Czech Republic - Older General Information
This document acts as an archive for Recent and Future Changes prior to the December 2019 timetable change.
Changes with the timetable commencing 09 December 2018
170 The Praha - Plzeň main line cut-off west of Ejpovice was fully opened on 09 December 2018, resulting in the complete closure of the former curved route between between Plzeň Doubravka and Chrástu u Plzně, which is likely to become a cycleway. The cut-off comprises twin tunnels, the southern bore of 4150m being opened on 16 November 2018, when through operation of the 6km former route ceased, and the northern bore of 4174m opening for freight on 07 December 2018 and for passengers two days later. The section of old route from Ejpovice to Chrástu u Plzně has been retained to access JR176 to Radnice. See.
- 192 Číčenice - Týn nad Vltavou: Summer Saturday-only service run by KPT Rail from 22 June 2019.
- 193 Číčenice - Netolice: Summer Saturday-only service operated by KPT Rail from 20 July 2019.
- 178 Svojšín – Bor (ČD Service). GW Train Regio operate a summer Saturday service. Note that the timetable is now under Line 186.
Changes with the timetable commencing 10 December 2017
- 026 - Meziměstí - Boguszów Gorce Wschód (Poland) from 3 April 2018. Summer-only service run by Polish local operator Koleje Dolnośląskie (KD) with GW Train Regio responsible for operation in the Czech Republic.
- 233 - Čelákovice - Mochov re-opened from 03 April 2018
- 312 - Bruntál – Malá Moravká re-opened summer weekends and public holidays 30 June 2018, operated by MBM Rail and Slezsky Zeleznicni Spolek.
- Strančice – Velke Popovice. This 6km branch to the Kozel brewery at Velké Popovice was reopened for weekend passenger traffic on 1 July 2018 after 13 years of disuse.
- 016 - Borohrádek - Holice 10 June 2018
- 024 - Mlýnický Dvůr - Štíty (weekends-only) 10 June 2018
- 170 - Plzeň Doubravka - Chrástu u Plzně 16 November 2018. Route replaced by Ejpovice Tunnel diversion.
Changes with the timetable commencing 11 December 2016
- 120 - Praha-Bubny - Praha-Masarykovo (Excl.) 04 July 2017; due to reconstruction of "Negrelli" viaduct, until June 2020.
- 122 - Praha-Žvahov - Praha-Smíchov Na Knížecí; services diverted to Praha hl.n.
- 244 - Ivančice - Oslavany
- 120 - Praha-Bubny - Praha-Bubny Vltavska 04 July 2017. Line 120 services to/from Kladno diverted to new temporary platform, until June 2020.
- 017 - Chornice - Velké Opatovice, re-establishing a connection with Skalice nad Svitavou
- Former 113 Čížkovice - Obrnice; a public rail service will operate at weekends and national holidays for five years, until 2021.
- 132 - Želina - Poláky; weekend seasonal service
Changes with the timetable commencing 13 December 2015
Praha Metro 'Green' Line A was extended westwards from Dejvická to Nemocnice Motol on 6 April 2015.
- 076 - Melnik - Mšeno
- 137 - Vejprty - Barenstein (Germany)
- 148 - Aš - Selb-Plößberg (Germany)
- 322 - Český Těšin - Cieszyn (Poland)
- 832 - Bohumín/Bohumín-Vrbice – Chałupki (Poland); EC services to/from Warszawa
Changes with the timetable commencing 14 December 2014
|064||extended to cover part of former table 076 route from Mladá Boleslav to Mšeno|
|083||extended to cover Dolní Poustevna - Bad Schandau [Germany] - Děčín, resulting from the reopening of Dolní Poustevna - Sebnitz [Germany]|
- 137 - Vejprty - Barenstein [Germany]
- 132 - Děčín hl.n. - Telnice. Excursion trains ceased 26 October 2015 and whole line through to Oldřichov u Duchcova closed completely due to condition of track.
- 016 - Holice - Borohradek
- 017 - Chornice - Dzbel
- 090 - Dolní Zálezly - Ústí nad Labem západ curve
- 270 - A new 2.9 km line from Sedlnice to Ostrava (Mošnov) airport (13 April 2015).
