First built in 1867, the renovation has restored Wałbrzych’s historic beauty, including the brick elevation and its most valuable architectural details.
President of Polish State Railways, Krzysztof Mamiński said: “This is an important ceremony for Polish State Railways, for Kraków and for Poland.”
Modernisation works on the Polish stretch of the Rail Baltica route are intended to adapt the line to widely accepted EU standards for railway lines, which includes adapting stations on the line to the needs of all travellers.
Particularly notable is the grand elevation of the main building. In the lower section, the granite plinth has been cleaned and in the upper section, a wooden cladding, characteristic of the Polish highland style of the region, has been laid. Between these two sections, a light coloured grooved plaster has been added.
A silent witness to the violent protests that took place on June 25 as workers took to the streets to demand an end to price increases, the EPO5-22 became caught up in the scuffles when strikers pushed it with their bare hands onto a section of dismantled track.
Coinciding with the launch of PKP’s 2021 timetable, TFN takes a whistle stop look at the four big cities that will comprise the foundations of their offer in the year ahead.
From the quirky to the divine, Tarnów in southeast Poland pretty much has it all.
Tenderly renovated and charmingly subdued, it’s not difficult to see why Piotrków Trybunalski’s Old Town vies with Łódź as one of the country’s most filmed cities: among others, Robin Williams worked here (Jakob the Liar) as too have heroes of Polish kino such as Agnieszka Holland (In Darkness) and the legendary Andrzej Wajda (Pan Tadeusz).
With over 150 major films shot in the streets of Łódż, it’s in these forgotten parts you breathe the air of Wajda, Polanski, Lynch and the fundamental spirit of cinematic Łódź. To walk these broken boulevards is akin to losing yourself in your own private film set: a moment of magic that few can forget.
Still operating, the Pleszew line has embraced the future by becoming a cultural centre.