The autumn correction of the annual train timetable came into force on Sunday. Among other things, connections to Busko-Zdrój in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship are returning. There will also be additional connections between Rzeszów and the airport in Jasionka. Trains according to this timetable will run until December 9 this year – according to information provided by the Office of Rail Transport (UTK).
The Office of Rail Transport reminded that during the period of validity of the 2022-2023 train timetable, the infrastructure manager, PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe, has planned four adjustments related to, among others: with renovation works on railway lines. The changes that come into force on Sunday (November 12) are the last in this edition of the annual timetable.
Changes in train timetables
In line with the autumn correction, trains to Busko-Zdrój are returning. New stops will also be opened, making it easier for local residents to access rail transport. On the Lublin – Łuków railway line it will be the Łagiewniki stop, and on the line from Białystok to Czeremcha – Gregorowce Południowe. From Sunday, from Warszawa Zachodnia to Kraków Główny, the shortest travel time will be 2 hours and 8 minutes.
UTK pointed out that in many places on the Polish railway network there will still be investment works affecting the organization of train traffic, therefore passengers should carefully check the timetable for the specific day on which they intend to travel.
According to PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe, from Sunday, November 12, trains will not stop at the temporary platform, but at the rebuilt Kartuzy station.
Polregio will launch an additional pair of trains on the Rzeszów – Jasionka airport line. – As part of the correction, from Sunday there will be an additional pair of trains on the Rzeszów Główny – Jasionka (airport) route. Additionally, some connections to the airport will have changed operating hours, which is intended to better adapt the offer to the needs of travelers – said Jan Andrzej Prawelski from Polregio in Rzeszów.
In turn, PKP Intercity indicated that the Warsaw Railway Junction is still being modernized and, to ensure efficient train operation, some of them will continue to be routed through the Warszawa Gdańska station. From November 12 to December 9 this year. this situation will apply to 85 trains, mainly those traveling eastwards. Most westbound trains will run through Warszawa Centralna.
According to PKP Intercity, there will be a total traffic break on line No. 274 on the Janowice Wielkie – Wojanów section between November 12-27. This means that the following trains: TLK Karkonosze 16170/61170 (on the Warszawa Wschodnia – Jelenia Góra – Warszawa Wschodnia route), IC Pomorzanin 5600/6500 (on the Gdynia – Jelenia Góra – Gdynia route), TLK Sudety 36102/63102 (on the Kraków – Jelenia Góra – Kraków), TLK Orzeszkowa 16100/61100 (on the Warszawa Wschodnia – Jelenia Góra – Warszawa Wschodnia route) and IC Mehoffer 60105/66104 (on the Przemyśl/Wrocław – Jelenia Góra – Wrocław/Przemyśl route) will start and end in Janowice Wielkie, and between Jelenia Góra A replacement bus service will run between Góra and Janowice Wielkie.
However, for the IC Śnieżka 1650/6150 train (on the Warszawa Wschodnia – Szklarska Poręba Górna – Warszawa Wschodnia route), a replacement bus service will be launched on the Janowice Wielkie – Szklarska Poręba Górna section.
The information provided by PKP Intercity shows that during the period of introducing the new timetable adjustment, mobile information stations will be available to passengers at the largest stations in Poland. They are to help travelers determine convenient transfers, find the right platform, and will also provide any information helpful during the trip.
The new annual train timetable 2023-2024 is to be valid from December 10, 2023 to December 14, 2024.
Koleje Małopolskie is introducing changes
According to Koleje Małopolskie, with the November timetable change, accelerated trains running on the Kraków Główny – Tarnów section will stop at the recently opened Kraków Grzegórzki railway stop, including the “Mościcki” and “Jaskółka” trains to Tarnów, “Dunajec” and “Lach” to Nowy Sącz and “Hubal” to Jasło.
“As a result of the above change, the Kraków Grzegórzki stop will be served by all Fast Agglomeration Railway trains SKA1, SKA2 and SKA3 running on this section,” KMŁ reported.
Due to the high turnout on services between Skawina and the Kraków Główny station, as part of the November timetable adjustment, an additional SKA2 train was launched in the morning peak, running between Podbory Skawińskie (departure 6:49) and Kraków Główny (arrival 7:20).
In turn, the construction of a viaduct along the S7 expressway over railway line No. 8 in Krakow’s Nowa Huta forced a break in train traffic on the Kraków Główny – Zastów section on November 20-23 this year. from 22:30 to 4:20. During this period, replacement bus transport will be introduced for the last two trains running on the Kraków Główny – Sędziszów route.
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