Changes with the timetable commencing 15 December 2013
- 076 - Melnik - Mšeno was replaced by buses for major reconstruction work (15 September 2014, although the originally planned date may have been 14 December 2014)
- 162 - Čistá – Kralovice u Rakovníka (15 December 2013)
- 192 - Číčenice – Týn nad Vltavou (15 December 2013)
- 314 - Opava východ -) Kylešovice - Jakartovice (7 April 2014. Re-opened weekends-only from 5 July to 28 September 2014).
- 836 - Bohumín – Chałupki (Poland) (15 December 2013)
- 015 - Heřmanův Městec - Prachovice (15 December 2013)
- 017 - Moravská Třebová - Chornice (1 September 2014)
- 024 - Moravský Karlov - Mlýnický Dvůr (15 December 2013 (weekends only))
- 083 - Dolní Poustevna - Sebnitz(Sachs) [Germany] (05 July 2014)
- 162 - Čistá – Kralovice u Rakovníka (12 April 2014 (weekends only))
- 314 - Opava východ - Jakartovice (05 July 2014 (weekends only 5 July to 28 September 2014).
Changes with the timetable commencing 9 December 2012
- 097 Services between Lovosice and Radejčín were replaced by buses in June 2013 because of flood damage. On 29 March 2018 SŽDC announced that reconstruction of this section was too expensive and that the landslide-damaged section would be abandoned, with services remaining bus-replaced. See.
- 148 - Tršnice - Františkovy Lázně (9 December 2012)
- 250/260 - Brno freight avoiding line: Brno-Horní Heršpice – odb. Táborská – (Brno-Židenice) (9 December 2012)
- 270/321 - Polanka nad Odrou – Ostrava-Vítkovice (odbočka Odra) (30 June 2013)
- 161 - Krásný Jez - Ležnice (renamed Horní Slavkov-Kounice) (5 July 2013; summer weekends only)
Changes with the timetable commencing 11 December 2011
Passenger Closures from 11 December 2011
- 015 - Heřmanův Městec - Prachovice
- 016 - Borohrádek - Holice
- 024 - Moravský Karlov - Štíty
- 025 - Dolní Lipka - Hanušovice
- 262 - Moravská Třebová - Chornice - Velké Opatovice
- 271 - Chornice - Dzbel
- 063 - Bakov nad Jizerou - Dolní Bousov
- 274 - Litovel Předměstí - Mladeč
Changes with the timetable commencing 12 December 2010
Passenger Closures from 12 December 2010
- 015 - Hermanuv Mestec - Chrudim město 
- 063 - Bakov nad Jizerou - Dolni Bousov 
- 088 - Rumburk - Jirikov - Ebersbach 
- 148 - Trsnice - Frantiskovy 
- 274 - Litovel predmesti - Mladec 
- 296 - Velka Kras - Vidnava 
- 831 - Glucholazy - Nowy Swietow (PKP) 
(Re)openings on 12 December 2010
- 036 - The cross border line from Harrachov to Szklarska Poręba Górna in Poland reopened following the transfer of the Polish section to the Czech border to the ownership of the Lower Silesian Regional Authority on 29 January 2008.
- 250 - Brno Horní Heršpice - Brno Židenice (odb. Táborská) via Brno Dolní n
Passenger Closure from 1 January 2011
- 243 - Moravske Budejovice - Jemnice
Passenger Closure from 27 February 2011
- 193 - Divcice - Netolice
Complete Closures from 12 December 2010
- Cejc - Uhrice u Kyjova
- Protivec - Bochov
- Kojetin - Tovacov
- Dobronin - Polna
Closed passenger Lines
- 013 - Becvary - Bosice 
- 026 - Broumov - Otovice 
- 043 - Kralovec - Zacler 
- 046 - Hnevceves - Smirice 
- 095 - Libochovice - Racineves 
- 113 - Cizkovice - Obrnice 
- 125 - Krupna - Kolesovice 
- 132 - Decin - Duchcov 
- 164 - Kastice - Kadan Predmesti 
- 164 - Vilemov u Kadane - Kadansky Rohozec 
- 233 - Celakovice - Mochov 
- 245 - Hrusovany - Hevlin 
- 253 - Vranovice - Pohorelice 
- 312 - Bruntal - Mala Moravka 
- 326 - Hostavice - Novy Jicin Horni Nadr. 
