1 September - Intercity sets off the track!
A company PKP Intercity is separated from PKP group which aims at providing long-distance passenger transport. Trains of the following categories: Express (Ex), InterCity (IC), EuroCity (EC) and trains comprising exclusively of sleeping cars (WL) and with places to lie down (Bc) set off the track.
3 pairs of BWE set off!
Intercity in cooperation with DB Reise & Touristik launches a new product entitled Berlin – Warsaw – Express.
Booking tickets online
The first step in using the Internet in distributing tickets – a place on the train can be booked via the Internet.
Taking over Grochów
Intercity takes over a holding station Warszawa Grochów from PKP SA Zakład Obsługi Taboru Pasażerskiego.
We establish Call Center
Establishment and development of National Information Centre - a type of Call Centre, in Łódź.
Introduction of a new service SMS-info 7117, thanks to which mobile phone holders can obtain information regarding trains.
The first Intercity offers
Promotions appear that provide an opportunity for cheaper travels by Intercity trains. These are, among others: Family travels, Intercity-26, Senior Card, and in December - Last Minute offer.
We travel by night
Introduction a new category of trains into the network: Express Night.
A train full of dancing and singing organised in cooperation with Coca Cola sets off.
First number of the Intercity Magazine
We start issuing brand onboard magazine. Inside, you can find a lot about travelling and current information regarding Intercity offers.
We have our own www
intercity.pl website starts off with full information regarding fares, connections, offers and promotions.
One more train to Vienna
Intercity launches second daily EuroCity connection with the capital city of Austria with a group of cars travelling from EuroCity Polonia to Budapest.
A new connection with Ukraine
Launching a night train Krakow – Kiev on the grounds of technology of adjusting to a change in track width SUW 2000.
InterCity plus something more
Separating a category of InterCity Plus – trains with the highest standard.
To Brussels with Kiepura!
First course of Jan Kiepura train to the capital city of Belgium.
Travel the way you like it
Intercity extends its offer with economical travels – Tanie Linie Kolejowe (TLK) trains appear on tracks.
Special trains to Rome
PKP Intercity takes Travellers on special trains to Rome to the obsequies of John Paul II .
Comfortable and non-cash
You can pay for the ticket with payment card onboard - Intercity buys first mobile terminals.
Tickets not only at ticket offices
Train tickets can be bought at Empik stores – a new distribution channel of summer offer “Intercity First Class”.
Without queues and leaving your house
Intercity launches ticket sale online via e-IC system.
We open CSCs
In January, the first Customer Service Centre starts off at Warszawa Centralna station.
More and more TLK
TLK brand develops – over 50% more trains travel under Tanie Linie Kolejowe banner.
Promotions, promotions, promotions…
New attractive Intercity promotions – you can travel by trains cheaper, among others, thanks to the following offers: SuperWagon, Bikini, Wojażer, Auto-Stop and SuperMiejscówka.
2006 the Year of the Traveller!
PKP Intercity encourages to travel by railway with original graphics created by Adam Pękalski.
Writers to trains!
Launching a summer literary car with meetings held onboard with writers, among others, with: Elżbieta Dzikowska, Tomasz Piątek and Monika Szwaja.
Money for a new rolling-stock
Signing a credit contract with the European Investment Bank in the amount of EUR 50 million on financing a purchase of a modern rolling stock.
Modern hall at Grochów is ready
420 metres long, 3 tracks, 18 repair stands – this is how the whole-train hall looks like at the holding station Warszawa Grochów after modernisation. This is the most modern technical-assembly hall in Eastern Europe and one of the most modern ones in Europe, where trains are prepared to set off their routes.
VIP waiting room
PKP Intercity opens a waiting room for first class passengers, that is, the VIP Zone at Dworzec Centralny.
From Warsaw to Moscow in Polonez
PKP Intercity launches a new connection – from 27 May passengers travel to the capital city of Russia in a train “Polonez”.
