Czech Republic - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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Introduction

This list is based on the timetable dated from 10 December 2023 to 14 December 2024. Standard abbreviations are explained here.

Map references for each route entry are given in parentheses ( ). References prefixed "ERA-E" refer to the European Railway Atlas (All-Europe Edition) by M.G. Ball. References prefixed "ERA-R" refer to the European Railway Atlas (Regional Series: Book 3) by M.G. Ball. In addition, the map reference in the Malkus Atlas Drah České Republiky (2006/7 edition) is shown in italics.

IMPORTANT NOTE: in the Czech Railways timetable Jízdní Řád, the "crossed hammers" working days symbol means "Mondays to Fridays" not, as for most other railways, "Mondays to Saturdays".

Obscure services: Lines with regular use

(Praha-Vršovice –) Praha-Zahradní Město - Praha-Malešice – Praha-Běchovice

[011] (ERA-E 92A2-92C4; ERA-R 189C5; 36B) CZ24/1

One pair of trains in the 2023-2024 timetable use this mainly freight-only route.

SSuX Sp1521 06:48 Praha hl n - Kutná Hora hl. n.
SSuX Sp1528 Kutná Hora hl. n. - 17:31 Český Brod - Praha hl n

On weekends between 4 May and 2 June 2024, part of the route between Praha-Zahradní Město - Praha-Malešice is being used by diverted trains to/from line 210. See entry CZ24/37 below.

Velký Osek – Sány (výhybna Kanín)

[020] (ERA-E 92C5; ERA-R 191A2; 23) CZ24/2

There are two single-track routes between Velký Osek and the line eastwards towards Chlumec nad Cidlinou: one (1.6 km long) direct to the north-east, and the other a 4.2 km loop line initially heading south-east and then curving round due north. The hourly Praha - Nymburk - Chlumec - Hradec Králové and v.v. expresses use the loop line to avoid reversal at Velký Osek station. The 2-hourly through trains between Kolín and Chlumec use the direct curve. Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.


Nymburk město – Veleliby

[061/060] (ERA-E 92C5; ERA-R 191A2; 22) CZ24/3

The direct line is used by trains between Křinec and Nymburk město which are not booked to call intermediately at Nymburk hl.n.

D1 SSuO Sp1532 Turnov - 18:07 Křinec - Praha hl. n.
D1 SSuO Sp1531 Praha hl. n. - 09:37 Nymburk Město - Turnov

D1: SSuO 23 March - 28 October 2024

Česká Lípa avoiding line: Vlčí Důl-Dobranov (výh. Žizníkov) – Srní u České Lípy

[080, 086] (ERA-E 92B4; ERA-R 190C4; 09) CZ24/4

This curve links the Česká Lípa - Liberec and Česká Lípa - Bakov nad Jizerou lines.

E1 SSuO TLX1298 (Dresden Hbf) - Liberec – 10:45 Zákupy-Božíkov - Doksy
E1 SSuO TLX1299 Doksy – 16:56 Staré Splavy - Liberec - (Dresden Hbf)

E1: Runs SSuO 29 June to 1 September 2024. Operated by Die Landerbahn CZ with through portion from /to Dresden Hbf.

Praha Masarykovo avoiding curve: Praha-Bubny - Praha Masarykovo nádraží-Hrabovka - Praha Masarykovo nádraží-Sluncová - Praha-Libeň - Praha hlavní nádraží

[090/120] (ERA-E 92A2; ERA-R 189B5; 36A) CZ24/5

Services using this route reverse in the Praha-Libeň station area. There has been a late night pair of trains using this route for many years but none are shown in the 2023/24 timetable, possibly a temporary consequence of work connected with the construction work in the Praha-Bubny area.

(Lužná u Rakovníka –) Krupá – Kolešovice

[125] (ERA-E 92C3; ERA-R 190A2; 19) CZ24/5A

This line used to see regular steam excursions on summer weekends operated by the ČD Museum at Lužná, although these ceased at the start of the 2022 season due to withdrawal of subsidy from the Středočeský region. The line does however remain open and occasional excursions still operate.

The ČD Museum are advertising excursions on 16 April, 11&12 May, 7 July and 4 August 2024 – refer to the calendar of events on the ČD Nostalgie website. The Railway Touring Company are also advertising trips that include this line on 16 April and 7 October.

