This day of the project has ended up rather curtailed as a result of the headaches getting into Poland on Day 10. The event originally scheduled for the evening of Day 10 has had to be shifted to the morning of Day 11, and the short detour to the DE-PL border at Guben-Gubin will hence be skipped on this day, and will be completed on a separate day trip.
After a morning event in Warszawa I will hence take just 1 train on Day 11 the EuroCity train from Warszawa to Berlin. The border – across the Oder – between Słubice (PL) and Frankfurt (Oder) is a border with good long distance passenger trains, but comparatively poor local trains. Despite the route to Zielona Góra for local trains being completely electrified, diesel trains run under the wires, because neither the German nor Polish railways have any cross-border EMUs that can run on the electric system on the other side (15kV ac in Germany, 3kV dc in Poland).
|Day / Date||Friday 24 June|
|Borders crossed||PL-DE – Slubice-Frankfurt|
|Events||09:00-11:00 – Formal – Heinrich Böll Foundation, ulica Żurawia 45, 00-680 Warsaw (map)
Data here is indicative. The Google Sheet for the trip is the always-updated definitive version.
The map below is an image of the route for this day. You can alternatively see access whole route with more controls on umap here.
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