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Polish operator PKP is considering its dining cars
09/12/2022 – The national operator PKP runs more than 5,000 trains in practically every month in which there should be restaurant or bar cars. For operational needs, PKP Intercity As of 17 November 2022, PKP Intercity had 82 dining carriages, of which 63 carriages are in working order, 4 carriages are undergoing repair operations. Most of the restaurant cars are in working order, but the carrier…

Soon at 250 km/h on the Centralna Magistrala Kolejowa
31/12/2021 – Poland will certify its Centralna Magistrala Kolejowa (CMK) to be suitable for a speed of 250 km/h from December 2023. The Centralna Magistrala Kolejowa (CMK) is a railway line originally intended to connect Warsaw to Katowice in the south of the country. It was built between 1971-1977 in an almost straight configuration. It is 224 km long and connects Grodzisk Mazowiecki, 30 km south…

EstonieRail Baltica : geopolitics and complexity of the EU’s flagship railway project
02/10/2020 – Rail Baltica is a big railway infrastructure project in Europe intended to link Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland with a European UIC standard gauge rail line. An opportunity to discover a railway project whom we talk so little.

Ukraine_7Ukraine wants to connect to Europe in 1.435mm
26/01/2020 – The Ukrainian Railway Company (UZ) intends to build an UIC 1.435mm gauge track to the Polish border. It will allow national and foreign railway companies to travel directly by train to and from Poland and the European Union without having to replace the bogies.

LEO_01_Leo Express wants to compete on Warsaw-Krakow route
12/06/2019 – The Czech private company Leo Express wants to compete with the Polish PKP on the Warsaw – Krakow route. Trains would run up to twelve times a day by December 2020.

PKP_1_Adam Kilian-wikiStill success for Intercity Stadler trains
08/21/2019 – Stadler, better known on the regional train segment, is also gaining success on the mainline version of its Emu Flirt. Example with Poland.