Poland (South East) - Lines with Obscure passenger services

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These entries are based on the timetable from 15 December 2019 to 12 December 2020. However, it should be noted it is completely reissued about four times per year with "adjustments" due on 15 March, 14 June, 30 August and 18 October 2020. In addition, there are frequent amendments within timetable periods.

Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information. Map references relate to the 2019 Polish Regional version of the European Railway Atlas published by M.G. Ball ISBN: 978-1-9161212-1-8 and the Mały Atlas Linii Kolejowych Polski 2011 published by Eurosprinter ISBN: 978-83-931006-3-7

Obscure services: Lines with regular use

Connections to and from the CMK (Centralna Magistrala Kolejowa: Warszawa – Katowice/Kraków high speed main line)

Tomaszów Mazowiecki – Dęba Opoczyńska – p.odg. Zapowiedź – Idzikowice

[100,114] (ERA183A5, E9) PL20/101

Shared as far as p.odg. Zapowiedź with PL20/112, the TLK services shown in Table 114 with stops at Opoczno Poludnie are the only services covering the 4.5 km west to south curve to/from the CMK.

Radzice – Idzikowice (Line 573)

[100/113] (ERA183A5, E9) PL20/102

All year use scheduled. These services reverse at Idzikowice to/from the CMK and also use line 113 beyond Drzewica where the passenger service from Radom ends at the Regional Boundary. Note they do not appear in table 100

SuX KM Os21104 Radom - 06:09 Drzewica - Warszawa Wschodnia
IC5327 Olsztyn Główny - 07:58 Warszawa Zachodnia – Kraków Główny
IC5325 Olsztyn Główny - 12:36 Warszawa Zachodnia – Kraków Główny
IC5323 Olsztyn Główny - 14:31 Warszawa Zachodnia – Kraków Główny
IC3522 Kraków Główny - 11:58 Radom – Olsztyn Główny
IC3524 Kraków Główny - 13:36 Radom – Olsztyn Główny
IC3526 Kraków Główny - 17:30 Radom – Olsztyn Główny
SX KM Os12109 Warszawa Wschodnia - 16:50 Warszawa Zachodnia - Radom

[Częstochowa –] Żelisławice – Włoszczowa Północ [– Warszawa]

[100/109/P200/175] (ERA183C3, F8) PL20/103

This 7.7 km west to north link between the Częstochowa - Radom line and the CMK northwards is used by EIC Pendelinos and limited IC's running between Warszawa Zachodnia and Częstochowa Stradom plus a pair of TLK's to/from Radom reversing at Żelisławice.

Czarnca – Psary (p.odg. Knapówka)

[100, 109] (ERA182C3, F8) PL20/104

This 3.8 km east - south link with the Kielce - Częstochowa line is used by services marked in table 109 with a '<' at all stations between Żelisławice and Częstochowa plus a timing at Katowice or Wroclaw.

Psary – p.odg. Starzyny – Kozłów

[100] (ERA182C3, F8) PL20/105

This north - southeast link with the Koniecpol - Kozłów line is used by all trains using the CMK between Warszawa and Krakow with a vertical bar '|' against Kozłów.

End of connections to and from the CMK

Chrusty Nowe (p.odg. Bęzelin) – Żakowice (p.odg. Pękowice)

[102, 601] (ERA177C1, F9) PL20/106

This south-to-west curve avoiding Koluszki is used by trains between Łódź and Piotrków Trybunalski/Częstochowa that do not call at Koluszki.

Częstochowa (Częstochowa Towarowa) – line 703 – podg Kucelinka – line 155 - Poraj

[102] (ERA182B3; F7 R15) PL20/107

An alternative to the main line between Częstochowa and Poraj. From a report received those previously listed trains no longer run via line 703 [confirmed in map view] but via or only from Częstochowa Stradom which is not shown in the 102 PDF. As there are now no services via Line 703 all previous entries have been deleted and there is a new PL20/107A entry for the rare track line 155 these still cover.

Lines 703 and 701 give the impression of being a grade separated junction but is not, line 701 on the east side is used by passenger services in both directions. Line 703 has returned to being freight only and diverges at the north end of Częstochowa Towarowa (marshalling yard) to run on the west side of the yard to Częstochowa Raków where a temporary platform had been provided on the goods lines. It then climbs to go over the main line to Katowice to join T109 between Częstochowa Stradom and Koniecpol at podg Kucelinka where the non-passenger Line 155 to Poraj now shown as PL20/107A diverges. Note there is no connection at podg Kucelinka between the normal Częstochowa - Kielce passenger track [east side line 701] and Line 155.

[Częstochowa Stradom –] podg Kucelinka – line 155 - Poraj

[102] (ERA182B3; F7 R15) PL20/107A

From a report received the services previously quoted as also using line 703 in PL20/107 only use rare track line 155 and go via or to/from Częstochowa Stradom. If not a through train to/from Częstochowa main station, the PKP Journey Planner shows a connecting bus service. These services are indicated by a '<' symbol against Częstochowa Rakow and Korwinów. The non-passenger Line 155 to Poraj diverges from the Częstochowa - Kielce main line at podg Kucelinka. Note there is an alternative route to/from Częstochowa Stradom via a short curve [line 702] from Częstochowa Rakow but the journey planner map view shows all using line 155.

