Poland - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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These entries are for the timetable period from 10 December 2023 to 14 December 2024. Standard abbreviations are explained here.

It should be noted the timetable is completely reissued four times a year, these "adjustments" are due on 10 March, 9 June, 1 September and 10 November 2024. Even so travellers are strongly advised to check the Journey Planner and PDFs for ALL Unusual lines timings as revised PDFs are issued weekly in-between those dates with their issue date in small font at the bottom left of each page.

Trains numbers can change en route, i.e. IC 26100 to 26101 and the entries below attempt to show the train number for the section being highlighted. Even the PKP Journey Planner advises "Be careful, the train number may change on the route and does not necessarily coincide with the number on your ticket!"...

A number of one off specials were included in the full year PDFs in 2016, mainly excursions run by Turkol but nothing similar had happened again until 2024 when a few trains for Pilgrim's to Czestochowa appeared. Turkol still run frequent Tours, many including freight only track [which will not be EGTRE Unusual Line entries] so anyone interested is strongly advised to become familiar with the Turkol website. Recent examples have included trips around Katowice, Gdansk and Gdynia Docks.

There are no longer timetable shown special services via unusual routes to Kostrzyn for the Woodstock Music Festival (Przystanek Woodstock) which was the largest Free annual music festival in Europe. It has morphed into Pol'and'Rock held in early August at an airfield just north of Szczecinek served only by additional and strengthened local services.

Map references for each route entry are given in parentheses ( ). References prefixed "ERA-E" refer to the European Railway Atlas (All-Europe Edition) by M.G. Ball. References prefixed "ERA-R" refer to the European Railway Atlas (Regional Series: Book 3) by M.G. Ball. References in italic are to Mały Atlas Linii Kolejowych Polski 2022 by M. Stiasny.

For details of recent and near future route openings and closures, please refer to Poland - General Information.

Obscure Services

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Białystok area

Białystok - Białystok Zielone Wzgórza - Białystok Starosielce

[535] (ERA-E 76B2; ERA-R 179B; C12/R4) PL24/1

There are two single track routes from Białystok to Białystok Starosielce,

  • Option [A] the short curve [line 38] previously used by passenger services in both directions, and
  • Option [B] a long curve [line 515] initially following table 543 towards Bielsk Podlaski before curving away north over the Warszawa main line.

The longer curve [B] was upgraded, with all passenger services in both directions using it from 29 January 2023 as the short curve was engineering work closed. Then a new station named Białystok Zielone Wzgórza opened on 3 September 2023 situated right at the Białystok Starosielce/Bielsk Podlaski line split. This has four platform faces, two on the Warszawa main line, plus one each on tracks leading to the short or long curves, but after the short curve [A] re-opened on 10 December 2023, the station Peron sheets confirmed these curves are not being used as a grade separated junction as there is scheduled use of the long curve outbound from Białystok and short curve inbound from Ełk and this pattern continues in the March 2024 timetable updates

Therefore to find the scheduled route, check the Białystok Zielone Wzgórza Peron sheets as any service booked to call at Białystok Zielone Wzgórza Peron 1 track 1 must use the short curve [A] and Peron 2 track 3 the long curve [B].

Białystok Peron 4 - Line 556 - Białystok Zielone Wzgórza peron 2 track 3 OR Bielsk Podlaski line

[535] (ERA-E 76B2; ERA-R 179B; C12/R4) PL24/2

Line 556 runs from the south east side of Białystok station through the middle of the freight yards to Białystok Zielone Wzgórza. This is a new 2023/24 option during the ongoing reconstruction of Białystok station, and travel via this route was confirmed from a January 2024 report on 15103.

Map view shows use of this route continuing into the March timetable period for all services booked to arrive or depart from Peron 4 at Białystok, and suggesting at least two trains continue to use it throughout the 2023-2024 timetable. Check the Białystok Peron sheets.

Bydgoszcz area

Bydgoszcz Wschód - line 201 - Nowa Wies Wielka - [Inowrocław]

[430] (ERA-E 75A2; ERA-R 176C5; R3/C6) PL24/3

One train all year use continues in 2024 which commenced in December 2022. Route as shown in map view and confirmed in 2023 by a report. Previously scheduled on one night by one train in 2017.

35151/45151 Bielsko Biala Główna - 23:12/23:17 Inowrocław - Bydgoszcz Główna

Bydgoszcz Główna

[425] (ERA-E 75A2, not shown; ERA-R 176C5; R3) PL24/4

The station building splits the lines to Inowrocław and Piła and at the west end it is possible to arrive or depart from the "wrong" side using connections:-

[A] is a 200m link only possible between platform IV and the Piła line, or
[B] from platforms I - III to/from the Inowrocław line via a 350m connection into, and 750m across a yard throat and parallel to the main line.

[A] Use shown in the December 2023 Peron sheets by the 06:04 arrival from Piła Główna and 06:36 to Wyrzysk Osiek, both SSuX 11 - 22 December 2023. Note the Mały Atlas shows an 800m long line 745 from the west end of the option [A] goods yard curving underneath the Inowrocław main line to line 425, but this would require running through the complete length of the goods yard so is unlikely to be used by passenger services.

[B] The December 2023 Peron sheets show departures at 04:54, 07:07, 11:09 and arrivals at 07:22 and 08:34, use confirmed in the Journey Planner map view, albeit from a travellers 2017 experience this is plotted further south than the route taken...

Check the Peron sheets for up to date details.

Chabowka and Sucha Beskidzka (on the Kraków to Zakopane line)

Sucha Beskidzka

[135] (ERA-E 78B2; ERA-R 185B5; G8) PL24/5

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 called Sucha Beskidzka Zamek. Use of the relevant North to West and South to West curves can be identified by appropriate services calling at Sucha Beskidzka.

Chabówka – Rabka Zdrój – Nowy Sącz

[136] (ERA-E 78C2; ERA-R 185C5-186A5; H8/9) PL24/6

Most of this line is due to be modernised and become/replaced by the under construction high speed line from Podłęze near Kraków to Zakopane and Nowy Sącz which will join its formation at a triangular junction.

  • The Voivodship through Małopolskie Szlaki Turystyki Kolejowej have in previous years organised limited specials covering the complete ex passenger line worked by diesel SM42-1031 website here but the 2023 details did not appear until July, all ran from Nowy Sącz and none were to/from Chabówka. As the 135 all year PDF shows all PKP services from Chabówka – Rabka Zdrój are bustituted throughout 2023/24 it is reasonable to assume any 2024 specials would be the same.
  • Previously additional steam specials were run by The Chabówka Museum but in 2023 they ran between Chabówka and Osielec on the Kraków main line. A Gen post implied passengers were being carried to/from the Skansen so whether their website remark saying "passengers getting on or off the train at the Skansen in Chabówka are obliged to buy an entrance ticket in accordance with the price list. If you are not interested in accessing the Skansen, please go to the Chabówka railway station where all retro trains also stop." still applies is not known as a 2022 traveller on a MSTK special advised no travel into the Skansen was allowed.

Chabówka and the new avoiding line

[135] (ERA-E 78C2; ERA-R 186A5; H8) PL24/7

A newly constructed north to south avoiding curve opened on 22 December 2023, with trains using it calling at a new Chabówka Stadion station to the south of the curve. Some services still run in and out of Chabówka using the north to east and east to south curves with a reversal [but not one stop further to Rabka Zdrój as this is shown bus replaced for all of 2023/24]. Services using the avoiding curve show a < at Chabówka and Rabka Zdrój.

Chełm area

Chełm – Dorohusk – Jagodin (Ukraine)

[550/M401] (ERA-E 79C54; ERA-R 184C5; F13) PL24/8

Two parallel unelectrified lines cross the Poland/Ukraine border here, standard gauge (1435mm) and broad gauge (1520mm). Both have scheduled passenger services as at December 2023.

Standard gauge line to Ukraine

Used by the Warszawa – Kiev (and v.v.) overnight train pair on the 1435mm gauge tracks to/from Jagodin where gauge changing takes place by means of bogie exchange. PKP diesel traction is needed for the short cross-border journey from Dorohusk.

Note this is the only standard gauge passenger service east of Chełm meaning Dorohusk had no service during its Covid suspension until 15 September 2021. Due to westbound punctuality issues, from a date in Spring 2022 the Kiev - Warszawa has run separate from a Dorohusk - Warszawa service run to the quoted timings.

Broad gauge line to Ukraine

Before the war, after no service for many years, a daytime pair using Ukrainian DMUs commenced running through to Chełm on 12 June 2017, initially successful and increased to two pairs, subsequently reduced to one in December 2018. Then allegedly due to a Customs dispute with the Polish Authorities concerning fuel duty this pair only ran cross border to Dorohusk [with a bus to/from Chełm] from 9 June 2019, but even this service was withdrawn after running on the 18 June 2019.

In use by Ukrainian refugee services from February 2022, then by a pair of scheduled services from 4/5 May 2022, with additional services added later.
The broad gauge services are not shown in the 550 PDF but are included in the PKP Journey Planner and on the Chelm Platform sheets.

Chełm - Włodawa

[558] (ERA-E 79C4-C5; ERA-R 185B5-C5; E13/F13) PL24/9

This otherwise freight only branch has had a sponsored summer weekend only service in recent years and it is usual for a PDF to appear later in the year, as once again it is not showing in those issued in December 2023. There were two train pairs SSuO from 24 June until 27 August in 2023. Note an approved kolej+ re-opening bid will mean replacement of the currently used last 10km by a new alignment north of Okuninka Białe via Okuninka to a new station at Włodawa Miasto as the current Włodawa station is 4km from the town centre. A construction start is planned for 2027.

CMK connections (Centralna Magistrala Kolejowa connections off the Warszawa to Katowice/Kraków high speed line)

Koniecpol – Kozłów (p.odg. Starzyny)

[107, 109] (ERA-E 78B4; ERA-R 182C3; F8) PL24/10

Used by services included in Table 109 with a timing at Częstochowa/Częstochowa Stradom and Kraków not running via Kielce. This 11 km line reopened in the 2012 timetable and since 2017 has seen increased use when regular services via Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice to Jaworzno Szczakowa ended.

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

[100/109/P200/175] (ERA-E 78C4; ERA-R 183C3; F8) PL24/11

This 7.7 km west to north link between the Częstochowa - Kielce line and the CMK is used by EIC Pendolinos and IC's between Warszawa Zachodnia and Częstochowa most easily identified in 109 by a | at Żelisławice, plus from 11 June 2023 by PR services to/from Włoszczowa Północ.

[Kielce –] Czarnca – Włoszczowa Północ [– Częstochowa]

[109] (ERA-E 78C4; ERA-R 183C3; F8) PL24/12

This newly constructed 3.3km curve [line 582] opened on 11 December 2022 but only came into passenger use from 11 June 2023 by a limited service. From the 3 September 2023 timetable change all local services either run Kielce - Włoszczowa Północ [reverse] - Częstochowa, or terminate there using either this curve or PL24/11.

[Kielce –] Czarnca – Zelislawice [– Częstochowa]

[109] (ERA-E 78C4; ERA-R 183C3; F8) PL24/13

A consequence of the new east to north curve to the CMK opening is from 3 September 2023, use of the 6.7km section of the east - west main line by services NOT calling at Włoszczowa Północ has dropped to two pairs daily. These can be identified in the 109 PDF by timings at Kielce and a Częstochowa station and a < at Włoszczowa Północ.

Psary – p.odg. Starzyny – Kozłów

[100] (ERA-E 78B4-C4; ERA-R 182C3; F8) PL24/14

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

Czarnca – Psary (p.odg. Knapówka)

[100, 109] (ERA-E 78C4; ERA-R 182C3; F8) PL24/15

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.

PolRegio withdrew their semi-fast R Kielce - Katowice services so in 2022/23 there are two pairs daily via this curve which despite using the CMK do not appear in table 100.

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

[100,113,114] (ERA-E 78C5; ERA-R 183A5; E9) PL24/16

Shared as far as p.odg. Zapowiedź with table 113, the TLK services shown in Tables 113 or 114 with stops at Opoczno Południe are the only services covering the 4.5 km west to south curve to/from the CMK.

Coal Trunk Line (Magistrala węglowa) From Herby Nowe to Zduńska Wola Karsznice and Inowrocław, with connecting routes and curves

The Magistrala węglowa (Coal Trunk Line) is a major south - north freight artery which, for EGTRE purposes, can be considered as running from Herby Nowe through Zduńska Wola Karznice to Inowrocław. The 258 km route was table 315 in the PKP timetable, but its local passenger service ended many years ago and since then a table has appeared intermittently. In recent years, of the entries in it very few with the exception of the Warszawa - Inowrocław Rąbinek - Poznan pair actually use "315", as seasonal and part line diversionary use were not included. So with PKP announcing on issuing the 2023/24 timetable that all seasonal services using this line were to be diverted via other routes, it was unexpected that a one weekend Pilgrim Special pair appeared in 315!

There are numerous curves and connections with the Coal Trunk Line, some used frequently, others much less so or not for many years. For this reason a route-based approach has been taken with every connection or section given a number in the schematic diagram below. These are then quoted in the headings of each entry to allow easy identification of sections in use.

To assist travellers, the individual sections in scheduled use in the CURRENT timetable period will be listed here, along with their PL24/xx number. From 10 March 2024 they are:-

  • 13 PL24/25 Klodawa - Ponętów north
  • 15 PL24/25 p.odg. Borysławice - Inowrocław Rąbinek
  • 16 PL24/25 Inowrocław Rąbinek - Mogilno

Timings are given from the last point before travel on any part of the Coal Trunk Line.

Herby Nowe – Chorzew Siemkowice – Zduńska Wola Karznice – Ponętów – p.odg. Borysławice – Inowrocław Rabinek (– Inowrocław) 1,3,6,9,12,15,17

[180, 430, via 315] (ERA-E 75A2-B3/78B4-B5; ERA-R 182A3-177A4; F7,E7,D7) PL24/17

This is the entry primarily identifying a traversal of the south end of the Coal Trunk Line. The north and south-bound routes run up to 1km apart just north of Herby Nowe, with the southbound track crossing over Line 181 (Table 322) on a flyover. Note these are also booked via curve 702 to/from Częstochowa Stradom.
No scheduled use in 2023/24, the last time between 23 June - 1 July 2023 by an overnight Hel/Łeba - Bohumin [ČD] train pair.

[Częstochowa -] Częstochowa Aniołow (p.odg. Wyczerpy) – Chorzew Siemkowice - Zdunska Wola Karznice - Ponętów - p.odg. Borysławice - Inowrocław Rąbinek - Podg. Mimowola - Inowrocław. 2,3,6,9,12,15,18

[102, 173, 315] (ERA-E 78A4; ERA-R 182B4; F7) PL24/18

This entry duplicates PL24/19 except for use of a different curve near Inowrocław.

No scheduled use of code 18 curve in 2023/24. See PL24/19 for any use of the remainder.

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[Częstochowa -] Częstochowa Aniołow (p.odg. Wyczerpy) – Chorzew Siemkowice - Zdunska Wola Karznice - p.odg Dionizów - Ponętów - p.odg. Borysławice - Inowrocław Rąbinek - line 742 - Inowrocław 2,3,6,9,12,15,17

[102, 173, 315] (ERA-E 78A4; ERA-R 182B4; F7) PL24/19

The summer Bohumin [ČD] - Hel/Łeba pair from recent years have been re-routed leaving use in 2024 by just one pair of one weekend Pilgrim specials.

Note that the northbound and southbound tracks from the grade separated junction at podg Wyczerpy, north of Częstochowa run on significantly different vertical alignments and remain separate for 3 km as far as Rząsawa and this pair are booked via code 17, the short east side curve between Inowrocław and Inowrocław Rąbinek. Inowrocław.

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Note A 54202 Gdynia Główna - 11:09 Inowrocław - Częstochowa
Note B 45202 15:22 Częstochowa - Gdynia Główna

Note A: ONLY 9 November 2024
Note B: ONLY 10 November 2024

(Łódź –) p.odg Gajewniki – p.odg Dionizów – Ponętów – p.odg. Zamków – Klodawa (– Kutno ) 7,9,10

[315/300] (ERA-E 75B1; ERA-R 177A2; D7) PL24/20

No service in 2023/24. This combination is from/to Lodz via the Zdunska Wola East to North curve, a mid section of the Coal Trunk Line and the very rare south to east curve from Ponętów to p.odg. Zamków to join line 300 towards Kutno saw use by two pairs of IC's from 29 August to 11 December 2021.

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(Łódź –) p.odg Gajewniki – p.odg Dionizów – Ponętów – Barlogi (– Poznań) 7,9,11

[315/300] (ERA-E 75B1; ERA-R 177A2; D7) PL24/21

No service in 2023/24, last use was dates between 12 March and 21 June 2023. This combination is the east to north curve at Zdunska Wola, the Coal trunk Line and the south to west curve at Ponętów to the Warszawa - Poznań line.

