No international trains from Lodz

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Last train left in 2005!

EU07-134 about to depart from Lodz Kaliska with the last Bohemia express to Prague, 9 December 2005. Photo Tadeusz Nowaczyk.

(Click image to see the original picture as posted on the Phototrans Transport Database and Photo gallery.)

Our ‘By Rail to Rome’  competition is bringing in a number of interesting entries, including a suggestion from David Hughes that our putative pilgrim takes the Minister of Infrastructure along for the trip and that the itinerary includes Lodz.

Well David, 10 out of 10 for out-of-the-box thinking, but 0 out of 10 for coming up with a viable route. Lodz (pop. within city boundary 750,00; pop ‘greater Lodz’ 1,500,000) lost its international services in 2005!

A great pity, the city once enjoyed direct connections, not only to friendly neighbouring cities such as Moscow, Prague and Dresden, but also such exotic destinations such as Munich, Geneva and Madrid.

Destination board on the last Bohemia express to Prague, 9 December 2005. Photo Lodzka Inicjatywa na rzecz przyjazngo transportu.

(Click image to see it in its original location on the Lodzka Inicjatywa na rzecz przyjazngo transportu website.)

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One Response to “No international trains from Lodz”

  1. Podroznik Says:

    What an interesting routing to Praha (via Lichov), and in 2005 no less! I had no idea! Were there sleepers on this route?

    Interestingly, the 252 number was still in use in recent years on the Wroclaw-Praha (later Wroclaw-Pardubice) morning train. Unfortunately, this train is one of those being cancelled from 01 March…..

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