KS40673 Częstochowa - 13:43 Częstochowa Stradom - Gliwice
Note A SSuX KS40677 Częstochowa - 15:02 Częstochowa Stradom - Gliwice
KS40685 18:08 Częstochowa Stradom - Gliwice
Note B KS40628 Gliwice - 17:14 Poraj - Częstochowa Stradom

Notes: A: 16 March - 10 June 2020 Note B Until 14 March 2020

[Sosnowiec Dańdówka -] Sosnowiec Porąbka - line 171 - podg Dorota - line 171 - Dąbrowa Gornicza Wschodnia [- Sławków]

[105] (ERA188A4/B4, R18) PL20/107B

The Katowice - Tunel service was diverted via line 171 between 20 March - 6 April 2020, but nothing since then. Note that the route from podj Dorota to the curve towards Dąbrowa Gornicza Wschodnia is on tracks separated by width and height with line 133 in-between so travel in both directions is recommended.

Koniecpol – Kozłów (p.odg. Starzyny)

[107, 109] (ERA182C3, F8) PL20/108

This 11 km line reopened in the 2012 timetable. Not identifiable in its own table, this is used by services in Table 109 with a timing at Częstochowa/Częstochowa Stradom and Kraków not running via Kielce. Much increased use since 2017 with the closure of Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice to Jaworzno Szczakowa.

(Kraków Batowice –) podg Kraków Przedmieśie – Line 602 – Kraków Olsza – Line 100 – Kraków Plaszów

[107, Lines 100/602] (ERA171A5 not shown, R15) PL20/109

Enter 107 in the Search by Table section and look for trains with a < at Kraków Glowny and a time at Kraków Plaszów.

Note A TLK37104 06:57 Kraków Plaszow - Poznan Glowny
Note B TLK38108 10:31 Kraków Plaszow - Świnoujście
Note C IC38108 11:21 Kraków Plaszow - Świnoujście

Note A: From 15 - 18 March 2020 Note B: 16 - 20 March & 10 June 2020 Note C: 16 - 20 December 2019/8 January - 13 March 2020 MSSuX & 15 June - 28 August 2020 SSuX

Dęblin: Zajezierze k. Dęblina (p.odg. Wisła R2) – Zarzeka (p.odg. Wisła R1)

[111/550] (ERA183C5, E10) PL20/110

This west-to-south curve avoiding Dęblin is used by direct services between Radom and Lublin which appear in table 111 with a '<' symbol against Dęblin.

(Kielce –) Sitkowka Nowiny – Busko Zdroj

[112] (ERA183A2/3, F9/G9) PL20/111

A two pairs summer SSuO service resumed in 2018 on a 43.5km line which closed to passenger services on 10 October 2004. For those wishing to visit the Town/Spa note the station is some way away, but it is believed there are connecting buses. The table 112 PDF confirms two train pairs running daily until at least 30 August, one starting/finishing in Katowice.

(Tomaszów Mazowiecki – Dęba Opoczyńska –) p.odg. Zapowiedź – Radzice

[100, 113, 114] (ERA183A5, E9) PL20/112

Shared as far as p.odg. Zapowiedź with PL20/101, these are the only services to cover the 0.7km section to Radzice then covered to/from Radom by services listed in PL20/102. There is all year use scheduled in 2019/20 shown in 113 PDF.

The daily Tomaszów Mazowiecki – Drzewica - Radom local service is planned to be re-introduced from 30 August 2020 with two pairs.

TLK83171 Kołobrzeg - 04:55/05:44/05:49 Tomaszów Mazowiecki - Kraków Główny
TLK38170 Kraków Główny - 23:36/01:23 Radom - Kołobrzeg

[Łódź –] Gałkówek – Mikołajów [– Tomaszów Mazowiecki]

[114/601] (ERA177C1, E8, R11) PL20/113

There are two possible routes between Łódź and Tomaszów Mazowiecki avoiding Koluszki - both routes are scheduled during 2019/20.

The first is a direct double track line 25 from Gałkówek via Żakowice Połudnowie to Mikołajów indicated by a '<' at Słotwiny and used by more frequent express services or

single track Line 537 via Słotwiny, podg Zielen and Żakowice Połudnowie indicated by calls at Słotwiny in the 114 PDF. Note Interrail and PR Regional tickets are not valid on local ŁKA trains and Gałkówek to podg Zielen is common with part of PL20/603.

Note no Żakowice Połudnowie station listing appears in the PDF for table 114 or 601. Additional confirmation of use of the alternative via line 537 would be obtained via the station's departure sheet.

Skarżysko Kamienna avoiding line: Lipowe Pole (p.odg. SKA) – SKB – Skarżysko Kościelne (p.odg. SKE)

[115] (ERA183A4, F9) PL20/114

This route (line 566), ca 5 km long, provides a direct connection between the Radom and Sandomierz lines and is indicated in Table 115 by a < marker against Skarżysko Kamienna. There are two TLK services, both southbound, leaving Radom at 10:49 and 19:22 14/6 to 19/7 and 10-29/8.

Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski – Sandomierz – Grębów

[115] (ERA183B5-B5,C3, F10-G10) PL20/115

Used by services from Skarzysko Kamienna and PL20/114, plus Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski to Sandomierz by a dated weekend-only pair of locals. Also note Sandomierz – Grębów is covered by those listed in PL20/116.

Sandomierz – Sobów (– Tarnobrzeg)

[116/126] (ERA183C3, G10) PL20/116

A limited service was re-introduced in summer 2017 and from March 2020, they partly appear in an expanded table 116 PDF. This is an extremely difficult route to identify from the timetable pdfs.

