Polonia (train)

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Service typeEuroCity (EC)
Czech Republic
First service1997 (1997)
Current operator(s)PKP, ČD, ÖBB
StartWien Westbahnhof /
Villach Hbf
EndWarszawa Wschodnia
Distance travelled991 km (616 mi)
Average journey time12 h 16 min
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)EC 102/103 (Austria, Czech republic)
EIC 102/103 (Poland)
On-board services
Class(es)first and second class
Seating arrangementsopen and 6-seat compartments
Catering facilitiesdining car
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed160 km/h

The Polonia is a EuroCity (EC) express train. It was introduced in 1997, to supplement the existing EuroCity train, the Sobieski, on the international route between Vienna, the capital of Austria, and Warsaw, the capital of Poland, via the Czech Republic.

The train's name, Polonia, is the Latin word for "Poland".

As of 2013, the northbound train, EC 102, departs from Villach Hbf, in Villach, Austria, at shortly after 09:00, and the southbound train, EC 103, departs from Warszawa Wschodnia in Warsaw at shortly after 06:00. Both trains arrive at their destinations after a journey time, via Vienna, of approximately twelve and a half hours.[1][2]

Formation (consist)[edit]

The train is composed of rolling stock of all three participating railways PKP, ČD and ÖBB and includes a dining car operated by PKP/WARS. Some of the coaches only operate on certain days between Villach and Břeclav or Bohumín.[3]

The train is pulled by locomotives of the Siemens ES 64 U type: between Villach and Břeclav by an ÖBB 1116, between Břeclav and Warszawa by a PKP EU44.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Route of train EC 102 Polonia". czech-transport.com. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Route of train EC 103 Polonia". czech-transport.com. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  3. ^ Train compositions 2013/2014: EC/EIC 102 and EIC/EC 103 Polonia, from vagonweb.cz