Ukraine - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services
This list is based on the timetable dated from May 2012, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information.
Note: where a place name is followed by an asterisk (for example, z.p. Znam'ianka-2*), the exact name of the station or location is not known. All locations named in this version as at August 2012 are known.
Hlyns’k-Zahura – Semylitka
A curve avoiding Zdolbuniv which is used by some long distance trains.
|D||91||Kyïv-Pas. - 02:32 Shepetivka-1 - L'viv (daily from 29.VI.2012)|
|H||245||Moskva-Kievskaia - 17:04 Shepetivka-1 - Chop|
|99||Kyïv-Pas. - 21:33 Ostroh - Uzhhorod|
|43K||Kyïv-Pas. - 23:27 Shepetivka-1 - Ivano-Frankivs'k|
|H||246||Chop - 17:05 L'viv - Moskva-Kievskaia|
|D||92||22:35 L’viv - Kyïv-Pas. (daily from 28.VI.2012)|
|100||Uzhhorod - 00:30 Brody - Kyïv-Pas.|
|43L||Ivano-Frankivs’k - 02:45 Brody - Kyïv-Pas.|
Route of trains 169 (18:20) Kyïv-Pas. - L'viv and 170 (07:00) L'viv - Kyïv-Pas. are unknown. They can use as well the Zdolbuniv bypass as the line via Ternopil' and Zhmerynka bypass (see UA12/5 Zhmerynka-Podils'ka - Braïliv).
Yahodyn - Dorohusk
Only long distance trains cross the border, with bogie changing performed at Yahodyn.
(20, 25, 26) UA12/3
A branch running east from L’viv main station. Most suburban services to the west (Khodoriv, Sambir, Mostys’ka, Shklo-Starzhys’ka), except 6013/6014 L’viv – Truskavets’ – L’viv, run to and from primys’kyi.
Nezhukhiv - Uhers’ko
A west to north link between the L’viv – Stryi line and the Drohobych – Stryi line, used by fast trains to avoid Stryi. Trains to L’viv run via the separate flyover and those towards Drohobych via the shorter direct curve.
|115||Kharkiv-Pas. – 04:30 L’viv – Truskavets’|
|41P||Dnipropetrovs’k-Holov. – 08:39 L'viv – Truskavets’|
|116||Truskavets’ – 10:06 Drohobych – Kharkiv-Pas.|
|42L||Truskavets’ – 15:09 Drohobych – Dnipropetrovs’k-Holov.|
Zhmerynka avoiding lines
There two possible routes between the Khmel’nyts’kyi and Vynnitsia lines at Zhmerynka
Zhmerynka avoiding curve
A short west to north curve avoiding Zhmerynka station. Several fast trains use it to avoid reversing at Zhmerynka station but possibly only eastbound. See also the following entry. Any travel reports would be appreciated by the Compilers.
Zhmerynka western avoiding line: Braїliv - Zhmerynka-Podil’s’ka
This ca 8 km long freight avoiding line runs via a flyover at Tartak and skirts the town to reach Zhmerynka Tovarnaya (marshalling yard) and thence Zhmerynka Podol'skaya. It appears to be used only by westbound passenger services, which are allowed slightly longer timings than eastbound trains. See also the preceding entry.
It was used by the following train on 23 September 2019
|715||06:50 Kyiv - Przemysl|
Further reports would be appreciated by the Compilers.
Z.P. Dachne - Z.P. Chop Perevalochna Baza
A north <==> south curve enabling trains to avoid reversal at Chop station.
|81||04:14 Kyiv - Uzhhorod|
|82||15:40 Uzhhorod - Kyiv|
|829||16:28 L’viv – Chop-Perevalochna Baza - Uzhhorod|
|830||05:43 Uzhhorod – Chop-Perevalochna Baza - L’viv|
Borschahivka – Vyshneve
A curve from the Korosten’ – Kyïv line to the Kyïv – Fastiv-1 line.
|6231/6542||Myronivka – Fastiv-1 – 08:46 Z.p Almaz - Sviatoshyn|
|6540||Fastiv-1 – 07:19 Z.p. Almaz - Sviatoshyn|
|6543||Sviatoshyn –17:17 Z.p. Almaz – Fastiv-1|
Korosten’ – Korosten’-Podils’kyi
Two routes exist from the Ovruch line into the western end of Korosten’ station - a direct curve via Z.p Sady and a longer route via post. Pivdennyi, which dives under the Kovel' main line and comes up on its south side. Most trains use the direct short curve via Z.p Sady but the following runs via post. Pivdennyi.
|SuO||6453||Vystupovychi – 15:31 Korosten-Podils’kyi – Korosten’|
Note: The route taken by long distance trains is not known.
