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The yellow papal train on the tracks at the request of the governor of Lesser Poland. It has been running since the beginning of June on the Kraków – Olkusz route

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The yellow, “papal” train has been in the schedule of the Polregio carrier since the beginning of June. It arrived there – as the voivode of Lesser Poland, Łukasz Kmita himself admits – at his request. The new connection connects Kraków with Olkusz, where the voivode lives. The journey lasts 80 minutes, during which you can see the photos from the times of the pontificate of John Paul II.The voivode points out that the train has nothing to do with the upcoming elections.

“Pociąg Papieski” – as we read on the Polregio website – offers passengers “warm colors, air-conditioned interior and comfortable armchairs”. A ride on the yellow train costs PLN 12 and is supposed to provide “unforgettable impressions”. Olkusz – Kraków Główny The yellow train bears the papal coat of arms and the motto of the pontificate of the Polish pope – “Totus Tuus” (Latin: all yours).

The appearance of a new connection in the schedule is – as the voivode Łukasz Kmita himself admitted in social media – his idea. The politician thanked the Polregio management for their “positive attitude” towards him. He emphasized that the yellow train can go on its way thanks to the cooperation with the Marshal’s Office of the Małopolskie Voivodeship.

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On board – as reported by Beata Malec from the Krakow branch of Polregio in an interview with “Gazeta Wyborcza” – you can see an exhibition of photos by Adam Bujak, who from the beginning to the end of the pontificate accompanied John Paul II.

An entry by the Małopolskie Voivode about the trainFacebook

Governor: I’m not doing this for myself

Journalists from “Wyborcza” asked the voivode whether the launch of the train a few months before the elections is part of the campaign. Łukasz Kmita strongly denied:

– I am not doing it for myself, but for the inhabitants of Zabierzów, Krzeszowice, Trzebinia, Jaworzno, Bukowno and Olkusz – said the voivode quoted by journalists.

The train runs on the route Kraków – Olkusz – Kraków

tvn24.pl, “Gazeta Wyborcza”

Main photo source: Polregio

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