The new railway timetable, which will come into force from Sunday, December 10, will increase the number of connections to and from Warsaw, Kraków, Białystok, Opole, Łódź, Wrocław and Rzeszów. From Sunday, travelers will also use new stations, including in the capital.
PKP Intercity announced that from Sunday it will run an average of 417 trains a day, which is 27 more than currently. However, during the holiday season, 454 trains will run – 24 more than this year. The average daily number of year-round international connections will also increase from 52 to 63.
From December 10, the current number of connections operated by PKP Intercity to/from Poznań, Tricity, Szczecin, Olsztyn, Bydgoszcz, Kielce and Lublin will be maintained. However, the number of connections to/from Warsaw, Kraków, Białystok, Opole, Łódź, Wrocław and Rzeszów will increase.
New railway connections from December 10
It was announced that from December 10, a new TLK Szczeliniec train will appear in the timetable, which will connect Kraków with Jelenia Góra, stopping along the way, among others, in Katowice, Nysa and Kłodzko. Passengers will also have two new connecting trains to Kłodzko at their disposal. IC Heweliusz and TLK Rozewie trains will go from Tricity via Bydgoszcz to the southern part of Lower Silesia. During the journey, passengers will be able to change in Wrocław to a train going to Kłodzko, which will be operated by a modernized ED74 multiple unit.
In turn, the network of connections on the Warsaw – Białystok route will be complemented by a new IC Esperanto train, and between Przemyśl and Krakow – an IC Łukasiewicz train. Both will run on Sundays. Additionally, in the new annual timetable, the IC Górski train will run on a changed Świnoujście – Hrubieszów route, and the IC Zamoyski train will go from Kołobrzeg to Rzeszów, and not to Hrubieszów as before.
Longer routes of some trains from January 1, 2024.
With the new timetable, some train routes will be longer. The EIP 1602/6102 train between Warsaw and Wrocław will reach Jelenia Góra and Wałbrzych. The IC Fredro train, which previously runs from Wrocław to Warsaw, will continue to Białystok. The IC Morcinek route from Lublin to Katowice will be extended to Gliwice. The IC Skaryna train, which currently runs on the Terespol – Warsaw route, will reach Łódź, and the IC Rejewski train, serving the Bydgoszcz – Warsaw route, will go to Lublin.
PKP Intercity reminded that until now, due to modernization works carried out on the Krakow – Zakopane route, it was possible to travel directly to the capital of the Tatra Mountains by train only during summer and winter breaks, and for the remaining period using substitute bus transport to/from Krakow.
“From December 22, five year-round connections to Zakopane and two seasonal ones will return. Residents of the Tri-City will be able to reach the capital of the Tatra Mountains by TLK Małopolska, TLK Karpaty and IC Witkacy trains. From Warsaw it will be possible to travel to the Tatra Mountains by two trains leaving from Tri-City, as well as by EIC Tatry trains. and IC Karłowicz starting the run in the capital. The last of them will stop on the way, among others, in Kielce,” it was indicated.
It was added that the EIC Tatry train will cover the entire route from the capital to Zakopane in 4 hours and 53 minutes. This is a reduction of over 50 minutes compared to the previous timetable.
There will be five connections from Krakow to the capital of the Tatra Mountains: EIC Tatry, TLK Małopolska, TLK Karpaty, IC Karłowicz and IC Witkacy. In turn, from Szczecin, through Poznań and Katowice, the seasonal IC Podhalanin train will run, and from Bydgoszcz, the seasonal IC Halny train will take passengers from the Silesian, Lower Silesian and Greater Poland voivodeships.
Investment works in Katowice from December 10
PKP Intercity also announced that, in accordance with the infrastructure manager’s announcement, investment works will be started at the Katowice railway junction during the new timetable. From December 10, IC Chopin, IC Cracovia, IC Porta Moravica and TLK Galicja trains will be directed to a circular route, bypassing Katowice.
The information provided by PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe also shows that on December 10, travelers will use the new and modernized platforms. In the capital, a new platform at the Warszawa Gdańska station and platforms at the rebuilt stations and stops will be put into use; Warsaw Wawer, Warsaw Gocławek, Warsaw Olszynka Grochowska. In Mazovia, better access to the railway will also be provided by the rebuilt Ruda Wielka stops between Skarżysko-Kamienna and Radom, Koziebrody on the Nasielsk – Toruń Wschodni route.
In turn, in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship, trains will run over the new bridge on Regalica and return to their regular routes. Compositions include: buses running to and from Świnoujście, bypassing the Szczecin Gł station, will return via the station.
PKP PLK advises that it is worth checking timetables before traveling. Detailed information on train running is available at stations and stops, on the Internet at portalpasazera.pl, rozklad-pkp.pl, www.intercity.pl and in the Passenger Portal mobile application.
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