Most-Kopisty station avoiding line via Most nové nádraží odjezd - Most nové nádraží příjezd - Most nové n.st.7 [- Most-Minerva]

[135] (ERA-E 92B3; ERA-R 190A3; not shown on either; 07A) CZ24/6

Most-Kopisty station lies on a single track route on the north east side of a locomotive depot and two Most - Moldava v Krušných horách train pairs operated by ČD, a.s. are shown with the symbol to take an alternative route avoiding this station. If they do they use a 1.6km alternative line to the west side of the locomotive depot and in the past has been scheduled to avoid trains going in the opposite direction calling at Most-Kopisty which could be ČD or Die Länderbahn CZ s.r.o services.

In 2022 the relevant services were SSuX and two attempts on a Thursday and Friday in early June 2022 failed as the 16:42, then 06:42 (as they then were) trains although clearly indicated in the timetable to take the alternative route waited for the southbound train to clear the normal route which they then took. It should also be noted that of the 2023 examples, Os26805 and Os26806 although clearly indicated in the timetable as diverting do not clash with a service in the opposite direction and a journey on 28605 on 23 April 2023 ran via Most-Kopisty. Further reports would be appreciated by the Compilers.

D1 Os26800 06:40 Most - Moldava v Krusných horách
D1 Os26806 16:40 Most - Moldava v Krusných horách
D1 Os26805 Moldava v Krusných horách - 16:00 Litvínov město - Most
D1 Os26807 Moldava v Krusných horách - 19:00 Litvínov město - Most

D1: Runs SSuO to 28 January 2024, daily 2 February to 17 March, SSuO 23 March to 26 May, daily 1 June to 29 September, SSuO 5 October to 27 December, also 28 March, 29 to 30 October

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Chodov avoiding line: Karlovy Vary-Dvory (Chodov zhlavi) – Nové Sedlo u Lokte

[140] (ERA-E 92B1-92B2; ERA-R 189B2; 16) CZ24/7

This line bypasses Chodov station on the south side and the following trains using it are recognisable in the timetable by the vertical wavy line marking against Chodov.

IC503 05:48 Karlovy Vary - Ostrava hl.n.
E1 Sp1678 10:10 Karlovy Vary – Cheb
SSuO Os20818 Karlovy Vary dolni n. - 12:11 Karlovy Vary – Zwickau [DB]
SSuO Os20828 Karlovy Vary dolni n. - 18:13 Karlovy Vary – Zwickau [DB]
E1 Sp1679 Cheb – 09:36 Sokolov – Karlovy Vary
SSuO Os20811 Zwickau [DB] - 11:27 Sokolov - Karlovy Vary dolni n.
SSuO Os20823 Zwickau [DB] - 17:27 Sokolov - Karlovy Vary dolni n.
IC504 Ostrava hl.n. - 21:54 Sokolov - Karlovy Vary

E1: SSuO 8 June to 22 September 2024

(Pardubice -) Břevnice (odbočka Kubešův Mlýn) – Havlíčkův Brod (HB St. Tunel)

[238] (ERA-E 91A1,not shown, ERA-R 196B5; 56) CZ24/8

Havlíčkův Brod is a V-shaped station: platforms 1 - 4 serve the main (Praha -) Kolin - Brno line and platform 5, at an angle, is the shorter and usual route to/from odb. Kubešův Mlýn (- Pardubice). The rare route to/from the Pardubice line (table 238) is a 400m connection between HB St. Tunel on the Pardubice - Havlíčkův Brod line and odbočka Kubešův Mlýn. Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.


It is not possible to tell from the timetable which route trains to/from the Pardubice line will use, but the usual is to/from platform 5 and drivers normally change ends after arrival at Havlíčkův Brod platform 5 so do not run via the Brno line as a "balloon loop". Only table 238 services booked to use platforms 1 - 4 are certain to run via HB St. Tunel so the compilers would greatly appreciate information of any such services using 1 - 4 as they are not shown on the Platform departure sheets.

This route was used between March and December 2021 by all trains on this line when the normal route via the northern curve was unavailable due to engineering works. Informed sources suggest none were scheduled in 2022/23.

Brno Area

There are a number of obscure routes in the area around the city. There is also a large marshalling yard north of Brno, at Maloměřice, with non-passenger connections which see occasional use.

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Brno


(Brno hl.n. - ) Křenovice horní n. – Holubice

[260, 300] (ERA-E 95B2; ERA-R 197B3-B4; 75) CZ24/9

Most trains on the Brno - Přerov line use the connection between Blažovice (on the Brno - Veselí nad Moravou line) and Holubice. Some services run via the more southerly, single track route via Sokolnice-Telnice, on which there is a regular service between Brno hl.n. and Křenovice horní nádraží. Trains can be identified in Table 300 by a vertical wavy line against Blažovice. Route changes are sometimes made for pathing reasons to accommodate late running.

