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Posts about PKP InterCity written by John Savery and Dyspozytor. PKP InterCity have taken delivery of their twentieth and final Pendolino unit. .. My third reservation is why, oh why, are PKP buying Alstom rather than supporting PKP IC – Nowa kategoria Express InterCity Premium – komfort dla każdego pasażera. On Monday, November 14, anyone over the age of 60 is eligible to receive a 30 percent discount on all Intercity trains. The reduced fare applies. Podobnie jest w przypadku pociągów dla PKP Intercity. Mimo fali krytyki . 3 h 20 min z Gdańska do Warszawy Centralnej i ok. 3 h 40 min z.
The unit was badly damaged. It will go back into service by when the two damaged carriages will be replaced with new ones.
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There were suspicions that some DMUs might have design faults. Two serious design flaws were found. Nine further units were ordered in and 34 further units in During the remainder of on and for most of the Sm5 units were extensively tested in different parts of Finland. Their fleet consists of 14 three-car and 6 four-car units.
Also since December Westfahlenbahn GmbH uses 14 three-car and 5 five-car trains for trains services in the Teutoburg Forest region.
All 25 units have been leased to Eurobahn who uses them on the Hellweg network in North Rhine-Westphalia. Starting in Decemberthe trains will be put on the Frankfurt — Koblenz route. First two units arrived in 6 December and started their public service on 15 December of the same year. The first unit arrived on 11 September  These four section units have the same blue and white colour scheme with yellow doors which is the same as the orders livery. Italy ETR unit in Italy.
In Italy FLIRT are used by six regional railways, in total units ordered and built are so divided among the following companies: Twenty-six units will be used on the Oslo Commuter Rail and the remaining 24 units will be used on regional and express routes. All trains have five cars. The first units were scheduled to enter passenger service on 29 February The train had much too high speed and there was no safety systems along the railway that could catch the driver's error.
These fleets cannot operate for low platform lines e. Raised platforms will be matched with conventional train steps, hence vertical gaps between this fleet and platforms will remain.
Were they really ALL so incompetent? Of course not, and my reason for writing to you is to offer you a few pointers so that you avoid the rapid career change that befell most of them. Seriously, all joking aside, one of the things you should consider is talking to your predecessors — those who are prepared talk. There are systemic factors which were outwith their control.
Some of the strategies of your predecessors were actually quite good, but they were not given the time to make them work. Here are thumbnail sketches of some of those you should talk to. Jacek Przesluga pointed out that the overall image of railways in Poland depended not just on the quality of the trains, but also on the standard of the stations.
Janusz Malinowski was popular with staff and drew attention to the environmental benefits of travelling by train. He was sacked for making senior appointments without consulting his boss, a mistake that I am sure you will not want to repeat. He succeeded — but only partially — in both, however a 5 million plus drop in passenger numbers made his position untenable.
Steering the flagship company of the PKP group is a bit like steering a giant oil tanker — there is a considerable delay before any course corrections instituted by the captain are seen to have any effect. The captain has the benefit of training on simulators before he finds himself on the bridge of a real tanker. Forgive me for being so blunt, but with PKP IC haemorrhaging cash and Parliamentary elections due no later than November, I do not believe that you have got a year before you have to be seen to have turned your ship around.
So to help you get your tenure off to a flying start I have prepared the following point crib sheet. If you manage to implement all these recommendations you should — given a fair wind — outlast your predecessors. Listen to your customers Set up a focus group.
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Run customer satisfaction surveys. Ride your trains and talk to passengers. If you need inspiration talk to Anthony Smith at Passenger Focus. Listen to your employees Another excellent way of discovering what your customers think of PKP is to talk to customer-facing employees like train managers and ticketing staff. They hear an enormous amount of complaints at first hand.
Actually it is quite a good idea to set up a way of getting feedback from all your employees. Passengers travelling, say from Lodz to Zakopany and changing at Krakow Plaszow from one TLK train to another, should NOT have to buy two separate tickets thus loosing the through journey discount when purchasing their tickets through the Internet.
It is only possible to buy tickets four weeks in advance.