Poland (South West) - Lines with Obscure passenger services

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Introduction

These entries are based on the timetable from 12 December 2020 to 10 December 2021. However, it should be noted it is completely reissued about four times per year with "adjustments" due on 14 March, 13 June, 29 August and 7 November 2021. In addition, there are frequent amendments within timetable periods.

Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information. Map references relate to the M.G. Ball 2020 European Railway Atlas Enthusiasts Edition [ERA-E] ISBN: 978-1-9161212-9-4 and its Polish Regional version [ERA-R] 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] (ERA-E 77C4; ERA-R 181B5; F5) PL21/200

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] (ERA-E 78A5; ERA-R 176C1; E5) PL20/201

Łódź - Poznań services have continued running via this route even though the engineering work diversions due to work on table 300 ended, with additional local services also recently introduced. Note the KW services do not appear in the table 200 PDF.

IC7320 Poznań Główny - 08:39/09:01 Pleszew - Kraków Główny
Note A SSuX KW77138 Poznań Główny - 18:24 Pleszew - Kalisz
KW77142/77102 Gniezno or Poznań Główny - 19:37/19:40/19:42 Pleszew - Kalisz
Note B 81108 Szczecin Główny - 20:40 Pleszew - Łódź Fabryczna
KW77135 Kalisz - 05:14 Nowe Skalmierzyce - Poznań Główny
Note B 18108 Łódź Fabryczna - 06:46 Kalisz - Szczecin Główny
IC3720/21 Kraków Główny - 18:51/18:52 Kalisz - Poznań Główny

Note A: 14 March 2021 to 10 December 2021
Note B: 14 March 2021 to 11 December 2021

Nysa – Kamieniec Ząbkowicki

[235] (ERA-E 77C3; ERA-R 181A3-B3; G4,G5) PL21/202

Services on this 38km link resumed in 2018. A two pair all year SSuO service was scheduled for 2020 but suspended for Covid-19 from 17 April until timetabled from 30 August. New for the 2020-21 timetable are two all year IC train pairs and two local services, clearly shown in timetable 235. If use continues this entry will be deleted in 2021/22.

(Wałbrzych Główny –) Boguszów-Gorce Wschód – Mieroszów

[240] (ERA-E 77B4; ERA-R 180C3; F3) PL20/203

A service across the Czech border to Mezimesti is again scheduled in 2021 SSuO from 24 April - 28 September. It had recommenced on 28 April 2018.

Zgorzelec avoiding line: Jerzmanki (p.odg. Krysin) – Zgorzelec Miasto (p.odg. Zgorzelec Miasto)

[255/260] (ERA-E 77A4; ERA-R 180B5; F2) PL21/204

There is no use of this curve in the 2020-21 timetable.

Last used between 26 August and 28 September 2020 by up to three pairs per day allowed 20 minutes as opposed to the usual 3/4 minutes between Zgorzelec and Zgorzelec Miasto in PDF 260 as they reversed at Jerzmanki. Previous scheduled use by one train in one direction ran for the last time on 14 December 2019.

Note all services to/from Lubań Śląski to Zgorzelec in 255 by footnote run beyond and cross the border to/from Görlitz [DB] and that the junction with table 260 is considerably west of the platforms. This lengthy overlap had been unusually used in passenger service by reversing Węgliniec to Lubań Śląski services calling at Zgorzelec twice until they ended in 2018, or they used this Zgorzelec avoiding line as indicated by a > in PDF 255.

Węgliniec – Bielawa Dolna – Horka Gbf [DB]

[260] (ERA-E 77A5; ERA-R 180B5; F2) PL21/205

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 Główny) – podg Wrocław Grabiszyn - Line 753 - Wrocław Gądów - Wrocław Nowy Dwór

[260] (ERA-E 77C4; ERA-R 180A1; R13) PL21/206

This is an alternative route for trains between Wrocław Główny and Legnica, passing through Wrocław Gądów freight yard. Use is indicated by a < marker at Wrocław Muchobór. It is shared to Wrocław Gądów by entry PL21/208. It was used by several TLK services in 2020 between January and June, but there are no services in 2020-21.

(Wrocław Główny) – Wrocław Muchobór - Line 275 - Wrocław Nowy Dwór

[260] (ERA-E 77C4; ERA-R 180A1; R13) PL21/206A

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 running through or calling at Peron I use the diveunder.

