On 12 December 2014, the Kraków-Zakopane train line was officially opened on the Stryszów-Zembrzyce section. The investment project was implemented by Skanska upon the order of Regionalny Zarząd Gospodarki Wodnej [ Regional Water Management Administration] in Kraków.
On the beautiful day, invited guests went for a ride along the newly-renovated section on the Sucha Beskidzka-Stryszów-Sucha Beskidzka route. The cutting-edge ‘Impuls’ train, manufactured by NEWAG from Nowy Sącz, apart from offering excellent travelling conditions, proved to be photo-reporters’ haven. SKANSKA’ s representative, using the public information system provided a running commentary on what could be seen through the windows, presenting the status of works and describing structures and buildings the train was passing by.
This section of the railway tracks constitutes a part of the Kraków– Vienna railway route. The Skawina– Sucha Beskidzka section of 45km in length, was part of the so-called Galician Transversal Railway (from Latin– transversal– crosswise) which was originally opened nearly 130 years ago on 22nd December 1884.
Press material: RZGW
The video material was shot and made available by Mateusz from Zakopane.