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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
  
This list is based on CFM timetable information available in September 2019, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in [[General Information]].
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This list is based on CFM timetable information from 10 December 2019, 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 Romania, Bulgaria & Moldova, Regional Series 2016, by M.G.Ball.
 
Map references for each route entry are given in parentheses ( ). References prefixed "ERA" refer to the European Railway Atlas Romania, Bulgaria & Moldova, Regional Series 2016, by M.G.Ball.
  
==Obscure services==
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===Bălţi===
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(ERA 236C3) MD20/1
  
===Bălţi-Slobozia avoiding line===
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Bălţi has a triangular layout with stations at Bălţi-Oraş (south apex), Bălţi-Slobozia (east apex) and Pelenia (north apex, towards Ocniţa). The general service patterns over the three sides of the triangle are:
(ERA 236C3) MD19/1
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* Bălţi-Oraş - Pelenia/Ocniţa: international services between Chişinău and Moskva/Sankt Petersburg, two or three train pairs per day;
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* Bălţi-Oraş - Bălţi-Slobozia: two local train pairs per day;
This north <=> south connection links the lines from Ungheni and Ocniţa. NOTE these schedules change by one hour at the change from summer to winter time on 26/27 October 2019.
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* Bălţi-Slobozia - Pelenia/Ocniţa: one local train pair per day.
 
 
{| class="ostable"
 
 
 
| 47Щ
 
| Chişinău - 14:49 Bălţi-Oraş - Moskva Kievskaia
 
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| Odd Days
 
| 61Щ
 
| Chişinău - 00:59 Bălţi-Oraş - Sankt Petersburg Vitebsk
 
|-
 
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| Odd Days
 
| 61Ь
 
| Sankt Petersburg Vitebsk - 03:00 Ocniţa - Chişinău
 
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| 47Ь
 
| Moskva Kievskaia - 18:59 Ocniţa - Chişinău
 
|}
 
  
 
===Ungheni avoiding line===
 
===Ungheni avoiding line===
(ERA 236C2) MD19/2
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(ERA 236C2) MD20/2
  
This east <=> west connection links the lines from Chişinău and Ocniţa. NOTE these schedules change by one hour at the change from summer to winter time on 26/27 October 2019.
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This east <=> west connection links the lines from Chişinău and Bălţi.
  
 
{| class="ostable"  
 
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| 47Щ
 
| 47Щ
| 11:51 Chişinău - Moskva Kievskaia
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| 11:00 Chişinău - Moskva Kievskaia
 
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| Odd Days
 
| Odd Days
| 61Щ
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| 361Щ
| 21:04/21:30/22:30 Chişinău - Sankt Peterburg
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| 21:01 Chişinău - Sankt Peterburg
 
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| Odd Days
 
| Odd Days
| 61Ь
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| 361Ь
| Sankt Peterburg - 07:01/07:34 Bereşti - Chişinău
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| Sankt Peterburg - 07:01 Bereşti - Chişinău
 
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| 47Ь
 
| 47Ь
| Moskva Kievskaja - 22:50 Bereşti - Chişinău
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| Moskva Kievskaja - 22:07 Bereşti - Chişinău
 
|}
 
|}
  
===Ungheni CFM - Cristeşti Jijia CFR - Socola (1520 mm gauge)===
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===<span id="UngheniBG"></span>Ungheni CFM - Ungheni Prut CFR - Socola (1520 mm gauge)===
(ERA 236C2) MD19/3
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(ERA 236C2) MD20/3
  
The track is dual 1435/1520 mm gauge between Ungheni and Socola marshalling yard on the eastern outskirts of Iaşi. CFM introduced a daily 1520 mm gauge train between Chişinău and Socola on 30 September 2015, since reduced to an extended weekend service. This is the only broad gauge train.
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The track is dual 1435/1520&nbsp;mm gauge between Ungheni and Socola marshalling yard on the eastern outskirts of Iaşi. CFM introduced a daily 1520&nbsp;mm gauge train between Chişinău and Socola on 30 September 2015, since reduced to an extended weekend service. This is the only broad gauge train, but there are other 1435&nbsp;mm gauge services - see [[Border Crossings: Moldova - Romania#Ungheni | Border Crossings: Moldova - Romania]].
  