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(Łódź –) p.odg Gajewniki – p.odg Dionizów – Ponętów – p.odg. Borysławice - Inowrocław Rabinek – line 742 (– Inowrocław) 7,9,12,15,17

[315, 405] (ERA176C4; D6) PL24/22

No service in 2023/24, last used between 23 June - 4 September 2023. This route covers the east to north curve at Zdunska Wola, then the Coal Trunk Line to Inowrocław Rąbinek and the short curve (line 742) to Inowrocław.

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(Łódź –) p.odg Gajewniki – p.odg Dionizów – Ponętów – p.odg. Borysławice - Inowrocław Rąbinek – Podg. Mimowola – line 131 - Inowrocław. 7,9,12,15,18

[102, 173, 315] (ERA-E 78A4; ERA-R 182B4; F7) PL24/23

No booked use of this combination in 2023/24 which is from/to Łódź via the Zdunska Wola East to North curve, a northern section of the Coal Trunk Line and the long curve via Podg. Mimowola of line 131 [code 18] from Inowrocław, the rarer of the two. Map view showed one service from 26 June to 1 September and another from 29 August to 6 November 2021 booked via code 18, curve 131 but from reports received its use was subject to punctuality issues, the first did not when late, and the second did curve 131 [code 18] for two travellers but not for another, all when on time. Additionally a traveller advised a previous years successful travel over line 131 avoided a conflict with a train heading for Poznań so use may also be subject to punctuality of a different service. If they do not take code 18 they use line 742 [code 17] instead.

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(Łódź –) p.odg Gajewniki – p.odg Dionizów – Ponętów – Inowrocław Rąbinek – Podg. Mimowola – line 741 - Jaksice 7,9,12,15,19

[102, 173, 200a, 315] (ERA-E 78A4; ERA-R 182B4; F7) PL24/24

No booked use in 2023/24. This route runs from/to Łódź via the Zdunska Wola East to North curve, the northern section of the Coal Trunk Line and the south - north Inowrocław freight avoiding line to/from Bydgoszcz. Last used by one train on the morning of 4 September 2023

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(Kutno –) Kłodawa – p.odg. Zamków – p.odg. Borysławice – Inowrocław Rąbinek – p.odg. Dziarnowo (– Poznań) 13,15,16

[B170, 300, 315] (ERA-E 75B1; ERA-R 177A2; D7) PL24/25

Daily use continues in 2023/24. This route is via the east to north curve from the Warszawa - Poznań line on to the Coal Trunk Line and the curve off it at podg Dziarnowo north of Inowrocław Rąbinek onto the Inowrocław - Gniezno - Poznań main line.

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This routing had numerous diversions whilst parts of the Warszawa - Poznań main line (T300) were being upgraded, but when that reopened one all year daily train pair calling at reopened stations on the Coal Trunk Line at Babiak, Piotrków Kujawski and more recently Inowrocław Rąbinek continued.

TLK17102 Warszawa Wschodnia - 16:29/17:03 Kutno - Zielona Góra Glówna
TLK71103 Zielona Góra Glówna - 09:44 Mogilno - Warszawa Wschodnia/Gdańska

(Kutno –) Kłodawa – p.odg. Zamków – p.odg. Borysławice – Inowrocław Rąbinek – line 742 - Inowrocław 13,15,17

[B170, 300, 315] (ERA-E 75B1; ERA-R 177A2; D7) PL24/26

No scheduled use in 2023/24, last used by one train on 21 January 2023. This route is via the east to north curve from the Warszawa - Poznań line on to the Coal Trunk Line and the inside curve off it at Inowrocław Rąbinek to/from Inowrocław station.

(Kutno –) Kłodawa – p.odg. Zamków – p.odg. Borysławice – Inowrocław Rąbinek – Inowrocław Rąbinek – Podg. Mimowola – line 741 - Jaksice 13,15,19

[B170, 300, 315] (ERA-E 75B1; ERA-R 177A2; D7) PL24/27

No scheduled use in 2023/24, last use between 25 June - 2 September 2023. This route is via the east to north curve from the Warszawa - Poznań line on to the Coal Trunk Line to Inowrocław Rąbinek and the north/south Inowrocław station by-pass, a new combination for summer 2023.

Czechowice Dziedzice area, including Chybie

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

[146, 147] (ERA-E 77B1; ERA-R 188C3; H7) PL24/28

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

This curve has been vertically and horizontally re-aligned in 2021 with the north end junction to/from Czechowice Dziedzice relocated further north. The changes are clearly illustrated on OpenRailwayMap.

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

[146/147] (ERA-E 77B1, not shown; ERA-R 182A1; H7) PL24/29

The 147 PDF shows all westbound services towards Chybie with < markers at Zabrzeg and Zabrzeg Czarnolesie meaning diversion via this 4km route from 10 March - 14 December 2024. Map view confirms this, as it does for all Katowice towards Skoczów services on 146 and plots then taking the same nearest the main line option on the south side of Zabrzeg Czarnolesie goods yard as the previous passenger use from March 2020 until 13 March 2021 but confirmation of this would be appreciated by the Compilers.

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

[146/146a] (ERA-E 78B2; ERA-R 182A1; H7) PL24/30

Two train pairs continue to use this curve in the current timetable

SSuO Os94141 Gliwice - 08:05 Chybie – Wisła Głębce
Note A SSuO Os94169 Rybnik - 12:26 Chybie - Wisła Głębce
Note A SSuO Os94128 Wisła Głębce - 10:26 Skoczów - Rybnik
SSuO Os99146 Wisła Głębce - 18:44/47 Skoczów - Gliwice

Note A: 27 April to 8 June 2024 + 1-3 May and 30-31 May

Żory – Chybie

[146a/154] (ERA-E 77A1; ERA-R 188C2; G6-H7) PL24/31

Thanks to re-opening of intermediate stations in advance of a pending kolej+ scheme table 146a has re-appeared even though they only see calls by two pairs SSuO.

There is additional use by non-stop TLK's that are not shown in 146a which can be identified in table 154 by < markers between Żory and Czechowice-Dziedzice, or table 151 with > markers between Wroclaw Glowny and Czechowice-Dziedzice en route to/from Bielsko-Biala.


(Sulechów-) podg Czerwieńsk Wsch. – Czerwieńsk – podg Czerwieńsk Płd. (-Przylep)

[334, 355] (ERA-E 74B1; ERA-R 175B2 E2 partially shown) PL24/32

Use resumed on 12 March 2023 after an engineering work closure since 16 March 2020. Following opening of the south <=> east avoiding curve (podg Czerwieńsk Południe - podg Czerwieńsk Wschodnia) on 9 June 2013. this entry indicates use of the old line from the east junction to/from Czerwieńsk station. These services cross underneath the Zielona Góra line to the south side of the two-sided Czerwieńsk station, then also use a significant connection to/from the Zielona Góra line at the east end of Czerwieńsk station, explaining why the timings towards Gorzów Wielkopolski are shown from Zielona Góra Przylep and not Czerwieńsk.

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78571/0 Zielona Góra Główna - 15:57 Zielona Góra Przylep - Gorzów Wielkopolski
78573/2 Zielona Góra Główna - 18:37 Zielona Góra Przylep - Gorzów Wielkopolski
70521/0 Zbąszynek - 05:40 Sulechów - Zielona Góra Główna
87568/9 Gorzów Wielkopolski – 17:45 Sulechów - Zielona Góra Główna

With recent re-instatement of the Zielona Góra - Czerwieńsk - Guben [DB] service there may be increased use of the connection to/from the Zielona Góra line at the east end of Czerwieńsk station. This would only be possible going via Peron 3 Track 4 as used by the above services but the Peron sheets since have shown all Guben [DB] services scheduled to use Peron 1 or 2. Any reports of additional use would be appreciated by the Compilers.

Częstochowa Area

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

[102] (ERA-E 78B4; ERA-R 182B3; F7 R15) PL24/33

No scheduled use in 2023/24. This entry is part duplicated by an alternative route between Częstochowa Stradom and Poraj, see PL24/35.

What appears to be a grade separated junction for the Częstochowa - Koniecpol line is actually separate routes as line 701 on the east side is used by Koniecpol passenger services in both directions. The west side line relevant to this entry is freight Line 703 that diverges at the north end of Częstochowa Towarowa (marshalling yard) to run on the far west side of this yard through Częstochowa Raków Platform 1 Track 5 [no calls in Dec-23 Peron sheets] before climbing to go over the Katowice main line to podg Kucelinka. Here it joins the passenger route from Częstochowa Stradom to Koniecpol and also where Line 155 to Poraj diverges [see also PL24/35 Option [A]]. Note there is no connection between line 701 on the east side and line 155 to Poraj at podg Kucelinka.

[Częstochowa -] Częstochowa Towarowa – line 703 via Częstochowa Raków - podg Kucelinka [- Koniecpol]

[109] (ERA-E 78B4; ERA-R 182B3; F7 R15) PL24/34

No known scheduled use of this combination in 2023/24 as without time consuming searches of map view it is now impossible to identify non-stop services as a permanent platform 1 Track 85 opened on goods line 703 at Częstochowa Raków from late in 2022. Since then any non-stop services show |, the identical marker to the normal route so only local services calling at platform 1 Track 85 to/from Koniecpol are guaranteed to use this entry but there are none in the 2023/24 Peron sheets issued in March 2024.

This new partial version of PL24/33 was necessary for a service using this route from 23 - 27 June 2022 [and allegedly also on 16-17 April 2023] with map view showing they diverted from Częstochowa Towarowa onto freight only line 703 on the west side of the main line over the Katowice main line to podg Kucelinka.

Częstochowa Stradom via Częstochowa Raków and/or podg Kucelinka & line 155 - Poraj

[102/175] (ERA-E 78B4; ERA-R 182B3; F7 R15) PL24/35

There are three possible routes between Częstochowa Stradom and Poraj and two pair use of [B] continues into 2023/24. In order by known use:-

  • [A] From Częstochowa Stradom on the line to Koniecpol to/from podg Kucelinka and then via freight line 155, historically, but not since 2021 indicated by a '<' symbol in table 102 against Częstochowa Raków and Korwinów. When Częstochowa Stradom to Kraków services stopped running via Koniecpol this became the preferred route, but only until September 2022.
  • [B] From Częstochowa Stradom via curve 702 to the north end of Częstochowa Raków yard, then part of line 703 on the far west side and complete length of the yard to/from a connection with main line 102 to the south of Częstochowa Raków platform 1 Track 85. Use was scheduled for one train on one night in October 2020, then as a late alteration to the Autumn 2022 PDFs, all 4 pairs of Częstochowa Stradom to Kraków services were diverted from option [A] to [B] until two pairs changed to run via 109 and Koniecpol from 6 November 2022.
Note A KS40122 Częstochowa - 02:57 Częstochowa Stradom - option [B] - Tarnowskie Góry
73102 Poznań Główny - 09:15 Częstochowa Stradom - option [B] - Kraków Główny
73100 Poznań Główny - 19:06 Częstochowa Stradom - option [B] - Kraków Główny
37100 Kraków Główny - 08:43/08:49 Myszków option [B] - Poznań Główny
37102 Kraków Główny - 18:37/18:40 Myszków - option [B] - Poznań Główny

Note A: 18-20/26/27 January 2024

  • [C] Line 702 and then via entry PL24/33 above. As far as is known this combination has never been used by passenger diversions.

Note: A few services in both directions running direct between Częstochowa and Częstochowa Raków are shown diverted in map view via the part of line 703 on the far west side and complete length of the yard to/from a connection with main line 102 to the south of Częstochowa Raków platform 1 Track 85 between 23:18 and 03:52 on dates between 8 January and 9 March 2024.

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

[109/175/P200] (ERA-E 78B4; ERA-R 182B3; R15) PL24/36

This line enables trains between Wrocław/Herby and Kielce, Częstochowa Stradom & Kraków via Koniecpol PL24/10 or Częstochowa Stradom & Warszawa (via the CMK) PL24/11 or via Poraj PL24/35 Option [A] avoid reversing at Częstochowa Osobowa (the main station) by calling instead at Częstochowa Stradom. Use can be identified by any of the above services having a < at Częstochowa in table 175.


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

[111/550] (ERA-E 79A5; ERA-R 183C5; E10) PL24/37

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.

Dęblin – Stawy

[553] (ERA-E 79A5; ERA-R 178C1; E11) PL24/38

There are two passenger routes approaching Dęblin from the Łuków line which connect to either the north or south ends of Dęblin station forming a balloon loop. The normal mode of operation for some years as confirmed by the Journey Planner map view is for trains from Łuków to Dęblin to arrive at Dęblin using the southern route, [even if they are continuing south and need to reverse in order to do so]. Trains from Dęblin to Łuków use the northern route.

Gdańsk area

Gdańsk Wrzeszcz

[442,443] (ERA-E 75B4, not shown; ERA-R 172B4; R2) PL24/39

There is a flyover as part of the reinstated junction for the newish services via Gdańsk Port Lotniczy which should be used by the through services from Gdańsk Główny. Note crossovers also allow use of the non-flyover route but any departure or arrival using Peron II is more likely to use the flyover.

Gdańsk Osowa – Rębiechowo

[440] (ERA-E 75A4; ERA-R 172B4; A6 not shown) PL24/40

The direct Gdynia Główna - Kościerzyna/Kartuzy service via this third side of the triangle is significantly less than services on the other two sides via the new line through Gdańsk Port Lotniczy.

Gdańsk Stadion Expo

[Ex 453] (ERA-E 75B4, not shown; ERA-R 172B4 not shown; R2) PL24/41

A 2km section of the long closed, now freight only line towards Gdańsk Nowy Port to a platform near the Stadium is used occasionally in connection with Football or special events. Last confirmed use was on 25 August 2023 with details published on the ZTM local transport Authority website. Note this station and any services do not appear in the PKP Journey Planner.

Gdynia area

Gdynia Główny – Rumia via line 202

[452] (ERA-E 75A5; ERA-R 172B4; R2) PL24/42

There are two routes between Gdynia Główna and Rumia. Line 250 from Gdynia Główna Platforms 1-2 is used mainly by SKM local services via Gdynia Stocznia-Uniwersytet Morski, Gdynia Chylonia Platform 1 and Gdynia Cisowa where it divides either side of Gdynia Cisowa Elektrowozownia EMU depot. The two single lines come back together at Rumia Janowo. Note the south side line at the Depot is bi-directional.

The alternative is line 202 from Gdynia Główna between platforms 3 and 4 (crossovers allow access from other platforms) which passes under and then alongside line 250 on non-platform tracks at Gdynia Chylonia after which it becomes single track and runs to the north side of Cisowa Elektrowozownia EMU depot parallel with 250 to bypass Rumia Janowo platforms. This single track is also believed to be bi-directional and note although largely parallel with line 250 there are significant divergences at the diveunder west of Gdynia Stocznia-Uniwersytet Morski and after Gdynia Cisowa.

The following operating pattern appears to have applied since the December 2021-22 PKP timetable update, with the numbers of exceptions reducing markedly from the 2022-23 timetable:

  • Line 250 is used by local services stopping all stations to Rumia. From Gdynia Główna to Gdynia Chylonia platform 1 is used only by local stopping services.
  • Line 202 is used by IC services and also local services that only call at Gdynia Chylonia and have no other intermediate stops between Gdynia Główna and Rumia.

Gdynia Główna approaches alternative: line 963

[452] (ERA-E 75A5, not shown; ERA-R 172B4 not shown; R2) PL24/43
There is a 1km single track line 963 to/from the higher numbered platforms at Gdynia Główna with pointwork allowing it to be used by both arrivals and departures to/from Rumia and identified by a < at only Gdynia Stocznia Universytet Morski. This routing avoids the flyover line 250 via Gdynia Stocznia-Uniwersytet Morski platforms or the parallel lines 202 and 960 which go underneath line 250 and was indicated against services running on just 9/10 September 2023, with the PKP Journey Planner Map view showing use of 963 in both directions. There are none with such a marking in the March 2024 PDF.

Additionally as the northern junction of line 963 with main line 250 is south of Gdynia Grabowek platforms, a report was received of TLK 402 19:00 Hel to Bohumin on 11 July 2023 [previous stop Puck 20:00 and via the west side of Gdynia Cisowa Depot and the main line south of Gdynia Chylonia] taking line 963 en route to P5 at Gdynia Główna so any additional reports of use of line 963 would be welcomed by the Compilers.

Diagrams of the relevant parts of the route are available here:

Gdynia Stocznia-Universytet Morski

[450/451 & 452] (ERA172B4 not shown, R2) PL24/44

The SKM local and main lines take separate routes with Gdynia Stocznia-Universytet Morski station on an elevated section flying over freight lines leading into the docks. Services in either direction calling at Gdynia Stocznia-Universytet Morski must use Gdynia Główna Peron 1.

Hajnówka area

Hajnówka station is a double "v".

Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.


[541/543] (ERA179B4, D13) PL24/45

Most trains are through to/from the Lewki [- Białystok] line and use relocated platform IV on the west side [south of the previous demolished station building] and if to/from Czeremcha use a 370 metre south end connection. Others terminating or starting from Hajnówka to/from Czeremcha use platforms I & II on the east side and a separate 250 metre section.