“W Podróży” with PKP Intercity
A new onboard magazine “W Podróży“ issued by KOW is launched on InterCity trains, which gains Passengers’ appreciation from the very beginning.
The railway advertises itself on the Internet
Establishing a social portal www.kolejnapolske.pl aimed at promoting travelling around Poland, discovering new, interesting places and at encouraging sightseeing in Poland. A photography contest is launched for web surfers, where the most interesting and the most revealing photos from Poland are awarded.
More and more CSCs
Opening consecutive customer service points in Szczecin, Wrocław and Poznań.
Intercity has a pearl
In a contest organised by economical magazine “Polish Market” PKP Intercity is awarded a title of Pearl of Polish Economy 2007 and is included in a group of the most effectively and dynamically developing companies for a consistent implementation of the enterprise's policy and strategy.
Renovation of a website intercity.pl
New website is adjusted to current standards of Internet communication. Its functionality and transparency in browsing the information included therein is increased.
Intercity is S.A.
On 2 January, PKP Intercity is registered by the National Court Register as public limited company.
Locomotives with Intercity logo
A process of taking over locomotives from the company PKP Cargo starts. Locomotives registered as the Company's property are repainted.
New locomotives are coming
Bid for a purchase of 10 multi-system locomotives resolved! The company Siemens (locomotives type ES64 U4) shall be the supplier thereof.
New employees in Intercity
A process of taking over 2,000 employees from the company PKP Cargo connected with locomotives’ functioning (train drivers, train drivers’ assistants, instructors, workshop and administration employees) starts.
More trains, more employees
PKP Intercity takes over servicing inter-voivodeship fast trains with over 1,900 cars, 69 locomotives, 14 electric traction units and over 3.5 thousand of staff from the former company PKP Przewozy Regionalne (as an organised part of the enterprise).
Night travel to Amsterdam
Since December EuroNight Jan Kiepura train goes to the capital city of Holland.
New team at full strength
Intercity team increases by employees from Przewozy Regionalne and PKP Cargo.
Express way to Lvov
PKP Intercity together with Ukrainian railways launches a new international night train “Lvov Express” in a relation Wrocław – Krakow – Lvov. In November, the train participates in support action for Ukraine suffering an outbreak of a flu epidemic – we are transporting donations from Lesser Poland authorities free of charge.
Film hits all summer!
For the first time a film car being a part of summer project Orange Summer Cinema appears on tracks.
An alternative for station’s office tickets
The first ticket machines, that is vending machines for selling tickets, appear at Dworzec Centralny, in Warsaw.
First “Husarz” trains already in Poland!
Intercity receives the first, ordered, fast Simens locomotives.
Ex plus IC equals EIC
Trains Express (Ex) and InterCity (IC) are replaced by a new category of trains – Express InterCity (EIC).
Intercity and GOCC play for ill children
The first auction on the right to name two TLK trains the income from which is allocated to the benefit of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.
The classics of Polish cinematography on the trains
Intercity Kino Polska all-year project starts under which two film cars set off with the best domestic productions onboard.
As often as 4 times per day to Berlin
Introduction of fourth pair of trains Berlin-Warsaw-Express (BWE).
On behalf of the European Railway Agency, the Office of Rail Transport grants “Safety Certificate” to PKP Intercity SA.
Car full of literature
Reading-room filled in with books by Czesław Miłosz and other Nobel prize winners sets off on tracks with EIC Tatry in relation Warsaw – Zakopane – Warsaw.
Arts in EuroCity Wawel
Realisation of “Kraków Berlin Xprs" project by Stary Teatr in Krakow and Maxim Gorky Theatre in Berlin. Various performances, happenings and film shows are organised during ten hours of the course of EuroCity Wawel train to Hamburg, along 529 km of the route as well as at indirect stations.
Soon we shall travel 230km/h!
Intercity signs a contract with a French company Alstom worth EUR 400 million on delivery of 20 fast trains New Pendolino.
