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Old January 24th, 2009, 07:35 PM   #41
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IC trains are so nice. I liked them also. How are the locos?
IC's locos:

EP08


EP09

[photo by Marcin Purc / www.rail.phototrans.eu ]


[photo by Gigabyt / www.wgk.cal.pl ]

Siemens ES64U4/EU44
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Old January 24th, 2009, 07:39 PM   #42
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ANAITPOL asked about crossing border:1 and 3 I don't know
2 Just the bogie is changed. The train goes to a big garage. The workers come to the first , the middle and the last compartment and they unscrew special screwdrivers on the floor.Than special tugger hoistes elevate the car. Polish bogie sticks out on the special automatic rail. Than the soviet one is telescoped.Than the workers screw the special screwdrivers on the floor and it is. And you can watch this show drinking beer. Additionaly the police and the Ukrainian's border guards go along the train.
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Old January 26th, 2009, 12:17 AM   #43
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Does anyone have pictures from the direct EC between Praha and Warszawa? Interior and Extrior. Is there a change of the loc at the border?
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Old January 26th, 2009, 03:16 AM   #44
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Any news on the connection with the airport in warsaw with the central station in wasraw??
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Old January 26th, 2009, 11:36 AM   #45
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The tender for construction of the rail link is expected to be announced very soon with construction expected to start in June of this year.
However, the actual link won't be ready until the middle of 2011
so until then the only connection between the airport and Warsaw ciy centre is taxis and buses. If only the metro could be extended to the airport but then there are no plans to build a spur from Ursynów to the airport
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Old February 4th, 2009, 01:53 PM   #46
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very nice locos.. polish railways seems the most advanced in the new members of EU.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 03:11 PM   #47
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There's still much to do. Old passenger cars from 70's are still common. Their condition is sometimes very bad. Also majority of railway stations is dirty and smells with fast-food and homeless people

PKP just doesn't have money for everything, they spend alot of it during rebuilding of most important tracks. I think it's matter of dozen or so years that most of stations will look as in the rest of EU.
On the other hand some people in PKP management seems to live still in socialistic times They're lazy and unwilling to reform anything. Also you have to remember about overgrown Polish bureaucracy.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 11:39 PM   #48
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maybe you are right. but it doesn't look like that. also, polish railways are better than all east europen countries including EU members. also poland has HSR project....
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Old February 5th, 2009, 12:16 AM   #49
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polish railways are better than all east europen countries including EU members.
Yes, but it's not excuse. Poland looks towards west rather than east. Hopefully in 10 years time you should travel in most important lines with speed of standard European 160km/h Now it's only on CMK line in central Poland and it's rather short (bit more than 200km long).



Trains are able to run up to 250km/h on this line (http://www.parlin.republika.pl/index1.html) but we do not have such fast trains and required ETCS system (fortunately it's going to be added shortly)
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Old February 5th, 2009, 12:31 AM   #50
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very nice locos.. polish railways seems the most advanced in the new members of EU.
everythings relative, look at the map posted above, plenty of 80kph lines will remain, even 2 decades from now

the fact of the matter is, (railroad) infrastructure is such a huge amount of investment, that its gonna take decades to make up for the decades of low investment; all around eastern europe
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okay, thank you for your posts guys...

Elvenking, it is nice that you are not saticificed with what you have now. And I am sure you have a bright future.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 02:28 PM   #52
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Some more movies:

Euro Night "Jan Kiepura" Warsaw-Brussels passing the station in Germany



Some Inter City train on CMK



Berlin-Warsaw Express



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Old February 5th, 2009, 02:36 PM   #53
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Modern Newag 19WE commuter train, able to speed up to 160 km/h











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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:37 PM   #54
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those seats are fuuugly
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Old February 5th, 2009, 08:30 PM   #55
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wonderful train...
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Old February 15th, 2009, 10:16 PM   #56
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we have no mercy for Polish Railways . We need the best!!!
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Old February 16th, 2009, 05:28 PM   #57
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Now it's only on CMK line in central Poland and it's rather short (bit more than 200km long).
Isn't Warszawa - Berlin express max speed 200km/h in Poland territory right now? Only 120?
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Old February 16th, 2009, 06:04 PM   #58
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It's 160 km/h.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 12:01 AM   #59
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Old February 19th, 2009, 01:25 PM   #60
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Trains are able to run up to 250km/h on this line (http://www.parlin.republika.pl/index1.html) but we do not have such fast trains and required ETCS system (fortunately it's going to be added shortly)
Then buy such trains, like the Russians do it!
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