zmian i procedur – począwszy od działań higienicznych, po wytyczne dotyczące zachowania odpowiednich odległości jak i nowe rozwiązania technologiczne i logistyczne.

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