R23433 Stalowa Wola Poludnie – 05:39 Sandomierz - Rzeszów Główny
R32436/32434 Rzeszów Główny - 17:48 SX/16:07 SO Tarnobrzeg - Sandomierz - Stalowa Wola Poludnie

Przeworsk avoiding line: Przeworsk Gorliczyna – podg Przeworsk Zachodnia

[116, 121] (ERA184A1, G11), PL20/117

This curve enables trains between Stalowa Wola and Rzeszow to avoid reversing at Przeworsk. All year use as indicated by no timing at Przeworsk timetbles 116 and 121. Currently four trains each way use the curve.

Kraków northern loop line: (Kraków Główny –) Kraków Batowice – podg Dłubnia – Kraków Nowa Huta – Podłęże

[120] (ERA171B5, R15) PL20/118

Diversions via long distance services continue throughout the summer 2019/20 TT period. Table 120 now shows the local services calling at reopened (from 15 March 2020) stations Lubocza & Kraków Nowa Huta, so identification of diverted services is now very straightforward with a | through Nowa Huta and "<" markers between Kraków Główny and Podłęże. Reports of the location of Nowa Huta station would be appreciated to confirm if it is the old PKP platforms on the north side, or those further east as used by the unadvertised workers services nearer the huge steel works entrance.

To/from the east end of Kraków Nowa Huta the longer north side Line loop is the usual route in both directions but it has been known for services to take a shorter inside curve to/from podg Koscielniki. Note both are line 95 and this is shown clearer on Open Railway Map than the Mały Atlas Kraków insert. Eastbound services may also use a significantly separate route involving a flyover approaching Podłęże although this was closed for works in Autumn 2019 so any reports of what route is taken at Kraków Nowa Huta, and approaching Podłęże would also be appreciated by the Compilers.

Kraków Glówny avoider via Kraków Olsza

[120/140] (ERA182, R15) PL20/119

Increased use in the summer timetable period with four InterCity services, all westbound.

D IC3602 Przemyśl Główny - 07:10 Kraków Płaszów - Wrocław Główny
D EIP 3506 Rzeszów Główny - 07:52 Kraków Płaszów - Gdynia Główna
D SSuX IC 38108 11:21 Kraków Płaszów - Świnoujście
D IC 31100 Przemyśl Główny - 19:24 Kraków Płaszów - Warszawa Wschodnia

Also part used between Kraków Płaszów and Kraków Olsza only as per a 120 PDF footnote by

D SSuX KM33456 Tarnów - 06:40 Kraków Płaszów - Kraków Olsza
D SSuX KM33409 08:05 Kraków Olsza - Tarnów

(Przemyśl Główny –) Hurko – Medyka (– Mostys'ka 2)

[122] (ERA184B1, H12, R35) PL20/120

There are three routes between these points; from south to north they are:

  • Line 91, a cross border 1435 mm gauge line which ends east of Mostys'ka 1 in Ukraine.

This is used between Przemyśl Główny and Medyka by the PKP local service shown in Table 122 and usually by the through Wroclaw - L'viv service, plus LEO Express have applied to run through to Mostys'ka 2.

  • Line 989, a 1435 mm gauge line through the marshalling yards, re-joining Line 91 at Medyka.

No passenger services use this line. Note that page H12 of the "Atlas Linii Kolejowych Polski" is incorrect in showing passenger stations on this line; they are on Line 91 and the enlarged page R35 shows the situation correctly.

  • Line 92, the 1520 mm gauge line into Ukraine.

This route is used by the daytime services between Kyiv/L'viv and Przemyśl Główny, and from 2017/18 the night service to/from Odessa, all operated by Ukrainian railways. Note such trains terminating at Przemyśl Główny are no longer shown in PKP 122 so are listed below.

Up until the 2016/17 TT change it was believed Lines 91 and 92 were used on alternate days by the overnight L'viv/Lvov services, with either a manual gauge change at Przemyśl (with a longer stop) or an SUW2000 gauge change at Mostys'ka 2 (with a relatively short stop at Przemyśl). The gauge changer at Mostys'ka 2 was noted out of use as at October 2017 but an April 2018 traveller confirms his overnight L'viv/Lvov services used Line 91 and the Mostys'ka 2 gauge changer.

This of course does not preclude use of the gauge changer at Przemyśl and further reports would be appreciated by the Compilers although the Beta version of the PKP Journey planner route map clearly shows the 2019/20 services booked via Line 91 and the Przemyśl Główny Peron sheets that a Standard gauge platform is used in both directions by the overnight through service.

Note A IC-MP 33021/51 Wrocław Główny/Warszawa Wschodnia - 00:41 Przemyśl Główny - Lviv/Lvov
Note B SSuO 33001/59 10:18 Przemyśl Główny - Lviv/Lvov
Note B D715/33013 13:10 Przemyśl Główny - Kiev Passajirskii (via Khmelnytskyi)
Note B D705/33017 15:45 Przemyśl Główny - Kiev Passajirskii (via Korosten)
Note B D35/33025 18:39 Przemyśl Główny - Odessa
Note A IC-MP 52/33016 23:40 Lviv/Lvov - Przemyśl Główny - Wrocław Główny/Warszawa Wschodnia
Note B D36/33026 Odessa - 07:10 L'viv - Przemyśl Główny
Note B D706/33010 Kiev Passajirskii - 11:20 L'viv - Przemyśl Główny (via Korosten)
Note B D716/33012 Kiev Passajirskii - 13:55 L'viv - Przemyśl Główny (via Khmelnytskyi)
Note B SSuO D90/33002 16:20 L'viv - Przemyśl Główny

Note A: Do not run in period 27 June to 29 August Note B: Will run in the period 27 June to 29 August after a formal announcement has been made.

