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Do trains in Poland arrive on time?


Harry
17 Dec 2014 #31
Harry, my bravest keyboard warrior,

Can a moderator comment as to whether that is an entirely off-topic attempt to belittle another member?

But true, your memory as to the exact years when your mishaps on the railways of Poland occurred is quite impressive.

It's actually very easy to remember when those train rides were: all I need to do is remember the years in which I was living in Slupsk and in the Tri-city. It's even easier to remember they were late: I got very cold.

be so kind and take a ride with a new Pendolino train and we would be happy to hear about your re-freshed experience with the trains in Poland.

a) Pendolino trains don't go in the directions I want to take trains.
b) I am have no need to re-fresh my experience with trains in Poland: I often take them and know modern trains. My posts made that clear but I suppose that to know that one would have to read what my posts say and not what one might want them to say. But I'll make it clear: the modern Polish trains from Lublin to Zamosc are superb; and always on time to the minute.
pam
17 Dec 2014 #32
My experience of Polish trains is that generally they are pretty punctual.
The only time I arrived late at a destination was because an earlier train on the route I was travelling had broken down, and all the passengers from that train packed onto the one I was on so there was about an hours delay in total.

the modern Polish trains from Lublin to Zamosc are superb; and always on time to the minute.

Yes they are and it's a nice trip too.
The train from Rzeszów to Lublin was also really modern, spacious and ran on time.

From my experience punctuality isn't the problem, it's having standing room only on busy routes.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
17 Dec 2014 #33
For a true Polish train experience I would recommend Warsaw to £ódż, alternately Pruszków-Warsaw, Grodzisk Mazowiecki-Warsaw. No Pendolino experience there,only true daily commuter horror.
JollyRomek 7 | 481
17 Dec 2014 #34
Warsaw to £ódż

Just done this route recently. From Lodz to Warsaw by Interregio. Train was delayed by half an hour due to works on the tracks. However, the comfort in these trains is not very good. On the way back (just 2 hours later) I opted for the TLK which was much more comfortable with its compartments but just over an hour delay. They promise Lodz - Warsaw in 70 minutes once the construction on the tracks has been completed. Fingers crossed
Ziemowit 13 | 4,108
18 Dec 2014 #35
Harry, my bravest keyboard warrior,

Can a moderator comment as to whether that is an entirely off-topic attempt to belittle another member?

I strongly doubt if calling someone a "keyboard warrior" could belittle them in any way. On the contrary, it seems to me kinda promoting someone to higher ranks on the PolishForum ...

For a true Polish train experience I would recommend Warsaw to £ódż, alternately Pruszków-Warsaw, Grodzisk Mazowiecki-Warsaw. No Pendolino experience there, only true daily commuter horror.

Sobieski, I wouldn't trust any opinion of yours on Polish railways. I remember how you were complaining once about not being able to find your way to the platform during the damned modernization works at the Warsaw Central Station, though other foreign people on the PF said at the same time they had no problem whatsoever with arriving at their proper platform. But once the repair work had been finished, you triumphantly announced that it was such a good thing for Poland since the modernization of this station was achieved thanks to the EU funds (not exactly though, the EU co-financed the project, probably in more than 50 %).

Here we have the same story again: you simply ignore the fact that the line is vastly modernized (I know it very well since I use it on an every day basis), but instead you jump on the occasion to belittle Poland and its railways. It would have much fairer on you part if you put at least part of your blame on the EU financing as well for such - as you aptly call it - "true daily commuter horror".

please just focus on the topic
Harry
18 Dec 2014 #36
please just focus on the topic

What an excellent idea.
Does anybody know why PKP decided to take a step back by cramming four seats across the Pendolino trains? Already there are complaints about that. For example:

I am impressed, but not excessively so. The 2nd class seats are comfortable, though a tad narrow for the classical Polish male derrière.
...
I cannot find an Internet signal, but there is a double power socket in the space between the seats. I have to have it pointed out to me as my left thigh is obscuring the location. It seems that the same approach has been made as regards the inter-seat spacing as on the notorious PESA Bydgostia EMU's - a narrow body shell has been fitted out with 2 + 2 seating and a gangway wide enough to run a wheelchair from one end of the train to another. I have difficulty in believing that such a wide gangway, and the consequent narrow seats and ultra close inter-seat positioning that results, is really required to comply with EU directives.
...
The interior - very nice, but the passengers do not quite fit the seats (or is it the other way round?)

polishrail.wordpress.com/category/pkp-intercity/

In fairness I should point out that the reviewer does end by saying:

However, I am cautiously impressed, and with plenty cheap discount tickets available for advance purchase, I will certainly be using PKP's Express InterCity Premium service again.

He even points out that the train got to Krakow Glowny in 2 hours 21 minutes, i.e. seven minutes early.

So when will Pendolino trains be running to where I like to go, the so-called 'Polska B'?
kpc21 1 | 763
18 Dec 2014 #37
Pendolino - probably not at all for a long time yet.

But they are buing 40 new EMUs now: 20 from Stadler and 20 from Pesa. Ones dedicated to inter-city trains, unlike Bydgostia. They are going to service also the route: Białystok/Lublin - Warszawa - Koluszki - Częstochowa - Katowice - Bielsko Biała.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
19 Dec 2014 #38
Here we have the same story again: you simply ignore the fact that the line is vastly modernized

It is vastly modernized since many years with no end in sight. If you would take the train on this line frequently you would know, but obviously you do not.

Marzena Gawrych everyday rides from Brwinow to the Downtown Railway Station in Warsaw: From a few months it's terrible. I understand that repairs are inevitable, but why they are so badly organized? On Monday once again the timetable has been changed and once again we have an hour break in trains courses. From Brwinow they depart at 6.29 and 6.39, and then only at 7.33. In order to be on time for the eighth at work, I have to get up early and take one of those trains that which depart later than 6. On Monday, of course, the train was late in Brwinow, then drove very slowly. Transfer to Warsaw instead of 35 minutes lasted almost an hour. These delays are notorious, and this is the worst. For this reason I'm often late in work.

warszawa.gazeta.pl/warszawa/1,34889,17061495,Kiedy_skonczy_sie_gehenna_pasazerow_kolei___Tracimy.html#TRrelSST

I am traveling on the Warszawa-Grodzisk line several times per week for my work, and I can testify it is a horror.
And since this funky Pendolino is flashing by it only got worse.


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