This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
My 3rd in Poland starts in Lodz, today I will visit Poznan and Wroclaw.
Taking a tram from the hotel to the station.
Łódzki Dom Kultury - Cultural center
The entrance to the station Łódź Fabryczna
Since the station is a terminus, most long distance trains are not serving this station, but the Eastern station of Widzew. To get there I take a local service.
The local train operated by Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna
Modern Flirt3 trains entered the service in 2014-2015
Tickets can be purchased on board
After a short ride I'm at Widzew station
IC service "Orzeszkowa" from Jelenia Góra to Białystok
Lodz Widzew station
My next train is an IC "Barbakan" to Poznan
Škoda 59E from 1965, operated by CTL Logistics
The train has ČD Class 182 in Czechia or Seria 182 ČD in Poland
ED160 Stadler Flirt train for PKP Intercity
From Wikipedia: "PKP Intercity in August 2013 ordered 20 eight-car 3 kV DC units with interiors for long distance travel and top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph), for service on four long distance routes in Poland, from a consortium of Stadler Polska and Newag for delivery by October 2015."
IC45102 "Hutnik" from Katowice to Gdynia
My next train will be ED160
It is IC38104 "Barbakan" from Krakow to Szczecin
The train has both 1st and 2nd class
1st class coach
Due to railway works, some EIP trains were re-routed this summer to pass through Lodz without stop
The train is taking railway nr 14 Łódź Kaliska – Tuplice until Ostrów Wielkopolski, then railway nr 272 Kluczbork – Poznań Główny
2nd class coach
The maximum speed on this railway is 120km/h
Škoda 61E (ČD 183) for Bulk Transshipment Slovakia.
Bombardier TRAXX F140 MS from AKIEM (hired to Captrain).
EU07-423 from 1986 branded as Dolnośląskie Linie Autobusowe Sp. z o.o.
The train has arrived to Poznan
Poznań Główny (main station) located in the Poland's fifth largest city
Solaris Tramino S105p
Moderus Beta MF 02 AC
Poznań Old Town
Modertrans / Tatra RT6 MF06 AC
Back to the station
Water for dogs
Next train is also an Intercity, but with traditional locomotive and coach train
Coach made in Poland
IC to Wroclaw
On the other side of the platform is an EN57 to Kołobrzeg
Intercity train is hauled by EP07 locomotive
1st class compartment coach
Time for a beer in the dining coach
I'm taking railway nr 271 from Poznan to Wroclaw. It is 213km long and it is part of European TEN-T route E59 from Scandinavia to Vienna, Budapest and Prague.
This railway has maximum speed of 160km/h. From Wikipedia: "From 1916 to 1918 , the Balkan train was operated periodically , and in the second half of the 1940s the Balt-Orient-Express train from Stockholm to Istanbul was passing (on this line)."
PKP class ST43 diesel locomotive from Romania
Modernised version of ET22 (modernised in 2010)
1st class coach is of type A9nouz modernised by Pesa in 2015 (original coach type is 140A)
Another IC train 3802 "Matejko" from Przemyśl to Świnoujście
Bridge over Oder river
Wrocław Główny, until 1945 named Breslau Hauptbahnhof
The train operated by Przewozy Regionalne, since 2017 branded as Polregio
EP07 locomotive on the route R67901 from Szklarska Poręba Górna to Poznań Gł
To the right is Newag Impuls (36WE) train on route KD67369 Malczyce - Legnica
B16mnopux coach manufactured in East Germany
EN57 to Lichkov which is in Czechia. My original plan included this train on the following day, but due to unclear timetable (it was mentioned about bus replacement) I had to change to another route. As it turned out the service was operating normally, but it was too late for me to change my plans once again.
The station was refurbished in 2012
During my day of the visit, Wroclaw held "The World Games".