Poland (South West) - Lines with Obscure passenger services
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Obscure services: Lines with regular use
- 2.1 Dąbrowa Oleśnicka – Oleśnica Rataje – Oleśnica
- 2.2 Ostrów Wielkopolski avoiding curve: Czekanów (podg Stary Staw) – Biniew (podg Franklinów)
- 2.3 Nysa – Kamieniec Ząbkowicki
- 2.4 (Wałbrzych Główny –) Boguszów-Gorce Wschód – Mieroszów
- 2.5 Zgorzelec avoiding line: Jerzmanki (p.odg. Krysin) – Zgorzelec Miasto (p.odg. Zgorzelec Miasto)
- 2.6 Węgliniec – Bielawa Dolna – Horka Gbf [DB]
- 2.7 (Wrocław Glówny) – podg Wrocław Grabiszyn - Line 753 - Wrocław Gądów - Wrocław Nowy Dwór
- 2.8 (Wrocław Glówny) – Wrocław Muchobór - Line 275 - Wrocław Nowy Dwór
- 2.9 Wrocław Muchobór - Line 757 - Signalbox WS - [Wrocław Grabiszyn]
- 2.10 (Wrocław Glówny) – podg Wrocław Grabiszyn - Line 753 – Wrocław Gądów – Line 349 - Wrocław Kuźniki
- 3 Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis
- 4 See also
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
Dąbrowa Oleśnicka – Oleśnica Rataje – Oleśnica
[200, 321] (ERA181B5, F5) PL20/200
Most trains between Ostrów Wielkopolski and Wrocław Główny take the direct route via the north to west curve (Dąbrowa Oleśnicka – Oleśnica Rataje – Borowa Oleśnica (p.odg. Łukanów)) avoiding Oleśnica. However some take this north-to-east curve into Oleśnica station and reverse. Either a timing or < against Oleśnica indicates which route is taken. Note this curve and the north to west curve consist of separate single lines between Dąbrowa Oleśnicka and Oleśnica Rataje.
Ostrów Wielkopolski avoiding curve: Czekanów (podg Stary Staw) – Biniew (podg Franklinów)
[200, 320] (ERA176C1, E5) PL20/201
A service continued after initial use only due to engineering work diversions on table 300 between Lodz and Poznan. Note the KW services do not appear in the PDF for table 200.
|IC7320||Zielóna Gora Glówna - 08:30/08:35 Pleszew - Krakow Główny|
|KW77138||Poznań Główny - 17:29 Pleszew - Kalisz|
|KW77142||Poznań Główny - 20:41/20:50 Pleszew - Kalisz|
|IC81116||Szczecin Główny - 21:49 Pleszew - Łódź Fabryczna|
|KW77135||Kalisz - 05:14 Nowe Skalmierzyce - Poznań Główny|
|IC18117||Łódź Kaliska - 05:43 Kalisz - Szczecin Główny|
|KW77147||Kalisz - 07:24/07:14 Nowe Skalmierzyce - Poznań Główny|
|IC3720||Krakow Główny - 18:40 Kalisz - Zielóna Gora Glówna|
|KW77145||Kalisz - 19:55 Nowe Skalmierzyce - Poznań Główny|
Nysa – Kamieniec Ząbkowicki
 (ERA181A3-B3, G4,G5) PL20/202
A two pair SSuO service continues into 2020, again running all year. Services on this 38km line resumed in 2018 on public holidays from 28 April and then daily from 23 June to 30 September.
(Wałbrzych Główny –) Boguszów-Gorce Wschód – Mieroszów
 (ERA180C3, F3) PL20/203
A service across the Czech border to Mezimesti continues SSuO from 25 April - 27 September 2020. It had recommenced on 28 April 2018.
Zgorzelec avoiding line: Jerzmanki (p.odg. Krysin) – Zgorzelec Miasto (p.odg. Zgorzelec Miasto)
[255/260] (ERA180B5, F2) PL20/204
No service 2019/20, the one train in one direction via this curve ran for the last time on 14 December 2019. Previously indicated in tables 255 and 260 by a < next to Zgorzelec. Any trains between Węgliniec and Lubań Śląski via Zgorzelec previously either ran in service west of Zgorzelec station to reverse, unusually calling twice, [there have been none since 2018] or used this Zgorzelec avoiding line.
Note all services to/from Lubań Śląski in 255 by footnote run beyond Zgorzelec cross border to/from Görlitz [DB] with the junction with table 260 considerably west of the platforms.
Węgliniec – Bielawa Dolna – Horka Gbf [DB]
 (ERA180B5, F2) PL20/205
No trains are yet scheduled in 2020. The line was last used by diversions of the weekend-only Pociąg do Kultury services on 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 October 2019. Note that Interrail tickets etc are not valid on these services.