Railway Map of Korosten’ area:
Kaolinova – Sestrynivka
A link avoiding Koziatyn-Pas. used by some fast trains.
|13||Kyïv-Pas. – 22 :32 Berdychiv – Uzhhorod|
|13L||Uzhhorod – 12 :52 Berdychiv – Kyïv-Pas.|
|609||Bratislava – 20:03 Kyïv-Pas. – Moskva-Kievskaia (24/07/2012)|
|16||Budapest – 20:03 Kyïv-Pas. – Moskva-Kievskaia (24/07/2012)|
|270||Beograd – 20:03 Kyïv-Pas. – Moskva-Kievskaia (24/07/2012)|
|15||Moskva-Kievskaia – 10:37 Kyïv-Pas. – Budapest (25/07/2012)|
|144||L’viv – 06:06 Kyïv-Pas. (25/07/2012)|
|70||L’viv – 01:52 Koziatyn-2 – Mariupol’ (25/072012)|
|15||Moskva-Kievskaia – 10:37 Kyïv-Pas. – Beograd/Bratislava/Uzhhorod (24/07/2012)|
Trilisy – Fastiv-2
A south <===> east chord avoiding Fastiv-1; used by some direct trains between Koziatyn and Myronivka.
O.P. Znam'ianka-2 - RZD. 5 km
A west <===> south curve avoiding Znam'ianka-Pas.; used by some fast trains between Myronivka and Dolyns’ka not calling at Znam'ianka-Pas.
Rozdil'na-2 – 1437 km
A north-to-south link avoiding Rozdil'na-1.
|65||Moskva-Kievskaia – 12:09 Kotovs'k-Zhm. – Chişinău|
|66||Chişinău – 03:28 Kuchurhan – Moskva-Kievskaia|
|H||596||Chişinău – 19:50 Kuchurhan – Moskva-Kievskaia|
|H||595||Moskva-Kievskaia – 22:47 Kotovs’k-Zhm. – Chişinău|
|E||SuO||61||Rostov-Gl. – 06:10 Kotovs’k-Zhm. – Varna|
|E||SO||52ZH||Saratov-1-Pas. – 06:10 Kotovs’k-Zhm. – Sofia/Varna|
|E||TO||4612||Sofia – 21:45 Kuchurhan – Saratov-1-Pas.|
|E||SO||1014||Varna – 21:45 Kuchurhan – Saratov-1-Pas./Rostov-Gl.|
Verkhnyi Tokmak-2 - Verkhnyi Tokmak-1
A link from the Fedorivka – Kamysh-Zoria line to the Polohy – Berdians'k line.
|6894||Melitopol’ – 14:09 Verkhnyi Tokmak-2 – Verkhnyi Tokmak-1|
|6893||14:39 Verkhnyi Tokmak-1 – Melitopol’|
Imeni Anatoliia Alimova (ex. Zaporizhia-Male) - 4 km
A west <===> east link avoiding Zaporizhia main stations 1 and 2.
|6568||Dniprobud-2 – 05:20 Im. Anatoliia Alimova – Vil'nians'k|
|6571||Vil'nians'k – 06:55 Zaporizhia-Live – Dniprobud-2|
Dnipropetrovs’k avoiding line: Pl. 175km – Obvidna – Zustrichnyi and Dnipropetrovs'k-Pivdennyi – Nizhn’odniprovs’k-Vuzol
(130, 134, 139) UA12/14
This line bypassing Dnipropetrovs’k to the south links the Dniprodzerzhyns'k Pas. - Dnipropetrovs'k Holovnyi line (135) with the Dnipropetrovs’k-Pivdennyi – Apostolove line (136) and the Dnipropetrovs'k Holovnyi - Synel'nykove line.