There is also a new west side platform III at a distinct angle to platform IV used by a few arrivals/departures from/to Lewki so check the Peron sheets for ongoing platform use.

Herby Stare area

Herby Stare – Boronów (p.odg Kalina)

[175/180] (ERA-E 78B4; ERA-R 182A3; F7) PL24/46

This 2.2km east <=> south curve, [line 687] regained a local service in 2016. Use by an IC train pair ended 12 March 2022.

SSuX PR44214 Lubliniec - 08:08 [Reverse] depart 08:12 Herby Stare - Tarnowskie Góry
SO PR44205 Częstochowa - 13:35/41 Herby Stare - Tarnowskie Góry
SO PR44201 Tarnowskie Góry - 12:01 Boronów - Częstochowa
SSuX 44245 Tarnowskie Góry - 14:04 Boronów - Częstochowa

Note some services do not run on appointed days around Public Holidays

Herby Stare – Herby Nowe

[175/180/315/322] (ERA-E 78B4; ERA-R 182A3; F7) PL24/47

Continues in 2023/24. The daytime pair can be identified from the 322 PDF with a | at both Herby Nowe and Herby Stare as they are not included in 175. Use resumed in 2019/20.

38107 Kraków Glówny – 11:49 Częstochowa Stradom - Piła Główna
83106 Piła Główna – 15:32 Krzepice - Kraków Glówny

Lisów – Herby Stare

[175] (ERA-E 78B4, not shown; ERA-R 182A3; F7) PL24/48

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


Iława alternative routes

[400/405/500] (ERA-E 75B3, not shown; ERA-R 172B1; B8) PL24/49

There are two routes between Iława station and Działdowo, the Malbork – Warszawa main line diving under the Toruń – Olsztyn line from the north side, plus Line 968, an inside curve to/from south side Peron III which also accesses a freight yard.

It is believed the track layout does not allow trains to/from Działdowo Peron III to reach the diveunder line so as trains from Iława Peron I & II can reach Line 968, only those using Peron III are guaranteed to use line 968. The usual route for through Malbork - Iława - Działdowo services is the diveunder to avoid conflicts so query the platform arrival/departure sheets for details of Peron III arrivals and departures from Działdowo. Feedback on specific services using line 968 would be appreciated by the Compilers.

Additionally all Olsztyn - Iława - Malbork services use connections at the Olsztyn end of the station to cross to the north side platforms. Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.


Jarocin north end connection and south end alternative routes

[321] (ERA-E 74C1, not shown; ERA-R 176B2, not shown; E5) PL24/50

Jarocin is a split station with a sizeable yard south of the platforms.

Click on the thumbnail for a plan of the Jarocin area:-

Option [A] a north end 400 metre connection (line 983) allows trains to/from Września to/from the west side platforms 1-2. Previous scheduled for the June - September 2023 timetable period.

Note A SSuX KW 77250 10:29 Jarocin - Gniezno
Note A KW 77882 18:53 Jarocin - Gniezno
Note B SSuX KW 77903 Gniezno – 06:58 Radlin Wielkopolski - Jarocin
Note A SSuX KW 77249 Gniezno – 08:33 Radlin Wielkopolski - Jarocin
Note B SSuX KW 77915 Gniezno – 21:14 Radlin Wielkopolski - Jarocin

Note A: 11 March - 26 April 2024 SSuX
Note B: 11 March - 7 June 2024 SSuX
Option [B] Services to/from Września normally terminate or start from platform 3 [Track 256!] on the east side of Jarocin station, but if they use that platform to continue/arrive from Krotoszyn they will use a 1.6km link on the east side of a sizeable yard up to 150m away from the main lines to/from the junction with line 826. Last recorded use by one train on just 5 September 2022.

Note A SSuX KW 77251 Krotoszyn - 10:21 Golina - Gniezno
Note A SSuX KW 77248 Gniezno – 08:41 Jarocin - Krotoszyn

Note A: From 29 April 2024
The PDFs show re-opening of Krotoszyn – Jarocin after a lengthy engineering work closure on 28 April 2024 and then all through Poznań - Krotoszyn services must resume using connecting line 826 south of Jarocin station to/from west side platforms 1 & 2 so this is no longer considered an obscure route.

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Lanckorona

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Lanckorona south to west

[139] (ERA-E 78B2; ERA-R 182C1; H8) PL24/51

Use rapidly reduced after opening of the new north to west avoiding curve on 11 June 2023; by November 2023 to just one local train pair. From the 2023/24 timetable this curve is used only by seasonal services, an overnight pair from 22/23 December 2023 to 28/29 February 2024 or by a maximum of three pairs from 22 June - 1 September 2024. These can be identified by timings in table 139 at Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Lanckorona.

Katowice area - East of a north-south line through the station

Diversions not used since 2021/22 have been deleted.

[Sosnowiec Dańdówka –] Sosnowiec Porąbka – line 171 – Podg Dorota - part line 133 - Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice

[105] (ERA-E 77B2; ERA-R 188A4-B4; R18) PL24/52

All year use in 2023/24. Last used in the March - June 2023 timetable period and note west from Podg Dorota is a sizeable grade separated junction.

Note H 16171 Warszawa Wschodnia – 00:19/52 Zawiercie - Jelenia Góra
Note A 1460/1420 Warszawa Wschodnia – 08:19 Zawiercie - Bielsko-Biała/Wisła Uzdrowisko
Note B 5427 Gdynia Główna – 13:58 Zawiercie – Katowice
Note B 1423 Białystok – 17:18 Zawiercie - Bielsko-Biała
Note B 24103 Kielce – 20:16 Zawiercie – Gliwice
Note C 61170 Jelenia Góra – 02:34/40/48 Katowice – Warszawa Wschodnia/Warszawa Gdańska
Note B 42102 Gliwice – 07:08 Katowice – Kielce
Note D 62100 Jelenia Góra – 12:10 Katowice - Lublin
Note E 4526 13:13/24 Katowice - Gdynia Główna
Note F 4124 17:35 Katowice – Płock
Note G 4120/60 Bielsko-Biała/Wisła Uzdrowisko – 18:55 Katowice – Warszawa Wschodnia

Note A: 9 June to 13 December
Note B: 9 June to 14 December
Note C: 10 March to 9 June, not 20 March
Note D: 29 April to 8 June
Note E: 29 April to 14 December
Note F: 29 April to 8 June
Note G: 3 May to 8 June
Note H: not 12-19, 21-22,27 March 2024

Jaworzno Szczakowa - Sosnowiec Maczki - podg Dorota - Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice

[Ex 140, in 100] (ERA-E 77B2; ERA-R 188A4-B4; R18) PL24/53

This 15.8km route allows trains from Kraków via T140 to proceed towards Częstochowa or the CMK or vice versa avoiding Katowice. Use is identifiable by IC/TLKs appearing in T140 with < from Jaworzno Szczakowa to and including Katowice, and timings or a | to/from Kraków and Jaworzno Szczakowa or in T102 with > from Dabrowa Gornicza Zabkowice to Katowice. Additionally map view has also confirmed this route used occasionally by T100 Warszawa - Kraków services with a < at Miechów. Check journey planner map view for confirmation.

Note podg Dorota – Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice is also used by entries in PL24/52 & PL24/54.

Note F 53171 Gdynia Główna – 01:55 Częstochowa – Zakopane
Note A 83191 Kołobrzeg - 06:00 Zawiercie - Kraków Główny
Note A 53191 Łeba- 07:13 Częstochowa - Kraków Główny
73103 Poznań Główny - 09:49/10:11 Zawiercie - Kraków Główny
Note J 5312 Gdynia Główna - 16:05 Pyrzowice Lotnisko - Kraków Główny
Note D SSuO 83151 Kolobrzeg – 18:55 Zawiercie - Kraków Główny
Note B 73101 Poznań Główny - 19:38/19:55 Zawiercie - Kraków Główny
Note E SuO 83157 Ustka – 22:34 Zawiercie - Kraków Główny
Note G 35170 00:17/24 Kraków Główny - Gdynia Główna
Note B 37100 Kraków Główny - 08:15/08:23 Jaworzno Szczakowa - Poznań Główny
Note J 3512 Kraków Główny - 11:14 Jaworzno Szczakowa - Poznań Główny
Note B 37102 Kraków Główny - 17:59 Jaworzno Szczakowa - Poznań Główny
Note C 35190 18:35 Kraków Główny - Łeba
Note H FO 38176 Kraków Główny - 20:42 Jaworzno Szczakowa – Ustka
Note C 38190 Kraków Główny - 22:18 Jaworzno Szczakowa - Kołobrzeg
Note H FSO 38150 Kraków Główny - 23:03 Jaworzno Szczakowa – Kolobrzeg

Note A: 23 June - 2 September 2024
Note B: 10 March - 14 December 2024
Note C: 21 June - 31 August 2024
Note D: 22 June to 1 September + 15 August
Note E: 23 June to 1 September + 15 August
Note F: 13 April, 7-15 May 2024
Note G: 14 April, 8-16 May 2024
Note H: 21 June to 31 August + 14 August
Note J: 9 June to 14 December

(Katowice – Mysłówice –) Sosnowiec Jęzor – podg Dorota [– part line 133 – Dąbrowa Gornicza Ząbkowice]

[101/140] (ERA-E 77B2; ERA-R 182B1-C1; R18) PL24/54

This entry has alternative routes and with no stations between Mysłówice and Dąbrowa Gornicza Ząbkowice the scheduled route can only be identified using the Journey Planner map view if they appear in 140 to/from Mysłówice. There is limited use from March 2024, all via option [B]. The route options are:-

  • [A] from Mysłówice via Sosnowiec Jęzor and Line 180 to podg Dorota. Note the flyover south of podg Dorota to line 180 shown in the 2011 Mały Atlas no longer exists so southbound services may be more likely.
  • [B] from Mysłówice via Sosnowiec Jęzor to podg Długoszyn (west of Jaworzno Szczakowa), curve 667 and Sosnowiec Maczki to podg Dorota

Note podg Dorota - part line 133 - Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice is also used by entries in PL24/52 & PL24/53.

Note A 61170 Jelenia Góra – 03:07 Katowice – Option [B] - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note B 42100 16:21 Katowice – Option [A] - Lublin
Note C KS 40640 Gliwice – 22:58 Katowice – Option [B] - Częstochowa
Note C KS 40842 Gliwice – 23:34/38 Katowice - Option [B] - Zawiercie
Note D 16171 Warszawa Wschodnia – 00:47 Zawiercie - Option [B] - Jelenia Góra
Note C 5421 Gdynia Główna – 22:22 Zawiercie – Option [B] - Katowice
Note C KS 40687 Częstochowa – 22:57 Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice – Option [B] - Gliwice
Note E 40691 Gdynia Główna – 23:54 Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice – Option [B] - Katowice

Note A: 20 March
Note B: 29 April to 8 June
Note C: 12-13, 18-22 March 2024
Note D: 12-19, 21-23 March 2024
Note E: 22 March

Dąbrowa Gornicza Ząbkowice - Line 160 southbound or 186 both directions - Łazy – goods lines to Zawiercie

[101/102] (ERA-E 77B2-C2; ERA-R 188A5-B5; too detailed to be shown, G7 R18) PL24/55

Alternative routes, two of which can be identified by < markers between Łazy and Dąbrowa Górnicza Sikorka.

  • [A] Southbound via flyover route 160 to the southern end of 186 identified by < markers from Wiesiółka to Dąbrowa Górnicza Sikorka. Previous use between 13 June to 28 August and 7 November - 11 December 2021.
  • [B] Line 186 in both directions that splits to the east and out of sight of the main line between Chruszczobród and Wiesiółka
  • [C] via goods lines for 6km north from Łazy on the east side of the first, then in-between parts of two subsequent freight yards to south of Zawiercie

In Autumn 2020 travellers noticed new platforms on line 186 at Chruszczobród [Peron II] and Wiesiółka [Peron III] so use of Option [B] can now be identified from the Peron sheets by calls at both. Also note if a southbound service calls at any Wiesiółka platform it is then impossible to travel Option [A] via line 160.

When [B] was in use northbound during 2016 plus on 11 August 2017, mainline services continued via Option [C] to Zawiercie. However when scheduled again between August and December 2020 it is believed all northbound services re-joined the normal passenger route by at least Łazy, as would any currently timetabled option [B] local services. But as there are no stations between Łazy and Zawiercie it is impossible for the timetable to show services routed only or additionally via option [C] and map view must be used.

Zawiercie avoider: (south to west curve line 705)

[102/179] (ERA-E 77B2-C2; ERA-R 188A5-B5; G7 R21) PL24/56
This pair is shown in the all year timetable as the only services using this curve as the regular Katowice Airport passenger service is to/from Częstochowa via the north to west curve to/from Zawiercie station. They are not shown in table 102 and note they also travel via the Bytom avoiding line EGTRE entry.

Note A 5312 Gdynia Główna - 16:05 Pyrzowice Lotnisko - Kraków Główny
Note A 3512 Kraków Główny - 11:14 Jaworzno Szczakowa - Poznań Główny

Note A: 9 June - 14 December 2024

The westbound service was shown in map view in December 2023 as running via the goods lines north from Łazy, but by March 2024 this has changed to show running main line.

Sosnowiec Głowny - curve 62 – Sosnowiec Południowy

[105] (ERA-E 77B2; ERA-R 188A4-B4; R17) PL24/57

No use scheduled in 2023/24, last scheduled between 15 - 19 December 2022

Previously used by all T105 services for 1½ days in 2021, then in 2021/22 initially by four SSuX services reduced to two SSuX from June 2022, then to one service from September and none from 6 November 2022.

Katowice area - West of a north-south line through the station. Includes Rybnik and Nędza area

Any diversions not used since 2021/22 have been deleted.

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

[146, 151] (ERA-E 77B2; ERA-R 188B3; R17) PL24/58

Southbound departures from Katowice platforms 1-4 towards Katowice Ligota can run either via the main line (line 139) or via the 2km line 656 via a flyover over the main line to Gliwice and on the north side of an EMU Depot. From observation, all trains departing from Peron 1 at Katowice appear to use this route, with map view showing all departures from Peron 1 or 2 taking the flyover.

Gliwice - Gliwice Sośnica - Zabrze Makoszowy [- Line 141 - Ruda Kochłowice - line 164 - podg Hajduki - line 651 - podg Gottwald - Katowice]

[220] (ERA-E 77A2-B2; ERA-R 188A2-B2-B3; R16/17) PL24/59

None scheduled in 2023/24 for this alternative route between Katowice and Gliwice, last scheduled between 12 November - 9 December 2023. The section in brackets was in summer 2023 use as per PL24/65.

Katowice - podg Gottwald - Line 713 - part line 164 - by-pass Chorzów Batory platforms - Zabrze

[101, 220] (ERA-E 77A2-B2; ERA-R 188A2; R17) PL24/60

Four services were shown in the December 2022 PDFs with a < at only Chorzów Batory, and in map view diverting as per the description, a grade separated parallel goods line avoiding all platforms at Chorzów Batory, connecting to/from the main line flyover routing to/from Zabrze west of the platforms. However the March 2023 PDFs showed all four running non-stop through the platforms on the normal main line so this diversion did not take place. The entry is retained as it contains a unique section not covered by other entries but will be deleted if not used during 2024.

Bytom avoiding line

[165/180] (ERA-E 77B2; ERA-R 188A3; R19) PL24/61

New use planned for 2024 and note the Kraków pair also travel via the Zawiercie west to south EGTRE entry. This curve was last scheduled on certain dates in 2020 by the Russian Railways Nice Ville <=> Moskva Belorusskaia train pair when diverted from its usual route.

Note A 5312 Gdynia Główna - 15:15 Gliwice - Kraków Główny
Note B 16190 Warszawa Wschodnia - 01:25 Zawiercie - Szklarska Poręba Górna
Note A 3512 Kraków Główny - 12:17 Tarnowskie Góry - Poznań Główny
Note B 61190 Szklarska Poręba Górna - 02:10 Gliwice - Warszawa Wschodnia

Note A: 9 June - 14 December 2024
Note B: 10 June - 14 December 2024

Bytom temporary station

[166] (ERA-E 77B2 not shown); ERA-R 188A3; R19) PL24/62

Major works re-furbishing the station and western approach tracks mean from 13 September 2022 until [according to the journey planner] December 2024, the only passenger trains using the station are table 166 services to/from Gliwice. These use temporary platform 5 Track 22 on the south side of the west end freight yard near to the Narrow Gauge Railway platform and reach this via approximately 1km of unusual track from/to the normal passenger lines. The platform location is shown on OpenRailwayMap if you drill down to see track yard detail.

Tychy – line 169 – Orzesze Jaśkowice

[151/155] (ERA-E 77A1-B1; ERA-R 188B2-B3; G7) PL24/63

This line resumed use by non-stop, mainly international services in 2017. Use can be identified in 155 by < markers from Mikolów Jamna to Orzesze Jaśkowice.