(Przemyśl Główny –) Przemyśl Bakończyce [reverse] - Hurko – (Medyka)

[122] (ERA184B1, H12, R35) PL20/121

No planned use indicated in 2019/20 after diversions between 19-26 May 2019

Stalowa Wola Rozwadów Towarowy – Stalowa Wola Charzewice - Pilchów

[126, 555] (ERA183C3, G11) PL20/122

This curve (line 565) is used by any direct services between Lublin and Tarnobrzeg (- Rzeszow). They can be identified by a '<' symbol against Stalowa Wola Rozwadów in 126 and 555. These services used to stop at Pilchów but from 15 March 2020 call at a new station built on the curve named Stalowa Wola Charzewice. There is one train pair in the summer 2020 timetable.

TLK83107 Piła Główna - 20:40 Zakilków - Rzeszów Główny/Przemyśl Główny
TLK38106 Rzeszów Główny - 06:16 Tarnobrzeg - Piła Główna

Stróże avoiding line: SR4 – SR3

[130, 131] (ERA79A2, H9) PL20/123

Use resumed 1 October 2017.

A FO Os33111 Kraków Główny - 20:00/20:05 Wilczyska - Jasło
B SuO Os33128 Jasło - 18:57/19:06 Polna - Kraków Glówny

Note A: FO 19 and 26 June 2020 then 2 October to 11 December Note B: SuO 14, 21 and 28 June 2020 then 27 September to 6 December

Stróże Station – SR3 [East Junction]

[131] (ERA186B5, H9) PL20/124

Use has changed from that published originally in June 2020. Any traveller is advised to check carefully as details have been known to change.

Note A SuO 33582/3 Nowy Sącz - 15:54/15:57/16:02 Stróże - Jasło
Note C SuX TLK30167 Kraków Główny - 07:10/07:18/07:30/07:50 Stróże - Zagórz
Note B See Note 33580/581 Jasło - 22:22/22:24/22:39/22:48/23:07 Polna - Nowy Sącz
Note D See Note TLK33166 Zagórz - 20:27/20:54/20:57 Gorlice Zagórzany - Stróże - Kraków Główny

Note A: Runs 15 December 2019, 6 January 2020, 12 January - 8 March, 14 to 28 June and 27 September to 6 December 2020 SuO

Note B: Runs 20 December 2019, 10 January - 13 March FO, 5 April, 29 May, 10, 19 & 26 June, 2 October - 11 December 2020 FO

Note C: 15 December 2019 - 17 March 2020/18 July to 12 December 2020 SuX

Note D: 15 December 2019 - 6 January 2020, 25 January - 17 March, 17 July - 2 October SX, 3 October - 12 December 2020 Daily

Stróże SR3 [East Junction] – Gorlice Zagorzany (– Jasło)

[131] (ERA186B5, H9 - H10) PL20/125

Used by services listed in PL20/123 and PL20/124.

(Jasło –) Gorlice-Zagórzany – Gorlice

[131/a] (ERA186B5, H10) PL20/126

Jasło - Gorlice-Zagórzany services are listed in table 131. The Gorlice branch service is now shown in a new table 131a in 2019/20, making it much easier to see its complicated operating pattern.

Zagórz – Komańcza – Łupków - Medzilaborce [ZSR]

[131/134] (ERA186C4, 187A5, H11) PL20/127

A limited Bank Holiday and summer weekends service resumed from Zagórz to Łupków on 11 June 2016. From Summer 2017 some were extended across the border to Medzilaborce in Slovakia and this continues in 2020. The summer 2020 timetable (26 June to 29 August) is in TT134. There is one SO Poznan - Łupków which returns on Sunday, and two Zagórz - Medzilaborce train pairs at weekends, including Fridays.

Rzeszów Zachodni - Rzeszów Staroniwa (Rzeszów Głowny avoider) - line 611

[132] (ERA183C1, G11) PL20/128

Short term 2019/20 use is in the 126 and 132 PDFs. This curve was used between 25 June - 31 August 2019 by local services and until 14 December 2019 by a TLK train pair to/from Żagorz operated by SKPL due to major Rzeszów Główny station reconstruction works.

A TLK23103 Lublin Główny - 12:59 Kolbuszowa - Zagórz
A TLK32102 Zagórz - 13:56 Rzeszów Staroniwa - Lublin Główny

Note A: Until 6 January 2020

Sucha Beskidzka

[135] (ERA185B5, G8) PL20/129

All services between Kraków and Zakopane had to reverse at Sucha Beskidzka until an avoiding curve opened on 11 June 2017. Since then most Zakopane trains run via the avoiding line, calling at a new station of Sucha Beskidzka Zamek. Use of the North to West and South to West curves can be identified by any train calling at Sucha Beskidzka.

Kraków Plaszów – Kraków Bonarka (– Skawina)

[135a] (ERA182, R15) PL20/130

All local services between Kraków Plaszow and Skawina are operated by buses in 2019/20 with no TLK's. Running via this route was much reduced once the Kraków Plaszów avoiding curve opened in December 2017 so if this changes during the year enter 135a in the Search by Table section and look for trains starting/terminating/running via Kraków Plaszow.

Oświęcim – Skawina

[141] (ERA182B1/C1 G7-G8) PL20/131

The Praha - Kraków is rerouted via table 140 in 2019/20. From 27 June to 29 August 2020 there are morning PR trains from Katowice and Kraków to Zator which return in the early evening, so complete travel over the line in daylight is possible, but with a very long layover. In this period one overnight train travels the majority of the route. See PL20/132 for use from the Oświęcim avoiding curve junction.