Main line services have been known to use either route and despite the on-line Peron sheet for Wrocław Nowy Dwór again showing numerous services booked to call at Peron 1, a traveller in 2020 advised the Peron sheet displayed at the station showed all services using Peron 2. Note that the Journey Planner map view does not distinguish between the two sides of this junction and shows those booked to call at Peron 1 running via the outside curve, therefore any reports of services using the diveunder route to Peron 1 would be appreciated by the Compilers.

Wrocław Muchobór - Line 757 - Signalbox WS - [Wrocław Grabiszyn]

[260] (ERA-E 77C4; ERA-R 180A1; R13) PL21/207

This is an alternative route between Wrocław Muchobór and Wrocław Grabiszyn primarily by inbound services. 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. There is extensive use of this route in both directions in the period 1 February to 13 March 2021. Last use as confirmed from the journey planner map view was in Summer 2020.

Please check the Journey Planner and platform sheets before travelling.

Click on the thumbnail for a map:

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

[265] (ERA-E 77C4; ERA-R 180A1; R13) PL21/208

Shared entry until Wrocław Gądów with PL20/206. No service in 2020-2021.

This diversion is indicated by a < marker at Wrocław Muchobór of a service to/from the Głogów line. A Zielona Góra Główna to Warszawa TLK used this route for the first three months of the 2019-2020 timetable but note that although Map view showed the train using the diveunder route towards Wrocław Gądów, of six inbound to Wrocław reports five crossed at Wrocław Kuźniki to run wrong line to Wrocław Gądów and just one on a Sunday went via the diveunder.

Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis

Wrocław Nadodrze (Wp3 Ląki) – Line 752 – Wrocław Gądów – Wrocław Kuźniki

[200/265] (ERA-E 77C4; ERA-R 180A1; R13) PL21/250

2018 Woodstock festival services ran via this combination of freight lines to avoid Wrocław Główny. No use in 2019/20 and none is evident for 2020-21.

Wrocław Brochów freight yards: [Wrocław Główny - ] line 763 - Line 349 - Line 764 - Siechnice

[200, 215] (ERA-E 77C4, not shown); ERA-R 180A1; R13) PL21/251

This route starts near Wrocław Główny and takes line 763 to the north end of Wrocław Brochów freight yard, then line 349 which runs parallel with the main line past Wrocław Brochów station before taking line 764 which is a separate connection to the Jelcz-Laskowice line which it joins at Siechnice. Use may be identified in table 215 by a < marker at Wrocław Brochów. Used previously from 1 July until 19 October 2019 by individual trains and also from 1 September to October 19 2019 by two inbound SSuX trains from Jelcz. There was further use in November 2010 and this continues into the 2020-2021 timetable period when the following trains use this route:

Note A SSuX KD65900 Legnica - 04:49 Wrocław Główny - Jelcz-Laskowice
Note A SSuX KD69700 05:51 Wrocław Główny - Jelcz-Laskowice
Note A SSuX KD69702 06:21 Wrocław Główny - Jelcz-Laskowice
Note A SSuX KD76800 Krotoszyn - 06:42 Wrocław Główny - Jelcz-Laskowice
Note A SSuX PR60497 Jelcz-Laskowice - 17:48 Siechnice - Wrocław Główny

Note A: 14 December 2020 to 12 March 2021

Wrocław Brochów freight yards: [Wrocław Główny - ] line 763 - line 349 - Święta Katarzyna

[200, 215] (ERA-E 77C4, not shown; ERA-E 180A1; R13,F4) PL21/252

This route starts near Wrocław Główny and takes line 763 to the north end of Wrocław Brochów freight yard, then line 349 which runs parallel with the main line past Wrocław Brochów station. Line 349 continues to Święta Katarzyna to rejoin the main line to Opole. Use may be identified in table 220 by a < marker at Wrocław Brochów.

The route sees use by numerous trains in both directions in the period 14 December 2020 to 12 March 2021.

Wrocław Grabiszyn - Line 753 - Wrocław Gądów - Line 751 - Wrocław Zachodni

[240] (ERA-E 77C4; ERA-R 180A1; R13) PL21/253

Common with PL21/206A until Wrocław Gądów. 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 and no use scheduled in 2020-21.

See also