Poland (South West) - 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

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 Łódź - Poznań service has continued after engineering work diversions due to work on table 300 with local services also later introduced. Note the KW services do not appear in the table 200 PDF.

IC7320 Zielóna Gora Glówna - 08:32 Pleszew - Krakow Główny
KW77138 Poznań Główny - 17:22 Pleszew - Kalisz
KW77142 Poznań Główny - 20:35 Pleszew - Kalisz
IC81116 Szczecin Główny - 21:51 Pleszew - Łódź Fabryczna
KW77135 Kalisz - 05:14 Nowe Skalmierzyce - Poznań Główny
IC18117 Łódź Fabryczna - 05:45 Kalisz - Szczecin Główny
KW77147 Kalisz - 08:10 Nowe Skalmierzyce - Poznań Główny
IC3720 Krakow Główny - 18:44 Kalisz - Zielóna Gora Glówna
KW77145 Kalisz - 19:58 Nowe Skalmierzyce - Poznań Główny

Nysa – Kamieniec Ząbkowicki

[235] (ERA181A3-B3, G4,G5) PL20/202

A two pair all year SSuO service was scheduled for 2020 but suspended for Covid-19 from 17 April until timetabled from 30 August. Services on this 38km link resumed in 2018.

(Wałbrzych Główny –) Boguszów-Gorce Wschód – Mieroszów

[240] (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]

[260] (ERA180B5, F2) PL20/205

No trains 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

[260] (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

[260] (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]

[260] (ERA180A1, R13) PL20/207

This is an alternative route between Wrocław Muchobór and Wrocław Grabiszyn primarily by inbound services. In 2019/20 it saw frequent scheduled use until 14 March 2020 as confirmed from the journey planner map view and some use continues in Summer 2020. 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 so they can be identified from the Peron sheets. Note the physical junction for this alternative route is north of Wrocław Muchobór station platform.

Please check the Journey Planner and platform sheets before travelling.

Click on the thumbnail for a map:


(Wrocław Glówny) – podg Wrocław Grabiszyn - Line 753 – Wrocław Gądów – Line 349 - Wrocław Kuźniki

[265] (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

[240] (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.

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