September 12 - 15, 2021

Arłamów, POLAND

European Year of Rail

The XXIV RAIL VEHICLES conference was recognized by the European Commission (DG MOVE) as an event promoting the European Year of Railways [LINK].
Its aim is to promote railways as a sustainable, intelligent and safe means of transport. The growing popularity of railways can significantly contribute to the achievement of one of the most important goals of the European Green Deal, i.e. achieving climate neutrality by the EU by 2050. More information: European Year of Railways 2021

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 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, University of Technology and Humanities in Radom
  • Piotr Folęga, Silesian University of Technology
  • Kazimierz Furmanik, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Kurt Frischmuth, Koszalin University of Technology
  • Teresa Gajewska, Cracow University of Technology
  • Włodzimierz Gąsowski, Łukasiewicz – Institute of Rail Vehicles
  • Juraj Gerlici, University of Žilina
  • Ignacy Góra, Office of Rail Transport
  • 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, Poznań 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, UTH in Radom
  • 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, UTH in Radom
  • Adam Mańka, Silesian University of Technology
  • Andrzej Massel, Jan Matej Railway Institute, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Jerzy Merkisz, Poznań University of Technology
  • Maciej Michnej, Cracow University of Technology
  • Stanisław Młynarski, Cracow University of Technology
  • Jakub Młyńczak, Silesian University of Technology
  • Mirosław Nader, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Andrzej Niewczas, Motor Transport Institute, PNTTE
  • Tomasz Nowakowski, Wrocław University of 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
  • Dariusz Pyza, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Tadeusz Ryś, State Railway Accident Investigation Commission
  • Mirosław Siergiejczyk, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Marek Sitarz, University of Business in Dąbrowa Górnicza
  • Bogdan Sowiński, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Anna Stelmach, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Andrzej Świderski, Motor Transport Institute, PNTTE
  • Adam Szeląg, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Grzegorz Szymański, Poznań University of Technology
  • Maciej Szkoda, Cracow University of Technology
  • Franciszek Tomaszewski, Poznań 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 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

Pojazdy Szynowe

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 12.06.2021
Decision to qualify the article for publication and review 31.08.2020
Payment of the conference fee 12.06.2021
Conference RAIL VEHICLES 2020 12-15.09.2021


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).

Book of abstracts of the XXIV Scientific Conference RAIL VEHICLES 2020 in pdf file – DOWNLOAD

After positive reviews, articles will be published in the materials published by IOP Publishing in the IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, indexed in the SCOPUS database or in the POJAZDY RZYNOWE quarterly, and their summaries will be included in conference materials.

The publications selected by the Program Council, for additional fees (depending on the publishing house), will be published in the following journals:

  • Transport Problems (Problemy Transportu) 70 pkt.
  • Archives of Transport (Archiwum Transportu) 70 pkt.
  • and in a renowned, highly scored quarterly on the list of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (100 points)

Instructions for preparing an article for publication in the materials of IOP Publishing, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering:

The article should be written in English in accordance with the requirements specified in the IOP template (pdf) and the IOPCS template (docx) and should be no longer than 10 pages. It is recommended to use an article template that contains ready-made formatting styles that help in the correct preparation of the text of the article. Instructions for using the article template are provided in the following file.

The abstract of the article should present the aim of the work, results and main conclusions and should not be longer than 200 words. Please pay particular attention to the formatting of the source cited list. Citations not prepared according to the recommendations may not be properly registered in Scopus. The abstract of the article, which will be published in printed form, should not be longer than 1 page and prepared in accordance with the template of the abstract in Polish and English. Both the article and the extended summary should be sent in MS Word format (preferably * .docx).

