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WiFi for PKP Intercity? Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Current News

There was good news for business travellers (podróżujący służbowo) in Poland this week after the announcement that PKP Intercity is in the final stages of installing WiFi onboard its trains.

While PKP has still to choose an Internet service provider (dostawca usług internetowych), news station TVN24 states that customers will be able to connect via 2G, 3G and 3G+ technology.

Malgorzata Sitkowska, a spokesperson for the train company states that, all being well, it should be up and running before 2013. They are planning to complete the installation by the end of the year.

However, it is still unclear whether or not customers will be expected to pay for the new service or not.

TVN states that one idea is to add an additional sum onto the tickets of passengers who wish to use WiFi – but no more than PLN 5.

“If you are connected to an Internet speed below 1 MB, then it doesn’t make sense to fool around collecting money from people. However, as it will be faster than this, it is unlikely to be free,” says the firm.

What is your opinion? Should it be free or not?

Do następnego razu… (Till next time…)

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My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.


  1. Lori:

    Saw this on some trains in Summer 2012, perhaps as a pilot/trial effort.