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If you are travelling by car, you can most likely listen to the radio; on a bus or tram you can read a book, but this is not always easy. It is completely different on the train. Even if you have to travel during rush hour and the train is smaller than usual, you do not have to hold on to the handles all the time in order to stand on the train, because it is not a tram or bus that bumps along the tracks and can suddenly brake sharply because someone has just tried to get in front of it in a traffic jam.

And what are the downsides of rail travel? There are delays, of course, but delays longer than a few minutes are not that frequent. The downside is also, unfortunately, the increasing popularity of the railway in Lower Silesia. During rush hour, many trains are unfortunately overcrowded. However, this should soon change. This year, Koleje Dolnośląskie signed an agreement with Pesa Bydgoszcz which allows the purchase of further modern Elf 2 passenger trains. This means that the Lower Silesian operator will become the owner of the largest fleet of vehicles of this type in Poland, and will have a total of 25 trains at its disposal. In accordance with the agreement, they should be on the tracks by the end of 2024, thus increasing the Lower Silesian Railway’s fleet to 88 vehicles.

But this popularity is also a plus. More and more people are commuting by train to work or university, so by choosing to take the train you will not only be close to your classes, but you will also stay close with your colleagues. Those few minutes or so spent in the comfort of the train can be spent in the morning revising before a test, and in the afternoon planning your evening. Not to mention the car, but also travelling by bicycle – which for classes can be a good option – even after one beer is not a good option. Then the train is also an ideal option, especially as trains today no longer stop running after bedtime. Now, the last courses to the suburban towns are before midnight. After 11 pm, you will still find trains to Jelcz-Laskowice, Oborniki Śląskie and Żmigród, Kąty Wrocławskie and Wałbrzych, Trzebnica, Środa Śląska and Legnica, as well as Strzelin and Kłodzko.

If you do not like the noise of big city, it is also worth looking around the towns in the Wrocław agglomeration. They are quiet and peaceful, living in them you have green areas close by, and there are usually new cafes and restaurants. Rental prices for flats and rooms are also up to 40% lower than in Wrocław. And if you miss the big city, just take the train and you can reach Wrocław in 30 or 40 minutes. This is often less than by bus or car from some of Wrocław’s outlying districts. You can get to the centre of Wrocław in less than three quarters of an hour by train from Długołęka, Siechnice, Jelcz-Laskowice, Oleśnica, Miękinia, Środa Śląska, Malczyce, Żurawina, Strzelin, Trzebnica, Brzeg Dolny, Wołów, Kąty Wrocławskie, Żarów, Jaworzyna Śląska, Oława, Brzeg, Oborniki Śląskie, Żmigród, Kobierzyce, Sobótka.