Only one local train each way uses this route.
|6232||Verkhivtseve – 06:08 Pl. 175 km – Synel’nykove-1|
|6233||Synel’nykove-1 – 16:16 Nizhn’odniprovs’k-Vuzol-park L,Z – Dniprodzerzhins’k|
Synel'nykove-1 – Post 239 km*
(120, 130) UA12/15
This south <===> east curve is used by some long distance trains to/from the Crimea and some local trains which stop at Synel'nykove-1 en route to/from Chaplyne.
Lozova avoiding line: Z.P. Khlibna - Pl. 940 km*
This direct north <===> south connection avoiding Lozova-Pas. is used by many long distance trains between Russia/Belarus and Crimea/Southern Ukraine not calling at Lozova.
P'iatykhatky-Stykova – 5 km
A north <===> west curve avoiding reversal at P'iatykhatky-Pas. used by long distance trains. Note that all trains have a working stop at P’iatykhatky-Stykova to change locomotives as this is the boundary between 3 kV and 25 kV electrification.
|76K||Kyïv-Pas. – 02:40 Oleksandriia – Kryvyi Rih-Holovnyi|
|76P||Kryvyi Rih-Holovnyi – 21:59 Rokovata – Kyïv-Pas.|
|D||120||L’viv – 06:50 Zelena – Zaporizhia|
|D||120||Zaporizhia – 18:45 Rokovata – L’viv|
Z. P. Mala Berezivka - Rzd. 309 km
(135, 142) UA12/18
A direct north <===> south link avoiding Korystivka.
|E||336||Dnipropetrovs’k-Holov. – 22:43 Oleksandriia – Minsk|
|E||136||Minsk – 23:24 Kremenchuk-Pas. – Dnipropetrovs’k-Holov.|
Z.P. Dublianschyna - Z.P. Krutyi Bereh
(140, 145) UA12/19
This east <===> curve avoiding Poltava-Pivdenna is used by long distance trains between Kyïv and Kharkiv.
Zanky – Korobochkyne
(150, 153) UA12/20
This line connects the Kharkiv – Sviatohirs'k and Kharkiv – Kup'ians'k-Vuzlovyi lines south east of Kharkiv.
|5601||03:50 Zanky – Hrakove|
|6845/6||13:00 Zanky – Hrakove – Kharkiv-Losieve|
|6843/4||Kharkiv-Losieve – 10:34 Korobochkyne – Zanky|
|6830||Hrakove – 19:30 Korobochkyne – Kharkiv-Levada|
Kharkiv is a complex area providing a number of alternative routings. These are indicated in the map below.
(Zolochiv -) Shpakivka - Kharkiv
Two routes exist between Shpakivka and Kharkiv area - the more northerly direct line via Zaliutyne and the more southerly and slightly longer line via z.p. Podvirky.
(Kharkiv-Pas.-) z.p. Novoselivka - Zaliutyne
A chord giving access to the northern line for trains Kharkiv-Passazhirs’kyi – Zolochiv. Only two westbound local trains use this chord:
|6133||Kharkiv-Pas. - 06:36 z.p. Novoselivka - Zolochiv|
|6623||Kharkiv-Pas. - 09:06 z.p. Novoselivka – Gotnya (RZD)|
(Osnova -) Novozhanove - Zaliutyne
A line giving access to the northern line to Shpakivka for trains coming from Osnova. Only three westbound local trains use this line, they all come from different stations in Kharkiv and reverse in Osnova:
|6137||Kharkiv-Balashivs’kyi - Osnova - 08:56 Novozhanove - Zolochiv|
|6141||Kharkiv-Levada - Osnova - 15:49 Novozhanove - Zolochiv|
|6145||Kharkiv-Pas. - Osnova - 18:01 Novozhanove - Zolochiv|
Nova Bavariia - Novozhanove (- Osnova)
A line allowing trains on the the southern itinerary from Shpakivka to reach Osnova. It branches off the main line toward Novoselivka and Kharkiv-Passazhirs’kyi, southern track on the level, northern track via a flyover.
