PKP Intercity opens plebiscite for naming of Łódź – Warsaw Intercity connection

Residents of the Łódź region have the possibility to decide on the name of one of the intercity train connections between the city of Łódź and the Polish capital Warsaw. The voting for the train names will take place on the PKP Intercity’s facebook page between the 29th of August and the 4th of September.

Train connections, whether they are TLK, Intercity or Premium Intercity trains, are usually numbered and also carry a name, in most cases related to the region they originate from or finish at. Travelers on Intercity trains in Poland now have the opportunity to influence the names of 16 routes throughout the country.

For one of the trains on the Łódź – Warsaw route, PKP Intercity proposed three names for travelers to choose from. They are: “Rubinstein”, “Warszyc” and “Modrzewski”.

All three possible names have influenced Polish history, especially in relation to the past of Łódź and the entire province.

Artur Rubinstein was a world-famous pianist who became one of the symbols of the artistic and cultural face of the city.

Captain Stanislaw Sojczyński or “Warszyc” is a war hero of the region, who on the territory of the Łódź province fought against Nazi and Communist totalitarianism. In 2009, Stanisław Sojczyński was posthumously promoted to the rank of Brigadier General by the then President of Poland, Lech Kaczyński.

The third suggestion refers to the character of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski, a political writer of the Renaissance period who was born in Wolbórz, located in the Łódź region.

If you would like to influence the name of one of the Intercity connections between Łódź and Warsaw, simply visit the PKP Intercity Facebook Page and cast your vote until the 4th of September.

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