Poland Trains

Dec 28th, 2016, 03:43 PM
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Poland Trains

I'm researching trains for my Poland trip. It says as departures:
Train #IC6505 Mieszko
Train #IC38174 Przemyslanin

What are Mieszko and Przemyslanin? I know there are others listed, but are these specific trains? Are they train stops? I'm just a little bit confused!

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Dec 28th, 2016, 04:05 PM
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They are most likely towns, train stops on a given route you must have been researching

Mieszko could be short for the town of Mieskowice, not far from the German border, a bit northeast of Berlin.

Przemyslanin could be an abbreviation for Przemyśl Zasanie

I input the two on the Polish train website www.rozklad-pkp.pl/en and found that to get from one to the other you take trains that connect in Wroclaw Glowny (Glowny means main station)

www.seat61.com has good info on European train travel (and beyond)

IC trains are "InterCity" trains, meaning faster than local or regional trains.

If this doesn't help - tell us what exactly you were researching?
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Dec 28th, 2016, 04:11 PM
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Poland Trains
Posted by: liztatern on Dec 28, 16 at 7:43pm
Train #IC6505 Mieszko
Train #IC38174 Przemyslanin
What are Mieszko and Przemyslanin? I know there are others listed, but are these specific trains? Are they train stops? I'm just a little bit confused!


They are the names of the trains. Upper grade trains in Europe are often named after famous people in addition to the official train number. For an illustrated introduction to European trains see http://www.enjoy-europe.com/hte/chap17/rail.htm. You'll some photos of the train boards.
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Dec 28th, 2016, 05:15 PM
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They are just names of Intercity train.

Also, Intercity does not necessarily means that it is a faster train. The duration of travel will depend on the number of stops.

If you go on the PKP site pay attention to the duration of travel.
Also notice in the "Product" column you see EIP (Express Intercity Premium), IC (InterCity), TLK (Twoje Linie Kolejowe)

TLK is meant to be a more affordable option for the Polish public, the ticked prices are subsidized by the government.
If cost is important to you TLK trains can be considerably cheaper that the EIP trains, and in many cases the travel time is almost the same.

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Dec 29th, 2016, 06:33 AM
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cdnyul, I think you answered all my train questions on my other thread, too! I did take not of the prices and the duration of all the trains. I did notice that the far more expensive trains were rarely any shorter, so we're opting to take the cheaper options. I seem to have a pretty good itinerary planned, but since I'm trying to avoid some confusion, I wanted to just be able to find the train on the kiosks based off of what I found online. Since I have the actual train that we want to take written down with me, should it be easy to buy at the stations?

spaarne, that website is forbidden on my server! But hopefully we got it! Thank you!
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Dec 29th, 2016, 06:50 AM
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Mieszko is this guy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mieszko_I_of_Poland

Przemyślanin is a person (male, femail is Przemyślanka) from Przemyśl (like London-Londoner, New York-New Yorker) where the train starts.

Most PKP EIC/IC and TLK trains in Poland have names. EIP trains do not because they are just all the same
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Dec 29th, 2016, 09:57 AM
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liztatern on Dec 29, 16 at 10:33am
spaarne, that website is forbidden on my server! But hopefully we got it! Thank you!


It should be OK now.
http://www.enjoy-europe.com/hte/chap17/rail.htm
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Dec 29th, 2016, 11:26 AM
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FYI, when I took the Polish trains in 2012, 2nd class cars were really run-down and crowded (four people to a bench in a compartment). First class was not much more expensive and DEFINITELY worth it. And I generally don't take first class trains in other parts of Europe. In Poland, I recommend it!!
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Dec 29th, 2016, 01:22 PM
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Polish trains pictures.


http://kolej.darlex.pl/zdjecia-polskich-pociagow
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Dec 29th, 2016, 06:11 PM
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Book non-compartment coaches, they are new on all trains, even 2nd class TLK.
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There is a pretty detailed explanation of train types in Poland here:

http://www.polrail.com/en/Poland-rai...s-reservations
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