In 2022, the Polish national operator PKP Intercity carried 59 million passengers, which was the best result in the history of the company. Thus, the previous record was broken, recorded at the end of 2019, when 49 million people used the services of PKP Intercity. Railway Supply magazine writes about this with reference to zdmira.


Attractive offers, as well as regular investments in modern rolling stock, contributed to the increase in interest in travel, especially on weekdays, and the increase in the average passenger quantity.

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In May 2022, the previous record in transportation in one calendar month was also surpassed – 5.26 million people traveled. The upward trend continued in the following months. Thus, almost 5.5 million passengers traveled by rail in June, about 6.5 million in July, and over 6.5 million in August.

In the coming years, mainly due to significant investments in rolling stock, the company expects to improve the result of 2022. In early January 2022, PKP Intercity announced the extension of the company’s development strategy with a view to 2030. By the end of the decade, the carrier plans to increase its investment from PLN 19 billion to PLN 27 billion. By then, PKP Intercity’s rolling stock fleet will only consist of new or upgraded trains.

This will allow the company to run approximately twice as many trains by 2030, as well as offer passengers a single high standard of service. Increasing the speed of movement to 160 – 250 km / h will reduce travel time. The new carriages will be adapted to the needs of various passenger groups, including those with disabilities and those traveling with children. To date, as part of the rolling stock renewal strategy, PKP Intercity has signed contracts with suppliers worth PLN 7 billion, including PLN 1.4 billion in 2022.

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