Low-cost coach connections to Poland planned

A Polish travel company has revealed plans to offer cut-price coach trips to Austria.PolskiBus announced it will launch a new budget travelling programme connecting 16 cities within the country later this month. The company added that it aimed at expanding the service across the continent. Polish newspapers report today (Fri) that Austrian capital Vienna, the German city of Berlin and Prague in the Czech Republic were considered as possible destinations when the firm sets its sights on Europe.Some of the tickets for the upcoming domestic coach routes will cost as little as one zloty (25 Eurocents), PolskiBus revealed. The company said its vehicles featured leather seats. It added that passengers will be able to surf the internet using its wireless local area network (WLAN) connections.The European endeavour of PolskiBus could increase the pressure on Eurolines and other coach travel firms connecting Vienna with cities across the continent to keep their prices low.News that PolskiBus may soon offer low-cost links between Warsaw, Krakow and other cities in Poland and Vienna come just weeks after the infrastructure ministers of Poland and the Czech Republic signed a letter of intent for constructing a new high-speed railway line linking Warsaw and Vienna.The 700-kilometre (km) railroad will lead from the capital of Poland to the city of Katowice through the Czech Republic to Vienna. A Spanish company is expected to deliver results of its feasibility study on the project by the end of 2012.