Changes with the timetable commencing 13 December 2009
Owing to the closure of a tram route because of engineering work, the usual interchange for trains on Line 122 to/from Zličin at Praha-Smíchov was interupted. So in early June 2010 these services were extended 500m along what was previously a siding from Praha-Smíchov to Praha-Smíchov Na Knížecí, a single terminal platform alongside Na Knížecí tram stop/bus station and the southern entrance to Andel Metro station. This proved to be so popular that it continued as a regular service even after the engineering work was completed.
Changes with the timetable commencing 14 December 2008
- 253 Vranovice - Pohořelice
Other significant changes
- 040 The two hourly Trutnov - Chlumec fast services are extended through to Kolín giving a booked service over the short curve at Velký Osek;
- 122 Services resumed running through to Praha hl. n. thus reopening the short section north of Praha Smíchov severní nástupiště;
- 160 Žatec avoiding line back in use with 1 train pair on 6 days a week;
- 831 Reopening of the cross border line from Lichkov to Miedzylesie after electrification with two Praha - Wroclaw pairs plus two local services to and from Stíty.
The northern exits from Praha hl n have been undergoing total reconstruction since December 2005 as there had been just two separate single-track routes between Praha hl.n. and the Kolín line via Praha-Libeň. These were either a steeply-graded line leading to the former Praha-Hrabovka station at the eastern end of the Masarykovo station layout or via a tunnel and Praha-Vítkov, this second route shared with services to Praha-Holešovice and Praha-Vysočany which was a major operating constraint. The new northern route involving tunnels and flyovers came into use on 11 September 2008 and is believed to be as described in Today's Railways issue 105 (September 2004). An additional part of these works was a grade separated connection allowing a direct Praha Masarykovo - Lysá nad Labem - Kolín service which avoids the previously required reversal near Praha-Libeň. This is believed to have been used with effect from a timetable revision on 4 October 2008.
The cross-border line from Královec to Lubawka in Poland re-opened on 5 July 2008 with a Summer weekend only service using PKP DMUs and, as a consequence, the branch service on 043 from Královec to Žacléř was withdrawn. Services were popular, with the operating season extended until 12 October 2008 when it was suddenly withdrawn following an objection from the Polish Regional Authorities that the units whose purchase they had subsidised were now operating services into the Czech Republic.
An internal Viamont weekend only service ran to Královec (4 – 5 October) and then to Žacléř from 1 November until 7 March 2009 when the Hradec Kralove region withdrew funding. A timetable revision issued on 8 March 2009 shows trains between Trutnov and Lubawka on 8 days in the year.
Changes during the timetable period ending 13 December 2008
- 090/130 Ústí nad Labem západ avoiding curve
- 113 Čížkovice - Obrnice
- 114/126 Postolprty avoiding curve. The one train a week via the curve between Březno u. Postoloprt and Louny předměsti was not shown in an amendment issued on 3 March 2008, so is assumed to have run for the last time on Friday 29 February 2008.
- 122 Services terminated at Praha Smíchov severní nástupiště, resulting in closure from there to the junction north of Smíchov main station
- 132 Děčín hl.n. - Oldrichov u Duchcova [apart from 2 return workings Děčín hl.n to Telnice on 1 day a year]
- 320 Dětmarovice avoiding line
- 847 Sudoměřice nad Moravou - Skalica na Slovensku [Slovakia]
Other significant changes
- 063 Kopidlno - Dolni Bousov reduced to SSuO
- 072/087 Limited dated service via the Velke Zernoseky - Zalhostice curve
- 088 Jirikov station had 1 pair of trains on 17.05.2007
- 095 2km section from Straskov to Racineves reopened
- 120 Žatec - Milostin lost all local services, leaving just 4/5 pairs of non-stop R trains on this section
- 137 Chomutov - Vejprty reduced to two pairs SSuO
- 164 Kadaň předmĕstí to Kaštice reopened for a summer weekend service
- 165 from the junction at Vilémov to Radonice reopened for a summer weekend service
- 171 Limited service between Praha Vršovice and Smíchov via the previously non-passenger curve west of Vršovice
Changes during the timetable period ending December 2007
- 088 (part). The short section into Jiřikov station closed when daily local services were withdrawn, leaving only weekend cross border services to Ebersbach (DB)
- 095 (part) Straškov - Libochovice
- 120/160 Žatec avoiding line
- 164 Kadaň předmĕstí - Kaštice [leaving just a stub of table 164 from the now renamed main line junction station of Kadaň-Prunéřov]
- 165 Vilémov - Kadaňský Rohozec
In addition the following had all ČD regular services withdrawn but still appeared in the timetable with Private Operator summer only services:-
- 013 Bošice - Bečváry (by KZC vintage railcar marketed as “Podlipanský Motoraček” on all weekends in July and August, partly by direct trains to/from Kouřim and Uhlirské Janovice)
- 125 Krupá - Kolešovice (KHKD vintage services on Saturdays in August using steam traction)
- 233 Čelákovice - Mochov (trains can be ordered from KZC on weekends in summer)
- 090 Dolní Zálezly - Ústí nad Labem západ curve
- 121 Hostivice - Středokluky - Podlešin reopened to passengers on 31 March 2007 with a summer SSuO service aimed at Cyclists. Hostivice – Středokluky had previously closed to all traffic due to condition of track on 1 January 1993 and Podlešin – Středokluky closed to passengers on 11 December 2004.