Express trains return to tracks
From 1 June, Express (Ex) trains travel on Polish tracks again.
We are on Facebook
PKP Intercity opens its two official profiles on a popular social portal Facebook. You can find us under key words “Train to places” and “Train for travel”.
10 years with you
On 2 September 2011 the company PKP Intercity celebrates 10-years of existence. On this occasion, we organise the biggest in the history of our company contest on Facebook – we give away 3,652 vouchers on free tickets. This number is not random – tenth birthday equals this exact number of days of our activity in the transport market, in Poland.
From Paris, through Poland, to Moscow
PKP Intercity tightens cooperation with Russian Railways. As a result, a train on the relation Moscow-Paris sets off starting from 2011/12 timetable. It shall be led by our newest locomotive “Husarz” through whole route on Polish tracks and a restaurant car shall be attached thereto by PKP Intercity at Warszawa Wschodnia station.
We have a new seat…
As of 1 November 2011 PKP Intercity Headquarters changes its seat. From now on we work at ul. Żelazna 59a, in Warsaw.
In January an electronic system monitoring courses of trains shall be available to everybody - you can check if your train arrives on time in the Internet.
On 6 February the Company’s new website is launched, where you can find a ticket inspector Rafał – a virtual assistant ready to help 24 hours a day.
Ticket not necessarily paper
As of 15 April a ticket bought in electronic system of selling e-IC tickets can be presented during ticket control on any mobile device.
First international connections in e-IC system
On 2 May the first stage of introducing international tickets – pilot sales on railway connections from Poland to Germany - into the Internet selling system takes place.
“Railway moves fans”
At the beginning of May 20 locomotives are pasted over with colours of Polish national stadiums and colours of countries participating in Euro 2012 championships. Two most beautiful locomotives - with an image of a stadium from Poznań and an image of PGE Arena from Gdańsk – are selected in the contest.
New VIP Zone
A new lounge for PKP Intercity Passengers of 1st class at Dworzec Centralny; now, entry at ul. Emilii Plater.
Football championships Euro2012
Over 1,000 trains, including approximately 70 additional ones are launched – over half a million of seats are provided, whereas, at the same time, Polish stadiums gather around 640 thousand.
More ticket machines
Vending machines selling tickets are launched all around Poland, in big cities – now, there are 76 units.
An opening of daily connection Gdynia – Berlin – on 6 June, at 6:06 a.m. premiere train connecting the capital city of Germany with Polish seaside sets off.
Weekend Film Car
4th edition of the auction “Orange Kino Letnie” starts off – a film car travels between Sopot and Zakopane in TLK train “Monciak – Krupówki”, whereas, each evening you can watch films in the open air at the Sopot molo and Krupówki in Zakopane.
Young Traveller’s Zone
On 9 July, a car being a playground for the youngest sets off the track. We will be travelling whole holidays between Warsaw and Gdynia by Ex Jantar train.
Numbers and structure
Currently, over 8 thousand of employees work at PKP Intercity SA structures all around Poland. The main seat of the Company – Headquarters are located in Warsaw. Apart from the Headquarters, there are four Establishments with seats in Krakow (Southern Establishment), Poznań (Western Establishment), Gdynia (Northern Establishment), and in Warsaw (Central Establishment). In these Establishments the following are separated: sections, hubs of traction units and so-called places of maintaining traction and car rolling stock.
IC Mobile Navigator
Mobile PKP Intercity application on smartphones – using it you can search a connection, check punctuality of trains and it can also help you arrive at the station.
We permanently promote clients buying tickets in advance. For a purchase at least seven days before travel – a discount of 10 percent. Second level of discounts is binding since April – a ticket at least 15 days earlier – minus 15 percent.
Simply a TICKET
While buying, each passenger instead of a ticket and a separate seat reservation obtains one form on which a seating place is indicated.
