POLISHState Railways’ passenger business made a loss of 760m zloty in 2004, an improvement on the 1 245m loss in 2003, President Janusz Detlaff said in January.

However, ticket sales fell from 1·20bn to 1·18bn zloty. To try to stem the flow of passengers to other modes, tenders are to be called shortly for rolling stock refurbishment worth 413m zloty.