Lower Silesia railway operator Koleje Dolnośląskie have revealed that passenger numbers in 2017 reached a record 9.4 million.
Passengers have been returning to Lower Silesia's railways in bigger numbers over the last few years.
The 9.4 million figure posted by Koleje Dolnośląskie earlier this week is approximately 2 million more than the number of passengers in 2016. Back in 2015 the railway operator transported 5.2 million people, while in 2014 it was just 3.6 million.
Special offers, improvements to the railway infrastructure and new trains, as well as the ability to purchase online, have all contributed to the growth in passenger numbers.
A number of new international routes have played a role too, with Koleje Dolnośląskie introducing services to the likes of Trutnov in the Czech Republic. The same rail operator run the 'Berlin culture train' at the weekends, as well the Wrocław – Dresden special.