Vintage trains to return to Polish routes
PR dla Zagranicy
Local government authorities in Małopolska, southern Poland, have announced that they will finance 42 vintage train journeys this year, as part of a programme to attract tourists to the region.
This year’s edition of the “Tourist railway routes in Małopolska” project will run from April to December 2017. Last year a similar project was deemed a success, with all tickets for train journeys sold out.
The journeys will take place along scenic routes in Małopolska including a 70 km fragment of the former Galician Transversal Railway, which dates back to more than 130 years.
Historical locomotives and carriages from the years 1920-1963 will be used. In addition, numerous activities have been planned for the journeys, including visits to local tourist attractions, picnics, musical performances and historical re-enactments.
Local government will contribute PLN 400,000 (EUR 92,000) to the project, which is expected to cover two-thirds of the cost. Ticket sales will account for the remaining third. (sl/rg)