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

[156] (ERA-E 77A1-A2; ERA-R 188A2-B2; G6, R20) PL24/64

See the PDF for the all year SSuO [increased to] two pairs and to note the journey planner map view also shows use by a not listed pair of summer overnights. These are 40170 departing Gliwice at 03:30 and 44170 departing Rybnik at 22:21 from 23 June - 2 September 2024. These appear to take the place of the previous summer overnight Bohumin [CD] - Świnoujście pair that used the south to east curve at Zabrze Makoszowy as per PL24/65 which are not running in 2024.

Approaching/leaving Gliwice these services use a reinstated south side connection part 141 to/from the ex Katowice main line and Gliwice Sośnica shown closed and lifted in the 2011 Mały Atlas but included in the 2022 edition.

(Rybnik – Lesczczyny – Line 149 – Gierałtowice –] podg Mizerów – Zabrze Makoszowy – line 141 - Ruda Kochłowice – line 164 - podg Hajduki - line 651 - podg Gottwald (– Katowice)

[155,156] (ERA-E 77A1-A2; ERA-R 188B2-B3; G6, R16/17) PL24/65

This entry is for any services using the west to east curve off/onto line 149 and freight track to/from Katowice and such a service ran between 23 June - 4 September 2023 as confirmed from the JP Map view. The complete entry is not scheduled in 2024 but a small part either side of podg Hajduki is, see PL24/67 and PL24/68.

[Rybnik] - Lesczczyny - Line 149 – Gierałtowice – podg Mizerów – Zabrze Makoszowy – line 141 - Ruda Kochłowice - podg Hajduki - Chorzów Batory [- Zabrze - Gliwice]

[155,156] (ERA-E 77A1-A2; ERA-R 188B2-B3; G6, R16/17) PL24/66

A variation of PL24/65, the major difference being the south to west curve to/from Chorzów Batory [therefore not serving Katowice] used by a pair that ran only on 3 September 2023. An exact copy is not scheduled in 2024 but the unique curve is, see PL24/67 and PL24/68.

[Mysłowice] - line 655 - 657 - podg Katowice Janów - Katowice Muchowiec - line 171 - podg Panewnik - part 141 -podg Radoszowy - line 651 - podg Hajduki - Chorzów Batory [- Zabrze - Gliwice]

[140] (ERA-E 77A2-B2; ERA-R 188A2-B2-B3; R16/17) PL24/67

The 2023/24 timetable shows use of the curve from podg Hajduki to Chorzów Batory, then other sections of unusual track as an alternative route between Chorzów Batory and Mysłowice avoiding Katowice. This is 21km of normally freight only track.

Note unusually the JP map view also shows two variations between east and westbound journeys, eastbound from podg Katowice Janów via a section of 171 and the south side of Katowice Muchowiec yards, westbound on the north side and line 657 to podg Katowice Janów. OpenRailwayMap agrees on the 171/657 split, but suggests the southside option at Katowice Muchowiec is unlikely...

Note A 83172 Świnoujście - 03:05 Zabrze - Przemyśl Główny
Note A 38172 Przemyśl Główny - 00:03 Jaworzno Szczakowa - Świnoujście

Note A: 10 June - 14 December 2024

Katowice Ligota - line 141- podg Panewnik - podg Radoszowy - line 651 - podg Hajduki - Chorzów Batory [- Zabrze - Gliwice]

[140] (ERA-E 77A2-B2; ERA-R 188A2-B2-B3; R16/17) PL24/68

Duplication of the above entry to/from Chorzów Batory and podg Panewnik but then via the west to south curve to Katowice Ligota. This in total is 9km of normally freight only track.

Note A 83192 Szczecin Główny - 03:35 Zabrze - Zakopane
Note A 38193 Zakopane - 00:48 Katowice Ligota - Szczecin Główny

Note A: 22 June - 1 September 2024

Rybnik – Sumina

[153/154/160] (ERA-E 77A1; ERA-R 188B1; G6, H6) PL24/69

There are two routes between Rybnik and Sumina: a direct line with no intermediate stations and a longer single track route via Rybnik Towarowy and Rydułtowy used by local services. Any local booked via the direct line is shown with a < in 153 but it has varied if non-stop TLK's appear in table 153, they do in 2024. If none are shown, those using the shorter direct route are in table 160 with timings to/from Wrocław Głowny, calls at Kędzierzyn-Koźle to/from Bielsko Biala.

To note services not booked to call at Sumina to/from the direct line may not always use tracks that avoid the station platforms.

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

[153/160] (ERA-E 77A1; ERA-R 188B1; G6) PL24/70

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.


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

[160] (ERA-E 78A3, not shown; ERA-R 181C2 too detailed to be shown; R14) PL24/71

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

1. Line 709. This is the normally used passenger route in both directions, a 4 km single track over the avoiding curve line 681 via a staff halt at the PKP depot to/from Peron (platform) I. See 2. & 3. for exceptions.

2. Line 151 (northbound). From a traveller's July 2017 observation, its 2023/24 equivalent as below is the only service booked via the northbound split of line 151 [not shown in the 2011, but is in the 2022 Mały Atlas], shown clearly in OpenRailwayMap. This initially heads east at podg. Stare Koźle, then underneath Lines 709 and 681 to run parallel to, but up to 30m apart of the southbound track of Line 151 as per point 3 below. Both tracks of 151 remain on the west side of the substantial yard and lead to/from only Kędzierzyn-Koźle Peron IV or the station avoiding lines.

IC4522 Racibórz - 04:27 Kuźnia Raciborska - Kędzierzyn-Koźle [reverse] - Gliwice - Białystok

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. The southern junction at podg. Stare Koźle is grade separated as per point 2 and note any service from Kędzierzyn-Koźle Peron IV towards Rybnik or Racibórz must use this route.

Check the Kędzierzyn-Koźle Platform sheets for the latest information on all three variants.

Kędzierzyn-Koźle avoiding curve

[160/220] (ERA-E 78A3; ERA-R 181C2; R14) PL24/72

Use continues in 2024 but is reduced to two pairs of international services which can be identified in T160 by a < at only Rybnik and Kędzierzyn-Koźle. Note this curve is significantly grade separated at the south end.

40001 Katowice - 05:13/16 Gliwice - Wien HBF [ÖBB]
14002 Warszawa Gdanska/Wschodnia - 11:49/50 Gliwice - Budapest-Nyugati [MAV]
14004 Budapest-Nyugati [MAV] - 15:17 Racibórz - Warszawa Wschodnia/Warszawa Gdanska
44000 Wien HBF [ÖBB] - 21:48/56 Racibórz - Katowice

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(Domanin -) p.odg. Hanulin – line 812 - Kępno (low level) (– Wieluń)

[320/322] (ERA-E 78A5; ERA-R 181C5; F6) PL24/73

Kępno is a two-level station as the Poznań - Ostrów - Kluczbork line has high level platforms at right angles to those of the low-level Herby Nowe line. There are inside and outside north-to-east curves some km's apart connecting the two lines with all services starting or terminating at Kępno to/from Ostrów Wielkopolski using the 1.8km outside curve (Line 812) to/from the low-level platforms. These can be identified either in the station platform arrival/departure sheets using Peron II, or from the table 320 PDF showing Kępno separately in italics at the top or bottom of the table depending on direction.

One pair of IC's also use the outside curve (line 812) and to note these are the only services between Wieluń Dąbrowa and Kępno as shown in timetable 322. They also use the curve from Herby Nowe to Herby Stare, see PL24/47.

An inside curve to/from 322 bypasses all platforms and would be a separate entry when scheduled.

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Kielce area

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

[100/113/110] (ERA-E 78C4; ERA-R 183A4; F9) PL24/74

One pair of Pilgrimage specials. Previous use was by diversions between 10 July - 10 August 2017.

Note A 24200 Lublin Główny - 10:25 Skarżysko-Kamienna - Częstochowa
Note B 42201 Częstochowa - 16:45 Kielce Herbskie - Lublin Główny

Note A: 9 November 2024 only
Note B: 10 November 2024 only


Kołobrzeg Port

[off 375] (ERA-E 74B4, not shown; ERA-R 170C3; B2) PL24/75

A 1km freight-only branch partly through city streets to terminate on the quayside adjacent to the lighthouse. The annual Poznań Główny - Kołobrzeg "Pirat" excursion, initially with steam resumed running to the Port some years ago, joined from 2012 by a separate Diesel hauled excursion "Katamaran" which has not run for the last few years. The 3 June 2023 "Pirat" reached the lighthouse with a diesel so the 2024 versions on 1, 2 & 22 and possibly 23 June 2024 should do likewise. See the Turkol website.

Kraków area

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

[120] (ERA-E 78B2-B3; ERA-R 171B5; R15) PL24/76

Even though a local service calling at Lubocza & Kraków Nowa Huta [new station on site of old PKP one, not the further east staff halts] resumed on 15 March 2020, [since significantly reduced] and limited IC diversions continue in 2023/24, an entry is still required as there are two alternative routes east of Nowa Huta and near Podłęże. Such services can be identified with a | at Kraków Nowa Huta plus "<" markers between Kraków Grzegórski and Węgrzce Wielkie.

The usual route in both directions had been the much longer single-track north side line outside the elevated freight only balloon loop, but after upgrading it would appear eastbound services now take a much shorter inside curve to podg Koscielniki. Reports received for 21 July 2023 and 1 August for train TLK30104 departing Kraków Główny at 12:34 [still running to same times in 2023/24] advised this shorter curve was taken plus the flyover option of the lengthy grade separated junction approaching Podłęże so it would appear this section is now being treated as a two track railway.

Both alternatives are line 95 variants as shown more clearly on Open Railway Map than the Mały Atlas Kraków insert so further reports of eastbound journeys would be appreciated by the Compilers to confirm this change.

Kraków Główny avoider: Kraków Płaszów via Kraków Olsza - line 100 - Kraków Bronowice

[120/120a/140] (ERA-E 78C3; ERA-R 182; R15) PL24/77

No scheduled use in 2023/24, last used for a two day period of limited diversions on 9/10 September 2023, eastbound only. A new PDF 120a was included for the first two periods of 2021/22 showing three trains running via or calling at Kraków Olsza to/from Kraków Płaszów but apart from re-appearing in the 4 September 2022 timetable showing no services, it has not been included since! A traveller westbound on KMŁ33478 via Kraków Olsza in March 2022 reported his service to Kraków Główny crossed to the passenger route west of Kraków Łobzów omitting the separate alignment of freight line 100 by-passing Kraków Bronowice platforms, then reversed in Kraków Mydlniki platforms releasing the doors although not booked to call.

Kraków Bronowice

[140/142] (ERA-E 78C3 not shown; ERA-R 182C1 not shown; G8) PL24/78

When the newish station was built at Kraków Bronowice as part of the western approach improvement works for Kraków Główny, it has platforms [Peron I and II] on the existing main line (table 140) and [Peron III and IV] on the previous high level goods line. Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.

Platforms III and IV are now used by Kraków Airport services (table 142) and new connections were built to/from Kraków Łobzów: (i) a new westbound track rising to link with the eastbound track of the western freight avoider (line 95) before it crosses over the main line; (ii) eastbound dropping down to run parallel with the main line all the way to Kraków Główny. This is known as line 118 in both directions and it should be noted that services have been known to use Peron III or IV in the opposite direction to that expected, so all journeys should be checked.

Note line 118 west from Kraków Bronowice is at a higher level than the main line as far as a connecting junction east of Kraków Mydlniki.

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

[107, Lines 100/602] (ERA-E 78C3; ERA-R 171A5, not shown; R15) PL24/79

No scheduled use in 2023/24, last used by one train on the night of 21/22 February 2023. This curve allows trains from the Kozłów line (table 107) avoid Kraków Główny and proceed directly to Kraków Płaszów. Enter 107 in the Search by Table section and look for trains with a < at Kraków Główny and a time at Kraków Plaszów.

Kraków Plaszów – Kraków Bonarka (– Skawina)

[135a] (ERA-E 78C2; ERA-R 182; R15) PL24/80

One daily eastbound service shown in 2023/24. Services via this route were significantly reduced once the Kraków Plaszów avoiding curve opened in December 2017, since then varying from a service but all buses, to one train in one direction to nothing at all. In 2022/23 there was one train pair scheduled from 22 December 2022 - 28 February 2023, then just one PR from 1 - 31 August 2023.

106/43002 Graz Hbf [ÖBB] - 13:08/13:22 Oświęcim - Przemyśl Główny


Krotoszyn avoiding line (podg Osusz - Durzyn)

[350] (ERA-E 77C5; ERA-R 176B1; E5) PL24/81

No use scheduled in 2023/24. The last use of this 5.4km by-pass line was between 9 - 20 October 2023, 9 September 2022 and 7 - 11 September 2020.


Kwidzyn - Prabuty

[415] (ERA-E 75B3; ERA-R 172B1; B7) PL24/82

None scheduled in the PDFs for 2023/24. In 2023, two sources, one here, advised after the event, and photographs confirmed that this line was used by the pair of "Flisak" TLK's between 16 - 21 September 2023 but this was not reflected in the PKP journey planner. This 33km freight only line (line 218) has been used occasionally for diversions.


Toporów - Łagów

[375] (ERA-E 74B13; ERA-R 175B3; D2) PL24/83

PolRegio have confirmed services will run again in 2024 but the only details known as at December 2023 are of an additional special from Gorzów Wielkopolski to Łagów on 17 June 2024. In 2023 PolRegio ran a pair of SSuO summer services from Zielona Góra/Zbąszynek to Łagów on 29 April, 1/3 May, 8/10/11 June and SSuO from 24 June - 3 September 2023 and timings were in the Journey Planner. These also ran in 2020 and 2021 but 2022's were shown as a bus. As at 11 June 2023 they were shown departing Zbąszynek at 09:10, returning from Łagów at 18:28.

The 2021 flyer was this timetable so there may be something similar for 2024.


Legnica - Legnica Piekary [- Jawor]

[235] (ERA-E 77B; ERA-R 180C5 Not shown); R12) PL24/84

From 12 June 2022 all passenger trains to/from Jawor were using the normally freight only curve 749 on the south side of the EMU Depot to/from Peron I, services normally use line 137 on the north side to/from Peron IV or V. The March 2024 Peron sheets show most services still using Peron I but others using Peron V so prospective travellers should check the journey planner and stations screens for the up to date position.

Łódź and the area to the east including Koluszki

Łódź Kaliska avoiding line 539

[200a/601 B110] (ERA-E 78B5; ERA-R 177B2-B3, R11) PL24/85

After a period of no use from 14 June until 24 August 2020, most IC trains between Warszawa and Ostrow Wielkopolski plus some local ŁKA services now use this curve.

Łódź Chojny - Łódź Olechow Wschód - curve 541 - Łódź Andrzejów [- Łódź Widzew]

[602a] (ERA-E 78B5; ERA-R 177B2; R11) PL24/86

The December 2019 timetable change introduced a "circle" service from Łódź Widzew to Łódź Kaliska via three new stations on the southern ring line between Łódź Olechow Wschód and Łódź Chojny with details in a new timetable 602a. Curve 541 was previously used only by staff trains, latterly unadvertised, and note this reopening meant reinstatement of the flyover to/from Łódź Olechów Wschód and Łódź Andrzejów.

Any use of the remaining section of the southern ring section from Łódź Olechow Wschód to Bedoń will be shown separately in PL24/87.

(Łódź Chojny –) Łódź Olechów Wschód - line 25 - Bedoń (- Koluszki)

[601/602a/200] (ERA-E 78B5; ERA-R 177B1; R11) PL24/87

There are two routes between Łódź Chojny and Bedoń: the usual albeit longer passenger route via Łódź Widzew or the southern ring line via Łódź Olechów Wschód and this entry lists services running direct between Łódź Olechów Wschód and Bedoń identified in T601 by no call at Łódź Widzew and < markers from Justynów to Łódź Dąbrowa.

A December 2023 PKP PLK Press Notice advised of additional diversions due to new station construction on the line towards Łódź Widzew so additional short notice diversions may be available.

Note A PR-IR 17511 Warszawa Główna - 15:40 Koluszki - Poznań Główny
Note A 16102 Warszawa Wschodnia - 15:51 Koluszki - Wrocław Główny
Note B PR 17511 Warszawa Główna - 16:17 Koluszki - Poznań Główny
Note B TLK 54103 Gdynia Główna - 16:24 Łódź Chojny - Katowice

Note A: 15 - 20 January 2024
Note B: 10 - 29 March, 5 - 18 May 2024

Note any entries would also use parallel tracks to the normal Koluszki - Łódź main line pair to/from the east of Bedon which is a "V" station.
Additionally note a Bedoń to Łódź Olechów Wschód journey search may find other "direct" services but these either run via a reversal at Łódź Widzew, or [as happened for a time after 6 November 2022] this entry was used by some Łódź Widzew - Koluszki services shown in map view reversing at Łódź Olechów Wschód [without calling] with extended running time. If these latter services repeat they can be identified in table 602a by calls to/from Łódź Fabryczna and Łódź Andrzejów and < to Koluszki.

