Serbia - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

From EGTRE

Introduction

This list is based on the timetable dated from 09 December 2018 to 14 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 The Balkans, Regional Series 2016, by M.G.Ball.

Obscure services

Beograd Rasp. Dedinje -Beograd Rasp. Karađorđev Park

[54] (ERA 102A5) RS19/1

This line allows trains between Ovča and Resnik to avoid Beograd Centar. It is used by all trains between Ovča and Resnik, apparently until April 2019.

Golubinci - Inđija

[10, 30] (ERA 222B5) RS19/2

This curve connects the Beograd - Šid and Beograd - Novi Sad lines.

To facilitate engineering work between Novi Sad and Stara Pazova, all trains Beograd - Nova Pazova – Novi Sad and vice versa take this curve with reversal at Golubinci. It is also taken by:-

Re4206 Novi Sad – 20:11 Indija – Šid
Re4207 Šid – 18:00 Golubinci – Novi Sad

Niš – Niš ranžirna – Crveni Krst

[91] (ERA 223A1) RS19/3

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. Staff 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 in the past. It was confirmed in October 2018 that the staff trains still run, but are not advertised. Use by passengers has therefore ceased or is unofficial. The most recent timings available are:


6300/6301 06:40 Niš - Niš ranžirna - Niš
6202/6303 14:40 Niš - Niš ranžirna - Niš
6304/6305 18:40 Niš - Niš ranžirna - Niš


Paraćin - Gilje (Rasputnica Ćuprija)

[70] (ERA 223A2) RS19/4

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. Trains which are not booked to call at Ćuprija run the entire length of the new line. Trains booked to call at Ćuprija only use the northern half of the new line. From the December 2017 timetable and during the current timetable all services are booked to call at Ćuprija, so this line has no service. Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.

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Požega avoiding line: Rasna – Boračko

[50, 73] (ERA 222B2) RS19/5

This is a south to east curve avoiding Požega station. Due to engineering operations on the direct route via Vreoci and Valjevo, this curve was used by diverted overnight trains from Beograd to Bar in 2017. This use has now ended.

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:

12 Šabac – Zvornik
31 Novi Sad - Orlovat stajalište
33 Senta - Banatsko Miloševo
34 Subotica - Kanjiža
60 Lapovo - Kraljevo
60 Raška - Zvečan - Kosovska Mitrovica Sever (Kosovo)
71 Mala Krsna - Velika Plana
75 Negotin - Prahovo pristanište
85 Prokuplje - Merdare
B, 10 Šid - Tovarnik (Croatia)
C Bogojevo - Erdut (Croatia)
D, 44 Vršac - Stamora Moravita (Romania) Service suspended
E Dimitrovgrad - Kalotina Zapad (Bulgaria)
F Preševo - Tabanovci (Macedonia) No service since 1 October 2018. See Border Crossings: Macedonia - Serbia.

Deletions since previous edition

RS18/1 Beograd (Beograd Spoljna) – Beograd Dunav - Pančevački Most No trains since June 2018 or in current timetable
RS18/4 Vršac – Bela Crkva No trains since August 2015
RS18/6 Beograd Centar - Rakovica The closure of Beograd Glavni terminus means all trains south of Beograd Centar now take this route.
73 Kraljevo – Stalać Now a three train pair service

See also