Note that both routes are shown in ERA-R as Line/Table 300 but stopping services on the Sokolnice route are in Table 260.

SSuX R916 Olomouc hl.n. - 07:12 Rousínov – Brno hl.n.
R902 Šumperk - 20:00 Vyškov na Moravě – Brno hl.n.
D1 FSuO R900 Šumperk - 22:00 Vyškov na Moravě – Brno hl.n.

D1: Also runs on 28 March, 30 April, 7 May, 4 July, 27 September, 16 November 2023. Does not run on 24, 25, 31 December 2023, 29 to 31 March 2024, 5 and 6 July, 28 September, 27 October

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Brno-Židenice – Brno-Slatina (odbočka Slatinská)

[300, 340] (ERA-E 95B2; ERA-R 197B4; 79A) CZ24/10

Until 14 December 2019 all trains between Brno hl.n. and the Veselí nad Moravou line ran via this route, involving reversal at Brno-Židenice due to the temporary closure of the route via Brno-Černovice. In the current timetable, trains using this route are recognisable in Table 340 by timing against Brno-Židenice and a vertical wavy line against Brno-Černovice.

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Česká Třebová Area

There is a large marshalling yard south of Česká Třebová station, with a number of non-passenger connections.

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Česká Třebová yard staff train

[260, 270] (ERA-E 94C2 not shown; ERA-R 192A1; 83A) CZ24/11

An unadvertised service has been observed in recent years leaving at approximately 14:00 from a short concrete platform, one track further over from the last public platform at Česká Třebová station. It turns off the main line about 200 m south of the station and follows what are shown as lines 91 or 93 in the Malkus Atlas Drah - west of the locomotive depot, where there is a stop. It continues past the roundhouse and turntable and terminates at a platform opposite what is probably the hump control tower. This is clearly an “end of shift” service as it is lightly loaded leaving Česká Třebová but very busy on the return working. The service is not intended for public use, so access may be refused. The compilers would appreciate information on this or any other such services that may run at other shift change times.

This route has also been used in recent years by special shuttle services that run to the yards when there is an open day at the depot. An Open Day was held on 16 September 2023 when these shuttle services were scheduled to run.

Česká Třebová goods lines

[260, 270] (ERA-E 94C2 not shown; ERA-R 192A1; 83A) CZ24/12

Steam specials originating at Česká Třebová sometimes run via the goods lines, although this is not always obvious from the advance information. Prospective patrons should enquire further. Use of the following routes has been reported:

  • [A] (Ústí nad Orlicí -) odb. Parnik - line 100 - 180° curve - marshalling yard - Česká Třebová
  • [B] Česká Třebová - line 200 - odb. Les - odb. Zádulka (- Brno)
  • [C] Česká Třebová - line 200 - odb. Les - 180° curve - Třebovice v Čechách (- Olomouc)
  • [D] (Olomouc -) Třebovice v Čechách - Vjezdová kolej od Olomouce - marshalling yard - Česká Třebová

The 2021 specials returned to Česká Třebová via the Metrans a.s. Container Terminal, off Line 200.

The route is also occasionally used for diversions when engineering work is taking place around the Česká Třebová station area. There were several such advertised diversions between February and May 2023.

Přerov avoiding line: Rokytnice u Přerova (výhybna Dluhonice) – Prosenice

[270] (ERA-E 95A3; ERA-R 197C5; 61) CZ24/13

This west to north curve is used by all trains between Olomouc and Hranice na Moravě which are not scheduled to call at Přerov, indicated by a vertical wavy line marking against this station.

Bohumín Area

(ERA-E 94C5; ERA-R 193B2; 47B)

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Bohumín avoiding line: [Ostrava– ] Bohumín-Vrbice – Chałupki (odb.Pudlov)

[001,271,272] (ERA-E 94C5; ERA-R 193B2; 46) CZ24/14

Use of this curve allows trains between Ostrava and Chałupki [- Rybnik] in Poland to avoid reversal at Bohumín.

