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PKP Intercity announces a growing range of the Common Ticket: Find out what new offers are available online

PKP Intercity announces a growing range of the Common Ticket: Find out what new offers are available online
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20 / 06 / 2022

Starting from June 15th of this year, passengers can purchase online tickets for Koleje Śląskie (Silesian Railways) connections within the Common Ticket system.

This expands the existing Common Ticket service to include nine carriers, allowing passengers to plan joint train journeys around Poland and purchase one ticket for their entire journey. The BILKOM system now offers the Common Ticket for Koleje Śląskie connections, which means almost all carriers involved in the project now sell tickets for their connections in at least one distribution channel, whether at the ticket office or online through BILKOM.

Andrzej Bittel, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Infrastructure, notes that the consistent development of the Common Ticket project is a big step toward a more accessible and passenger-friendly railroad. The easier it is for passengers to connect long-distance trains with regional or agglomeration carriers, the more likely they are to choose public transport. The Common Ticket service lets people who use Polish railroad services buy one ticket for their entire journey, regardless of which trains they use or which routes they take. Since its inception, the Common Ticket has enjoyed great interest from passengers, with over 1.2 million people already using the service.

Krzysztof Mamiński, President of the PKP S.A. Management Board and PKP Intercity S.A. Supervisory Board Chairman, says that the number of people who have used the Common Ticket proves that the decision to create and consistently develop this offer was right. He's glad that solutions implemented by PKP Group serve the entire passenger rail transport market.

The Common Ticket participants include PKP Intercity, PKP Szybka Kolej Miejska in Trójmiasto, POLREGIO, Koleje Mazowieckie, Koleje Wielkopolskie, Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna, Koleje Małopolskie, Koleje Śląskie, and Arriva RP. Passengers can purchase a Common Ticket at the ticket windows of all participating carriers, and can also purchase them for travel on most carriers' trains online through the BILKOM system (except for Mazovian Railways).

Tomasz Gontarz, Member of the Board of PKP Intercity, believes that to further increase the popularity of railroads in Poland, it's necessary to make them more accessible and modern. As the coordinator of the Joint Ticket project, he's glad that the offer of other carriers is available online within the project. Planning a railroad trip around Poland is becoming easier and easier, and it's now possible with just a few clicks.

Patryk Świrski, President of the Management Board of Koleje Śląskie sp. z o.o., says that in Silesian Railways, they always choose solutions that significantly improve passenger comfort. By joining the BILKOM system, passengers can purchase the Single Ticket online, making it quick and easy to plan their journeys and buy tickets. As one of the most important carriers, Koleje Śląskie now offers the possibility of choosing the ticket that's not only the best in terms of price, but also the best in terms of connections. Together with KŚ, it will be even easier to travel the railroad routes of Poland, being sure that with the Single Ticket, passengers travel the cheapest and straight to their destination.