PKP Intercity

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PKP Intercity
Type JSC
IndustryRail transport
Founded1 January 2001
Headquarters Warsaw, Poland
Key people
Marek Chraniuk
CEO
Products Express Intercity Premium (EIP)
Express Intercity (EIC)
Intercity (IC)
Twoje Linie Kolejowe (TLK)
ServicesLong-range and international passenger transport
Revenue2.667 billion Increase2.svg [1]  (2017)
365.3 million Increase2.svg [2]  (2017)
307.9 million Increase2.svg [3]  (2017)
Total assets 5.824 billion Decrease2.svg [4]  (2017)
Number of employees
7,851 (As of 2018)
Website www.intercity.pl
PKP Intercity new HQ in West Station Building, Warsaw West Station march 2017.jpg
PKP Intercity new HQ in West Station Building, Warsaw
A PKP Intercity ED250 Pendolino at Wroclaw Main Station WK15 Wroclaw Glowny (2) Lichen99.jpg
A PKP Intercity ED250 Pendolino at Wrocław Main Station

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.

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History

The company was founded after splitting Polskie Koleje Państwowe (national rail operator) into several companies to meet European Union standards.

Operations

The company runs the following train categories:

Rolling stock

Locomotives

TypeNumberSpeedManufacturerModernized
EP05 1160 km/h Škoda ZNTK Gdańsk [5]
EU07 227125 km/h Pafawag / HCP [6]
EP07 125 km/h Pafawag / HCP ZNTKiM [6]
EU07A 3/23160 km/h HCP ZNTK Oleśnica/Olkol [7]
EP08 9140 km/h Pafawag [5]
EP09 46160 km/h Pafawag [5]
EU44 10230 km/h Siemens [5]
EU160 30 [8] 160 km/h Newag [5]

Diesel locomotives

SeriesTypeNumberSpeedManufacturerModernized
SM42 6D 3090 km/h Fablok [5]
SM42 18D 1090 km/h Fablok Newag
SU42 6Dl 1090 km/h Fablok Newag
SU160 111Db 10140 km/h Pesa [9]

Electric multiple units

SeriesNumberNumber of unitsSpeedManufacturer
ED74 144160 km/h Pesa [5]
ED160 20+16160 km/h Stadler Polska [10]
ED161 208160 km/h Pesa [11]
ED250 207250 km/h Alstom [12]

See also

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  9. "Wszystkie Gamy dla Intercity dostarczone". www.rynek-kolejowy.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 14 November 2020.
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