Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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This list is based on the timetable dated from 15 December 2019 to 12 December 2020, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information. Map references relate to the 2017 issue of the Schweers+Wall Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland.

Obscure services

Waren (Müritz) (Lalendorf Ost) – Plaaz

[205] (15B3-15C3) DE20/101

This route is normally used by IC and ICE trains between Berlin and Rostock, which are not booked to call at Güstrow. RE5 services run via Güstrow so do not use this route.

From 8 March. a two-hourly IC service operates daily between Dresden Hbf, Berlin Hbf and Rostock Hbf via this route. Northbound departures are at 58 minutes past each even hour from Waren (Müritz) between 08:58 and 20:58, and southbound trains are at 21 minutes past each odd hour from Rostock Hbf from 06:21 until 18:21, plus 20:23 FSX.

Prior to 8 March, the service is still generally two-hourly but with some gaps on certain days.

Additional long-distance IC and ICE services operate over this route, particularly in the summer months.

Stralsund Rügendamm – Wüstenfelde (Abzw Srg)

[190] (6A1) DE20/102

This east to south curve is used by trains between the island of Rügen and the Pasewalk or Neubrandenburg lines, if not booked to call at Stralsund Hbf. The overnight trains between Malmö and Berlin (see DE20/103) normally run this way, except when booked to run via Rostock Seehafen (see DE20/104), but have reversed at Stralsund Hbf some years.

Lietzow (Abzw Borchtitz) – Sassnitz Fährhafen [Mukran]

(7C2) DE20/103

This branch off the Stralsund – Sassnitz line accesses the train ferry to Trelleborg, Sweden. It is used during the spring and summer by the night train between Malmö and Berlin, which runs more frequently in 2020 than in recent years. Trains run as follows:

  • Northbound (D300): Depart Berlin Hbf 19:00 on 12 April, 3 and 24 May, 14, 16 and 18 June then daily from 22 June - 30 August. Also from Berlin Hbf at 11:00 on 17 May (D304)
  • Southbound (D301): Depart Malmö C 17:00 on 4 and 8 April, 13 and 20 May, 13, 15 and 17 June then daily from 21 June - 29 August;

On occasional dates in 2020, reports indicate that the train will run via the ferry to/from Rostock instead of Sassnitz - see DE20/104 below.

Further information is at the Snälltåget site.

Kavelstorf - Rostock Seehafen

(123A1-B4) DE20/104

This connection from the Berlin - Rostock main line to the train-ferry berth at Rostock Seehafen is to be used by the night train between Berlin and Malmö on a few dates in 2020 instead of the route via Sassnitz (DE20/103, above), with the train ferry being used between Rostock and Trelleborg.

D1 TuO D302 21:00 Berlin Hbf - Malmö C
D2 WO D301 17:00 Malmö C - Berlin Hbf

D1: 7 April only

D2: 29 April and 13 May

See also