Andrzej Massel took over as Poland's Vice-Minister for Railways on December 28, following the dismissal of Juliusz Engelhardt. Massel was previously Deputy Director of Poland’s Railway Research & Development Centre, Instytut Kolejnictwa.
Two days later, the President & CEO of state railway holding company PKP SA Andrzej Wach was also dismissed, having held the post since 2004. He has been replaced on an interim basis by Maria Wasiak, Board Member for Social Affairs, until a permanent successor can be appointed.