Oświęcim avoiding curve: Oświęcim OwC1 – OwC - Skawina

[120/140/141] (ERA188C4, G7) PL20/132

This north <=> east curve links the Mysłowice and Skawina/Trzebinia lines. Used by occasional diversions in 2019/20 and Leo Express workings until 8 January 2019. One train uses the curve in the period 27 June to 29 August 2020.

D IC41010 Wien Hbf - 04:42 Katowice - Warszawa Wschodnia

Note the pair of Katowice - Zator PR's run to Oświęcim to reverse.

Katowice – flyover departure line – Katowice Brynów (p.odg. Brynów)

[146, 151] (ERA188B3, R17) PL20/133

Westbound departures from Katowice platforms 1-4 towards Katowice Ligota can run either via the main line (line 139) or via a flyover (line 656) over the main line to Gliwice. From observation, all trains departing from platform 1 at Katowice appear to use this route.

Czechowice Dziedzice avoiding line: Goczałkowice Zdrój (p.odg. Most Wisła) – Zabrzeg (p.odg. Ochodza)

[146, 147] (ERA188C3, H7) PL20/134

The north-to-west curve avoiding Czechowice Dziedzice is used by all trains in table 146 and also trains to and from Katowice shown in table 147 with a '<' symbol against Czechowice Dziedzice.

Gliwice – Zabrze Makoszowy Kopalnia – podg Mizerów – Gierałtowice – line 149 – Lesczczyny ( – Rybnik)

[156] (ERA182A2, G6, R16) PL20/135

A new PDF for this line as table 156 for 2019/20. Last years Gliwice - Wisła Głębce is now to variable destinations, plus new use by a summer day TLK's. This line reopened with an SSuO service from December 2018. Use confirmed by a booked call at Knurów. Also used by an International overnight…..

Note A SSuO Os44123 06:18/06:28/06:57 Gliwice - Wisła Glebce or Żywiec or Jeleśnia
Note B TLK84070 Świnoujście - 06:35 Gliwice - Bohumin [ČD]
Note A SSuO Os44112 Wisła Glebce - 20:40 Leszczyny - Gliwice
Note C IC47010 Wien Hbf - 02:22 Chałupki - Berlin-Charlottenburg
Note D TLK48070 Bohumin [ČD]- 20:29 Rybnik - Świnoujście

Note A: Also runs 26-27 December 2019; 1,6 January, 12 April, 1 May, 11-13 June, 11 November 2020

Note B: 28 June - 1 September 2020

Note C: 15-19 December 2019 & 15 March - 12 December 2020

Note D: 26 June - 30 August 2020

Chybie – Chybie Mnich (p.odg Bieniowiec) (– Skoczów)

[146/147/148] (ERA182A1, H7) PL20/136

Use of this west <=> south chord is suspended due to engineering works near to Czechowice-Dziedzice. The all year PDF shows use resuming in November 2020.

Note A SSuO Os44123 Gliwice - 08:12 Chybie – Wisła Glebce
Note B SSuX KS94656 Wisła Glebce - 11:51 Chybie Mnich - Katowice
Note A SSuO Os44112 Wisła Glebce - 19:19 Skoczów - Gliwice

Note A: Only runs SSuO between 15 XII 2019-14 III 2020, 31 X-12 XII 2020 plus on 26-27 XII 2019, 1 I 2020, 6 I 2020 & 11 XI 2020 Note B: Only runs SSuX between 16 XII 2019-13 III 2020, 2 XI-11 XII 2020 except public holidays

Czechowice-Dziedzice (p.odg Ochodza)- via Zabrzeg Czarnolesie Goods line 693 to (p.odg Bronów) - Chybie

[147] (ERA182A1, H7) PL20/137

There are no local Koleje Śląskie services running west from Czechowice Dziedzice between 11 May and 30 October 2020, they are diverted to/from Pszczyna and through the above yard. This was originally indicated in the March 2020 T147 PDF by < markers at Zabrzeg and Zabrzeg Czarnolesie stations but from June both stations are omitted from T147 timetable PDF but the Beta Journey Planner map view confirm these services remain scheduled via approximately 7km of Line 693 as per the heading. Additionally one daily pair of EIC's [09:37 from Pszczyna, 17:41 from Zebrzydowice] plus the FSuO northbound, MSO southbound Leo Express Kraków - Praha are uniquely shown to use the diversion until 12 December...

Both direction diversions are shown in map view to run on the south side of the yard which for some distance is out of sight of the parallel main line but any reports of the actual route taken would be appreciated by the Compilers.

Limited locals and one southbound EIC were shown diverted from 15 March.

Katowice Ligota - goods line 142 via Katowice Murcki - podg Mąkołowiec - Tychy

[151] (ERA182A1, R17) PL20/137A

Indicated by < markers at Katowice Piotrowice and Katowice Podlesie, this 14km freight only line is in use on Sat/Sun 18/19 & 25/26 April 2020 by limited KS Diversions. These changed from originally advertised to be 1 southbound and six northbound as per a table 151 PDF issued on 17 April and confirmed in Map view.

Nędza Wieś – Kuźnia Raciborska (p.odg. Turze)

[153/160] (ERA188B1, G6) PL20/138

This east-to-north chord avoiding Nędza station is used by trains running direct between Kędzierzyn Koźle and Rybnik. Use is indicated by < markers at stations from Nędza to Chałupki in Table 160. Note these services do not appear in table 153 but should use the direct route to/from Rybnik in PL20/139 which can be confirmed by the Map View in the Journey Planner before travel.

