|Founded||1 January 2001|
| Marek Chraniuk |
|Products|| Express Intercity Premium (EIP) |
Express Intercity (EIC)
Twoje Linie Kolejowe (TLK)
|Services||Long-range and international passenger transport|
|Revenue||2.667 billion zł (2017)|
|365.3 million zł (2017)|
|307.9 million zł (2017)|
|Total assets||5.824 billion zł (2017)|
Number of employees
|7,851 (As of 2018 [update] )|
PKP Intercity is a company of PKP Group responsible for long-distance passenger transport. It runs about 350 trains daily, connecting mainly large agglomerations and smaller towns in Poland. The company also provides most international trains to and from Poland. Trains offer Wi-Fi connectivity.
The company was founded after splitting Polskie Koleje Państwowe (national rail operator) into several companies to meet European Union standards.
The company runs the following train categories:
|EP05||1||160 km/h||Škoda||ZNTK Gdańsk|
|EU07||227||125 km/h||Pafawag / HCP|
|EP07||125 km/h||Pafawag / HCP||ZNTKiM|
|EU07A||3/23||160 km/h||HCP||ZNTK Oleśnica/Olkol|
|Series||Number||Number of units||Speed||Manufacturer|
|ED160||20+||16||160 km/h||Stadler Polska|
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