This website uses cookies more

Rail is the most ecological and safest mode of transport. On average, a train uses 10 times less energy than a car to transport one passenger for one kilometre. According to the European Enviroment Agency, rail transport is responsible for 0.6% of greenhouse gas emissions in transport, air transport for 13% and road transport for over 70%. It takes more than 100 cars, more than 10 buses or 1 train to transport 500 people. To get a capacity of 50,000 passengers per hour 9 metres per railway line, to transport the same number of passengers by bus you need a road four times as wide and by car 20 times as wide.

If you do not have classes every day or are already thinking about the future and Wrocław is too big a city for you, it is worth considering other options in the area. Medium-sized cities with several thousand inhabitants provide good prospects for work and life, there are plenty of places to go with friends in the evening, there are cinemas and theatres, and there are no disadvantages of a big city. It takes less than an hour to get from Świdnica or Legnica to Wrocław to study! A few minutes more to Walbrzych, Bolesławiec or Lubin.

Commuting by train to university or later to work therefore has many advantages. The trains that the Koleje Dolnośląskie (Lower Silesian Railways) plan to use for passengers are fully adapted to the needs of people with reduced mobility, have wireless Internet, electrical sockets (the latest ones also have USB ports) and – which is extremely important for the comfort of the journey in the increasingly warmer months – they are all equipped with air conditioning. Are there downsides? There are delays, of course, but delays of more than a few minutes are not that frequent. There is also, unfortunately, the increasing popularity of the railway in Lower Silesia. During rush hour, many trains are unfortunately overcrowded. However, this should change soon.

A set of six hybrid trains ordered by the Lower Silesian Railway has been running in Lower Silesia since the beginning of May. The new vehicles are characterised by a dual-system electric-fuel drive, enabling them to operate on any type of route, including completely non-electrified routes. The hybrid train reaches a speed of 160 km/h in electric mode and 120 km/h in diesel mode. The use of innovative technology also reduces exhaust emissions. According to Damian Stawikowski, President of the Lower Silesian Railway, the Lower Silesian Railway has always relied on a technologically state-of-the-art fleet. The contract with Newag or, even earlier, with Pesa from Bydgoszcz, confirms the chosen development course, which we want to continue. Further deliveries are planned soon, which will strengthen our rolling stock.

Studenci w pociągu