The demand for train-path in 2020 is expected to recover further over the course of the year.
- In the second half of 2020, long-distance passenger rail transport will continue to expand, but will still not reach the volume of the first quarter 2020, so the level is expected to remain below the previous year’s level.
- In regional rail passenger transport, the level recorded at the start of the year is expected to be reached in the third quarter of 2020, but this will not be able to compensate for the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
- A slight recovery is expected in rail freight transport due to the resumption of industrial production and boosted by a higher rate for train-path price support from June 2020. Despite increasing demand, volume produced at the end of the year will be lower than the previous year.
Considering the year as a whole, there is expected to be a slight decline in terms of station stops due to Covid-19. The share of non-Group railways will continue to increase.
Leasing income in stations will decline significantly in 2020, due to the Covid-19 situation.