Only one eastbound local train uses the southern track:
|6172||Zolochiv - 18:46 Nova Bavariia - Osnova - Kharkiv-Balashivs’kyi|
(Kharkiv-Pas. -) z.p. Novoselivka - z.p. 7 km - (rzd. 6 km - Osnova)
The direct itinerary Kharkiv-Passazhirs’kyi - Osnova goes via Novozhanove and is used by most of the trains.
Some local trains are routed via z.p. 7 km and rzd. 6 km
|6407||Kharkiv-Pas. - 02:38 z.p. Novoselivka - Izium|
|6419||Kharkiv-Pas. - 08:32 z.p. Novoselivka - Savyntsi|
|6145||Kharkiv-Pas. - 17:25 z.p. Novoselivka - Osnova - Zolochiv|
|6868||Eskhar - 20:22 rzd. 6 km - Kharkiv-Pas.|
rzd. 6 km - Osnova
This line is the continuation of the previous item (UA12/25 z.p. Novoselivka - z.p. 7 km) and the same trains are using it, but it also allows trains between Nova Bavariia and Osnova to avoid Novozhanove
|6158||Zolochiv - (07:05) z.p. 7 km - Osnova - Kharkiv-Balashivs’kyi|
Maschormet - Kramators’k (z.p. Radhosp)
This north <===> south curve avoiding Slovians'k is used by some long distance trains:
|D||24S||Adler – 14:35 Kramators’k – Moskva-Kurskaia|
|6041||Krasnyi Lyman – 04:58 Maschormet – Olenivka Donets’k|
|D||23S||Moskva-Kurskaia – 08:26 Slov’ians’kyi Kurort – Adler|
|D||384D||Mariupol’ – 22:17 Kramators’k – Minsk-Pas./Vitebsk|
|78||Mariupol’ – 17:05 Kramators’k – Moskva-Kurskaia|
|D||384||Minsk/Vitebsk (dated) – 20:45 Slov’ians’kyi Kurort – Mariupol’|
|77||Moskva-Kurskaia – 07:53 Krasnyi Lyman – Mariupol’|
Venherivka - Svitlanove
This north <==> east curve to the north of Popasna enables trains to avoid the Donets’k area.
|6491||Svatove – 06:50 Venherivka – Luhans’k|
|6492||Luhans’k – 17:11 Svitlanove – Svatove|
(Simeykyne -) Post 152 km – Post 154 km (- Krasnodon)
Trains between Simeykyne and Krasnodon run via either the direct west <===> east line between Post 152 km and Post 154 km or via a reversal at Simeykyne-Nove. There is only one train by each of these routes.
|6408||Vilkhova – 09:27 Post 152 km – 09:32 Simeykyne-Nove – Izvaryne|
|6410||Izvaryne – 13:28 Post 154 km – Post 152 km – Popasna|
Koroleve avoiding line: Hudia - B.P. 67 km
This south <===> west curve connects the Diakove line to the Vynohradiv line. It is used by the following train with a somewhat complex route:
|6573||Solotvino – Koroleve – 07:12 Diakove (reverse) – 7:38 Hudia – Vynohradiv (reverse) – Koroleve|
Uzhhorod – Uzhhorod-2
Uzhhorod 2 station on the Uzhhorod – Maťovce (ŽSR) line now has advertised services. It is thought that services in the past were unadvertised workers' trains:
|6541/2||Sianky – 07:39 Uzhhorod – 08:02 Uzhhorod-2 – Uzhhorod – Mukacheve|
|6551/2||Kostryne – 18:10 Uzhhorod – 18:30 Uzhhorod-2 – Uzhhorod – Mukacheve|
|6527/8||Mukacheve – 19:42 Uzhhorod – 20:04 Uzhhorod-2 – Uzhhorod – Sianky|
Odesa-Poizna – Odesa-Zahidna
There are two alternative routes between Odesa-Poizna and Odesa-Zahidna for trains heading between Odesa-Golovna and Bilgorod - Dnistrovs'kyj and vice versa; a longer route via Odesa-Zastava-1 station, or a ~5 km shorter route to the south bypassing that station. Examination of the Odesa area Suburban Trains timetables (under 'Schedule of Suburb Trains by Direction' change the 'Choose Direction' drop-down list item to show 'Odesa - Bil-Dnistrovs'kyj' then click SHOW) shows which Suburban trains run via which route. It is not known which route is used by the long distance trains on this line.