(Bedon -) Żakowice (p.odg. Pękowice) - (p.odg Bęzelin) - Chrusty Nowe (- Piotrków Trybunalski)

[102, 102a, 601] (ERA-E 78B5-C5; ERA-R 177C1; F9) PL24/88

Trains between Łódź and Piotrków Trybunalski/Częstochowa that do not call at Koluszki use this west to south curve. Note newish Table 102a now concentrates on Piotrków Trybunalski - Koluszki services as the Łódź IC's using this curve do not appear in this table, see T102 instead.

(Łódź –) Gałkówek – Żakowice Połudnowie - Wykno (– Tomaszów Mazowiecki)

[114a,114,/601] (ERA-E 78B5-C5; ERA-R 177C1; E8, R11) PL24/89

There are two possible routes between Łódź and Tomaszów Mazowiecki avoiding Koluszki but only one remains scheduled in 2023/24.

[A] Line 25, a double track line direct from Żakowice Połudnowie via the closed station and junction at Mikołajów to Wykno used by daily express services in Table 114 PDF to/from Łódź and Tomaszów Mazowiecki with a '<' from Koluszki to Słotwiny or
[B] Line 537, a single track line from Żakowice Połudnowie via podg Zielen to Słotwiny previously indicated in Table 114a PDF by a timing at Słotwiny. Koluszki has now been added to this table and as all trains call there, no service via this route in 2023/24.

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Note that Gałkówek via Żakowice Połudnowie to podg Zielen is common with part of PL24/90 and parts of both routes are scheduled during 2023/24 and Interrail and PR Regional tickets are not valid on services run by local operator ŁKA.

(Gałkówek –) Żakowice Południowe – p.odg. Zieleń – line 535 - Koluszki

[102a,601,114] (ERA-E 78B5-C5; ERA-R 177C1; R11) PL24/90

Train use falls into three distinct groups :-

[A] some Łódź area to Skierniewice and Warszawa or v.v. services in 601 calling at both Żakowice Południowe and Koluszki. In the December 2023 102a PDF these are shown with a footnote mentioning a call at Żakowice Południowe.
[B] from the Łódź area to/from Tomaszów Mazowiecki that pass through or call at Żakowice Południowe and reverse in platform 3 at Koluszki. These can be identified in table 114a by a < at Żakowice
[C] some Łódź <=> Koluszki <=> Piotrków Trybunalski services in table 102a with a < symbol at Żakowice plus a footnote indicating they stop at Żakowice Południowe.

Use was previously indicated only in T601 by either a timetable footnote, sometimes with a * or a < marker against Żakowice.

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Łowicz area

(Warszawa -) Bednary - podg Arkadia - east to south line 533 (- Belchów - Skierniewice)

[606, 603] (ERA-E 75C1; ERA-R 177C2; E8) PL24/91

Not scheduled in 2023/24, last used by odd dates limited diversions 22-26 May, 19-27 June, 10-31 except 17/18 July 2023.


Lublin west to south avoider: curve 588

[550/555] (ERA-E 79B4; ERA-R 184A5; F12, R4) PL24/92

No known use in 2024. In 2023, the SKPL timetable and PKP map view confirmed diversions via this 0.986km avoiding curve, Stalowa Wola Rozwadow and Zwierzyniec [reverse] of the eastbound service towards the Ukraine with calls at Lublin Zachodni between the 7-9 November 2023. PKP JP map view in fact showed both directions diverted, even though the SKPL website timings showed the westbound service still calling at Lublin Główny. This may have been the first ever scheduled passenger use and note this train is non-stop to/from Lublin and the Ukraine and tickets are only available on the UZD website.

Lubliniec area

Lubliniec avoiding line: podg. Jawonica – podg. Droniowiczki

[165/175] (ERA-E 78A3-B4; ERA-R 182A3; G6) PL24/93

This north <=> south connection links the Częstochowa line (table 175) with the Paczyna line (table 165). Last used by PKP services between 10 - 23 July 2017, plus from some time in 2020 by the RZD operated Nice - Moskva services until suspended during the height of the covid pandemic. In light of the Russia - Ukraine war these are unlikely to run for the foreseeable future.

The 2024 pair are not shown in 165 but are in 175 and 102 with appropriate < markers.

Note A 45103 Katowice - 09:11 Gliwice - Gdynia Główna
Note A 54102 Gdynia Główna - 17:50/18:08 Częstochowa Stradom - Katowice

Note A: 10 March - 14 December 2024

Lubliniec station – Paczyna

[165] (ERA-E 78A3-A4; ERA-R 182A3; G6) PL24/94

This 36.5 km section of an otherwise freight only line is used by the limited services listed in table 165 which from at least August 2021 include a pair of daily daytime services. Note due to long term engineering work that the previous T180 Katowice - Kluczbork - Ostrow Wielkopolski - Poznan IC's also run via this route as per the journey planner map view but do not appear in 165, and have < markers from Chorzów Batory to Rusinowic in 180.

There is a substantial south to west grade separated junction at Lubliniec.

Nowy Dwor Gdanski (Żuławskiej Kolei Dojazdowej narrow gauge railway)

[457] (ERA-E 75B4, not shown; ERA-R 172B3; A7) PL24/95

This system worked by the Pomorskie Towarzystwo Miłośników Kolei Żelaznych (PTMKŻ) with three unusual sections of track is a Spring to Autumn only preserved ex PKP narrow gauge line from Nowy Dwor Gdanski to Sztutowo and Prawy Brzeg Wisły. Details are on their 2023 timetable and they plan to recommence from 1 May 2024. Note after the 2022 May Bank Holiday weekend that the Nowy Dwór Gdański - Stegna Gdanska service was suspended until further notice due to renovation of the Rybina swing bridge and the summer 2023 timetable showed this continuing.

Stegna Gdanska

This is a triangular station with platforms on all three sides with the south to east curve to/from Sztutowo in use sporadically. In 2023 only the east to west side is timetabled due to the above temporary line closure, in previous years the south to east curve was only timetabled by one pair on 30 April, 1-3 May 2022 or 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 September 2021, before then only in 2017 and 2013.


If travelling to/from Sztutowo on either a loco hauled train or a railcar towing trailers it will reverse around a triangle on arrival or departure at Sztutowo as there is no run round loop.

Nowy Dwor Gdanski - Cementarz-Komunalny

Hourly shuttles run for "All Saints" on the last weekend in October which are the only services running south from Nowy Dwor Gdanski [1.4km]. They ran on October 31 and November 1 and 2 2023, [ten pairs], as well as in 2021 & 2022, but 2020 services were cancelled the day before they were due to run due to additional Covid restrictions. See their website.


Dąbrowa Oleśnicka – Oleśnica Rataje – Oleśnica

[200, 321] (ERA-E 77C4; ERA-R 181B5; F5) PL24/96

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.


Opole by-pass: Opole Wschodnie - line 277 - Opole Groszowice

[215, 220] (ERA-E 78A4; ERA-R 181C3; R14) PL24/97

Use was supposedly due to end but is shown continuing until 9 March 2024. Note one pair does not appear in the 215 PDF as it has no calls, but can be identified by "<" markers at stations between Opole Główne and Święta Katarzyna in table 220 and from its route in the journey planner map view. This limited overnight passenger use commenced for all of 2021/22, the first since limited engineering work diversions of 215 local services many years ago.

Note A 61170 Szklarska Poręba Górna - 01:05 Opole Wschodnie - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note A 83172 Ustka - 01:15 Wrocław Główny - Przemyśl Główny
Note A 16191 Warszawa Wschodnia- 02:28 Strzelce Opolskie - Szklarska Poręba Górna
Note A 38173 Przemyśl Główny - 23:18/23:41 Gliwice - Ustka

Note A: 10 December - 8 June 2024

Opole Głowne connecting line

[175/201/215] (ERA-E 78A4; ERA-R 181C3 too detailed to be shown; R14) PL24/98

None scheduled in 2023/24. Opole Głowne is a "v" station with the junction at the west end, with an east end bay platform and a 300m connection across from the south to the north side tracks. This was previously only a reversing siding adjacent to Bay Peron 1 Track 3 but has had a platform built serving it to become Peron 1a track 5. Following use of this link by a Branch Line Society June 2022 Tour it took until 11 June 2023 for any Peron sheet timetabled use which continues, but as all are to/from Kędzierzyn-Koźle they would not use this connecting line.

Ostrów Wielkopolski

Ostrów Wielkopolski avoiding curve: Czekanów (podg Stary Staw) – Biniew (podg Franklinów)

[200, 320] (ERA-E 78A5; ERA-R 176C1; E5) PL24/99

Use continues in 2023/24. Some Łódź - Poznań services were supposedly temporarily diverted via Kalisz and this curve when their usual route via Kutno was closed for long term engineering work, but they and local services introduced later are still operating. Note the KW services do not appear in table 200 PDFs.

7320 Poznań Główny - 08:46 Pleszew - Kraków Główny
72102 Poznań Główny - 14:35 Pleszew - Lublin Główny
KW77138 Poznań Główny - 18:58 Pleszew - Kalisz
81108 Szczecin Główny - 19:48 Pleszew - Łódź Kaliska/Fabryczna
KW77103 Kalisz - 05:01 Nowe Skalmierzyce - Gniezno
18109 Łódź Kaliska - 07:58 Kalisz - Szczecin Główny
IC27103 Lublin Główny - 13:04 Kalisz - Poznań Główny
KW78145 Kalisz - 19:43 Nowe Skalmierzyce - Poznań Główny
3721 Kraków Główny - 18:47 Kalisz - Poznań Główny

Oświęcim area

Oświęcim OwC [east junction] – Przeciszów [- Skawina]

[135a, 141] (ERA-E 78B2-C2; ERA-R 182B1-C1; G7-G8) PL24/100

Local services were extended from Przeciszów to Oświęcim on 10 December 2023 so this entry will be deleted in December 2024. This line has re-opened to regular services in stages, 4km from Skawina to Podbory Skawińskie from 13 March 2022, and to Przeciszów on 1 October 2022.

Note the avoiding curve east junction is west of where the Skawina line joins the line from Trzebinia.

Oświęcim avoiding curve: Oświęcim OwC1 – OwC - Skawina

[120/140/141] (ERA-E 77B1; ERA-R 188C4; G7) PL24/101

This north <=> east curve links the Mysłowice and Skawina/Trzebinia lines.

None scheduled in 2023/24, last known use by an overnight pair on 23/25 to 28 September, 16 October to 4/6, 12-15, 26-29 November, 3-6 December 2023.


Piła - Piła Towarowa - line 999 - podg Piła Północ

[340/365] (ERA-E 74C3, not shown; ERA-R 176A5; C4) PL24/102

None scheduled in 2023/24 for this alternative 2.3km route via the Goods Yard and connecting line 999 and not scheduled since the Peron sheets showed the Kostryzn - Gdynia TLK diverted via Szczecinek for a few days in June and September 2020. This entry is retained as pointwork allows any train to/from Peron 1 to 4 and the Szczecinek or Walcz lines to run via line 999 to avoid a conflict on the single-track section to/from podg Piła Północ, as opposed to guaranteed use of line 999 by any such services booked to arrive or depart from Piła Glowna Peron 5 or 6.

Click on thumbnail for a map showing the line:-

Anyone wishing to search for this conflict avoiding possibility should use the map view facility after a search in the Journey Planner by clicking on the three vertical lines on the right-hand side above Connection Details and select “Show this connection on a map”.

Please notify the Compilers of any non-Peron V or VI services routed via line 999.

Poznań area

Routes via Poznań Franowo area

Franowo is a large marshalling yard and depot on the south freight ring around Poznań and the lines through the yard area provide an alternative to passing through Poznań Główny station. Use is normally:-

  • Trains to/from the north [almost exclusively to/from Szczecin] to avoid a reversal at Poznań Główny traverse through Poznań Franowo to/from the Warszawa and Inowrocław lines.
  • when the lines from Poznań Główny to Swarzędz or Kobylnica are closed due to engineering work.
  • By Turkol excursions from Poznań Główny. Different options exist, but the most usual are ‘short’ circulars via Franowo and Poznań Wschód or ‘long’ circulars via Franowo and the northern freight ring to Kiekrz where they reverse.

Within the Franowo area any Turkol anti-clockwise ‘long’ circuit services can take different routes, either Line 352 on the north side of the yard, or lines 823/824, a south side route from podg Pokrzywno and a flyover to podg Stary Młyn. Line 352 on the north side runs via platforms used by staff trains prior to their withdrawal in approximately December 2006 and all westbound or clockwise Turkol charters must take this route.

Poznań Starolęka - podg Pokrzywno - Poznań Franowo - Swarzędz

[300a] (ERA-E 74C1; ERA-R 180C1; R10&D4) PL24/103

There are up to five daytime pairs running via Franowo from 10 March - 8 June in the 2023/24 timetable year as confirmed in the journey planner map view and < markers from Poznań Antoninek to Poznań Garbary.

Local sources suggested these all use line 352 on the west side of Franowo Yards in both directions but a summer 2021 traveller reported an eastbound overnight ran to the east of all yards from podg Pokrzywno via line 806 as in previous years so reports of travel on eastbound services would be appreciated by the Compilers.

Przemyśl area

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

[122] (ERA-E 79B2; ERA-R 184B1; H12, R35) PL24/104

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 122a but note in the 2023/24 PDFs that this is no longer advertised to the last stop at Medyka, assumed related to the stations very close proximity to the rail and road border crossing.

  • 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 "2011 Atlas Linii Kolejowych Polski" is incorrect in showing passenger stations on 989; they are on Line 91 and the enlarged page R35 and on G13 in the 2022 edition show this correctly.

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

This route is used by any cross border Ukrainian Railways operated services between L'viv and Przemyśl Główny. These are no longer shown in PKP 122a and service levels can fluctuate with the refugee situation. As at December 2023 five pairs were shown in the PKP journey Planner.

Up until the 2016/17 TT change it was believed Lines 91 and 92 were used on alternate days by the overnight Wrocław - L'viv/Lvov service, 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. The Przemyśl Główny Peron sheets usually showed this service using a Standard gauge platform in both directions and the PKP Journey planner route map via Line 91, but note timings did not preclude use of the gauge changer at Przemyśl. This service was suspended for Covid, only resuming from 14 March until being withdrawn on 10 December 2022 so since then only BG passenger trains have crossed the border.


Przeworsk avoiding line: Przeworsk Gorliczyna – podg Przeworsk Zachodnia

[116, 121] (ERA-E 79B3; ERA-R 184A1; G11), PL24/105

This curve enables trains between Stalowa Wola and Rzeszow to avoid reversing at Przeworsk as indicated by no timing at Przeworsk in timetables 116 and 121. Two pair all year use is shown for 2023/24.


Rejowiec avoiding line: podg Rejowiec Zach. – podg Rejowiec Płd.

[550a/554] (ERA-E 79C4; ERA-R 184B4; F12) PL24/106

This reinstated west - south curve (line 563) resumed passenger use on 9 June 2019.

Note A 22413 Lublin - 06:18 Kanie - Zamość Wschód
TLK82105 Swinoujscie - 21:18 Trawniki - Hrubieszów Miasto
Note B SKPL 768 Warszawa Wschodnia - 23:55/23:57 Lublin - Rava Ruskaia (Ukraine)
TLK28104 Hrubieszów Miasto - 06:02 Krasnystaw Miasto - Swinoujscie
Note B SKPL 767 09:50 Rava Ruskaia (Ukraine) - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note A 22410 Zamość Wschód - 20:24 Krasnystaw Fabryczny - Lublin

Note A:- 2 January 2024 - 5 May 2024 These trains do not appear in Timetable 550a, but are in 554 and the journey planner.
Note B:- Special International only tickets required


Rzepin avoiding line: Jerzmanice Lubuskie – Drzeńsko (podg. Drzeńsko)

[355] (ERA-E 74A1; ERA-R 175A3; D1) PL24/107

Scheduled again in 2024 after summer use being re-instated in 2023. The previous use was up to 2 September 2018. These services are now also the only ones using the curve from Szczecin Podjuchy to Szczecin Dąbie.

Note A SuO KD 8600 Świnoujście - 16:04 Szczecin Dąbie - Wrocław Główny
Note B SO KD 6801 Wrocław Główny - 08:42 Zielona Góra - Świnoujście

Note A: SO 23 June - 1 September 2024 and 15 August 2024
Note B: SO 22 June - 31 August 2023 and 15 August 2024

Rzepin: Connection from Frankfurt (Oder) to Zielona Góra line

[355, 300, M103] (ERA-E 74A1, not shown; ERA-R 175A3 not shown; D1 not shown) PL24/108

Rzepin is a two sided station with Frankfurt (Oder) to Poznań services using the north, and Szczecin to Zielona Góra services south side platforms with connections at each end.

At the west end is a 0.5km line through freight yards used by services between Frankfurt (Oder) and Zielona Góra as shown clearly shown in tables 300 and 355.

The 170m east end connection had been used since 2018 by a number of TLK's between Poznań and Szczecin but this reduced to a pair of overnights from 2022/23. Odd days excepted they are TLK 18172 departing Świebodzin at times from 03:57 to 04:55, and TLK 81170 departing Rzepin at 00:38 as listed in Table 300.