IC111 Ostrava-Svinov - 06:04 Ostrava hl.n. - Warszawa Gdańska (Warszawa Wschodnia from 9 June)
IC110 Warszawa Wschodnia (Warszawa Gdańska 10 March to 8 June) - 21:43 Chałupki - Ostrava Svinov

Bohumín Přednádraží Goods lines

[271] (ERA-E 95A5 not shown; ERA-R 193B2 not shown; 46 as line 305A) CZ24/15

This is a 1.4km alternative route between Ostrava Vrbice and Bohumín via Bohumín Přednádraží. This line can only be used by trains arriving or departing from Bohumín platforms/track 3/3, 4/5 and 4/9, but note it is also possible to access these platforms to/from the main line. A train number search on a Czech "Real Times Trains" will find some services allowed additional running time [at least 3m 30s] between Bohumín-Vrbice and Bohumín so possibly could use this line if scheduled to/from the above platforms, [arrivals thought to be more likely], but this is far from guaranteed, for example a 12:43 departure from platform 4/5 on 31 May 2023 crossed to the main line.

Additionally EC130 has been observed twice taking this route, with the sightings several months apart but as it is not booked to take over 3m 30s it is suspected, this and any other use is subject to train punctuality so the compilers would welcome further observations

EC130 Budapest Nyugati- 14:05 Ostrava hlavní nádraží - Warszawa Wschodnia

Bludov avoiding line: Postřelmov (odbočka Sudkov) – Bludov lázně (odbočka Chromeč)

[291, 292] (ERA-E 94C3; ERA-R 192B1; 42) CZ24/16

This curve is used by trains between Zábřeh na Moravě and Hanušovice which are not scheduled to call at Bludov. These trains are recognisable in the timetable by the vertical wavy line marking against Bludov.

Strančice – Velke Popovice

(ERA-E 92C4; ERA-R 189C4; 36) CZ24/17

This 5.1km branch runs to the Kozel brewery at Velké Popovice. A train runs on odd Festival dates plus Saturdays from June to September between Praha hl.n. and the brewery. The branch is very steeply graded and serves some factories but there is no rail traffic to the brewery. The train stops at a platform just before the site gate from where a brisk 10 minute walk down an earth path and road leads to the Brewery main entrance.

See the Kozel website and the outbound normally leaves Hl.n. just after 10am. Advance booking is recommended but any remaining places can allegedly be purchased at Hl.n. on the train. As at December 2023 the regular timings for 2024 had not been announced. There were events with train connections advertised for 22 April and 13 May 2023 with a train departure time of 10:08 shown on the April e-ticket. The other times below are estimated from the 2019 times or reported by an April 2023 correspondent:

D1 SO Os11101 10:08 Praha hl n - 10:4x Strančice - 11:00 Velké Popovice
D1 & Note D2 SO Os11102 15:05 Velké Popovice - 15:25? Strančice - 15:52 Praha hl n

D1: Ran until 17 September 2022
D2: 22 April 2023 Departure advertised as 16:30

As at April 2023 a no. 461 bus departed from the nearby bus stop at 12:56, arriving in Strančice at 13:18, enabling an early escape if required.

The Kozel Brewery have an annual event called Slavnosti Kozla in June each year. On 11 June 2022 in addition to a Praha – Velke Popovice return rail trip, there were also 8 rail shuttle services from Strančice to Velke Popovice and back, costing 50 Czech crowns each way. Shuttles from Strančice ran hourly from 10:50 to 17:50. It was likely that the 2023 event also featured rail shuttles. Information should be sought on the Közel website.

Děčín-Prostřední Žleb - Děčín východ dolní nádraží – Děčín přístav Loubí

(ERA-E 92A4; ERA-R 190B4 (Quay Branch not shown on either); 8A) CZ24/18

This freight line and 3.3km freight branch has received a passenger service, operated by KŽC Doprava, s.r.o., annually in connection with the Czech Republic International Championship of Pump Trolley Racing. This event is held on the Czech-Saxon Harbour Company (Česko-saské přístavy, s.r.o.) River Labe quay sidings at Děčín-Loubí and in 2023 was on 26 August. The competition is usually limited to 10 teams competing over a 1.67km length siding traversed three times.

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Čáslav – voj. letiště Chotusice

(ERA-E 92C5; ERA-R 191B1; 38) CZ24/19

A 4.7km long branch runs northwards from the Třemošnice branch platform at Čáslav to serve Chotusice air base, home of the 21. základna taktického letectva (21st Tactical Air Force Base). There is a shuttle service when there is an air show at the base to a covered platform on the base perimeter adjacent to a 3km post, 3.3km from the Třemošnice branch platforms.

A shuttle service ran to the 2023 Open Day on 20 May, with departures every 40 minutes or so. This event normally takes place every two years so the next open day can be expected in May 2025.

