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Old September 15th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #481
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So many beautiful trains and stations in Poland! Makes me want to visit .
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Old September 15th, 2012, 09:33 PM   #482
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Many new types of trains, just types, vast majority of our actual trains is still quite old.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 11:37 PM   #483
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And the worst part of the deallie-oh here is that, even with the EU funding, there is basically very little to none tenders going out that aim to replace the current fleet - at least on a very big scale. Having said that, please do note that every year, it seems that a good few hundred trains are cut out from the timetable. I'd be actually quite interested in knowing how many passenger trains (that is, services, not fleet) were in, let's say, five different timetables: 1995/96, 2000/01, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2011/12 and how many are planned in the 2012/13 timetable. Do keep in mind that since basically 2005 (maybe a bit earlier, my memory may serve me wrong) the amount of passenger companies has grown slightly:
> PKP Intercity (long-distance)
> Przewozy Regionalne (regional, owned by the state, the last company you'd want to take over if you were to)
> Koleje Mazowieckie (regional in the Mazovian Voivodeship)
> DB Arriva (regional in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian V., I actually forgot what the name proper of the company is)
> Koleje Dolnośląskie (regional in the Lower Silesian V.)
> Koleje Śląskie (regional in the Silesian V., 629 trains daily planned in the 2012/13 schedule)
> Koleje Wielkopolskie (regional in the Greater Poland V.)
And the gross of the modern fleet seems to be in the hands of the latter five or the local authorities who lend it to Przewozy Regionalne or otherwise their own company, if they have such.

I'll try and pull out some stats on the fleet in Poland if you'd like, most up-to-date is quite possible
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Old September 16th, 2012, 06:57 PM   #484
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Old September 16th, 2012, 08:21 PM   #485
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Even if these nice new locos are the minority, Poland is still developing at a healthy pace. Give it some time, and it seems likely the fleet as a whole will improve.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 09:15 PM   #486
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If we talk about Polish rail industry, some news from Innotrans 2012, began today:

- Polish commercial freight operator Lotos Kolej will buy 5 locomotives ZNLE E6ACT Dragon and probably 5 Pesa Gama Maraton ones,
- Pesa and Lithuanian Railways signed a contract for delivery of 3 diesel units from 630M series (in refreshed version),
- Pesa presented a Link diesel unit for Oberpfalzbahn
- Pesa Gama Maraton will be tested by Lotos Kolej and ZNLE E4MSU Griffin - by PKP Intercity
- most important: Pesa and Deutsche Bahn signed a contract for delivery of 470 Links!
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Old September 18th, 2012, 11:00 PM   #487
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Also, Bombardier show off one of the Koleje Mazowieckie TRAXX locos and, somewhat related, half of the new Inspiro metro train for Warsaw (who else, for all sakes? ) is shown by the Siemens and NEWAG duel But, yes, indeed, the 470-DMU contract is probably the "event of the show" - but PESA probably wouldn't end up there without Solaris' previous PR
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Old September 19th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #488
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To be meticulous, to Polish representation we should count also Stadler Flirt for LeoExpress - it's made in Siedlce's Stadler factory.

And to increase Poland's (or actually Pesa's) success atmosphere, some nice adverts:

Pesa Gama Maraton:



Pesa Elf:



Pesa Swing and Twist (trams):

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Old September 19th, 2012, 11:35 PM   #489
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- most important: Pesa and Deutsche Bahn signed a contract for delivery of 470 Links!

Is this contract 100% confirmed? If yes, once again:
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Old September 20th, 2012, 12:28 AM   #490
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It should say "up to 470 Links". But yes, it's confirmed.
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Old September 21st, 2012, 09:19 PM   #491
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Old September 21st, 2012, 11:08 PM   #492
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This is only concept. The final look of DB Link will be different.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #493
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 05:53 PM   #494
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 01:01 AM   #495
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Nice how they stole the Taurus design.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 12:18 PM   #496
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Old October 5th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #497
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The designers of PLK (Polish Rail Tracks) seem to never use trains as passengers or, alternatively, don't use their brains while planning. On the recently revitalized railway line from Stargard Szczecinski to Pila (North-West Poland), brand new huge boards inform the passengers which station they are approaching. Unfortunately, the Wise Men from Pomerania had one big problem: where to put them. As you can see on the photos made by SkyscraperCity user irokalisz, they have mounted these boards in the perpendicular direction to the track.


I just wonder if the regional carrier intends to remove "Do not lean out of the windows" plates to give the passengers any chance to read the information.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 11:18 PM   #498
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Very usefull and easily visible by every passengers !
Sure , with this ingenious system, board staff announcements becomes totally useless
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Old October 7th, 2012, 12:49 PM   #499
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Very usefull and easily visible by every passengers !
Sure , with this ingenious system, board staff announcements becomes totally useless
Hahaha board staff announcements. Unless something changed in last few months, there is no such thing in Polish trains.

Well, technically the system is there, but the staff isn't trained, and the PA systems on trains are barely working, so in the extremely rare cases when someone on the staff tried to announce something the result was completely incomprehensible. One exception would be the trains between Berlin and Warsaw, but the PA in them seems to only be used on the way back anyway.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 09:47 PM   #500
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Hahaha board staff announcements. Unless something changed in last few months, there is no such thing in Polish trains.

Well, technically the system is there, but the staff isn't trained, and the PA systems on trains are barely working, so in the extremely rare cases when someone on the staff tried to announce something the result was completely incomprehensible. One exception would be the trains between Berlin and Warsaw, but the PA in them seems to only be used on the way back anyway.
From my experience with Polish trains I can say that all Intercity trains have announcements, sometimes quiet, but they have it. Also a number of TLK class trains tend to have on-board announcements which unfortunately cannot be said about local trains, unless we're talking about the new ones.
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