Przewozy Regionalne. Polregio.
A modern EN63A-006 sits in front of the forgotten station building in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, with a just-modernised EN57ALd hiding behind. Even though the timetables between Ostrowiec and Skarżysko-Kamienna offer a decent number of services and the rolling stock provides good levels of comfort, the passenger infrastructure leaves a lot to be desired, as all of the station buildings along this route (apart from the Skarżysko terminus) have been closed and left to decay.
As two EN57s, both exquisitely unspoilt with any major modernisation, meet outside the town of Starachowice, the train crews have a chance to exchange a friendly greeting. The train nearing the camera is the R20716/7 from Kielce to Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, the one travelling in the opposite direction is the R20740/1 from Ostrowiec to Kielce.
EN71-021 passes a level crossing in Rzeszów suburb of Załęże with the R30423 from Rzeszów to Przemyśl. EN71-021 was reformed into a four coach unit from sections of EN57-916, EN57-1049 and EN71-968. Despite the EN57 class being designated for three-car EMUs, this unit has been operating as EN57-1049 from 1976 until a refurbishment in 1981.
Two women make their, completely illegal, way across the tracks of Rzeszów Główny station, as two PESA Elf2 EN62A units, numbers 101 and 103, stand in the platforms. Three Subcarpathian EN62As have been introduced into the service in December 2017, as a part of a small order for seven modern EMUs.
It’s really impressive how much the Tricity has improved its appearance over the last decade. On a perfect Friday afternoon, SA133-027 approaches the recently modernised Sopot station. The formation is quite unique, as it features a modernised 120A coach. Back in the late 1990s, the components of these carriages have been used in the construction of the PESA’s first railbus, the ‘Regio Partner’ SA106-001.
EP07-384 awaits the scheduled departure time with the afternoon 33113 to Warszawa Wschodnia, some five years before the great reconstruction of Łódź Fabryczna, which changed this slightly ‘provincial’ station into one of the most impressive and modern transport hubs of Europe. The new underground Łódź Fabryczna was reopened in December 2016.