Rybnik – Sumina

[153/154/160] (ERA188B1, G6, H6) PL20/139

There are two routes between Rybnik and Sumina: a direct line and a longer route via Rybnik Towarowy and Rydułtowy used by almost all local services. Any TLK normally takes the direct line to/from Kędzierzyn-Koźle as previously indicated by a '<' symbol against the intermediate stations in table 153, [can be confirmed by the Journey Planner Map view] but these trains only appear in tables 154/160 to/from 220. There are also a few Rybnik - Racibórz locals booked the direct line on 18/19 & 25/26 April 2020 as per < markers in Table 153.

Services not booked to call at Sumina to/from the direct line may, but do not always use the station avoiding line.

Tychy – line 169 - Orzesze Jaśkowice

[151/155] (ERA188B2/B3, G7) PL20/140

This line reopened to passenger services in 2017. Use can be identified in 155 by < markers from Mikolow Jamna to Orzesze plus | from Orzesze Jaśkowice.

Żory – Chybie

[154] (ERA188C2, G6-H7) PL20/141

Table 146a which shows these services has been withdrawn since 8 May 2020 but trains are shown as restarting 31 October 2020

Note A SSuO Os44123 Gliwice - 07:41/0743 Żory – Wisła Glebce
Note A SSuO Os44112 Wisła Glebce - 19:42 Chybie - Gliwice

Note A: 31 October to 12 December SSuO. Also 11 November.

Kędzierzyn-Koźle – p.odg. Stare Koźle – Kędzierzyn-Koźle Azoty

[160] (ERA181C2 too detailed to be shown, R14) PL20/142

There are three routes between Kędzierzyn-Koźle and p.odg. Stare Koźle. From east to west they are:

1. Line 709. This line is usually the normal passenger route [but see point 2]. This 4 km single track line flies over the curves to the Gliwice line and runs via a staff halt at the PKP depot to Peron (platform) 1. It resumed use as the normal route for PR local trains with the June 2016 timetable change and until March 2019 was used by all services other than those routed via options 2 & 3.

2. Line 151 (northbound). From a travellers July 2017 observation, the equivalent of the IC train below used a line initially heading east at podg. Stare Koźle before going underneath Lines 709 and 681 to run alongside southbound Line 151 on the west side of the yard to arrive in Kędzierzyn-Koźle Peron 4 to reverse to head towards Gliwice. This is not shown in the Mały Atlas at its divergence but is line 330 in OpenRailwayMap.

IC 4124 Racibórz - 06:26 Kuźnia Raciborska - Warszawa Centralna

This service and all locals from the Racibórz direction as at mid March 2020 are booked into Peron IV due to closure of Peron I and II for engineering work but a report advised services to/from the south were using option 3 below in both directions. Therefore feedback on the route taken in either direction would be appreciated by the Compilers. Check the Kędzierzyn-Koźle arrivals sheet for the latest information.

3. Line 151 (southbound). This runs on the west side of the yard (Kędzierzyn-Koźle KKD) up to 0.5 km away from Line 709. Services from Kędzierzyn-Koźle Peron (platform) IV towards Rybnik and Racibórz must use this route. All local services to Racibórz and TLK's at 12:27 & 19:50 towards Rybnik are shown using Peron IV in the March 2020 departure sheets.

Kędzierzyn-Koźle avoiding curve

[160/220] (ERA181C2, R14) PL20/143

Use increased during 2019/20 by diversions due to engineering work on 147 near Czechowice Dziedzice.

Note A IC 40001 Katowice - 05:17 Gliwice - Wien Hbf
Note B IC 34000 Kraków Główny - 12:04 Gliwice - Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Note B IC 34004 Przemyśl Główny - 20:10 Gliwice - Ostrava-Svinov
Nate A IC 43004 Ostrava-Svinov - 07:00 Kuźnia Raciborska - Przemyśl Główny
Note A IC 43000 Praha Hl N - 14:52 Racibórz - Kraków Główny
Note A IC 44000 Wien Hbf - 21:52 Racibórz - Katowice

This curve is also booked to be used by the following RZD services but please check before travelling as they are regularly diverted.

Note A MO IC 41014 Nice Ville - 09:51 Bohumin [ČD] - next stop 14:34 Warszawa Zachodnia - Moskva Belorusskaia
Note B FO IC 14012/14014 Moskva Belorusskaia - 12:41 Warszawa Zachodnia - Praha Hlavni Nadrazi/Nice

Note A: Timetabled again from 3 July Note B: Timetabled again from 1 July

Lubliniec – Paczyna

[165] (ERA182A3, G6) PL20/144

This 36.5 km section of an otherwise freight only line has a substantial grade separated junction at Lubliniec. From 28 June 2020 to the end of August 2020 it is used by one southbound early daytime and four overnight train pairs.

Lubliniec avoiding line: podg. Jawonica – podg. Droniowiczki

[165/175] (ERA182A3, G6) PL20/145

This north <=> south connection links the Częstochowa line (line 61) with the Paczyna line (line 152). These services do not appear in the 165 PDF. Previously used by services diverted away from their normal route via Fosowskie between 10 - 23 July 2017.

Any intending passengers are strongly advised to check the International Section of the Russian Railways website and the PKP Journey Planner map view.

Note A MO IC 41014 Nice Ville - 09:51 Bohumin [ČD] - next stop 14:34 Warszawa Zachodnia - Moskva Belorusskaia
Note B FO IC 14012/14014 Moskva Belorusskaia - 12:41 Warszawa Zachodnia - Praha Hlavni Nadrazi/Nice

Note A: Timetabled again from 3 July Note B: Timetabled again from 1 July

Bytom avoiding line

[166/165/180] (ERA188A3, R19) PL20/145A

The clue is a | in table 102 at Gliwice and the journey planner map view confirms diverted this way and NOT via PL20/145 and PL20/146 on some dates but without full date details as at March 2020.

