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Platform information traveling from Krakow to Rzeszow


plg 17 | 263  
30 Nov 2009 /  #1
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Station/Stop Date Arr. Dep. Platform Products Comments
Kraków Główny 04.12.09 12:11 2/3 IR 63129
InterRegio
Number of bicycles conveyed limited, 2nd class only
Rzeszów Główny 14:13

Duration: 2:02; runs Mo - Sa

Could someone please tell me what 2/3 means for the platform number?

shouldnt it just be one number like > platform 2< for example...

why two numbers?

cheers
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007  
30 Nov 2009 /  #2
you have to check the board when u get there to make sure which platform to wait at.

Why you going to rzeszow? Its my fav city in Poland I use to make the trip from Krak to Rzeszow all the time.
Avalon 4 | 1,068  
30 Nov 2009 /  #3
The platform serves both 2 and 3, your train will leave from the 2 side.
OP plg 17 | 263  
30 Nov 2009 /  #4
Hi

ok, so it is either 2 or 3. Thats a bit strange you would think they would know hehe

I am going to visit my friend.

I have never been to rzechow.

I have been to krakow twice. And that is, of course, for now my fav city.
( i have been to poznan and gdanks also)

So can you give me the lowdown on rzechow?

things to do??

though my friend as i said is from there so no worries hehe

are you polish? i dont think so......................shouldnt it be> ja mowię<<<po polsku
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
30 Nov 2009 /  #5
The platform can be changed! You must always check on the board in the railway station before departure.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007  
30 Nov 2009 /  #6
Ok, so Rzeszow might not be as great as Krakow, well actually it isnt anywhere near Krakow. I mainly stay outside the city in the countryside but in the city there are some cool student bars and clubs. As with Krakow i wouldnt spend too much time on the square but try getting to places just outside it. Also a visit to the "*****" statue is always great for a laugh. I just prefer the "Polishness" of Rzeszow to Krakow.
OP plg 17 | 263  
30 Nov 2009 /  #7
hi
yes i did not think so-krakow has to be the best.
i love the square in krakow. It is very touristy.
The what statue?

you cant be polish? your english is too good. So why do you stay in poland?
do you work?

jak dlugo uczesz sie polskiego?
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
30 Nov 2009 /  #8
Let me recommend a very cozy city in South-Eastern Poland - Zamość.

The historical city centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
OP plg 17 | 263  
30 Nov 2009 /  #9
yeah

that looks beautiful
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007  
30 Nov 2009 /  #10
I was supposed to go there last year, I hear its really nice.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
30 Nov 2009 /  #11
that looks beautiful

Zamość is very beautiful.. And few tourists go to Eastern Poland, can be a good thing.



mafketis 23 | 8,418  
30 Nov 2009 /  #12
The platform can be changed! You must always check on the board in the railway station before departure.

Not only that, but sometimes the platform is changed at the last minute without being changed on the departureboard. And if it's a domestic train, then the announcement will only be in Polish.

1. Look for signs that the train does indeed go to Rzeszów on the train itself.

2. Ask a few different passengers. A quick 'do Rzeszowa?' or even 'Rzeszów?' (in pseudo French spelling JAI-chouf) is enough (they'll nod and/or say 'tak' if it is. Don't ask kids or teenagers who might think it's funny to misdirect you. Don't ask conductors as they're not always 100% reliable. Do ask other passengers, preferably older and more stable looking.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007  
30 Nov 2009 /  #13
The train station in Rzeszow is something else though. When we went to buy ticket we waited for an hour behind ONE guy who wanted to check the prices of every train and possibilities. When we got to the woman, she put up a sign to say she was going for a break! bit(h! You could hear a lot of kurwa's that day :D
OP plg 17 | 263  
30 Nov 2009 /  #14
Not only that, but sometimes the platform is changed at the last minute without being changed on the departureboard. And if it's a domestic train, then the announcement will only be in Polish.

hmmmmm i think im terrified now

ale jaja!!!!!!!!!!!!
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
30 Nov 2009 /  #15
Could someone please tell me what 2/3 means for the platform number?