Afternoon at the station
On Easter Monday journalists of a radio station "Trójka" and other famous artists act as megaphone operators at stations. The trains are announced by, among others: Wojciech Mann, Marek Niedźwiedzki, Magda Umer, Anna Maria Jopek and Hanna Banaszak.
First aid onboard
Almost all employees of ticket inspectors’ teams graduated from a basic course of first premedical aid.
One Intercity profile
"PKP Intercity. Train for travel" – this is a name of an official Facebook profile of our company created as a result of joining two hitherto functioning profiles.
Express Intercity Premium
Presentation of a new category of PKP Intercity connections operated by trainsets produced for IC by Alstom.
Stadler and Newag shall produce 20 EZs for PKP Intercity
An offer of the consortium Stadler Polska - Newag is selected in a bid on a supplier of 20 electrical traction units. New trains shall be delivered until October 2015. The rolling stock shall be produced in Poland.
68 cars as good as new
A modernisation of 68 cars for the route Przemyśl – Szczecin ends.
This is the new speed record on Polish tracks set on 24 November by Express Intercity Premium train during test on Central National Line.
Bid on a supplier of a locomotive simulator is resolved. Train drivers shall start practising on a modern device at the end of 2014. The order is worth over PLN 5 million. Some resources on the investment’s realisation shall come from Union funds.
Wi-Fi and multimedia on trains
PKP Intercity signs a contract with T-Mobile, thanks to which passengers in 300 cars shall be able to surf on the Internet and watch films.
New things on the website
Search engine of ticket offices and an application for persons buying group travels - such conveniences for passengers are introduced on the Intercity's website.
Until the end of October 2015 Pesa Bydgoszcz shall deliver 20 electric traction units (EZT) that shall operate on routes Jelenia Góra - Wrocław - Łódź – Warsaw - Białystok/Lublin and Białystok/Lublin - Warsaw - Koluszki - Częstochowa - Katowice - Bielsko Biała.
A million tickets at promotional prices for those buying over the Internet, on Saturdays and Sundays.
25 carriages from Poznań
PKP Intercity is collecting from FPS H.Cegielski a number of new carriages for the route Wrocław - Gdynia.
EDiths in fine colours
During periodic repairs a batch of ED74s have been repainted to colours in keeping with the official PKP Intercity scheme.
Stonkas like new
Newag has handed over the first of 20 modernized diesel locomotives of the SM42 type, also known by the Polish name for the Colorado beetle – stonka. These are to pull passenger trains on non-electrified lines and assist in shunting.
ICBus on the way
PKP Intercity has set up express bus connections, seasonal during the holidays on the routes Malbork - Krynica Morska and Krakow / Rzeszów - Ustrzyki Górne, and also running between Warsaw and Białystok while a railway line linking them is being renovated.
We like big-spenders...
... but we also help them save. Intercity has prepared a campaign to promote the purchase of tickets in advance, in line with the principle 'earlier = cheaper'.
Express Intercity Premium takes to the tracks
On 14 December, punctually at 6.05 am, the first Express InterCity Premium set off between Krakow and Warsaw. Trains in this category are coming into service on routes linking the Tricity, Warsaw, Krakow, Katowice and Wrocław.
A new InterCity category
On 14 December PKP Intercity also introduced a new InterCity (IC) category, which – thanks to EU subsidization – is composed of modern, comfortable and safe fast trains.
“Senior’s Ticket” on offer
From April, every passenger over 60 years of age can receive a discount of 30 percent. The offer is valid on all domestic PKP Intercity trains, including Pendolino.
Simulator already in operation
From May, PKP Intercity drivers can train on a modern engine simulator. The project has been carried out in cooperation with the Office of the Marshal of Mazowieckie Province and the Railway Institute. The amount of the investment is nearly PLN 5.4 million.
1,000,000th passenger of Pendolino
On 19 May, we hosted 1,000,000th passenger onboard the EIP train from Kraków to Warsaw.
