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Old December 24th, 2017, 03:30 PM   #2081
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A lot of lines in the Netherlands are running close to or at maximum capacity. Only when extra track is added extra stations can be added without hindering existing services.
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Old December 28th, 2017, 04:24 PM   #2082
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A few random railway shots from a short trip to Wroclaw.

Main train station is nicely renovated:

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Some modern trains:

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But one can still meet the "venerable" EN-57 commonly called "toilets" ("kible" in Polish)

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Old December 28th, 2017, 07:56 PM   #2083
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A contract with the contractor for the construction of the tunnel in Łódź was signed today.

Also, a contract for preparing the tender documentation of the electrification of the line Tomaszów Mazowiecki - Opoczno was signed today. This is now the only diesel line in Łódź voivodeship.

PKP Intercity announced a tender for the delivery of 12 electric multiple units for long-distance traffic.
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Old December 30th, 2017, 01:23 PM   #2084
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Old January 1st, 2018, 05:16 PM   #2085
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I don't think anybody wrote about that here, and it might be important for people from abroad.

From something like a month ago, or two, it's finally possible to buy long-distance tickets with changing trains in Poland. It's still quite limited compared with buying the ticket in the ticket office: only one change is allowed, you cannot switch between the 1st and 2nd class, it works only for domestic connections. But it's a really big step forward.

From some time ago, it's now also possible to buy tickets to Moscow online, for the Polonez train.
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Old January 6th, 2018, 10:21 PM   #2086
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A question regarding Krakow - Przemysl:
If I remember, it was announced that trains will take less then 3 hrs with the new timetable, one train even 2h45. It was already visible in the timetable data.
When I check the timings now, it seems that most trains still take 3h20 from Krakow to Przemysl. Why that? Did they change the plans at short notice?
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Old January 7th, 2018, 12:47 AM   #2087
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A question regarding Krakow - Przemysl:
If I remember, it was announced that trains will take less then 3 hrs with the new timetable, one train even 2h45. It was already visible in the timetable data.
When I check the timings now, it seems that most trains still take 3h20 from Krakow to Przemysl. Why that? Did they change the plans at short notice?
Last year began modernisation of a rail section between Kraków Główny (Main Station) and Rudzice situated on E30 line. (20km)

http://www.railwaypro.com/wp/poland-...modernisation/





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Old January 7th, 2018, 11:02 PM   #2088
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I stayed in Wrocław in September 2016 and I was greatly impressed by the cleanliness and facilities provided at Wrocław Główny station. The interior of the station and toilets were spotlessly clean. I always felt safe inside station because of the visible presence of police. It is very pretty at night when it is lit up. So far it is the best train station in Poland I've ever seen and used

In March 2018 I am staying in Warsaw for two weeks so I look forward to using Warsaw's train stations to go to Łódź, Łowicz and Zyrardów

I do have my own photos of train stations and trains in Poland (Wrocław Główny, Kłodzko Główny, Oleśnica, Opole stations) but I don't know how to post them on here or if anyone would want to see them
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Old January 8th, 2018, 12:46 AM   #2089
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Yes, post them

You must upload a photo on an external server e.g. www.imgur.com.

You click there the green button "New post", Browse, you select the photo on your computer. After accepting it gets automatically uploaded.

When you place the mouse pointer on the photo, a black button with an arrow down appears at the right upper corner of the photo. When you place your mouse pointer on it, you can see an option "Get share links". Click on it, copy "BBCode" and paste it on the forum. Like here:



If the photo is big, it's recommended that you change its size to no more than 1024x768 using any image editing program e.g. IrfanView, XnView, Gimp before uploading.
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Old January 8th, 2018, 05:12 PM   #2090
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Last year began modernisation of a rail section between Kraków Główny (Main Station) and Rudzice situated on E30 line. (20km)

http://www.railwaypro.com/wp/poland-...modernisation/





Out of curiosity but do the trains to Oswiecim run on this section of track after leaving the central station? I took the train to Oswiecim last summer and it ran really slowly on a segment after leaving the central station.
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Old January 9th, 2018, 12:59 PM   #2091
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Out of curiosity but do the trains to Oswiecim run on this section of track after leaving the central station? I took the train to Oswiecim last summer and it ran really slowly on a segment after leaving the central station.
No, the pictures show the main line south from Kraków central station, while trains to Oświęcim choose another line - north and then west.
It doesn't matter where it goes as everywhere around Kraków you have tracks being modernized - left right and center.
Half of the route Kraków-Oświęcim is made on infamous Kraków-Katowice line - it should be 160 km/h with trains every 30 minutes full of passengers, but right now the distance ~70 km Kraków-Katowice takes 2 hours.
But now eventually, after years of neglect, almost every piece of track around Kraków is being modernized. Also the piece Trzebinia-Oświęcim is also being worked on so in about a year it should pretty fast and comfortable to go by train from Kraków to Oświęcim.
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Old January 9th, 2018, 01:03 PM   #2092
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nie ma pociągu do Oświęcimia przez Skawinę?
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Old January 9th, 2018, 01:35 PM   #2093
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nie ma pociągu do Oświęcimia przez Skawinę?
Trains to Oświęcim via Skawina (southern route) - now there are no such trains. There were years ago, then they got cancelled, then enabled for one year and not so long time ago cancelled again.
A pity as with the new flyover (Kraków Podgórze) it would make sense.
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Old January 9th, 2018, 08:35 PM   #2094
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Old January 14th, 2018, 05:51 PM   #2095
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Opole Główne train station. Photographed by me in September 2016 during my stay in Wrocław

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Old January 14th, 2018, 05:54 PM   #2096
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The ticket hall of Opole Główne train station. Photographed by me in September 2016 during my stay in Wrocław

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Window of Opole Główne train station. Departures and arrivals board can be seen underneath the window. Photographed by me in September 2016 during my stay in Wrocław

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Old January 14th, 2018, 06:05 PM   #2098
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Steam train in Opole. Photographed by me in September 2016 during my stay in Wrocław

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Modern train at Opole. Photographed by me in September 2016 during my stay in Wrocław

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EN-57 at Oleśnica train station. Photographed by me in September 2016 during my stay in Wrocław

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