PKP Intercity

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PKP Intercity
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Industry Rail transport
Founded 1 January 2001
Headquarters Warsaw, Poland
Key people
Jacek Leonkiewicz
CEO
Number of employees
7,300 (As of 2014)
Website www.intercity.pl

PKP Intercity is a company of PKP Group responsible for long-distance passenger transport. It runs about 350 trains daily, connecting mainly large agglomerations and smaller towns in Poland. The company also provides most international trains to and from Poland.

History[edit]

The company was founded after splitting Polskie Koleje Państwowe (national rail operator) into several companies to meet European Union standards.

Operations[edit]

The company runs the following train categories:

  • Express InterCity Premium (EIP, EIC Premium) – domestic high-speed trains (ED250 Pendolino) between major cities with obligatory reservation
  • Express InterCity (EIC) – high-standard trains between major cities and popular tourist destinations
    • domestic Express InterCity trains with obligatory reservation
    • EuroCity (EC) – international high-standard trains, reservation obligatory on domestic routes
    • EuroNight (EN) – international night trains with obligatory reservation
  • InterCity – affordable express trains with obligatory reservation; higher standard than TLK but the same fare
  • Twoje Linie Kolejowe (TLK, "Your Rail Lines") – affordable express trains with obligatory reservation (with some exceptions); lower standard than InterCity. Some night TLK trains provide couchette and sleeper cars. A limited number of shorter-route TLK trains is 2nd-class only.
    • Międzynarodowy (M) – international fast train (lower standard than EuroCity)
    • Międzynarodowy nocny – international night train (lower standard than EuroNight)

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