Instead of 13 sets of new Pendolino trains, on 14th December, only 9 will go into service – said spokeswoman Susan Szopowska of PKP Intercity. She explained that the reduction in the number of trains is associated with delays in delivery by the manufacturer.
In the night from Saturday to Sunday ticket sales for the Pendolino will commence. The ticket offices at stations will begin selling seats at 1.00 am while online sales and sales at ticket machines will commence at 5.00 in the morning. Ticket sales will be carried out in the so-called. dynamic sales system. The newly introduced pricing strategy is to increase the number of passengers while maximizing revenues. Passengers who are planning their travel in advance can buy a ticket at more attractive prices – Szopowska pointed out.
Tickets will be sold at prices ranging from 49 to 150 zloty, with the exception of routes Try-City – Krakow / Katowice, where the maximum price will be 189 zloty.
Szopowska indicated that the introduction of Pendolino trains will shorten the travel time between major cities. Travel from Warsaw to Krakow and Katowice will take about 2.5 hours to Tri-City 3 hours and 3 hours 40 minutes to Wroclaw.