Postoloprty avoiding line: Březno u Postoloprt (odbočka Bažantnice) – Výškov v Čechách (odbočka Vrbka)

[114/123] (ERA-E 92B3; ERA-R 190A3; 19) CZ24/20

In September 2023, this east to north curve saw its first passenger use since 2007 with the addition of a Louny to Most service via this route calling at Louny střed and Louny město.

SSuX Sp1292 Louny - 06:40 Louny mĕsto - Most

Ostrava Mining Area

(ERA-E 95A5; ERE-R 193-C2; 47A/B) CZ24/21

The Silesian Railway Association (Slezský železniční spolek) operate two tourist services visiting the Ostrava mines complex on weekends throughout the summer: 1) From Cieszyn and Český Těšín via Doubrava to Ostrava Josefova Jáma (for day-trippers to the adjacent Zoological/Botanical Park) and Ostrava-střed, returning late afternoon; 2) Circular trip from Ostrava-střed via Havířov to Prostřední Suchá, Doubrava and back to Ostrava-střed. Trains operate from 15 June to 22 September 2024, see their website at Slezský železniční spolek. A report from 2023 stated it used a PKP Cargo 740 diesel and the route was Havirov - Barbora- Dul CSM Sever (rr) - Dul Darkov- Dul CSA - Vodni Jama Zofie- Michal- Josefova Jama Zoo- Zarubek (rr and propel)- Ostrava Stred- Alexander - Havirov, all except the final stretch from Ostrava Stred being freight track.

A schematic track map for the area (dated 2018) can be found on the website of PKPCargo, the infrastructure manager, at PKPCargo

Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis

Hodonín ČD - Holíč nad Moravou ŽSR

[Ex ČD 332/Ex ŽSR 115] (ERA-E 95C3; ERA-R 197C2; 88 ČD section only) CZ24/31

This electrified single track cross border line closed to passengers at the December 2004 timetable change but is used by freight services and as a diversionary passenger route, fairly regularly in recent years due to upgrade work taking place on the main line between Břeclav and Kúty (SK). Suggested to be in use between 20-22/27-29 January, 24-26 February, 16-21 March, 25-28 May, 8-11/22-25 June & 29 June-2 July 2024, after last use between 13th to 25th October 2023, with details on the ČD or ŽSSK engineering work listings.

Liberec (odb. UPD) – Aquapark Babylon

[086] (ERA-E 92A5 not shown; ERA-R 191A4, not shown; 01) CZ24/32

This branch runs from the SW apex of the triangle at Liberec-Rochlice in a northerly direction, paralleling the line to Liberec station, but on the opposite (east) side of the E442 motorway to the DPML tram depot, slightly beyond Aquapark Babylon. In previous years KŽC Doprava have operated a Česká Kamenice - Liberec - Aquapark Babylon train pair (marketed as Lužický Motoráček) on Summer Saturdays. This was not shown in the timetable except as a footnote to Trains Sp1280/1281 in table 086 saying that the train continues to or comes from the siding of the Aquapark Babylon and DPM Liberec". The service was cancelled in 2020, initially due to Covid restrictions then withdrawal of financial support, but may restart in the future - refer to the KŽC Doprava website.

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Rumburk – Ebersbach [DB]

[088] (ERA-E 92-A4; ERA-R 190C5, 02) CZ24/33

This cross-border line closed to regular passenger services at the end of 2010. In recent years occasional services have been operated by OSEF and LDC. Check websites for details.

Ústí nad Labem avoiding line: Ústí nad Labem Jih. – Ústí nad Labem západ

[090,130] (ERA-E 92B3; ERA-R 190B4 (not shown on either); 8A) CZ24/34

This curve connects the Praha and Most lines. The only train (SP1656 15:22 SSuX Lovosice - Ústí nad Labem západ) was withdrawn at the December 2019 timetable change and there have been no regular timetabled services since.

From June 1 to July 28 2021, due to engineering work between Ústí nad Labem hlavní nádraží and Ústí nad Labem západ, the 2-hourly "Krušnohor" trains (numbers R60?, R61?) were diverted via this curve, running non-stop between Praha and Ústí nad Labem západ.

Vojkovice nad Ohří – Kyselka

[140/142](ERA-E 92B2; ERA-R 189C2; 17) CZ24/35

This 9km branch had a summer Saturday train for several years until 2019, the "Mattoni Express", running between Karlovy Vary dolní nádraží and Kyselka with connection from Karlovy Vary. This is in connection with "the Mattoni mineral water bottling museum". In 2019 trains left Karlovy Vary at 09:30 and Kyselka at 13:00. The service has not run since 2020, possibly due to Covid restrictions.