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

[121/132] (ERA-E 79A2-B2; ERA-R 183C1; G11) PL24/109

Identified in 121 by no timings after/before Rzeszów Zachodni or in 132 by no timing at Rzeszów Głowny. Previously used on numerous odd periods in 2023.

Note A 30161 Kraków Główny - 09:00/10:46 Rzeszów Zachodni - Łupków
Note B 30163/30113 Klodzko Miasto/Kraków Główny - 10:46 Rzeszów Zachodni - Zagórz/Łupków
Note C 30111 Kraków Główny - 19:58 Rzeszów Zachodni - Zagórz
Note C 33110 Zagórz - 07:18 Strzyżów nad Wisłokiem - Kraków Główny/Klodzko Miasto
Note D 33112/33162 Zagórz - 17:48 Strzyżów nad Wisłokiem - Kraków Główny
Note D SSuX 33160 Łupków - 19:20 Strzyżów nad Wisłokiem - Kraków Główny

Note A: 5 May, 2 June & 1 September 2024
Note B: 2 April - 21 June except 5/30 May or 2 June, 30 August and 2 September - 14 December 2024
Note C: 2 April - 21 June, 30 August - 14 December 2024
Note D: 2 April - 21 June except 1/3/30 May or 30 August and 1 September - 14 December 2024
Note E: 1/3/30 May and 31 August 2024

Sandomierz area

Sandomierz – Sobów – Tarnobrzeg

[116/126] (ERA-E 79A3; ERA-R 183C3; G10) PL24/110

A limited service was re-introduced in summer 2017. They can be identified in table 126 by timings at Wielowieś before and after a call at Sandomierz between Sobów and Grębów. Note this entry and PL24/111 run parallel for 4km south from Sandomierz.

Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski – Sandomierz – Grębów

[115] (ERA-E 79A3-A4; ERA-R 183B5-C3; F10-G10) PL24/111

Used by the Skarzysko Kamienna avoider services in PL24/112 plus Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski to Sandomierz [when not closed for engineering works] is additionally used by a limited dates pair of locals. Sandomierz – Grębów is also traversed by those services that reverse at Sandomierz in PL24/110.

Skarżysko Kamienna

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

[115] (ERA-E 78C4; ERA-R 183A4; F9) PL24/112

This route (line 566), ca 4 km long, provides a direct connection between the Radom and Sandomierz lines. Despite announcing these services would be suspended due to a long term engineering work closure [now expected to continue until June 2024], services are still running daily via this curve to Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski with z [for bus substitution] beyond.

13105 Warszawa Gdańska - 07:09/31 Radom [- Przemyśl Główny]
13107 Warszawa Gdańska - 16:59/17:09/18:31 Radom [- Przemyśl Główny]
31106 Przemyśl Główny - 08:53/09:20 Skarżysko Kościelne - Warszawa Gdańska
31104 Przemyśl Główny - 19:13/19:52 Skarżysko Kościelne - Warszawa Wschodnia


Skierniewice avoiding line: podg Skierniewika – podg Skierniewice Park

[601,603,606] (ERA-E 75C1; ERA-R 177C2; E8) PL24/113

None scheduled in 2023/24 and last used by just one train between 22-26 May 2023. This N - S curve (line 530) to the west of Skierniewice links the Łowicz and Koluszki lines.

Skierniewice – line 529 – Skierniewice Rawka (podg. Miedniewice)

[601/B170] (ERA-E 75C1; ERA-R 177C2, not shown; E8) PL24/114

Any service to/from Warszawa using the new far north side platform [Peron 3 Track 104, opened by October 2019] must run via 2km of previously goods only track on the north side of a substantial yard, plus 1.9km long line 529, a separate alignment outside, and on the north side of the flyover to/from line 604. The same route is used in both directions thanks to a crossover east of the line 529 junction.

The only regular use of Peron 3 Track 104 is to/from the opposite Łowicz or Łodz direction but occasionally, [the last time by one train between 9-15 July 2023] this entry sees use, split between local KM services or calling IC's. Additionally there has been booked use by non-stopping IC services but these can only be found by a journey planner map view search and travellers advise running this way is subject to good timekeeping.

Note A KM 91951 03:31/03:25 Skierniewice - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note D KM 93803 07:20/07:23 Skierniewice - Mińsk Mazowiecki
Note B KM 93807 09:23 Skierniewice - Mińsk Mazowiecki/Warszawa Wschodnia
Note E KM 93809 10:09 Skierniewice - Warszawa Wschodnia/Mińsk Mazowiecki
Note E KM 93811 11:03 Skierniewice - Mińsk Mazowiecki
Note B KM 93811 11:22 Skierniewice - Mińsk Mazowiecki/Warszawa Wschodnia
Note E KM 93823 17:13/17:22 Skierniewice - Mińsk Mazowiecki/Warszawa Wschodnia
Note B SSuO KM 91965 17:21 Skierniewice - Mińsk Mazowiecki/Warszawa Wschodnia
Note E KM 93825 18:09 Skierniewice - Mińsk Mazowiecki/Warszawa Wschodnia
Note G PR 71505 Warszawa Główna - 07:40 Skierniewice Rawka - Łódź Fabryczna
Note A KM 19224 Warszawa Wschodnia - 01:14 Skierniewice Rawka - Skierniewice
Note D KM 19954 Warszawa Wschodnia - 07:02 Skierniewice Rawka - Skierniewice
Note B KM 93962 Mińsk Mazowiecki - 08:57 Skierniewice Rawka - Skierniewice
Note E KM 19958/93964 Mińsk Mazowiecki/Warszawa Wschodnia - 09:49 Skierniewice Rawka - Skierniewice
Notes B & E KM 93966 Mińsk Mazowiecki - 11:02/10:51 Skierniewice Rawka - Skierniewice
Notes B & E KM 93978 Mińsk Mazowiecki - 16:56 Skierniewice Rawka - Skierniewice
Note E KM 93980 Mińsk Mazowiecki - 17:44 Skierniewice Rawka - Skierniewice

Note A: 16 February & 15 April 2024 only
Note B: 11 December 2023 - 8 March 2024
Note C: SSuO 13 - 28 January 2024
Note D: 3 - 8 June 2024
Note E: Complicated dates between 10 March - 8 June 2024, see journey planner
Note F: 10 March - 8 June 2024
Note G: 3 - 7 June 2024
Note H: 16 - 24 March SSuO plus 6/7 April 2024

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Stalowa Wola

Stalowa Wola Rozwadów Towarowy – Stalowa Wola Charzewice (curve 565) - Pilchów

[126, 555] (ERA-E 79A3-B3; ERA-R 183C3; G11) PL24/115

Use continues after resuming in 2021/22 on completion of electrification work between Rzeszów and Ocice. Indicated by calls at or a '|' at Stalowa Wola Charzewice in 555 as the platforms are on the curve or a < at Stalowa Wola Rozwadów in 126.

5333 Bydgoszcz Główna - 10:25/10:39 Zaklików - Rzeszów Główny
83101 Kołobrzeg - 19:15 Zaklików - Rzeszów Główny
38100 Rzeszów Główny - 08:24 Tarnobrzeg - Kołobrzeg
3532 Rzeszów Główny - 16:39 Tarnobrzeg - Bydgoszcz Główna

Stróże and Gorlice area

Stróże avoiding line: SR4 – SR3

[130, 131] (ERA-E 79A2; ERA-R 186B5; H9) PL24/116

Services continue in 2024 but with lengthy gaps in days of operation. Use can be identified in tables 130 and 131 by < markers at Stróże. They had resumed 1 October 2017 and reached up to eight trains a day from March 2022 when the Kraków - Zagórz TLK's ran this way and not via Rzeszów but the maximum per day in 2024 is two pairs.

Stróże Station – SR3 [East Junction]

[131] (ERA-E 79A2; ERA-R 186B5; H9) PL24/117

The limited weekend only use can be identified in T131 by timings at both Stróże and Gorlice Zagórzany. Note all services from September 2024 are bustituted.

Note A SSuO 33585 Nowy Sącz - 05:52 Stróże - Jasło
Note B SuO 33583 Nowy Sącz - 14:53/15:20 Stróże - Jasło
Note A SSuO 33167 Krynica-Zdrój - 19:04 Stróże - Jasło
Note A SSuO 33164 Jasło - 08:13 Polna - Krynica-Zdrój
Note C FO or SO 33580 Jasło - 22:19/22:30 Polna - Nowy Sącz

Note A: SSuO 29 June - 25 August 2024
Note C: FO 15/22/28 March, 5 - 26/30 April, 10 - 24/29 May, 7 - 28/29 June - 4 August 2024

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

[131] (ERA-E 79A2; ERA-R 186B5; H9 - H10) PL24/118

Used by services listed in PL24/116 and PL24/117.

(Jasło –) Gorlice-Zagórzany – Gorlice

[131/a] (ERA-E 79A2; ERA-R 186B5; H10) PL24/119

The limited Jasło - Gorlice-Zagórzany - Gorlice branch - Gorlice-Zagórzany - Stróże services in 2023/24 are again listed in table 131 rather than separate table 131a.

Szczecin area

Szczecin Główny eastern approaches

[361] (ERA-E 74A3; ERA-R 170B4; R1) PL24/120

There are two alternative routes from Szczecin Zdroje (p.odg. Regalica) to Szczecin Główny. The shorter northern route runs via Szczecin Port Centralny station into the northern end of Szczecin Główny, and the longer southern route via p.odg. Dziewoklicz and p.odg. Szczecin Wstowo into the southern end of Szczecin Główny. Services taking the southern route may be identified by a '<' symbol against Szczecin Port Centralny.

Szczecin Podjuchy - Szczecin Zdroje

[366, plus 361/370] (REA-E 74A3; ERA-R 170B4: R1) PL24/121

A replacement higher double track fixed bridge opened on the direct line towards Szczecin Główny on 10 December 2023 which from drone photos in this article appears to be on the same alignment as the replaced single track drawbridge. This resulted in much reduced use of this Szczecin avoiding curve except for one pair of summer only services. Note this pair are not shown in the 366 PDF and they also travel via the EGTRE entry Rzepin avoiding line.

Note A SuO KD 8600 Świnoujście - 16:04 Szczecin Dąbie - Wrocław Główny
Note B SO KD 6801 Wrocław Główny - 08:42 Zielona Góra - Świnoujście

Note A: SO 23 June - 1 September 2024 and 15 August 2024
Note B: SO 22 June - 31 August 2023 and 15 August 2024
Historically limited local services were diverted via this curve on odd days shown in the timetable for maintenance on the old single track drawbridge or by occasional services running direct to/from Świnoujście.

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Szczecin Dąbie avoider

[360, 361, 370] (ERA-E 74A4; ERA-R 170C4; R1) PL24/122

Spring Bank Holidays and Summer use again scheduled in 2024 after commencing in 2022.

Note A See below PR78121 Poznań Główny - 08:44 Szczecin Zdunowo – Świnoujście
Note A See below PR87120 Świnoujście - 20:19 Szczecin Zalom - Poznań Główny

Note A: WThFSSuO 27 April - 5 May, daily 30 May - 2 June, SSuO 22 June - 31 August plus 15/16 August 2024

Szczecin airport curves (Goleniów - Mosty direct)

[375] (ERA-E 74A3; ERA-R 170B1; B2) PL24/123

Services between Szczecin and Kołobrzeg via the direct east - west side of the podg Mosty triangle, not serving Szczecin Airport, are indicated in the timetable by a "<" marker against Port Lotniczy Szczecin Goleniów and are much reduced since the Airport branch opened.


Tczew - Rokitki Tczewskie (podg Malinowo) via line 727

[426] (ERA-E 75B4, not shown; ERA-R 172A2; R2) PL24/124

There are alternative routes to/from the Chojnice line: a double track main line to/from the east side platforms of Tczew station on a lengthy embankment to fly over the Gdansk and yard access lines, or a single track curve at ground level (line 727) on the west side. Any departures from platforms 1 & 2 must use line 727 but pointwork allows all platforms to be reached by arrivals from line 727.

Check the platform arrival/departure sheets for Tczew, or the journey planner map view as in some periods it has highlighted the different routes for these services... but there are no inbounds scheduled into Peron 1 or 2 in 2023/24.

TLK 58111 Gdynia Główna - 09:12 Tczew – Kostrzyn
Note A PR58207 Gdynia Główna - 17:10 Tczew – Szczecinek

Note A: NOT after 8 January as runs via the avoiding line, PL24/124A
Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.

Tczew avoiding lines 730/731: podg Tczew Suchostrzygi - Zajączkowo Tczewskie - Pszczólki

[426/452] (ERA-E 75B4, not shown; ERA-R 172A2; R2, B6) PL24/124A

Use resumed in 2024 as indicated by < markers at Tczew in 426.

Note A PR85228/55254 Chojnice/Szczecinek - 09:00/09:15 Swarożyn - Gdynia Główna/Hel
Note A PR58206/55314 Gdynia Główna/Hel - 16:35/16:39 Gdańsk Główny – Chojnice/Szczecinek

Note A: 8 January - 8 June 2024. As last stops via the curve towards Chojnice differ SSuO, timings are shown from Gdańsk Główny.

To note and confirmed by travellers that each direction takes a totally different route, northbound via line 731 to the east side of Tczew locomotive Depot, then 729 on the east side of Zajączkowo Tczewskie yard, 260 and the flyover south of Pszczólki; southbound via line 265 outside and to the west of the flyover south of Pszczólki, and line 730 on the west side of the yard and locomotive Depot. Previously scheduled from 25 June - 31 August 2022 by the equivalent pair.


Toruń Główny – podg Nieszawka (- Inowrocław)

[405] (ERA-E 75A2; ERA-R 177A4; R3) PL24/125

There are two routes: on the north side of Toruń Towarowy yard climbs over the Bydgoszcz line whereas the alternative on the south side passes through Toruń Kluczyki station. Services calling at Toruń Kluczyki to/from Inowrocław must use the southerly route and line 734, but fast services which have a "<" marker against Toruń Kluczyki are booked to take the northerly route but in practice may use either.

Warszawa area - East of a north-south line through Warszawa Centralna

PKP IC have announced the substantial works in the Warszawa Zachodnia area are planned to end in June 2024, but the March 2024 PDFs contains numerous diversions for 3 - 8 June, so use of the many diversions listed to the east and west of Warszawa could cease, some already have no scheduled use in 2023/24.

(Warszawa Gdańska –) Warszawa Zoo (p.odg. Jagiellonka) – p.odg. W-wa Targówek – (Warszawa Wschodnia/Warszawa Rembertow)

[608, 613, KM2] (ERA-E 76C5,not correctly shown; ERA-R 174B5, not correctly shown; R6, R8) PL24/126

This west <=> east curve east of Warszawa Zoo consists of a very large grade separated junction which allows trains to/from Warszawa Wschodnia or Warszawa Rembertow reach Warszawa Gdańska.

Click on the thumbnail for the diagram:

Considerable use since the 2020-2021 timetable period in both directions by trains avoiding Warszawa Centralna and Warszawa Zachodnia due to engineering work capacity restrictions. This continues in 2023/24 but note westbound services have been known to NOT take the longer flyover route.

The numerous Warszawa Wschodnia <=> Warszawa Gdańska services in the current timetable can be found by a direct journey search.

This curve is also used by all entries in PL24/127, PL24/129 and PL24/130.

(Warszawa Gdańska/Legionowo –) p.odg. W-wa Michałów – line 502 - Warszawa Wschodnia Towarowa - Warszawa Rembertow

[608, 610, 613, KM2] (ERA-E 76C5, not correctly shown; ERA-R 174B5, not correctly shown; R6, R8) PL24/127

This connecting route between p.odg. W-wa Michałów and Warszawa Rembertow takes totally different alignments east and westbound and allows trains to/from the Warszawa Rembertow direction to run via Warszawa Gdańska (using PL24/126) or north towards Legionowo.

Click on the thumbnails for the diagrams:

Use has been scheduled since 2020/21 in both directions and late 2023 saw much increased use by Lublin bound services between 2 - 9 December 2023 as the line via Otwock was partially blocked.
Just short term diversionary use plus one pair of Pilgrimage trains on two days in the 2023-24 timetable.

Note A IC41207 Częstochowa Stradom - 17:59 Warszawa Gdańska - Białystok
Note C IC 5620 Ełk - 08:33 Tłuszcz - Wrocław Główny
Note B IC14212 Białystok - 10:06 Tłuszcz - Częstochowa Stradom
Note C IC 1624 Białystok - 11:43 Tłuszcz - Wrocław Główny
Note C IC 16104 Białystok - 15:43 Tłuszcz - Wrocław Główny

Note A:- 10 November 2024
Note B:- 9 November 2024
Note C: 3 - 8 June 2024

Routes between Warszawa and Pilawa

There are three routes between Warszawa and Pilawa. All local trains run via Warszawa Olszynka Grochowska and Otwock but as the routes taken by main line services have varied over recent years they are itemised below.