Cheaper to cities and towns
From 28 May, our offer includes “Cut-Rate City Ticket”. Prices on TLK and IC trains on 13 popular routes have been reduced.
“Ticket Thursdaymania” launched
As part of our promotional offer, on each Thursday starting from 17 September we offer a large pool of the cheapest tickets for selected EIP and EIC trains.
“Book on a journey”
As part of the campaign that promoted reading as a valuable leisure activity, from 15 September passengers of PKP Intercity could make use of free e-books and discounts for purchase of books.
For weekend journeys
Weekend tickets are now available in online sales, with the names of tickets for multiple rides changed. New “Weekend Ticket” and “Weekend Ticket MAX” are on sale from 22 September.
Flirts on tracks
With the introduction of the new annual schedule, FLIRT3 trains appeared on tracks on 13 December.
In February, new improvements were introduced to the online sales system, enabling passengers to purchase online tickets for bicycles, non-standard baggage or their pupils.
Darts on tracks
In March, following the strict testing procedures, the acceptance of all 20 PesaDART trains ordered by PKP Intercity was concluded.
Assessment of purchases
Also in March, the company summed up its investment programme of PLN 5.5 billion. As part of the projects, new FLIRT3 and PesaDART trains, carriages and engines were purchased and the existing rolling stock was updated. All the investments were co-financed with EU funds.
More quietly in Pendolino
From April, all Express InterCity Premium (EIP) trains include the Quiet Zone in carriage no. 7, i.e. a place for passengers who avoid noise and respect that others also want to travel in peace and quiet.
Longer routes of Pendolino
From 29 April, Express InterCity Premium trains go to Kołobrzeg and Jelenia Góra.
Assistance within arm's reach
From July, each Pendolino train is equipped with a defibrillator AED Plus. These life saving appliances have been placed in specially marked casings in carriage no. 2, next to carriages for carers with children.
PKP Intercity for the WYD
Quality, comfort, safety, great atmosphere and a special offer – the pride of PKP Intercity during the World Youth Days. 146 carriages and more than 40 engines have been modernized for this event. Onboard the company’s trains, 250,000 pilgrims got to the meeting with the Holy Father. Additional 45 trains to Kraków and Częstochowa were launched. The 374-meter long train, consisting of two ED250 units, set off on its first journey.
New opening of Colour Cards
A monthly ticket has been introduced, the surcharge for Express InterCity Premium (EIP) trains has been abolished, and also the presale period has been extended.
Remtrak – Stage 1 completed
In November, the first stage of modernization of the technical facilities of Zakład Usług Taborowych REMTRAK in Idzikowice was concluded. The amount of the investment exceeds PLN 10 million.
Savoir-vivre on board
In November, public consultation on attitudes and behaviour which hinder sharing trains by passengers was concluded. The result was “the Code of Good Travelling Manners”.
One transactions, multiple discounts
From March, passengers of PKP Intercity, when buying tickets online, may receive various discounts within one transaction.
Onboard magazine in a new format
In June, available on trains and in the Customer Service Centres, the monthly “W Podróż z PKP Intercity” took on a new format, graphic design and subjects in order to provide passengers with even more useful information and entertainment.
Hotline on the new telephone number
A new PKP Intercity Hotline number was launched in July. Details of the timetable, offers or how to plan a journey with a disabled person can be obtained by dialling 703 200 200.
Let’s explore Poland together!
In July, PKP Intercity and POLREGIO introduced a shared offer enabling you to take an unlimited number of weekend trips on trains of the both carriers.
A new ticket offer Promo
From 1 August, another pool of tickets with discounts was entered into the sales system. The new presale offer Promo lets you reduce your costs of travelling on express trains even by 55 percent.
From September, you can buy tickets anywhere in Poland for trains of the three carriers – PKP Intercity, POLREGIO and PKP SKM in the Tricity – on a single form.