 
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| FSSuO  
 
| FSSuO  
 
| 821Ь
 
| 821Ь
| Chişinău - 08:52 Ungheni - Socola
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| Chişinău - 08:53 Ungheni - Socola
 
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|   
 
|   
 
| FSSuO  
 
| FSSuO  
 
| 822Ь
 
| 822Ь
| 17:42 Socola - Ungheni - Chişinău
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| 17:40 Socola - Ungheni - Chişinău
 
|}
 
|}
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===<span id="Chişinău-Revaca"></span>Chişinău - Chişinău-3 - Revaca===
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(ERA 237B1 not shown) MD20/4
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Between Chişinău and Revaca there is a section of effectively double track, with the two tracks separated by up to 200&nbsp;m. The station named Chişinău-3 (also shown on some maps as "S.T.V.C.") has platforms on the two routes, one for each direction, and they are labelled as such. The two routes appear to be worked as conventional "right hand running".
  
 
==Other Sparse services==
 
==Other Sparse services==
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==Deletions since previous edition==
 
==Deletions since previous edition==
The following routes previously listed under "Other Sparse services" no longer have a passenger service:
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None.
* Ocniţa - Chernivtsi (Ukraine)
 
* Basarabeasca - Revaca
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 18:36, 19 December 2019

Introduction

This list is based on CFM timetable information from 10 December 2019, 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 Romania, Bulgaria & Moldova, Regional Series 2016, by M.G.Ball.

Bălţi

(ERA 236C3) MD20/1

Bălţi has a triangular layout with stations at Bălţi-Oraş (south apex), Bălţi-Slobozia (east apex) and Pelenia (north apex, towards Ocniţa). The general service patterns over the three sides of the triangle are:

  • Bălţi-Oraş - Pelenia/Ocniţa: international services between Chişinău and Moskva/Sankt Petersburg, two or three train pairs per day;
  • Bălţi-Oraş - Bălţi-Slobozia: two local train pairs per day;
  • Bălţi-Slobozia - Pelenia/Ocniţa: one local train pair per day.

Ungheni avoiding line

(ERA 236C2) MD20/2

This east <=> west connection links the lines from Chişinău and Bălţi.

47Щ 11:00 Chişinău - Moskva Kievskaia
Odd Days 361Щ 21:01 Chişinău - Sankt Peterburg
Odd Days 361Ь Sankt Peterburg - 07:01 Bereşti - Chişinău
47Ь Moskva Kievskaja - 22:07 Bereşti - Chişinău

Ungheni CFM - Ungheni Prut CFR - Socola (1520 mm gauge)

(ERA 236C2) MD20/3

The track is dual 1435/1520 mm gauge between Ungheni and Socola marshalling yard on the eastern outskirts of Iaşi. CFM introduced a daily 1520 mm gauge train between Chişinău and Socola on 30 September 2015, since reduced to an extended weekend service. This is the only broad gauge train, but there are other 1435 mm gauge services - see Border Crossings: Moldova - Romania.

FSSuO 821Ь Chişinău - 08:53 Ungheni - Socola
FSSuO 822Ь 17:40 Socola - Ungheni - Chişinău

Chişinău - Chişinău-3 - Revaca

(ERA 237B1 not shown) MD20/4

Between Chişinău and Revaca there is a section of effectively double track, with the two tracks separated by up to 200 m. The station named Chişinău-3 (also shown on some maps as "S.T.V.C.") has platforms on the two routes, one for each direction, and they are labelled as such. The two routes appear to be worked as conventional "right hand running".

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:

  • Bălţi-Slobozia - Rogojeni
  • Basarabeasca - Zloți
  • Bender-3 - Tiraspol - Kuchurhan (Ukraine)
  • Etulia - Reni (Ukraine) (operated by Ukrainian Railways)

Deletions since previous edition

None.

See also