EUROPE: Czech open access operator Leo Express signed an agreement with Polish regional operator Koleje Dolnośląskie on December 5 to run services between Praha and Wrocław, starting on December 20.
Leo Express plans to run three trains a week from Praha and two a week in the other direction. Services will be worked using the operator’s fleet of Stadler Flirt multiple-units, with Koleje Dolnośląskie operating on the Polish side of border.
‘Leo Express is still expanding its services in Poland’, said Managing Director for Poland & Ukraine Juraj Andrejka. ‘A part of the expansion is launching a new direct train between Praha and Wrocław, which will complement our public service obligation in the Pardubice region.’
The operator has also received a permit to operate between Kraków and Medyka on the Polish-Ukrainian border, enabling it to run services between Praha and Medyka. It has requested a permit to operate between Kraków and Warszawa, and Andrejka expects a decision in around a year.