According to DB the service, which runs three times a day via Görlitz and Legnica, has achieved double-digit ridership growth since its launch in February 2009 and now carries around 70,000 passengers a year across the border.

DB says it expects passenger numbers to reach 80,000 next year, double the number carried in the first year of operation.

The service operates using DB class 642 DMUs equipped for operation in Poland, with a journey time of around 3h 27min for the 270km trip.