(Wrocław Glówny) – podg Wrocław Grabiszyn - Line 753 - Wrocław Gądów - Wrocław Nowy Dwór
 (ERA180A1, R13) PL20/206
Some TLK diversions indicated by a < marker at Wrocław Muchobór and confirmed in Journey Planner Map view. Shared to Wrocław Gądów by entry PL20/208.
|B||IC48103||Katowice – 08:24 Wrocław Główny - Legnica - Świnoujście|
|A||TLK48105||Bielsko Biała Głowna – 11:02 Wrocław Główny - Legnica - Swinoujscie|
|B||IC38101||Kraków Główny – 17:11 Wrocław Główny - Legnica - Szczecin Główny|
|C||IC83100||Zielona Góra – Legnica - 10.53 Wrocław Lesnica - Kraków Główny|
|B||IC82100||Szczecin Główny – Legnica - 15:12 Wrocław Leśnica - Lublin|
|C||IC84104||Świnoujście – 16:43 Legnica - Bielsko Biała Główna|
|B||IC84102||Świnoujście – Legnica - 20:20 Wrocław Leśnica - Bielsko Biała Główna|
Note A: Until 14 March 2020 Note B Until 13 June 2020 Note C From 15 March - 13 June 2020
(Wrocław Glówny) – Wrocław Muchobór - Line 275 - Wrocław Nowy Dwór
 (ERA180A1, R13) PL20/206A
What appears to be a grade separated junction between Wrocław Muchobór and Wrocław Nowy Dwór to/from Legnica is not in practice as the majority of services use only the south side/inside curve to/from Peron 2. Only services booked to run through or call at Peron I use the diveunder.
Main line services have been known to use either route and despite the on-line 15 March - 13 June 2020 on-line PDF for Wrocław Nowy Dwór showing numerous services booked to call at Peron 1, the Peron sheet displayed at the station in late February showed all services using Peron 2. Therefore any reports of services using the diveunder route would be appreciated by the Compilers.
Wrocław Muchobór - Line 757 - Signalbox WS - [Wrocław Grabiszyn]
 (ERA180A1, R13) PL20/207
This is an alternative route between Wrocław Muchobór and Wrocław Grabiszyn primarily used occasionally for inbound services but with regular use until 14 March 2020 as confirmed from the journey planner map view. There is no intermediate station for a < marker but any train booked to call at platform II track 4 at Wrocław Muchobór must run via this route. From the Peron sheets the following trains use that platform and are given more than the usual 6 minutes but note the physical junction for this alternative route is north of Wrocław Muchobór station platform.
This route was confirmed as being used frequently by arrivals as well as departures from December to 14 March 2020 during engineering works and unexpectedly this has continued according to 15 March - 13 June 2020 on-line PDF for Wrocław Muchobór. How long this will continue for is not known so please check the Journey Planner and platform sheets before travelling.
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(Wrocław Glówny) – podg Wrocław Grabiszyn - Line 753 – Wrocław Gądów – Line 349 - Wrocław Kuźniki
 (ERA180A1, R13) PL20/208
Shared entry until Wrocław Gądów with PL20/206. TLK diversion indicated by a < marker at Wrocław Muchobór and confirmed in Journey Planner Map view. Note Map view shows the train using the diveunder route towards Wrocław Gądów whereas previous eastbound diversions crossed south of Wrocław Kuźniki to run wrong line to Wrocław Gądów. From six reports of February/March 2020 travels, five crossed to go wrong line as before and one on a Sunday went via the diveunder.
|A||IC71106||Zielona Góra Główna – 08:30 Brzeg Dolny - Warszawa Wschodnia|
Note A: Until 14 March 2020
Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis
Wrocław Nadodrze (Wp3 Ląki) – Line 752 – Wrocław Gądów – Wrocław Kuźniki
[200/265] (ERA180A1, R13) PL20/250
No use scheduled in 2019/20. 2018 Woodstock festival services ran via this combination of freight lines to avoid Wrocław Główny.
Wrocław Brochów freight yards
[200, 215] (ERA180A1, R13) PL20/251
No use scheduled in 2019/20. From 1 July until 19 October 2019, individual trains between [Brzeg] - Święta Katarzyna and Wrocław Głowny were diverted via the Wrocław Brochów freight station as per a < at Wrocław Brochów. Additionally from 1 September to October 19 2019, two inbound SSuX trains from Jelcz on 215 were also diverted via Wrocław Brochów freight yards so should have used a different approach line 764 from Siechnice.
Wrocław Grabiszyn - Line 753 - Wrocław Gądów - Line 751 - Wrocław Zachodni
 (ERA180A1, R13) PL20/252
No use scheduled in 2020. This route through Gądów yard to/from the Jelenia Gora line is used if there is engineering work between Wrocław Grabiszyn and Wrocław Zachodni. Last used between 30 September and 14 October 2017.