- 144 Loket - Loket předměstí [reinstatement of 1 km of a line closed in May 1997]
Other significant changes
- 042 All trains except one weekday evening and weekend morning pair cut back to terminate at Jablonec n.Jizerou rather than Rokytnice
- 085 Krásná Lípa - Panský became summer weekends only
- 124 In the Chomutov area a completely new route 7km long opened on 1 April 2007 from Brezno u Chomutova to the former Výhybna Sporice [2006/07 Atlas Drah page 18] due to future brown coal excavation under the now closed old route. This new route includes the longest tunnel on the Czech network (1758 m). See www.sudop.cz/en/references/stavby/zel_brezno.php.
- 125 Kolešovice lost its daily services apart from a dated summer steam shuttle
- 292 Trains started calling at Głuchołazy [PKP] station. In addition from 26 January 2007 two pairs of cross border weekend-only trains commenced connecting Ostružná and Jesenik via Głuchołazy to Nysa and Opole in Poland
- 316 Electric services commenced between Ostrava-Svinov and Opava-Východ
Changes during the timetable period ending December 2006
- 026 (part) Broumov - Otovice zastávka (the last 4km of the branch)
- 120 The one train pair using the curve avoiding Praha Masarykovo to reach Praha Hl n with a reversal was withdrawn
- 140 (part) The normally freight only Chodov avoiding line was used by one eastbound service in the 2005 timetable
- 314 (part) Svobodné Heřmanice - Jakartovice (the last 4km of the branch, previously with a very restricted service)
Other significant changes
- 140 Electric services commenced between Kadaň and Karlovy Vary on 26 May 2006: at the same time this section was converted from left to right hand running
Previous year events
The peculiar arrangements east of Česká Trebová on table 270 where east and westbound took totally separate routes and crossed over each other twice ended in August 2005, when the previously single eastbound track was doubled. Other significant cut-offs with new tunnels opened in 2006 on the section to Zábreh na Moravé.
The summer SSuO pair using the Ceská Lípa avoiding line connecting tables 080 & 086 from Vlcí Dul-Dobranov to Srní u Ceské Lípy did not appear in the 2006 timetable, so the last trains ran on 28 August 2005.
The previously isolated 1500 V dc branch from Rybnik to Lipno nad Vltavou was converted in stages to 25 kV 50 Hz during 2004/05.
The following lines or routes closed with no services from 12 December 2004:
- 046: Hnĕvčeves - Smiřice
- 090: Dolní Zálezly - Ústí nad Labem západ curve (but reinstated on 10 December 2006)
- 121: Podlešín - Středokluky
- 257: Mutĕnice - Kyjov
- 332: Hodonín - Holíč nad Moravou [Slovakia]
The line and station at Mladá Boleslav Mesto on table 064 were dropped from street level into a cutting on a slightly new alignment of 1.6km in length in September 2003 to avoid lengthy blockages of a busy level crossing. See www.sudop.cz/en/references/stavby/zahloubeni.php.
The line southwards from Ceské Budejovice was electrified at 25 kV 50 Hz to Horní Dvoríšté from 7 June 2001, then towards Summerau in Austria in December 2001; the electrification change to the Austrian standard 15 kV 16.7 Hz is at the border.