Hmm I'm not 100% sure but It could be peron 2, tor 3 -> each platform (except the first and last one...) has tracks on both sides... so there are tracks 2 and 3 next to platform 2... Anyway you should find It out easily If you come up 10 minhutes earlier, the next train should be displayed on the thingy next to each track... and there are signs on the sides of each train too...

The what statue?

There's a statue, which looks like a huge pu*sy...
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
30 Nov 2009 /  #16
hmmmmm i think im terrified now

Even a brain dead person can find the right train. Just look on the signs.

But make sure you look on odjazdy (departures) and notprzyjazdy (arrivals).
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007  
30 Nov 2009 /  #17
you cant be Polish? your English is too good. So why do you stay in Poland?
do you work?

I lived in Krakow for about 5 years, but came out to Ireland to buy an old farmhouse and do it up. But I have plans to go back forever at some point in the future just dont know when. But yes I'm not Polish but Scottish and I speak Polish ;)
delphiandomine 85 | 18,267  
30 Nov 2009 /  #18
Hmm I'm not 100% sure but It could be peron 2, tor 3 -> each platform (except the first and last one...) has tracks on both sides... so there are tracks 2 and 3 next to platform 2...

No matter how many times you explain this, if the person isn't familiar with Polish railways, it'll still sound completely nonsense. It took me about 6 months to get to realise the idea of island platform sides being 'tracks' and not 'platforms'. :(
OP plg 17 | 263  
30 Nov 2009 /  #19
But make sure you look on odjazdy (departures) and not przyjazdy (arrivals).

hmmmm thanks............................

so what does this one mean for coming back>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Station/Stop Date Arr. Dep. Platform Products Comments
Rzeszów Główny 08.12.09 08:22 IR 36134
InterRegio
Number of bicycles conveyed limited, 2nd class only
Kraków Główny 10:36 4/4

Duration: 2:14; runs daily

4/4??????????????????????????????????

each platform has tracks on each side apart from the first and last........well of course

so whats 4/4 mean......
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007  
30 Nov 2009 /  #20
I never understood the train station at Rzeszow so cant help u there, the ex took care of it for me :)
OP plg 17 | 263  
30 Nov 2009 /  #21
byłaś polką? and are you fluent in polish and if you are how long did it take you to master?
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007  
30 Nov 2009 /  #22
aye she was a wee polish gem;)
Im not fluent but I speak it well enough to have convo's with folk. I never went and studied it at school but just picked it up as i went along. Ive known some people to master it in less than a year, others longer. Depends how much practice you get.
OP plg 17 | 263  
30 Nov 2009 /  #23
i have been practising it for-what seems-forever.

and i dont seem to get any further - lol

one year to master polish?????? are you sure?
delphiandomine 85 | 18,267  
30 Nov 2009 /  #24
so whats 4/4 mean......

Platform/Track numberings can be absolutely insane - don't ask questions in this respect, just find platform 4 and you'll be fine ;)
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
30 Nov 2009 /  #25
Just read the signs correctly. Don't worry, I have never heard about anyone who didn't find their train in a Polish railway station.

and i dont seem to get any further - lol

It's just speaking, speaking, speaking... listening, listening, listening.

And of course read some grammar, and normal Polish texts. Of course you need someone in real life who can give you feedback.

byłaś polką?

był polką? = you were a Pole? (before you died?)
(czy) ona była polką? = Was she Polish?
(Sounds a little like the person is dead now)

Czy ona jest Polką? = Is she Polish?
OP plg 17 | 263  
1 Dec 2009 /  #26
hehehehe

(czy) ona była polką? = Was she Polish?

yes sorry, my Polish is crap

i wanted 'was' because he said it was his 'ex'

była< then i was looking for

cheers (this is a excellent forum) :))

i will let yous all know how i get on hehehe
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
1 Dec 2009 /  #27
yes sorry, my Polish is crap

Practice makes perfect!
mafketis 23 | 8,418  
1 Dec 2009 /  #28
hmmmmm i think im terrified now

Don't be. Those are things I always do in countries where you don't have to show tickets before getting on and I don't speak the language (or don't speak it well).

Arrive early, go to the platform listed on the departure board, but realize there's a small chance it will be somewhere else and be ready to change platforms in a hurry.

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