Any intending passengers are strongly advised to check the International Section of the Russian Railways website and the PKP Journey Planner map view before travel.

Note A MO IC 41014 Nice Ville - 09:51 Bohumin [ČD] - next stop 14:48 Warszawa Zachodnia - Moskva Belorusskaia
Note B FO IC 14012/14014 Moskva Belorusskaia - 12:45 Warszawa Zachodnia - Praha Hlavni Nadrazi/Nice

Note A Dates from 6 April Note B Dates from 27 March

(Lubliniec –) Toszek Północ – Rudziniec Gliwicki (– Kędzierzyn-Koźle)

[175] (ERA182A3, G6) PL20/146

This is the freight line from the Junction of passenger table 165 south towards Kędzierzyn-Koźle. These services do not appear in the 165 PDF. Previously used by diversions in May 2011.

Any intending passengers are strongly advised to check the International Section of the Russian Railways website and the PKP Journey Planner map view. Note entry PL20/145A for dates when it does NOT use this routing.

Note A MO IC 41014 Nice Ville - 09:51 Bohumin [ČD] - next stop 14:34 Warszawa Zachodnia - Moskva Belorusskaia
Note B FO IC 14012/14014 Moskva Belorusskaia - 12:41 Warszawa Zachodnia - Praha Hlavni Nadrazi/Nice

Note A: Timetabled again from 3 July Note B: Timetabled again from 1 July

Częstochowa avoiding line: Częstochowa Stradom – Kusięta Nowe (p.odg. Kucelinka) (– Koniecpol)

[109/175/P200] (ERA182B3, R15) PL20/147

This line enables trains between Wrocław/Opole and Kielce, plus to Warszawa (via the CMK) [PL20/103] or Krakow [PL20/108] to avoid reversing at Częstochowa Osobowa (the main station) by calling instead at Częstochowa Stradom. Use can be identified in table 175 by a < at Częstochowa.

Herby Stare – Boronów (p.odg Kalina)

[175/180] (ERA182A3, F7) PL20/148

This 2.2km east <=> south curve, [line 687] regained a local service in 2016 and this continues plus limited IC's only shown in 180.

Note C SSuX PR 44210 Lubliniec - 08:31 Herby Stare - Tarnowskie Góry
Note A SO PR 44201 Częstochowa - 13:09 Herby Stare - Tarnowskie Góry
Note B SO PR 44201 Częstochowa - 11402 Herby Stare - Tarnowskie Góry
IC5422 Olsztyn Główna - 21:02 Częstochowa - Bielsko-Biala Główna
D IC54070 Gdynia Główna - 04:57 Częstochowa - Bohumin [ČD]
IC4522 Bielsko-Biala Główna - 06:32 Tarnowskie Góry - Olsztyn Główna
D IC45070 Bohumin [ČD] - 20:13 Tarnowskie Góry - Gdynia Główna
SO PR 44202 Tarnowskie Góry - 11:24 Boronów - Częstochowa
SSuX PR 44504 Tarnowskie Góry - 13:38 Boronów - Częstochowa

Note A 1 to 29 August Note B 20 June to 25 July Note C 29 July to 28 August SSuX

Herby Stare – Herby Nowe

[175/180/315] (ERA182A3, F7) PL20/149

Despite not shown using this route in the original 2019/20 PDFs the Kraków - Szczecin pair apparently used this curve from day 1, plus an overnight pair shown booked via PL20/303 and line 173 were re-routed to call at Częstochowa Stradom and this curve.

Note A IC38190 Przemyśl Główny - 23:51 Częstochowa Stradom - Kołobrzeg
Note B TLK38103 Kraków Glówny – 16:02 Częstochowa Stradom - Szczecin Glowny
Note B TLK83102 Szczecin Glówny – 11:50 Krzepice - Kraków Glowny
Note A TLK83190 Kołobrzeg - 02:01 Inowrocław - Przemyśl Główny

Note A: 26 June - 30 August 2020 Note B: 15 December 2019 - 13 June 2020 and from 7 August - 12 December 2020

Lisów – Herby Stare

[175] (ERA182A3, F7) PL20/149A

The east and westbound routes take significantly different routes through a forest between these points.

Lisów – podg Liswarta - Herby Nowe

[175/180] (ERA182A3, F7) PL20/149B

A press article indicated diversions via this west to north curve due to track works but searches show just one train affected. This was originally not shown in either PDF but has appeared in the June 180 PDF with a | for not calling at Herby Nowe [where it must reverse]. The Journey Planner Map View shows it scheduled via this curve but it is of course possible to run to Herby Stare to reverse [as this train is scheduled to do from Wednesday 29 July...] Any reports confirming use of the west to north curve would be appreciated by the Compilers.

D1 SSuX PR 44210 08:03 Lubliniec - 08:13 Lisów - Tarnowskie Góry

D1: 15 June to Tuesday 28 July 2020 SSuX

Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis

(Zawiercie –) Łazy – Line 160 south, 186 north – Dąbrowa Gornicza Ząbkowice

[101/102] (ERA188A5/B5, too detailed to be shown correctly, G7 R18) PL20/150

None shown in 2019/20. This is an alternative north and south bound freight route identified by < markers between Łazy and Dąbrowa Górnicza Sikorka. Southbound would use a separate vertical alignment followed by a flyover to join line 186 avoiding Chruszczobród. Any use northbound would again use line 186 avoiding Chruszczobród station, then run on the east side of the first, then in-between parts of two freight yards north of Łazy. Last Southbound use scheduled during 2016, northbound on 11 August 2017.

