These are the names of the first two ‘Impuls’ trains purchased by the Self-government of the Małopolska Province.
On Thursday, November 11, 2014, at the Kraków Central Railway station, there was an official presentation of the modern rolling stock which will improve the comfort of travelling both within the Province and on inter-provincial routes.
The new trains are air-conditioned, adapted to needs of the disabled, equipped with modern systems of passenger information and monitoring and have a WiFi access.
The Self-government of the Małopolska Province have implemented and supported key actions and investments in transport, said Marek Sowa, Marshal of Małopolska. We want tourists to feel safe, to know that they can count on railway connections and that travelling by train they will reach their destinations on time, travelling fast, safely and comfortably.
He also added that Koleje Małopolskie – a newly-established company constituted an important element in developing a high transport potential of the region.
The trains presented at the Central Station received their names. The first two were called ‘Góral’ [Highlander] and ‘Trzy Korony’ [Three Crowns — the name of the highest peak in the Pieniny mountain range located in the Małopolska region].
The names were suggested and chosen by readers of Gazeta Krakowska.
In September this year, the Province of Małopolska together with Gazeta Krakowska announced a contest as a result of which readers selected names for 16 modern electric multiple units.
The contest proved to be extremely popular. Several hundred suggestions were submitted at the first stage – they referred to the tradition, culture, history, outstanding local people and places located throughout the Małopolska Province. The contest jury, due to the great number of suggestions, selected 20 suggested names for six inter-regional trains operating within the province and outside Małopolska as well as 30 suggested names for ten trains operating only in the territory of Małopolska, which were then again put to vote. Out of this number, Internet users and readers of Gazeta Krakowska selected sixteen names which will be given to the trains. The total of 77 375 votes were cast on the names selected by the jury at the second stage of the contest.
The names selected for the six ‘Impuls’ trains which will operate on the inter-regional routes include
– Trzy Korony