Border Crossings: Czech Republic - Poland

Jump to navigationJump to search

(Liberec -) Hrádek nad Nisou ČD - Zittau DB

[D] carrying ČD Corridor Trains between Liberec and Zittau, this line actually passes through a short stretch of Poland (without stations) before reaching Germany.

Černousy ČD - Zawidów PKP

[D] The previously reported staff trains between Cernousy and Zawidów have ceased. ČD works freight trains to Zawidów.

Harrachov ČD - Jakuszyce PKP (- Szklarska Poręba Górna)

[D] Shuttle Rail services operated by Viamont resumed on 28 August 2010, but ceased again from at least November 2012 until 16 November 2013 for major repairs, ran for just 10 days until closed for urgent bridge repairs before finally reopening on 13 January 2014! Through services from Liberec to Szklarska Poręba Górna operated by ČD were introduced on 12 December 2015. Note connections at Szklarska Poręba Górna are NOT maintained.

(Trutnov -) Kralovec ČD - Lubawka PKP (- Sędzisław)

[D] The June 2020 PKP on-line PDF shows three pairs scheduled from Sędzisław to/from Trutnov from 1 July to 29 September 2020, with the service in 2019/20 before and after being 7 pairs from Sędzisław to Kralovec with no onwards ČD connections. Note as these are operated by GW Regio that they do not appear in the ČD Journey planner, use the IDOS all country bus and train version.

Passenger services restarted on this route on 5 July 2008, running on Summer Saturdays and Sundays between Trutnov, Lubawka and Jelenia Góra operated initially by VIAMONT using PKP DMUs. It was withdrawn suddenly in October 2008 as the Polish Regional Authority who subsidised the purchase of the DMUs objected to them operating services into the Czech Republic but this was resolved, services resumed and operated at weekends each Summer, usually with four pairs until September 2019. As at 2019 the service is operated jointly by Koleje Dolnośląskie and Czech Company GW Train Regio using a GW Train Regio DMU.

Meziměstí ČD - Mieroszów PKP

[D] PKP works to Meziměsti. The cross border passenger service was withdrawn on 13 December 2003, reinstated on 5 January 2004 and withdrawn again on 31 March 2004. Freight traffic reduced to the point that from 6 April 2013 this line was available only on Tuesdays between 07.00 and 15.00. However, between 1 September and 12 December 2015, the line was open continuously because the two alternative border crossings at Lichkov ČD and Zawidow PKP were both closed for repairs. A seasonal passenger service resumed on 3 April 2018 operated by Polish local operator Koleje Dolnośląskie (KD), with Czech private operator GW Train Regio responsible for operation in the Czech Republic, and this continues.

Lichkov ČD - Miedzylesie PKP

[E] Following completion of electrification, PKP worked through Praha - Wroclaw express services to Letohrad but by 2016 this had reduced to PKP PR all station local EMU services to stations short of Praha. In 2019 Leo Express re-commenced a limited through service from Praha to Wroclaw and in 2020 there are additionally Koleje Dolonoslaskie through services from Wroclaw to Lichkov.

Mikulovice ČD - Głuchołazy PKP

[D] ČD Table 292 trains on the Mikulovice - Jindřichov ve Slezsku route (this item and the next) reverse and call at Głuchołazy station in Poland despite Press comment in 2020 suggesting this remains a "Corridor" route under the terms of a 12 November 1948 Convention. The article went on that this service is therefore not cross-border transport as per EU regulations and even suggested stops in the transit country are technically not permitted, not the least because the rolling stock used is exempted from permits and certification in Poland.

Some maps, including the ČD and PKP Quail Maps, show a curve avoiding Głuchołazy but this has never existed. This line has no useful purpose for PKP, and has in the past tried to sell the line to ČD or to transfer maintenance responsibility so there is a risk the line may close with cross-border ČD services either provided by bus or withdrawn completely. Also note these services do not appear in the Polish timetable.

Jindřichov ve Slezsku ČD - Głuchołazy PKP

[D] see preceding item.

Krnov ČD - Pietrowice PKP (- Głubczyce)

Line closed and lifted after World War II.

Chuchelná ČD - Krzanowice PKP

Line closed and lifted after World War II.

Bohumín/Bohumín-Vrbice ČD - Chałupki PKP

[E] PKP works to Bohumín or Ostrava. The service was withdrawn on 13 December 2003, reinstated on 11 December 2005 and withdrawn again on 15 December 2013. Re-opening with use by EC's was delayed until 18 January 2016 from the planned 13 December 2015 and on this occasion it also involves use of the Bohumin avoiding curve which has continued.

Petrovice u Karviné ČD - Zebrzydowice PKP

[E] PKP work express services to Bohumin. Freight exchanges locomotives at Zebrzydowice.

Český Těšín ČD - Cieszyn PKP

[E] The passenger service, worked by PKP, was withdrawn from the start of the 2009/2010 timetable. However, a service is reinstated using ČD diesel units from 13 December 2015.

See also