Instructions for preparing an article for publication in the magazine POJAZDY SZYNOWE:

Articles should be written in Polish in accordance with the requirements specified in the template of Pojazdy Szynowe magazine and sent according to the guidelines available at:,3025.html

Publication of papers

  • Abstracts and full texts of articles will be submitted electronically via the EasyChair system:

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  • One article can be published for one conference fee.
  • All submitted papers are subject to preliminary qualification based on the submitted abstracts. Information on the acceptance of the abstract will be sent within the set deadline.
  • Articles must be written in English, both for the materials of the IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering and for the quarterly POJAZDY SZYNOWE.





Participation in the Conference was confirmed by representatives of the highest state administration units related to rail transport, carriers, infrastructure managers, notified bodies and prominent research and scientific centers, including:

  • Ministry of Infrastructure
  • Railway Transport Office
  • Transport Technical Supervision
  • PKP Intercity S.A.
  • PKP Cargo S.A.
  • Lotos Kolej Sp. z o.o.
  • ORLEN KolTrans S.A.
  • Szybka Kolej Miejska Sp. z o.o.
  • NEWAG S.A.
  • Knorr-Bremse Systemy Kolejowe Polska Sp. z o.o.
  • Rail vehicles PESA Bydgoszcz S.A.
  • Siemens Mobility Sp. z o.o.
  • Axtone S.A.
  • MEDCOM Sp. z o.o.
  • RFWW “Rawag” Sp. z o.o.
  • TABOR Dębica Sp. z o.o.
  • Eneria Sp. z o.o.
  • Frimatrail Frenoplast S.A.
  • Cellofoam Polska Sp. z o.o.
  • On Rail Moers / On Rail Gesellschaft für Vermietung und Verwaltung von Eisenbahnwaggons mbH
  • F.H. COLOR Jaroslaw Czajkowski
  • Wagony Świdnica Sp. z o.o. Branch in Oława
  • MAVEX-REKORD KFT. NS. z o.o.
  • ENTE Sp. z o.o.
  • Kalthoff Luftfilter und Filtermedien GmbH
  • Symkom
  • HBM Prenscia
  • Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Rail Vehicles “TABOR”
  • Railway Institute
  • TÜV Rheinland Polska Sp. z o.o.
  • Cracow University of Technology
  • The Silesian Technical University
  • Poznan University of Technology
  • Warsaw University of Technology
  • Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
  • Gdańsk University of Technology
  • AGH University of Science and Technology Stanisław Staszic in Krakow
  • Military Technical Academy
  • Kozminski University
  • University of Technology and Humanities in Radom
  • State Higher Vocational School in Nowy Sącz
  • Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT PAN)
  • Motor Transport Institute
  • WSB University in Wrocław


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:

Fee for a stationary participation (includes participation in the conference, meals, coffee breaks, participation in accompanying events and publication of an article) 1450 zł
Accompanying person (includes participation in the conference, meals, coffee breaks, participation in accompanying events, without conference materials and publications) 1200 zł
Publication of the article without participation 700 zł
Fee for each additional article (same author / authors) 450 zł
Fee for remote participation with publication of the article 1000 zł
Fee for remote participation without publication of the article 700 zł

Payments for participation in the conference should be made to the account of the Cracow University of Technology, ul. Warszawska 24, 31-155 Kraków at Alior Bank S.A. no
09 2490 0005 0000 4600 1012 1826 with the annotation: “POJAZDY SZYNOWE”.

The conference fee does not include accommodation. On September 12-15, the organizers provide preferential prices for accommodation in the ARŁAMÓW **** hotel: PLN 300.0 net for a single room and PLN 340.0 net for a double room. Reservations must be made and paid for at least three months before the conference commencement date, after prior notification of participation in the conference. When booking, please refer to the RAIL VEHICLES conference.
Contact to the hotel reception: phone: +48 13 443 10 00, e-mail: or directly to the Manager Dorota Durczak:

We would like to kindly inform you that resignation from participation in the Conference and reimbursement of the costs of participation or accommodation is possible no later than one month before the date of the Conference. However, after August 12, 2021, it is only possible to apply for a replacement for a registered participant.


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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