Other sparse services
The following lines have few trains (relative to service levels generally in this country) - fewer than two trains each way on at least three days a week - or do not run each weekday.
|28||Rava-Rus'ka – Chrvonohrad|
|51 [Part]||Larha – Sokyryany|
|53 [Part]||Storozhynets' - Berehomet|
|62||Ovruch – Vozliakove [operates on certain dates only]|
|64||Zhytomyr - Korostyshiv [operates on certain dates only]|
|72 [Part]||Pohrebysche-1 – Zhashkiv /– Lypovets' - Khrystynivka|
|74||Vinnytsia – Ziatkivtsi – Haivoron|
|94||Altynivka - Korop [operates on certain dates only]|
|96||Khutir-Mykhaylivs'kyi - Esman'|
|97 [Part]||(Vorozhba Pas. –) Tetkino – Lokot' (Russia)|
|106||Pidhorodna - Holovanivs'k|
|107||Rudnytsia - Haivoron - Holovanivs'k|
|112||Rozdil'na-1 - Kuchurhan; one daily train each way between Odesa and Chişinău (CFM)|
|114 [Part]||Artsyz - Izmaïl/Berezyne|
|128 [Part]||Dniprorudne - Ukraïns'ka|
|139 [Part]||Balivka – Novomoskovs'k-Dniprovs'kyi [service not advertised]|
|143||(Kremenchuk-Pas.) – Potoky – Zolotnyshyne|
|147||Hryhorivka - Kachanivka|
|148||Lochvytsia - Hadiach|
|154 [Part]||Vovchans'k - Nezhegol' (Russia)|
|157||Pushkarne - Ilek-Pen'kovka (Russia)|
|171 [Part]||Lantrativka - Valuyki (Russia); one daily train each way between Luhans’k and Moskva|
|173||Luhans'k – Lutuhyne|
|175 [Part]||Krasna Mohyla - Gukovo (Russia)|
Deletions since previous edition
- UA08/2: Ovadne – Post km 8 (Pl.17 km); no trains use this line in the 2012 timetable
- UA08/9: Svjatošyn – Z.p. Rubeživs’ka; no trains use this line in the 2012 timetable
- UA08/12: Trylisy – Snitynka; line closed completely
- UA08/13: Trylisy – Z.p. Paljanyčynci; line closed completely
- UA08/15: Rzd.Obchidna - Boršči; no trains use this line in the 2012 timetable
- UA08/17: 1439 km – Z.P. Storozheve; no trains use this line in the 2012 timetable
- UA08/22: Dnipropetrovs'k-Pivdennyj – Nižn’odniprovs’k-Vuzol; merged into UA08/20 (now UA12/14; Dnipropetrovs'k avoiding line)
- UA08/26 Pl. 169 km* - Bahliy; the Quail atlas shows two lines between these stations: a double-track line via Karnauchivka (thought to have been used by most long distance trains) and further south a single line used by most of the suburban trains. In fact the atlas is wrong: the main double track line is the southern one via Pf. 164 km and the link between Karnaukhivka and Bahliy goes through a large industrial plant and is most probably only an industrial railway.
- UA08/28: Rzd. Stadnia - Novoorikhivka; no trains use this line in the 2012 timetable
- UA08/30 Zaoskillia – Kup'ians'k-Pivdennyi; no trains use this line in the 2012 timetable
- 12 Antonivka – Zarične; passenger service withdrawn
- 32 Birky-Velyki - Skalat; passenger service withdrawn
- 36 Čortkiv - Bučač; passenger service withdrawn
- 138 Savro - Terny; passenger service withdrawn from the entire Savro – Musiivka line
- 174 Rodakovo – Lutuhyne; passenger service withdrawn
- 181 [Part] Dolja - Menčuhove; passenger service withdrawn
- 183 Mospyne - Makiïvka-Gruzovoj; passenger service withdrawn
- 187 Cukuryne - Kurachivka; passenger service withdrawn
- 188 Legendarna – Dubove; passenger service withdrawn