Poland's Pendolinos carry 17.5 mln passengers over 30 mln kilometres

Pendolino Leszek Szymański/PAP

Poland's high-speed Pendolino trains have carried 17.5 million passengers over 30 million kilometres since their introduction in December 2014, Pendolino operator PKP Intercity executive Adam Laskowski told reporters on Tuesday.

Laskowski called the 30 million kilometres covered by the Pendolinos "an impressive result," and voiced contentment over their rising popularity with rail travellers.

"We are hoping for further millions of passengers and kilometres," Laskowski said.

Commenting on the ongoing installation of WiFi in the Pendolino trains, Laskowski announced that nine of the trains already had the system and a tenth was currently being outfitted with it.

Pendolino trains in Poland connect the Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot tri-city in the north and the capital-city Warsaw with the southern agglomerations of Krakow, Katowice, Wroclaw and Gliwice, and also stop at Kolobrzeg, Bielsko-Biala, Rzeszow and Jelenia Gora. Their maximum speed is 250 km/h.