[Warszawa] - podg Stojadja - Minsk Mazowiecki avoider – Line 13 - Pilawa

[550, 613] (ERA-E 76A1; ERA-R 178B2; D10/E10) PL24/128

Use re-commenced from 17 September 2023 as indicated in table 550 by services with times at a Warszawa station and Pilawa plus a < at Otwock. Note those services running via Warszawa Gdanska also use PL24/127. Running via this route can also be indicated in 613 by a < at and beyond Minsk Mazowiecki.

This was previously the main route for fast trains between Warszawa Wschodnia and Pilawa but has significantly declined once south of Otwock was doubled.

The 2023-24 timetable has 16 trains using this route in December 2023, but much reduced later so they are listed as follows:-.

68 Warszawa Zachodnia - 17:50 Warszawa Wschodnia - Kyiv-Pasazhyrsky
Note A SKPL768 20:51/21:36 Warszawa Wschodnia - Rava Ruskaia (Ukraine)
Note B 38170/171 Kraków Główny - 00:59 Pilawa - Kolobrzeg
Note F 67 Kyiv-Pasazhyrsky - 09:31 Pilawa - Warszawa Zachodnia
Note C 31106 Przemysl - 12:25 Pilawa - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note A SKPL767 Rava Ruskaia (Ukraine) - 14:05 Lublin - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note D 21160 Lublin - 21:26 Pilawa - Warszawa Centralna
Note E 21170 Lublin - 23:47 Pilawa - Warszawa Wschodnia

Note A:- Special tickets required Daily until 9 March, then only 18 March - 7 April, 20 May - 8 June 2024
Note B: many dates this runs via Otwock, check journey planner
Note C:- 3 - 8 June 2024
Note D:- 11 December 2023 t0 9 March 2024
Note E: 21 June to 31 August 2024
Note F: NOT 8 April - 19 May 2024

[Warszawa Wschodnia –] Warszawa Wschodnia Towarowa – p.odg. Warszawa Antoninów – line 506 - Warszawa Gocławek [– Warszawa Wawer]

[614] (ERA-E 76C5; ERA-R 174B5; R6, R8) PL24/129

This is an alternative route (line 506) between Warszawa Wschodnia and Warszawa Gocławek used by any services booked via Otwock with a < against Warszawa Olszynka Grochowska and Warszawa Grochów.

Note this route is grade separated at Warszawa Antoninów, with the inbound track remaining separate until the Warszawa Wschodnia near approaches. This routing has gone in and out of scheduled use over the years, most recently suspended when doubling of line 614 south of Otwock and four tracking south from Warszawa Gocławek towards Otwock was in progress. As part of the four tracking there will be two fast tracks on the east side and two local tracks on the west, so the flyover north from Warszawa Gocławek previously used by all northbound services towards Warszawa Olszynka Grochowska has been demolished.

In the 2023-24 timetable most but not all IC services via Otwock, plus a few local services take this obscure route. Click on the thumbnails for the diagrams:

(Warszawa Gdańska –) p.odg. W-wa Michałów – line 502 - Warszawa Wschodnia Towarowa – line 506 - Warszawa Gocławek [– Warszawa Wawer]

[300/550/614] (ERA-E 76C5; ERA-R 174B5; R6, R8) PL24/130

A new entry from 11 June 2023 for a new service pattern of direct services from Warszawa Gdańska to Otwock or v.v. running via approximately half of two existing entries, PL24/127 & PL24/129. These can be identified in 550 by calls at Otwock and Warszawa Gdańska but no call at Warszawa Wschodnia.

Note C IC5333 Bydgoszcz Główna - 07:28 Warszawa Gdańska - Rzeszów Główny
Note A IC1201 Łódź Fabryczna - 08:40 Warszawa Gdańska - Lublin Główny
Note B 72101 Zielona Góra Główna - 10:39 Warszawa Gdańska - Lublin Główny
Note C IC52101 Bydgoszcz Główna - 11:26 Warszawa Gdańska - Chelm
Note B 83101 Kołobrzeg - 15:41 Warszawa Gdańska - Rzeszów Główny
Note C IC82105 Świnoujście - 18:31 Warszawa Gdańska - Hrubieszów Miasto
Note C IC28104 Hrubieszów Miasto - 08:44 Otwock - Świnoujście
Note C IC2520 Lublin Główny - 13:44 Otwock - Bydgoszcz Główna
Note C IC25100 Chelm - 15:44 Otwock - Bydgoszcz Główna

Note A: 2 January - 8 June 2024
Note B: 31 December 2023 - 9 March 2024
Note C: 3 - 8 June 2024

Chotomów – curve 511 - Legionowo Piaski – (Tłuszcz)

[609, 608] (ERA-E 76A1; ERA-R 174B5; D9) PL24/131

Used by a limited DMU service to/from Sierpc and Tłuszcz (where a KM Depot is located) to avoid a reversal at Legionowo. A service commenced in 2017 and to note the curve is separate from the main line until Chotomów so eastbound timings are given for the stop before the junction. These entries are also the only passenger services between Radzymin and Tłuszcz on 609.

KM 51141 Sierpc - 12:45/12:57 Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki - Tłuszcz
KM 51143 Sierpc - 20:34/20:24 Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki - Tłuszcz
KM 15140 Tłuszcz - 14:35/14:52 Legionowo Piaski – Sierpc
KM 15142 Tłuszcz - 20:49/20:52 Legionowo Piaski – Sierpc

Czachówek Południowy – Czachówek Wschodni

[604, 605] (ERA-E 76A1; ERA-R 174B3; E10) PL24/132

There are no services in the 2023-24 timetable, last uses were short periods of limited train use in the November and mid-summer 2023 timetable updates. This south <=> east curve connects the Radom to Warszawa line with the southern freight ring. Up to 12 July 2019 limited Warszawa to Góra Kalwaria (and v.v.) services continued to Czachówek Południowy to reverse and used this curve.

Ustanówek (p.odg. Czachówek Płd Czp 11) – Czachówek Wschodni

[604, 605] (ERA-E 76A1; ERA-R 174B3; E10) PL24/133

This north <=> east curve connects the Warszawa to Radom line with the southern freight ring and is used by all direct services to/from Warszawa and Góra Kalwaria. Table 604 only shows Czachówek Wschodni and Góra Kalwaria stations but all services are through to/from at least Piaseczno on the main line via this curve. In the 2023-24 timetable most services start/finish at Warszawa Gdańska.

Warszawa area - west of a north-south line through Warszawa Centralna

PKP IC have announced the substantial works in the Warszawa Zachodnia area are planned to end in June 2024 but there are many scheduled between the 3 - 8 June 2024. Use of the many diversions listed to the east and west of Warszawa could then cease, some already have no scheduled use in 2023/24.

Warszawa Zachodnia Peron 9 [Ex Peron 8/Ex Warszawa Wola] connection to main line

[608] (ERA-E 76C5; ERA-R 174B5; R6) PL24/134

Following the substantial work west of Warszawa Zachodnia there have been changes to the routes to/from Warszawa Włochy or Warszawa Aleje Jerozolimskie.

From December 2023 limited through KM services commenced running to/from Warszawa Włochy and Warszawa Zachodnia Peron 9 and as confirmed in journey planner map view, these services are shown taking newly designated line 850 outside and on the north side of the flyover towards Warszawa Aleje Jerozolimskie [on the Radom line]. 850 was previously the normal westbound main line track which has been relocated alongside the eastbound to run underneath that Radom line flyover. Note some westbound services listed are not shown in the 601 PDF but in 606, others are included but with no time at Warszawa Zachodnia :-

Note C KM91974 Skierniwice - 23:24 Warszawa Włochy - via Warszawa Gdańska to Warszawa Wschodnia
Note D SSuX KM91320 Grodzisk Mazowiecki - 23:57 Warszawa Włochy - via Warszawa Gdańska to Warszawa Wschodnia
Note C KM19456 Warszawa Wschodnia - 00:02 Warszawa Zachodnia Peron 9 - Sochaczew
Note C KM19225 Warszawa Wschodnia - 00:14 Warszawa Zachodnia Peron 9 - Skierniewice
Note E KM19300 Warszawa Wschodnia - 00:59 Warszawa Zachodnia Peron 9 - Grodzisk Mazowiecki
Note B KM19457 Warszawa Wschodnia - 23:51 Warszawa Gdańska - Sochaczew

Note A: To 9 March 2024
Note B: 9 January to 9 March 2024
Note C: To 18 May 2024
Note D: 11 March - 17 May 2024
Note E: 20 May - 8 June 2024

Travel between Warszawa Zachodnia Peron 9 and both Warszawa Włochy and Warszawa Aleje Jerozolimskie had previously been via a short link to a flat junction, with anything to/from Warszawa Aleje Jerozolimskie only then using flyover line 8 but historically all services to/from Warszawa Gdanska had terminated at Warszawa Wola/Zachodnia on platforms on a sharp curve some distance away from the main station platforms with nothing scheduled through onto either main line. But from December 2019 there was an hourly experimental service to/from Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina using the flat connection which became so popular that there were many complaints when they were withdrawn on 25 September 2020 so they were re-instated from 11 November 2020. A Press Notice then advised they could only run until 14 March 2021 due to the substantial Warszawa Zachodnia station improvement works but promised they would resume. After the westbound main line had been repositioned line 8 was now a conflict free route to/from Warszawa Zachodnia Peron 9 so regular services resumed from 12 March 2023.

As part of the improvement works, a new flyover has been built to allow a conflict free access from line 8 to the middle platforms at Warszawa Zachodnia, this starts from after line 8 crosses over both main line tracks and re-crosses the westbound main line.

Warszawa Włochy - Warszawa Zachodnia [5th track] and new flyover

[606/601] (ERA-E 76C5; ERA-R 174B5; R7) PL24/135

The 5th track commences in-between the two local lines to the east of Warszawa Włochy, [shown on OpenRailwayMap as line 3] as the two main and two local line tracks take different routes between Warszawa Włochy and Warszawa Zachodnia, the local lines additionally separating to run either side of an EMU Depot and sidings. It climbs over the outbound local line and has a separate alignment until approaching Warszawa Zachodnia. It appeared to be previously reversible, but its prime function was to allow inbound main line services from Sochaszew on line 606 a non-conflicting approach to the north side platforms at Warszawa Zachodnia. Any local services from lines 601/606 to the recently re-opened Warszawa Głowna also use this fifth track for the same reason and such journeys are clearly shown in journey planner map view.

The alignments on the western approaches close to Zachodnia have changed including a new flyover [see PL24/134] so that may have marginally altered the previous 5th track approach location, as this ex Radom flyover line towards W-Zachodnia drops to come alongside this 5th track when previously it was on a unique alignment in that area.

Warszawa Zachodnia "avoider": Warszawa Aleje Jerozolimskie - Line 510 - part line 20 - Warszawa-Gołąbki [- Line 19 - Piastów]

[601, 612] (ERA-E 76C5; ERA-R174B4; R7, R5) PL24/136

No scheduled use in the 2023-24 timetable, last used in part in early 2022/23, see PL24/137. Previously a new IC service started in 2019/20 between Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina and Łódź Fabryczna running via these freight only routes. Trains ran approximately two hourly with gaps but were suspended due to Covid from 18 March 2020, shown resuming on 8 November 2020 but have never resumed.

Part of this description is covered by other obscure route entries, and the rarer line 510 has seen use combined with an alternative routing since the 2021/22 timetable which repeated from December 2022. Therefore a separate entry for that has been set up below.

Warszawa Zachodnia "avoider": Warszawa Aleje Jerozolimskie - Line 510 - part line 20 - Warszawa-Gołąbki [reverse] [- line 509 - Warszawa Gdanska]

[110, 601, 605] (ERA-E 76C5; ERA-R174B4; R7, R5) PL24/137

No use in 2023-24. Previous use was for a few days in June and July 2023, and short periods in 2021 and 2022. These services ran to/from Warszawa Aleje Jerozolimskie via line 510 and line 20 to the end of Warszawa Główna Towarowa freight yard, reversed and used line 509 to/from Warszawa Gdańska.

Warszawa Gdańska – line 509 - Warszawa Jelonki – Warszawa Gołąbki – Piastów (podg Jozefinów)

[601, 608] (ERA-E 76C5; ERA-R174B4; R7, R5) PL24/138

Frequent use continues in 2023/24. This route allows trains to/from the CMK, Koluszki or destinations such as Łódź, Częstochowa and Wrocław to/from Warszawa Gdańska to avoid Warszawa Zachodnia. Please use the Journey Planner map view facility for diversions due to engineering works at Warszawa Zachodnia.

The trains using the route can most easily be identified from the All Year arrival and departure sheets for Warszawa Gdańska Peron sheets. Alternatively look at timetables 100, 601 and departures/arrivals at Warszawa Gdańska, some from/to Warszawa Wschodnia or those that do not call at Warszawa Centralna and Warszawa Zachodnia and have twelve < and two | at Pruszków. See also PL24/140 for extra detail on Warszawa Gołąbki.

Also see entry PL24/136 for additional use of Warszawa Gołąbki – Piastów.

Warszawa Zachodnia - Warszawa-Czyste - Line 20 - Warszawa Główna Towarowa - Warszawa Gołąbki

[601, (606)] (ERA-E 76C5; ERA-R 174B5; R7) PL24/139

Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.

There are three routes from/to Warszawa Zachodnia and Warszawa-Czyste, an intermediate junction on line 20 to/from Warszawa Zachodnia - Warszawa Główna Towarowa - Warszawa Gołąbki. Travel via line 20 can be identified in table 601 by trains with a timing at Warszawa Zachodnia plus a < at all stations listed in the PDF between Warsawa Włóchy to Piastów [inclusive].

  • Option [A] From platforms 6, 7 & 8 of Warszawa Zachodnia using either parallel lines 46 (north side split) or 42 to reach line 20 at Warszawa-Czyste. Entries below are shown running via Line 20 in Map view.

Note A: There are too many services to list scheduled to use Option [A] between 3 - 7/8 June 2024 towards both Grodzisk Mazowiecki and Sochaczew, check the journey planner and map view for details. The entries listed below run on other dates.

Note B SSuX PR-IR 11123 Warszawa Główna - 06:47/06:55 Warszawa Zachodnia - Łódź Fabryczna
Note C 8 June 2024 KM 11293 Warszawa Główna - 09:06 Warszawa Zachodnia - Sochaczew
Note M KM 19123 Warszawa Główna - 09:33 Warszawa Zachodnia - Płóck
Note C 8 June 2024 ŁKA 19101 Warszawa Główna - 09:45 Warszawa Zachodnia - Łódź Fabryczna
Note E SSuO LKA 19103 Warszawa Główna - 11:32 Warszawa Zachodnia - Łódź Fabryczna
Note F SSuO ŁKA 19105 Warszawa Główna - 12:50 Warszawa Zachodnia - Łódź Fabryczna
Note G PR-IR 17511 Warszawa Główna - 14:56/15:02 Warszawa Zachodnia - Poznań Główny
Note H IC 1909 Warszawa Główna - 15:10 Warszawa Zachodnia - Łódź Fabryczna
Note N IC 17102 Warszawa Wschodnia - 15:46/15:52 Warszawa Zachodnia - Zielona Góra Główna
Note C 8 June 2024 ŁKA 19107 Warszawa Główna - 16:07 Warszawa Zachodnia - Łódź Fabryczna
Note I SSuO ŁKA 19109 Warszawa Główna - 17:33/17:21 Warszawa Zachodnia - Łódź Fabryczna
Note E IC 81114 Kołobrzeg - 17:47 Warszawa Zachodnia - Łódź Fabryczna
Note H SSuX KM 19317 Warszawa Główna - 18:12 Warszawa Zachodnia - Grodzisk Mazowiecki
Note E IC 16107 Białystok - 18:53 Warszawa Zachodnia - Wrocław Główny
Note J IC 2101 Lublin Główny - 19:47 Warszawa Zachodnia - Łódź Fabryczna
Note K IC 81152/51154 Kołobrzeg/Gdynia - 20:23 Warszawa Zachodnia - Łódź Fabryczna
Note C 8 June 2024 ŁKA 91119 Łódź Fabryczna - 08:06 Skierniewice - Warszawa Główna
Note L IC 130 Budapest-Nyugati [MAV] - 18:23 Opoczno Południe - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note E SX PR-IR 10145 Łódź Fabryczna - 22:26 Grodzisk Mazowiecki - Warszawa Główna
Note F IC 81100 Szczecin Główny - 22:26 Grodzisk Mazowiecki - Warszawa Wschodnia

Note A: Too many to list running only 3 - 8 June 2024
Note B: 11 March - 31 May & 3 - 7 June 2024
Note C: 8 June 2024 only
Note D: All Deleted
Note E: 10 March - 2 June 2024
Note F: 10 March - 8 June 2024
Note G: 30 March - 8 June 2024
Note H: 11 March - 31 May
Note I: 10, 16 - 24, 30 March - 1 April & 13 April - 2 June 2024
Note J: 10 March - 2 June 2024 except 30/31 March & 6 April 2024
Note K: 10/17/24 March, 1 April & 1 May plus SO 7 April - 2 June 2024
Note L: 11/27/29 March 2024
Note M: 10/16/17 March plus 23 March - 2 June SSuO
Note N: 10 March - 2 June except 6 April 2024

  • Option [B] From Warszawa Zachodnia Peron 9 using line 20 throughout which is approximately 40m further north than lines 42/46. No use has been noted in the March 2024 PDFs.
  • Option [C] The towards Warszawa split of line 46 from Warszawa-Czyste via a diveunder to lower numbered platforms at Warszawa Zachodnia was blocked during the current major reconstruction work and does not yet appear to have been re-instated.

