|Proposal of train network in the area, (c) copyright information is provided on the map.|
The region of southern Lubelskie, called Zamojszczyzna, is the poorer part of the poorest region in the European Union (as for 2005), where the average GDP per capita has the lowest level among all other regions in 25 countries. Yet a quick analysis of this part of the region brings about another observation: badly implemented railway reforms that were implemented in recent years in Poland caused that this region lost nearly all services. The level of rail usage per person here is probably the lowest in all of the EU regions. It shocks, because in this region there is a network of railway lines between the towns that could be in fact used for regional rail traffic and carry thousands of passengers yearly. However, bad management, lack of expertise, cause that this is unlikely to occur and the region bases its whole traffic on the road network.