Engine of the future
On 27 September, PKP Intercity, Pojazdy Szynowe PESA Bydgoszcz and Instytut Pojazdów Szynowych “Tabor” signed a research and development cooperation agreement as part of the dual drive engine construction project. It will be the first Polish construction of this kind.
For passengers with disabilities
In October, detailed procedures for organizing travels of persons with disabilities were introduced. A train locator adapted to the needs of passengers with disabilities and a tab with required information can now be found at intercity.pl.
Friend of Integration medal…
…PKP Intercity received this honourable distinction from the Integration Foundation for its activities aimed at passengers with disabilities.
Indirect tickets online
From November, you can purchase indirect tickets at intercity.pl. Also, the night maintenance break in the online sales system has been shortened.
Train occupancy – also available online
Passengers who purchase tickets at intercity.pl can now also check how popular the tickets for individual trains are and select less occupied connections.
Remtrak – Stage 2 completed
On 12 December, the grand opening of a production hall and specialist workshops of Zakład Usług Taborowych Remtrak took place in Idzikowice. This is a result of the completion of Stage 2 of the modernization of PKP IC technical facilities. The cost of the investment amounted to PLN 9 million.
High Investment Railway
In December, PKP Intercity updated its rolling stock strategy 2016–2020 with the perspective to 2023. The company will allocate over PLN 7 billion for the modernization and purchase of rolling stock.
Modernity in the NCRD
On 21 February, PKP Intercity and the National Centre for Research and Development signed a letter of intent regarding joint implementation of projects as part of the governmental programme Luxtorpeda 2.0. The result should be modern and innovative trains.
EU funds for investments
In April, PKP Intercity signed an agreement with the Centre for EU Transport Projects (CEUTP) to support the project entitled “Railway for good connections - modernization of carriages and engines for PKP Intercity” with the amount of PLN 402 million.
PESA to modernize carriages
Also in April, the company signed two agreements with PESA Bydgoszcz regarding the modernization of 123 passenger carriages with a right of option for additional 62 cars. The gross value of the contract is PLN 477 million, and if the right of option is used – more than PLN 718 million.
In May, an image campaign “Thousands of reasons to travel” was launched.
Even more modernized carriages…
On 10 May, an agreement regarding the modernization of 10 first class carriages was signed with the consortium ZNTK „Mińsk Mazowiecki” and Pojazdy Szynowe PESA Bydgoszcz, acting as PESA Group. The gross value of the contract – over PLN 41 million.
NEWAG will supply 20 new electrical locomotives. Signed in May, the contract amounts to over PLN 367 million gross.
We bring forward the co-financing
In June, another agreement with the CEUTP was concluded. The co-financing of the project entitled “We accelerate comfortably - modernization of carriages and purchase of engines for PKP Intercity S.A.” will amount to PLN 251 million.
The Independent on rails (and more)
PKP Intercity actively joined the celebration of the 100th anniversary of regaining independence by Poland. In July, the white and red locomotives with occasional graphics, as well as Flirts and Darts with a label “Independent” – digitally refreshed manuscript by marshal Józef Piłsudski – appeared on railway tracks. In November, the PKP Intercity anniversary mural was unveiled in the Warsaw district Powiśle.
On 28 August, PKP Intercity and Alstom signed an agreement on installation of Wi-Fi devices on Express InterCity Premium (EIP) trains. The contract amounts to PLN 31.7 million and also includes the technical maintenance for 5 years. The first train equipped with the wireless Internet was launched in December.
Option for carriages from Poznań…
In October, the agreement with H. Cegielski Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych in Poznań (signed in November 2017) was extended to cover the modernization of 60 carriages. PKP Intercity ordered additional 30 modernized vehicles.
In November, PKP Intercity used its right of option to modernize 163 carriages from PESA Bydgoszcz. Additionally, modernization of 82 vehicles was ordered, and the total order amount exceeded PLN 1 billion.