Specifically the new daily Polish service will connect with BC's existing Minsk - Grodno trains and will serve Bialystok, Malkinia and Warsaw.

The train will depart Grodno on the Polish border, at 07.06 and arrive in Warsaw at 11.29. Trains from Warsaw to Grodno will depart Warsaw at 06.26 and arrive in Grodno at 14.20, where passengers will have the option to travel to Minsk at 15.25, Moscow, Vitebsk and Mogilev at 17.18, as well as services to St Petersburg, Baranovichi, and Gomel.

Fixed ticket prices will be available to increase its competitiveness with other modes and PKP Intercity says the service will utilise "modern rolling stock."

Currently the only cross-border Minsk - Warsaw trains travel via Brest and take around eight hours to complete the journey.