Polonia Train

Polonia Train

The Polonia is a EuroCity (EC) express train. It was introduced in 1997, to supplement the existing EuroCity train, the Sobieski, on the international route between Vienna, the capital of Austria, and Warsaw, the capital of Poland, via the Czech Republic.

The train's name, Polonia, is the Latin word for "Poland".

As of 2013, the northbound train, EC 102, departs from Villach Hbf, in Villach, Austria, at shortly after 09:00, and the southbound train, EC 103, departs from Warszawa Wschodnia in Warsaw at shortly after 06:00. Both trains arrive at their destinations after a journey time, via Vienna, of approximately twelve and a half hours.

Polonia Train Formation Consist Of:

The train is composed of rolling stock of all three participating railways PKP, CD and ÖBB and includes a dining car operated by PKP/WARS. Some of the coaches only operate on certain days between Villach and Breclav or Bohumín.

The train is pulled by locomotives of the Siemens ES 64 U type: between Villach and Breclav by an ÖBB 1116, between Breclav and Warszawa by a PKP EU44.

Polonia Train Overview

Polonia Train Service Type: EuroCity (EC)
Polonia Train Status: Operational
Polonia Train Locale: Austria
Czech Republic
Polonia Train First Service: 1997
Polonia Train Current Operator(s): PKP, CD, ÖBB

Polonia Train Route

Polonia Train Termini: Wien Westbahnhof /
Villach Hbf
Warszawa Wschodnia
Polonia Train Distance Travelled: 991 km (616 mi)
Polonia Train Average Journey Time: 12 h 16 min
Polonia Train Service Frequency: Daily
Polonia Train Train Number(s): EC 102/103 (Austria, Czech republic)
EIC 102/103 (Poland)

Polonia Train On-Board Services

Polonia Train Class(es): first and second class
Polonia Train Seating Arrangements: open and 6-seat compartments
Polonia Train Catering Facilities: dining car

Polonia Train Technical

Polonia Train Track Gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1/2 in)
Polonia Train Operating Speed: 160 km/h

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