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(Radzice –) Wolanow – line 576 [Radom avoider] – Rozki (– Skarzysko-Kamienna)

[100/113/110] (ERA183B5, F9) PL20/151

Last scheduled diversionary use between 10 July - 10 August 2017.

[Sosnowiec Porąbka] - podg Dorota - part line 133 - Dąbrowa Gornicza Ząbkowice

[102, 105] (ERA188A4/B4, R18) PL20/152

Map view now shows this train booked this route and not PL20/159. Note there is a large flying junction approaching podg Dorota.

Note A SSuO 42224 08:19 Katowice - Busko-Zdrój

Note A 1 to 9 August

Also see entry PL20/159 which covers part of this entry from podg Dorota - part line 133 - Dąbrowa Gornicza Ząbkowice and additional unusual track.

Kielce avoiding line: Kielce Piaski (podg Piaski k. Kielc) – Kielce Herbskie (line 567)

[100/113/110] (ERA183A4, F9) PL20/153

Last scheduled diversionary use between 10 July - 10 August 2017.

Tomaszów Mazowiecki – Spała

[114] (ERA182C5, E8) PL20/154

PR Łódź sponsored the first passenger service on this branch since 1988 in 2014 which using the 2016 example were one pair SSuO between 9 July and 4 September. From 2017 services ran only on "Harvest" weekend which in 2019 was three pairs on 14/15 September with details here.

Kraków Mydlniki - Line 95 - Kraków Batowice

[107/140] (ERA182, G8 & R15) PL20/155

Last used by one pair of overnights from 2 September - 20 October 2018 as confirmed by a traveller and station entries for Kraków Lobzów and Kraków Mydlniki in table 107. The 2019/2020 PDFs issue dated 13 December 2019 for table 120 implied by its < markers that TLK36170 19:57/20:14 from Przemsyl Glówny to Wroclaw/Berlin/Gdynia would avoid Kraków Glówny after travelling via Nova Huta all year meaning it would potentially use this route. However the Journey Planner and Bochnia Peron sheets show it booked to call at Kraków Glowny 23:30 to 00:06 and the Map View confirms this.

Kraków northern loop line: (Miechów –) Zesławice (podg Raciborowice) – podg Dłubnia – Kraków Nowa Huta – Podłęże

[107/120] (ERA171B5, R15) PL20/156

Last regularly used up to 9 June 2018 plus some 2018 "Woodstock" services.

Żurawica - line 614 - Hurko [Przemyśl avoiding line]

[121] (ERA184B1, H12) PL20/157

Last used between 5 - 9 November 2018 by limited services diverted to/from Przemyśl Glowny via Hurko [reverse].

(Chabowka –) Rabka Zdrój – Nowy Sacz

[136] (ERA185C5, 186A5, H8/9) PL20/158

In 2020 services are planned between Chabówka - Mszana Dolna/Kasina Wielka SSuO or Chabówka - Nowy Sącz SuO from 4 July to 26 August. Details and bookings via the Chabowka Museum website for the Kasina Wielka services or kolejegalicyjskie website to Nowy Sacz.

(Katowice – Mysłówice –) Sosnowiec Jęzor – podg Dorota – Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice

[140/102] (ERA182B1/C1 R18) PL20/159

The section from podg Dorota to Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice is common with PL20/152 and the last diversions were between 17 April - 8 May 2018. There are two alternative routes as listed below but with no intermediate stop it is impossible to confirm which would be used from the PDFs although travellers reported both in use. They are:-

  • from Mysłówice via Sosnowiec Jęzor and Line 180 to podg Dorota. Note the flyover south of podg Dorota to line 180 shown in the Mały Atlas no longer exists so southbound services may be more likely to use this route.
  • from Mysłówice via Sosnowiec Jęzor to podg Długoszyn (west of Jaworzno Szczakowa), curve 667 and Sosnowiec Maczki to podg Dorota

Map View showed three trains originally booked via curve 667 but one is now shown in map view via PL20/152.

Note A SSuO IC1425 Warszawa Wschodnia - 19:36 Zawiercie - Racibórz
Note A SSuO IC4124 Racibórz - 07:58 Katowice - Warszawa Wschodnia

Note A 1 to 9 August

(Katowice –) podg. Gottwald – podg. Hajduki – podg. Radoszowy – podg. Panewnik – Katowice Ligota

[151/151a/155] (ERA182A1, H7) PL20/160

This line provides an alternative route, further west, between Katowice and Katowice Ligota. Last used between 1 and 10 August 2017 (SSuX). They can be identified by a < marker at just Katowice-Brynów and an extended journey time of more than 30 minutes.

Gliwice - Bytom

[166] (ERA188A2/A3, G7 R16/17) PL20/161

In use by one holiday train for a short period in the summer. Note the junction at Bytom is east of the platforms. See PL20/145A for limited use from the Bytom avoiding curve junction to Gliwice by the Nice - Moskva and vv.....

Note A 53190 Łeba - 06:51 Gliwice - Kraków Główny

Note A 14 to 31 July 2020

Częstochowa Stradom – Poraj

[175,102] (ERA182B3; F7 R15) PL20/162

There are two possible routes between these stations:

  • via line 61 (the normal passenger line) as far as podg Kucelinka and then non-passenger 155 to Poraj via Częstochowa Mirów. Note Line 155 can be travelled as it has scheduled use in 2019/20 as per PL20/107A.
  • via line 702 (a short non-passenger curve) to Częstochowa Raków and then the normal passenger line 102 to Poraj.

One 'Woodstock' service in 2016 was identified as being diverted but it is not known which of the two routes was taken.

See also