The 2019 details were on the CD website at CD Mattoni expresem do Kyselky and may appear at a similar location in future.

Praha-Radotin - Praha Krč

[171] (ERA-E 92A1-92A2; ERA-R 189B4-189B5; 36A) CZ24/36

Freight line 521A is occasionally used as a diversionary route when the main line via Praha-Smíchov is affected by engineering works.

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Note the substantial grade separated junction north of Praha-Velká Chuchle station.

Because of single-line working between Praha-Smíchov and Praha-Radotín from 8 to 14 May 2023, S7 services between Praha hl.n. and Beroun or Řevnice are diverted this way, outwards from Praha only until 10:00; inwards to Praha only for the rest of the day. This is in order to thin out the service. Diverted trains can be identified by their running non-stop between Praha-Radotín and Praha hl.n.

Note that even with a thinned-out service, the line is very congested and delays can be expected.

Previously, around a dozen trains per day were diverted this way between 13 December 2021 and 9 June 2022.

Praha-Zahradní Město - Praha-Krč

[210] (ERA-E 92A2; ERA-R 189C5-189B4; 36B) CZ24/37

Formerly Praha-Malešice - Praha Krč

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Due to planned engineering works between Praha Krč and Praha-Vršovice between 30 April and 5 June 2024, most line 210 services to/from Čerčany and Dobříš are diverted via this normally freight-only route. On weekdays most services terminate at Praha-Zahradní Město and passengers are expected to continue their journeys using line 221 services, however a few services reverse at Praha-Zahradní Město and continue to/from Praha hl.n. At weekends a few services continue via obscure route CZ24/1 and Praha‒Libeň. See Lockout information page on ČD website for details.

Brno freight avoiding line: Brno-Horní Heršpice – Brno dolní nádraží – odb. Táborská – Brno-Židenice

[250/251/260] (ERA-E 95B2; ERA-R 198C2, 79A) CZ24/38

Previously used by engineering diversions between 09 December 2018 and 14 December 2019 while Brno hl.n was closed as a through station and in use between Saturday July 4 and August 2 2020 due to work between Hl n and Brno-Židenice. The 2019-2020 timetable contained just two trains and these continued in the 2020-2021 timetable. No services in the 2022-2023 timetable.

Bílovice nad Svitavou (odb. Hady) – Brno Maloměřice Yard – Brno-Židenice

[260] (ERA-E 95B2 not shown; ERA-R 198C2 not shown; 79A) CZ24/39

Access to/egress from the north end of Maloměřice Yard from/to the Praha - Česká Třebová - Skalice nad Svitavou - Brno line is provided by two connections from odb. Hady, one on the north side of the main line and one on the south side. Several routes are possible through Maloměřice Yard. This route was used in the 2017-2018 Timetable period by Os4051 Blansko - 15:57 Bílovice nad Svitavou - Brno-Židenice which was allowed 8 min from Bílovice nad Svitavou to Brno-Židenice, as opposed to the 5 or 6 min allowed for all other trains, and was the only train to terminate at Brno-Židenice, so it seems probable that this was the booked route. However, there are no similar trains in the 2022-2023 timetable. A connection from the Havlíčkův Brod - Tišnov - Brno line into Maloměřice Yard is available at odb. Brno-Obřany. Both routes have been used in the past (e.g. June - August 2015) when there has been an engineering blockade.

Brno dolní nádraží – Brno-Horni Herspice obd. St. silnice

[240/244] (ERA-E 95B2 not shown; ERA-R 198C2; 79A) CZ24/40

Normally a freight-only route crossing the Brno - Břeclav main line on a flyover. This was in regular passenger use between 9 January and 9 December 2023 following damage to the viaduct over the Svratka River south of Brno hl.n. which led to one of the four tracks in that area being taken out of use.

Nučice - Lomy Mořina / Velke Amerika

[ ] (ERA-E 92C4; ERA-R 190B1; 35) CZ24/41

Excursions over this 13.8km freight line to quarries at Lomy Mořina and Velke Amerika, now tourist attractions, are operated by the company formerly known as KDS Kladno. 10 dates are advertised for 2024, approximately monthly, at https://www.event-zazitkovyvlak.cz/akce-pro-verejnost/.

Kladno Dubi - důl Mayrau

[ ] (ERA-E 92C3; ERA-R 189A5 (not shown on either); 19B) CZ24/42

Occasional excursions over this freight line to the railway/coal mining museum at důl Mayrau have been operated in recent years by KDS Kladno. None are currently advertised for 2024, check the Kladno website for any changes to their programme.

