The tilting train, used in various countries across Europe (Italy – country of production, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, Russian Federation, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Slovakia, and others) is being tested these days in Tarnów, Poland.
The Pendolino train stopped for two minutes on November 6th at the train station in Tarnów. The train looks really well and seems to “feel at home” on the Polish tracks. According to the local media, travelling with high speed trains will become available in Poland starting December 2014, or the Summer of 2015.
At that point,
“A journey from Tarnow to Krakow will take 40 minutes, to Warsaw approx. 3 hours and to Gdańsk on the Baltic Coast, approx. 6 hours (presently, a trip from Tarnow to Gdansk requires between 10 and 15 hours).
Tarnów was founded in 1330 by the wise Spicymir Leliwita. The city lures an impressive number of visitors each year. Its Old Town boasts a charming Medieval street layout, its cityscape features a mixture of Gothic and Renaissance buildings and, last but definitely not least, its joyful inhabitants always welcome travelers with a smile.
Poland itself is a gorgeous country with many iconic landscapes, great cities and wonderful sights. Faster train travels could lead to an increase in the number of visitors in the country. The trains could also become the favorite choice of transportation for those crossing the country to another destination in Europe.