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Poland: Leo Express Makes Maiden Journey Between Prague and Krakow

The first Leo Express train between Prague and Krakow departed from Prague’s main railway station on 20 July 2018. This journey makes Leo Express both the first long-distance private operator and the only Czech company on Polish railways.

Leo Express-Prague to Krakow
© Leo Express

Prior to departure the train was blessed by the archabbot of the Břevnov monastery, Petr Prokop Siostrzonek. The ceremony was attended by several other dignitaries, including Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the Polish Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. Peter Köhler, CEO of Leo Express was a passenger on the journey.

After leaving Prague the trains currently stop at Bohumín in the Czech Republic and Tychy, Katowice, Mysłowice, Zator and Auschwitz in Poland before arriving in Krakow. Initial services are currently focused on weekend travel, with services to Poland running on Fridays and Sundays and services to the Czech Republic running on Saturdays and Mondays. However, the frequency should increase after maintenance work on the Polish lines is completed.

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Peter Köhler said:

“We are looking forward to new customers not only from Poland and we believe that the new connection will increase the interest in comfortable ecological train travel, as we have done in the Czech Republic. We definitely want to develop more connections in Poland.”

 

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