Residents in Podkarpacie, Małopolska and Lower Silesia will benefit from new services, while the Banach inter-city service will operate from Warsaw to Przemyśl via Sandomierz. The late-night Łokietek inter-city service will operate via the Central Trunk Line between Warsaw and Krakow, while the new TLK Pogórze night train will provide a connection between Przemyśl and Wrocław.

PKP is increasing the frequency of express intercity premium connections from Warsaw to Krakow from nine to 12 a day, and is also increasing the number of connections on routes on which Pendolinos do not operate, including an extra two services on the Warsaw - Poznan line. PKP will launch an express inter-city Fregata connection between Warsaw and Kołobrzeg on holiday weekends.

Passengers will also see the first effects of PKP’s Zlotys 7bn ($US 1.8bn) investment programme, which is currently underway, when the first refurbished second-class passengers coaches re-enter service from January 2019. Passengers will benefit from comfortable seats, air-conditioning, electrical sockets, and electronic passenger information systems and as well as retention toilets. Mobile phone signal amplifiers and Wi-Fi have also been installed.