The train with images of prominent Polish athletes already hit the road for the first time. It will run on all lines operated by Koleje Śląskie.
The train presentation took place at the base of Koleje Śląskie. The meeting was attended by Jakub Chełstowski (Marshal of Silesian Voivodeship), Aleksander Drzewiecki (President of Koleje Śląskie), Jan Widera (President of the Silesian Stadium) and Bartłomiej Kowalski and Alina Nowak (Councilors of the Silesian Regional Assembly).
I am convinced that we will meet at the Silesian Stadium in a few months to cheer the best athletes during international events attended by sports stars. I am glad that Koleje Śląskie and our sports ambassadors joined the promotion of these events in such a unique way. The next dedicated train of Koleje Śląskie is an excellent promotion for the Silesian Stadium and the whole Silesian Voivodeship. Using this ecological means of transport, we will remind ourselves that we are getting closer to the World Athletics Relays, memorials and European Team Athletics Championships – said Marshal Jakub Chełstowski.
The primary purpose of the action is to promote the Silesian Stadium as the National Athletics Stadium and popularise athletics among inhabitants of the region, as well as to disseminate information about the events that are going to take place at this facility in 2021:
- World Athletics Relays, i.e. World Relay Championship
- Janusz Kusociński Memorial
- European Team Athletics Championships
- Kamila Skolimowska Memorial
It’s going to be a year of athletics. Today, there’s no such facility like the Silesian Stadium in Poland and Europe. Soon we will add four large athletics events to the history of this arena. The Champions Train is an excellent promotion of these events, and I believe that it will allow us to reach new fans of the queen of sport – explained Jan Widera, President of the Silesian Stadium.
This is the third special train offered by Koleje Śląskie.
The two previous special trains referred to the region’s history and attracted a lot of interest of railway enthusiasts and passengers. This train has excellent capabilities and power comparable to our outstanding athletes’ qualities – said Aleksander Drzewiecki, President of Koleje Śląskie.
The train shows the images of the ambassadors of the voivodeship and the Silesian Stadium: Anita Włodarczyk, Paweł Fajdek, Justyna Święty-Ersetic and Ewa Swoboda and information about four upcoming international events that will be hosted in 2021 at the Silesian Stadium. The interior design of the train composition also refers to athletic competitions.