Serbia - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Obscure services
- 3 Other sparse services
- 4 Deletions since previous edition
- 5 See also
This list is based on the timetable dated from 11 December 2016 to 9 December 2017, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information.
Map references for each route entry are given in parentheses ( ). References prefixed "ERA" refer to the European Railway Atlas The Balkans, Regional Series 2016, by M.G.Ball.
 (ERA 224B2) RS17/1
The suspension of the Beograd to Bucureşti Nord international service has removed the only train to travel from Beograd to Beograd Dunav via the Sava riverside line. The international train has not appeared since the 2013-2014 timetable.
The following trains use the section of line between Beograd Dunav station and the junction at Pančevački Most:-
|2500||06:53 Beograd Dunav - Zrenjanin|
|2601||07:34 Beograd Dunav - Vršac|
|2502||10:45 Beograd Dunav - Zrenjanin|
|2603||11:50 Beograd Dunav - Vršac|
|2605||15:23 Beograd Dunav - Vršac|
|2504||15:38 Beograd Dunav - Zrenjanin|
|2607||16:35 Beograd Dunav - Vršac|
|2506||18:34 Beograd Dunav - Zrenjanin|
|2609||20:25 Beograd Dunav - Vršac|
|2501||Zrenjanin - 06:12 Pančevački Most - Beograd Dunav|
|2600||Vršac - 06:30 Pančevački Most - Beograd Dunav|
|2602||Vršac - 09:42 Pančevački Most - Beograd Dunav|
|2503||Zrenjanin - 10:12 Pančevački Most - Beograd Dunav|
|2604||Vršac - 11:13 Pančevački Most - Beograd Dunav|
|2505||Zrenjanin - 14:12 Pančevački Most - Beograd Dunav|
|2606||Vršac - 15:58 Pančevački Most - Beograd Dunav|
|2507||Zrenjanin - 17:02 Pančevački Most - Beograd Dunav|
|2608||Vršac - 20:01 Pančevački Most - Beograd Dunav|
- The route between Novi Beograd and Pančevački Most via Beograd Centar sees a regular service of electric multiple unit trains marketed as BG Voz/BG Train.
- Most of the outer suburban Beovoz trains to or from the Pančevo glavna st. direction that terminate at or start from Pančevački Most use a side platform there, on the single line to Beograd Dunav, labelled Dunavski Kolosek or Dunavski Peron.
Golubinci - Inđija
[10, 30] (ERA 222B5) RS17/2
This curve connects the Beograd - Šid and Beograd - Novi Sad lines. There are no services in the current timetable.
Niš – Niš ranžirna – Crveni Krst
 (ERA 223A1) RS17/3
Niš ranžirna is a freight yard to the west of Niš, and is connected to both the Niš - Beograd and Niš - Skopje lines via triangular junctions. Trains run from Niš via the east to north curve off the Skopje line, call at the freight yard station at Niš ranžirna (where they wait for 15 minutes and change train number), then run via the south to east curve to Crveni Krst and back to Niš, performing a clockwise loop. Though these trains are clearly intended for members of staff, no objection has been raised to other passengers using them. Total journey time is about 40 minutes.
The staff trains have not appeared in the 2015-2016 or 2016/17 timetables and have either ceased, or are no longer advertised. The 2014-2015 timings are given below. More information would be welcomed by the compilers.
|6300/6301||06:40 Niš - Niš ranžirna - Niš|
|6202/6303||14:40 Niš - Niš ranžirna - Niš|
|6304/6305||18:40 Niš - Niš ranžirna - Niš|
Vršac – Bela Crkva
[former 43] (ERA 223A5, not shown) RS17/4
This approximately 44 km line has not had a regular passenger service since about 2005. A tourist service operated every weekend from 20 June to the end of August 2015, with a connection to and from Beograd. It is not knwon whether the train ran in 2016 or will run in 2017. The summer 2015 times were as follows:
|E||SSuO||09:30 Vršac – Bela Crkva|
|E||SSuO||17:20 Bela Crkva – Vršac|
Paraćin - Gilje
 (ERA 223A2) RS17/5
At the end of 2015 a new cut-off opened north of Paraćin which straightened the line north to Gilje. The southern part of the old main line was retained to serve Ćuprija with a new east to north curve, west of the station, joining the old line with the northern half of the new deviation. There are therefore two routes between Paraćin and Gilje. All local trains and some fast trains run via Ćuprija. A few fast services use the southern part of the new deviation. Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
Trains without a station stop at Ćuprija can be assumed to travel via the southern half of the new deviation. They are as follows:-
|D293||Beograd Glavna – 00:27 Jagodin - Sofia|
|D292/14292||Sofia – 01:44 Paraćin - Beograd Glavna|
|D334||Gevgelija – 04:58 Paraćin - Beograd Glavna|
|336||Skopje - 15:03 Paraćin - Beograd Glavna|
|490||Sofia – 16:58 Paraćin - Beograd Glavna|
Beograd Centar - Rakovica
 (ERA 224B2) RS17/6
From Beograd Centar to Rakovica once had a frequent suburban service, but now the only trains shown as taking this line in the journey planner are three train pairs on line 70 starting/finishing from Beograd Centar rather than Beograd Glavna.
|2901||03:59 Beograd Centar - Niš|
|2991||11:20 Beograd Centar - Lapovo|
|2905||15:28 Beograd Centar - Niš|
|790||Lapovo - 09:39 Resnik - Beograd Centar|
|2900||Niš - 12:34 Rakovica - Beograd Centar|
|2902||Niš – 20:17 Resnik - Beograd Centar|
Požega avoiding line: Rasna – Boračko
[50, 73] (ERA 222B2) RS17/7
This is a south to east curve avoiding Požega station. This curve must be used by the following pair of overnight trains, which are advertised as running from Bar from 16 June 2017 to 14 July 2017 and from Beograd from 17 June 2017 to 13 July 2017.
|E||12432||Bar - 01:10 Užice - Beograd|
|E||12433||Beograd - 02:33 Cacak – Bar|
Other sparse services
The following lines have few trains (relative to service levels generally in this country) - fewer than three trains each way on at least three days a week - or do not run each weekday:
|33||Senta - Banatsko Miloševo|
|34||Subotica - Kanjiža|
|60||Lapovo - Kraljevo|
|60||Leposavić - Zvečan - Kosovska Mitrovica Sever (Kosovo)||The Zvečan - Kosovska Mitrovica Sever service is not confirmed as running; information welcomed|
|73||Kraljevo - Stalać|
|85||Prokuplje - Merdare|
|B, 10||Šid - Tovarnik (Croatia)|
|C||Bogojevo - Erdut (Croatia)|
|D, 44||Vršac - Stamora Moravita (Romania)|
|E||Dimitrovgrad - Kalotina Zapad (Bulgaria)|
|F||Preševo - Tabanovce (Macedonia)||Service suspended since 20 October 2016 because of engineering work|
Deletions since previous edition
|RS16/3||Karađorđev Park - Rakovica (Rasputnica Dedinje)||No services in current or last timetable|
|45||Mala Krsna - Požarevac||No longer sparse|
|B||Horgos - Röszke (Hungary)||Removed from timetable|