Beroun - Čertovy schody

[ ] (ERA-E 92C3; ERA-R 190B1 (not shown on either); 35) CZ24/43

An excursion over this 7.3km freight line to Čertovy schody was scheduled for 25 September 2021. Operated by KDS Kladno. See their website for details. It is not known how frequently this runs but the website shows pictures of one in December 2022.

Trams

See Czech Republic - Tram services over obscure routes

Other sparse services

The following lines have few trains (relative to service levels generally in this country) - fewer than five trains each way on at least three days a week - or do not run each weekday. Only particularly sparse services are specifically listed below:

017 Moravská Třebová - Chornice – Dzbel Three train pairs SSuO
021 Rychnov nad Kněžnou – Solnice Three SuX train pairs and one SO train
024 Moravský Karlov - Mlýnický Dvůr Four SSuO train pais
024 Dolni Lipka – Hanušovice Four SSuO train pairs, of which three pairs run daily between 29 June and 1 September 2024
026 Opočno pod Orlickými Horami – Dobruška Two SSuX train pairs which do not run 27 December 2023 to 2 January 2024 and 1 July to 30 August 2024
027 Meziměstí – Walbrzych Główny (Poland) Two SSuO train pairs between 27 April and 29 September 2024, operated by Koleje Dolnośląskie
037 Nové Město pod Smrkem – Jindřichovice pod Smrkem Two daily train pairs, one SSuX train pair and four SSuO train pairs
042 Jablonec Nad Jizerou – Rokytnice nad Jizerou 1 return journey SSuO, plus historic train service of three return services on four weekends in July and August 2024 using a train from the Martinice v Krkonoších railway museum
043 Trutnov střed - Královec (– Lubawka (Poland)) 1 pair daily throughout and three train pairs daily 27 April to 29 September 2024. Service operated by GW Train Regio
064 Mladějov v Čechách – Libuň – Lomnice nad Popelkou A complex mix of SSuX and SSuO services running between 27 April and 29 September 2024
076 Mělník - Mšeno - Mladá Boleslav A complex service pattern with three or four pairs of trains SSuO throughout the year and some additional FSSuO services between 21 April and 28 October, with many (eastbound in particular) starting or finishing at Mšeno
082 Česká Kamenice - Kamenický Šenov Six train pairs SSuO 29 March to 3 November, four train pairs M-F 3 June to 30 September 2024. Operated by KŽC doprava, see "Kamenicky motoracek"
084 Rumburk / Krásná Lípa – Panský - Mikulášovice Four train pairs Rumburk – Panský - Mikulášovice and two train pairs Krásná Lípa – Panský - Mikulášovice SSuO 29 March to 3 November, plus KŽC Doprava pair "Lužickohorský rychlík" Krásná Lípa – Panský - Mikulášovice SSuO 23 March to 28 October 2024
085 Rybniště – Varnsdorf Three train pairs M-F throughout the year plus six SSuO between 29 March and 3 November 2024
096 Libochovice – Bříza obec Two train pairs SSuO 29 March to 3 November 2024. Operated by KŽC Doprava, s.r.o. See "Podřipský motoráček"
097 Lovosice – Chotiměř SSuO 29 March to 3 November 2024, operated by AŽD Praha. Line remains bus operated between Chotiměř and Radejčín
121 (Hostivice -) Středokluky - Noutonice – Podlešín Two train pairs SSuO 17 March to 2 November plus two more pairs SSuO 23 March to 28 October 2024 along entire length of line, plus additional services between (Hostivice) Středokluky and Noutonice (one daily, two M-F, one SSuO)
132 Děčín hl.n. - Telnice (- Jeníkov-Oldřichov) Four train pairs SSuO 29 March to 3 November 2024 between Děčín hl.n. - Telnice. The section from Telnice to Jeníkov-Oldřichov was unavailable at the start of the season due to ongoing track repairs and it is not known when these will be completed. Operated by KŽC Doprava, see "Podkrušnohorský motoráček"
135 (Most –) Osek město – Moldava v Krušných horách Two train pairs SSuO. Additionally, four dated train pairs SSuO to 28 January, daily 2 February to 17 March, SSuO 23 March to 26 May, daily 1 June to 29 September, SSuO from 5 October 2024
137 Chomutov – Vejprty - Cranzahl (DE) Three train pairs SSuO 29 March to 28 October 2024, operated by Die Länderbahn CZ. (Also listed in DB Table 517).
