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PKP Intercity Aims to Transport 88 Million Passengers by 2030

PKP Intercity Aims to Transport 88 Million Passengers by 2030
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27 / 09 / 2023

In a recent announcement made at the 15th TRAKO International Railway Fair in Gdańsk, PKP Intercity, Poland’s national rail carrier, detailed its ambitious plans to reshape the future of European rail travel. By 2030, they aim to transport a staggering 88 million passengers, effectively running 800 trains daily that will achieve speeds ranging between 160 to 250 km/h.

Such developments are anchored in the most significant investment in PKP Intercity's history, projected to propel long-distance transport in Poland to the forefront of European rail technology. However, as with all ambitious endeavors, the railway sector grapples with challenges, including ongoing technological advancements and addressing the generational skill gap within its workforce.

This ambitious trajectory arises from a concerted effort to reverse the declining trend that plagued Polish railways a decade ago. Maciej Małecki, Secretary of State at the Ministry of State Assets, affirmed the dramatic turnaround, emphasizing the consistent investment in modernized infrastructure and equipment. The investment blueprint, amounting to a colossal PLN 27 billion by 2030, encompasses not just the acquisition and upgrade of rolling stock but also expansive parking facilities.

Tomasz Gontarz, Vice-President of the Management Board of PKP Intercity, stressed the monumental strides already taken. By 2030, PKP Intercity anticipates operating with a fully modernized fleet, with travel speeds up to 250 km/h becoming the norm, drastically reducing travel times.