Polish railways plans to join European express network

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Polish rail operator PKP plans to join a network of luxury European express services, Rzeczpospolita daily reported, according to Polish news agency PAP.

According to the daily PKP plans to reactivate Trans Europe Express (TEE) luxury international trains from the end of 2021.

"They connect the biggest European cities, offering short journey times and eliminating the need to change trains," the Rzeczpospolita reported. PKP Intercity also confirmed to Rzeczpospolita that it intends to join the Trans Europe Express 2.0 network.

A company spokesperson said PKP Intercity planned to launch the Warsaw-Brussels service in cooperation with foreign carriers and EU administration. Poland's Ministry of Infrastructure added that Polish railway is interested in launching international services, including night trains. Sleepers are experiencing a revival in Europe as they offer a cheaper and more convenient alternative to flying.

"The future roll-out of night connections is one of the elements f oreseen for implementation within the framework of rail transport development in Poland," Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk told the paper. 

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