141 Dalovice – Merklin Four train pairs daily
144 Chodov – Nová Role Two train pairs SSuX
144 Loket Předměstí – Loket One train pair daily plus three train pairs SSuX
148 Aš mesto – Hranice v Cechách One train pair daily plus a second train pair SSuO 15 June to 1 September 2024
149 Krásný Jez – Horní Slavkov-Kounice Five train pairs SSuO 11 May to 1 September 2024.
162 Rakovník – Kralovice u Rakovníka Four train pairs SSuO operated by Die Länderbahn CZ, plus train pair originating in Praha on five dates operated by KŽC Doprava (see "Kralovický rychlík").
164 Kadaň - Vilémov u Kadaně - Podbořany, Vilémov u Kadaně – Kadaňský Rohozec. SSuO 29 March to 03 November 2024. Four trains from Kadaň variously visiting the branch to Kadaňský Rohozec and the line to Podbořany. Trains operated by Railway Capital, see Jízdní řády / Doupovská dráha
186 Svojšín – Bor One pair SO 18 May to 21 September 2024. "Český les" tourist train operated by GW Train Regio a.s. on behalf of Plzeň region
204 Březnice - Rožmitál pod Třemšínem Three train pairs SSuO 27 April to 29 September plus fourth pair SSuO 27 April to 26 June 2024
222 Vlašim – Trhový Štěpánov Four train pairs SSuO 11 May to 13 october 2024, operated by Railway Capital a.s. See Jízdní řády / Vlašimka
233 Čelákovice – Mochov One train pairs SSuX on 1 September 2024 only. Operated by KŽC Doprava s.r.o. See "Mochovský motoráček"
243 Moravské Budějovice – Jemnice Three pairs SO and four pairs SuO on most weekends from April to September 2024. See Capital Jízdní řády / Jemnická dráha
244 Bohutice – Hrušovany nad Jevišovkou-Šanov Theee southbound and four northbound services SSuX plus two dated train pairs around holiday weekends
253 Boří Les - Lednice Four train pairs SSuO 1 May - 7 September 2024. Heritage train service
255 Hodonín - Kobylí na Moravě SSuO, three train pairs for most of year with extra services between 7 September and 9 November 2024
261 Pustá Kamenice – Žd'árec u Skutče Four SSuX train pairs and five weekend only train pairs, some dated
276 (Suchdol nad Odrou -) Vítkov - Budišov nad Budišovkou Two daily, two SSuX and four SSuO train pairs plus a dated FO service
291 Petrov nad Desnou - Sobotin One SSuX train pair, plus five SSuO train pairs from 6 January 2024
292 Jeseník - Mikulovice - Głuchołazy (Poland) - Jindřichov ve Slezsku Four train pairs daily, plus two SSuO pairs between Jeseník and Mikulovice (through to/from Zlaté Hory) of which one runs 5 July to 31 August 2024
297 Mikulovice - Zlaté Hory Four SSuO train pairs plus one pair SSuO 5 July to 31 August 2024
298 Třemešná ve Slezsku - Osoblaha Three train pairs daily plus two dated pairs SSuO
304 Kojetín - Tovačov Five train pairs SO 29 June to 31 August 2024, also 1 May, 8 May and 18 August. Operated by Railway Capital a.s. See Jízdní řády / Tovačovka]
308 Litovel Předměstí – Mladeč Three train pairs SSuO 15 June to 29 September 2024
312 Bruntál - Malá Morávka Five train pairs SSuO 29 June to 22 September 2024. Operated by MBM rail s.r.o.
314 Opava východ - Svobodné Heřmanic Three train pairs SSuO 25 May to 29 September 2024, plus fourth pair SSuO 5 July to 1 September 2024. See Capital Jízdní řády / Hvozdnický expres
340 Kunovice zastávka - Kunovice South to East side of triangle at Kunovice. One service daily South to East, three daily plus one dated SuO services East to South.
341 Bylnice - Vlárský prusmyk - Horné Srnie (Slovakia) Two trains pairs FSuO except 30 June to 30 August 2024, and other exceptions around holiday weekends. Change of train required at Vlárský prusmyk

Deletions since the previous edition

CZ23/3A Nymburk město – Nymburk hl.n Used by hourly services between Poříčany and Nymburk in table 60
124 Lužná u Rakovníka - Žatec Additional services means that this no longer qualifies as a sparse service
125 (Lužná u Rakovníka –) Krupá – Kolešovice Former heritage service, has not operated since the start of 2022 due to withdrawal of subsidy from Středočeský region. Added as Obscure Service CZ24/5A
262 Velké Opatovice - Boskovice Service withdrawn completely in June 2023

See also