Warszawa Gdańska - Line 507 - Warszawa Gołąbki - Sochaczew

[606,300] (ERA-E 76C5; ERA-R 174B4; R5) PL24/140

This entry indicates use of the connections at Warszawa Gołąbki to/from the Sochaczew main line and Warszawa Gdańska as shown clearly on Open Railway Map.

The Westbound split of 507 is a 1.5km separate line running outside the 606 main line flyover from east of Warszawa Gołąbki by-passing the platform and not joining the main line until west of the station. Only services from Warszawa Gdańska towards Sochaczew use this as those from Warszawa Zachodnia via PL24/139 can only cross to table 606 to the west of Warszawa Gołąbki station.

The eastbound towards Warszawa Gdanska routing is a crossover west of Warszawa Gołąbki platform onto the eastbound track of line 507 parallel with line 19, then under the main line 606 flyover until 507 and 19 combine to join line 509 as a continuation of PL24/138.

Use continues in 2023/24 which can be identified by a direct journey planner search between Warszawa Gdańska and Sochaczew and has been in use by limited passenger services since work to upgrade Warszawa Zachodnia commenced in 2020/21.

In addition to those listed below there are five westbound and eight eastbound between 3 - 8 June 2024 as clearly shown in PDF 606.

Note D 28105 Lublin - 09:28 Warszawa Gdańska - Świnoujście
Note D 18107 13:28 Warszawa Gdańska - Świnoujście
Note D 81170 Świnoujście - 05:49 Sochaczew - Warszawa Gdańska
Note D 8100 Szczecin - 08:55 Sochaczew - Warszawa Gdańska
Note D IC71102 Zielona Góra - 11:49 Sochaczew - Warszawa Gdańska
Note E IC83100 Kolobrzeg - 14:54 Sochaczew - Rzeszów Główny
Note E IC5126 Bydogoszcz - 16:52 Sochaczew - Warszawa Gdańska/Warszawa Wschodnia
Note D 82104 Świnoujście - 17:56 Sochaczew - Hrubieszów Miasto
Note D IC71100 Zielona Góra - 19:51 Sochaczew - Warszawa Gdańska
Note F SX IC71000 Berlin Hbf - 22:16 Kutno - Warszawa Gdańska
Note C IC81100 Szczecin - 22:24 Sochaczew - Warszawa Wschodnia

Note A: To 8 June 2024
Note B: To 9 March 2024
Note C: 30 December 2023 - 8 June 2024
Note D: 3 to 8 June 2024
Note E: Not after 9 March 2024
Note F: 10 March - 7 June 2024


Węgliniec – Bielawa Dolna – Horka Gbf [DB]

[260] (ERA-E 77A5; ERA-R 180B5; F2) PL24/141

Pociąg do Kultury / Kulturzug trains resumed via this route on 16 June 2023, running every weekend until 1 January 2024 via Horka Gbf except a pair on 30 September/1 October 2023 which reverted via T270.

After having been suspended since January 2023, Kulturzug trains resumed on 16 June 2023 via this route and ran this way until 1 January 2024. The 2024 times, valid 19.04 to 14.12 are as follows

D2 SO IRE5837 / IRE69026 Berlin Lichtenberg – 08:42 Weißwasser (Oberlausitz) – Wrocław Główny 12:57
D1 FO IRE5839 / IRE69024 Berlin Lichtenberg - 14:43 Weißwasser (Oberlausitz) - Wrocław Główny 19:21
D3 SuO IRE69007 / IRE5836 Wrocław Główny – 17:25 Węgliniec – Berlin-Lichtenberg 21:58
D1 FO IRE69005 / IRE5838 Wrocław Główny – 19:38 Węgliniec – Berlin-Lichtenberg 23:57

D1: Fridays only does not run 10.05 or 04.10
D2: Saturdays only also runs Thursdays 09.05 and 03.10
D3: Sundays only also runs Thursday 09.05 Monday 20.05 Thursday 03.10 does not run Sunday 19.05

Special tickets, valid for these trains only, are required. Regular DB and InterRail tickets are not accepted. Kulturzug tickets can be purchased from DB ticket machines (under "Gesamtes Angebot / Spar- und Freizeitangebote" > "Freizeit und Aktionen") or at ticket offices or the DB Regio website. Tickets can also be bought on board the train for a small supplement.

Further information is at the VBB website.

Note that Wrocław is still often referred to in Germany by its German name, Breslau. Note no regular or Interrail tickets etc are valid on these services, but they can be purchased on DB ticket machines, on board with a surcharge, or online via the Koleje Dolnośląskie website.



[424/431/431a] (ERA-E 75A3, not shown; ERA-R 171C1; B6) PL24/142

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This is a split station with the junction some way north of the platforms and any service to/from Laskowice Pomorskie via Drzycim [currently suspended] terminating at the east side Peron I on a curve. Therefore the 1km to/from that platform and the junction sees no regular use as opposed to/from the west side Bydgoszcz platforms. The December 2023 PDFs show Peron 1 to/from the north in limited use and note the physical junction is a diamond slip so trains to/from Peron I and Lipowa Tucholska/Szlachta use slightly different pointwork from any to/from Tuchola.

See the Wierzchucin Peron sheets.

Wierzchucin - Laskowice Pomorskie

[431a/431] (ERA-E 75A3; ERA-R 171C1; B6) PL24/143

Passenger services on this 26km long line were suspended due to Covid travel restrictions from 18 March 2020 and have not been restored. Since then there have been occasions of timetabled odd day, and even one direction only PDF shown use, but recently only by limited services diverted from 431 between Bydgoszcz and Wierzchucin. Use can be identified by a series of < markers between Wierzchucin and Maksymilianowo plus timings to/from Bydgoszcz. The previous use was between 6 - 10 November 2023 by three departures from Wierzchucin and two from Bydgoszcz Główną and note any services to/from north of Wierzchucin would also use PL24/142.

Next scheduled use is by departures from Bydgoszcz Główną to Tuchola at 23:09 on 15 April, and at 22:56 between 16 - 19 April 2024.

Wrocław area

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

[260] (ERA-E 77C4; ERA-R 180A1; R13) PL24/144

In previous years what appears to be a grade separated junction between Wrocław Muchobór and Wrocław Nowy Dwór to/from Legnica was not used as such as the majority of services in both directions used the south side/inside curve to/from Peron 2; only services running through or calling at Peron 1 used the diveunder. Main line services were known to use either route and despite the on-line Peron sheet for Wrocław Nowy Dwór and Journey Planner showing use of both platforms, a traveller in 2020 advised the departure sheet displayed at the station showed all services using Peron 2.

Note the Journey Planner map view does not distinguish between the two sides of this junction but reports received in June 2022 advised their westbound non-stopping semi-fast, or expresses used the outside curve and a local in May 2023 did likewise so reports would be appreciated by the Compilers.

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

[260, 265] (ERA-E 77C4; ERA-R 180A1; R13) PL24/145

No scheduled use in 2023/24. This is an alternative route between Wrocław Muchobór and podg Wrocław Grabiszyn. Any train booked to call at platform II track 4 at Wrocław Muchobór must run via this route but as there is no intermediate station for a > marker these can only be identified from the Peron sheets. Last scheduled up to 8 December 2023 and use has varied from zero, through limited to extensive in recent years and note the physical junction is north of Wrocław Muchobór station platform.

As part of a successful kolej+ bid line 757 is to be doubled to allow regular services to a re-opened Wrocław Świebodzki.

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Września avoiding line Gutowo Wlkp. (p.odg. Sokołowo Wrzesińskie) – Podstolice (Pd box)

[300/300a] (ERA-E 75A1; ERA-R 176B3-C3; D5) PL24/146

This east <=> west main line avoiding Września station is used by trains on table 300 with a < at Września.

Żagań area

Żagań - line 275 - Bieniów

[356] (ERA-E 77A5; ERA-R 175B1; E2) PL24/147

None scheduled in 2024 which can be identified by a "<" at Lubanice. All Zielona Góra Główna - Żary services were diverted via this almost 16km long freight line to reverse at Bieniów between 24 October - 11 November 2023.

Żagań - line 389 - Jankowa Żagańska (- Węgliniec)

[356] (ERA-E 77A5; ERA-R 175B1; E2) PL24/148

In regular limited use since December 2020 as identified by "<" markers at Żary Kunice and a timing at Jankowa Żagańska. Note the junction at Jankowa Żagańska is some way south of the "V" station.

Jankowa Żagańska - line 380 - Przewoz

[356] (ERA-E 77A5; ERA-R 175B1; E2) PL24/149

A press article advises PolRegio ran two excursions from Zielona Góra onto the 23km long freight branch from Jankowa Żagańska to Przewoz on 13 May and 16 September 2023 and there will repeats on yet to be confirmed dates in 2024. They were advertised by PolRegio under the Programme of "Poczuj przygodę odkrywając Lubuskie pociągami POLREGIO" to visit Park Mużakowski.

A search finds the 2023 timings were Zielona Góra d 09:42 a 21:26, Przewoz a 11:34 d 19:28.

Zagórz area

Zagórz R101 - Zagórz (Zagórz east to south curve)

[128, 131, 134] (ERA-E 79B2; ERA-R 187A5; H11) PL24/150

From 1 March 2023 a new local service from Sanok to Ustrzyki Dolne service commenced with 3 train pairs SSuX, and 1 pair SSuO meaning only the Zagórz east to south curve can now be considered an obscure route. This is scheduled by a SKPL DMU operated TLK to Uherce outbound on May day weekend and Summer Saturday's from Kraków Główny via Sanok and the Zagórz west to east curve to Uherce to reverse, returning via this Zagórz east to south curve to Łupków. The return service on the Sunday takes this route in reverse via Uherce. This is again shown running in 2024 with timings in the three PDFs.

Zakopane temporary station

[135] (ERA-E 78C1; ERA-R 185C4; H8) PL24/151

The main station re-opened as planned on 22 December 2023 so this entry will be deleted in December 2024.

This entry referred to use of a temporary station 1km north in Zakopane Spyrkówka goods yard with two platforms on a roughly 600 metre branch up to 100m width away from the main line used when the main station was closed for totally new track infrastructure from an unknown date in 2022 until 3 September 2022, then again from 22 December 2022 - 28 February 2023. It had two separate platforms, the one used by long-distance passenger services going further into the yard.

Żary: connecting line 74

[270] (ERA-E 77A5 not shown; ERA-R 175B1 not shown; E2) PL24/152

None scheduled in 2023/24. Żary platforms are on either side of a central station building with a lengthy connection to/from Peron 2 on the Zielona Gora platform side to/from the Tuplice/Forst line whose services normally use Peron 3 or 4. Last use by one train from 4 - 7 September 2023.



[255/260] (ERA-E 77A4; ERA-R 180B5; F2) PL24/153

Note all services to/from Lubań Śląski to Zgorzelec continue to/from Görlitz [DB] and Zgorzelec is a "v" station with the junction with table 260 considerably west of the platforms. This lengthy overlap had until 2018 only been used by an unusual Węgliniec to Lubań Śląski service calling at Zgorzelec twice after a reversal on the main line.

Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis for engineering work diversions

Radzice – Idzikowice (Line 573)

[100/113] (ERA-E 78C5; ERA-R 183A5; E9) PL23/9

Last scheduled by several Kraków Główny <=> Olsztyn Główny services up to 13 March 2022. Any services reverse at Idzikowice and use this curve between the CMK and line 113 and to note they do not appear in table 100.

Podg Dorota – line 171 – Dąbrowa Gornicza Wschodnia (– Sławków)

[105] (ERA-E 77B2; ERA-R 188A4-B4; R18) PL23/52

Last scheduled from 10 April to 9 May 2022 when all Katowice <=> Kozłów services were diverted via this and PL23/51, running from Sosnowiec Dańdówka to Sławków without calling at Dąbrowa Gornicza Wschodnia. Note both tracks north from podg Dorota are grade separated by width and height from line 133 in-between as is the curve to Dąbrowa Gornicza Wschodnia so travel in both directions is recommended.

(Katowice – Sosnowiec Porąbka) – Sosnowiec Kazimierz avoider curve 663 – line 163 – Sosnowiec Maczki (– Jaworzno Szczakowa)

[140] (ERA-E 77B2; ERA-R 188B4; R18) PL23/57

Last used between March and June 2021, then only an overnight train pair until 29 August 2021. This is an alternative route between Katowice and Jaworzno Szczakowa indicated by < markers at Mysłowice and a partial entry in 105. The regular passenger service on line 163 using the north to east curve to/from Sosnowiec Kazimierz as part of then table 105 ended on 2 April 2001.

Lublin Tatary Goods Yard: Świdnik – Lublin Tatary - Lublin

[550A] (ERA-E 79B4; ERA-R 184A5; F12, R4) PL23/103

Last used from an unknown date in 2021 until 28 August 2021 by the Piła Główny to Hrubieszów Miasto train pair. This is the route through Lublin Tatary Goods Yard known as line 67 which starts at Świdnik and re-joins the normal route just before Lublin station. Trains using this route may be identified by a < symbol at only Lublin Północny.

Szczecin Główny western approaches

[368, 369] (ERA-E 74A3; ERA-R 170B4; R1) PL23/144

There are three possible routes between Szczecin Gumieńce and Szczecin Główny. From north to south these are:

  • a single track line via Szczecin Wzgórze Hetmańskie and Szczecin Pomorzany
  • the single track direct line, which is the one normally used
  • the southern loop via p.odg. Szczecin Wstowo - p.odg. Dziewoklicz - Szczecin Port Centralny.

There were diversions in 2017 via Szczecin Wzgórze Hetmańskie and some via an unspecified route (with allowances up to 14 minutes) on 20/21 & 24 June - 7 July 2019. No timetabled diversions scheduled since but a later traveller is known to have travelled via Szczecin Wzgórze Hetmańskie.

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Warszawa Praga - Warszawa Toruńska

[608] (ERA-E 76C5; ERA-R 174B5; R5) PL23/154

Between 23 - 28 August 2020 many services to/from Warszawa Gdanska and Legionowo had < markers at Warszawa Praga and Warszawa Toruńska but these used parallel non-platform lines rather than through the freight yard. For a passenger service to run the complete length of the yard and the grade separated junction at the north end, the PDF should also show a < marker at Warszawa Zeran.

Corridor Trains

The following sections of line within Poland can be ridden only in the through (corridor) trains of neighbouring administrations:

  • (Hagenwerder [Germany] -) Hagenwerder Grenze (frontier) - Krzewina Zgorzelecka - Trzciniec frontier and Trzciniec frontier - Hirschfelde Grenze (frontier) (- Hirschfelde [Germany]) (36A2). There is a 200m stretch of line in Germany between the two frontiers at Trzciniec. The line is operated only by ODEG trains on the Zittau - Görlitz - Cottbus route (former DB table 220).
  • (Zittau [Germany] -) frontier - frontier (- Hrádek nad Nisou [Czech Republic]) (36A2): ČD table 089. There are no stations in Poland on this line.
  • Głuchołazy - frontier (- Jindřichov ve Slezsku [Czech Republic]) (37A1): Through Krnov – Jesenik trains on ČD table 292 use PKP tracks in and out of Głuchołazy as there is no triangle here and the approximately 13km of PKP tracks east of Głuchołazy are only traversed by ČD services. From 10 December 2006 ČD services call to set down and pick up at Głuchołazy.


See Poland - Tram services over obscure routes

Other sparse services

The following lines have few trains (relative to service levels generally in this country) - fewer than three trains each way on at least three days a week - or do not run each weekday.

114 Tomaszów Mazowiecki - Spała SSuO
115 Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski - Sandomierz
123 Jarosław - Horyniec-Zdrój
123 Horyniec-Zdrój - Hrebenne May Day Bank Holidays & Summer SSuO only
130 Muszyna - Plaveč [ZSR] Summer, plus winter skiing weekends
131 Żagorz - Jasło
131 Gorlice Zagórzany - Gorlice FSSuO
134 Żagorz - Łupków - Medzilaborce [ZSR] Summer weekends
137 Sucha Beskidzka - Żywiec Odd days only out of summer
156 Leszczyny - Gliwice SSuO
203 Nowy Świętów - Głuchołazy Miasto SSuO
215 Opole Glówne – Biskupice Olawskie – Jelcz Laskowice SSuX
235 Nysa - Kamieniec Ząbkowicki
240 (Wałbrzych Główny -) Boguszów-Gorce Wschód - Mezimesti [ČD} Summer SSuO
322 Kępno – Wielun Dąbrowa
335 Międzyrzecz - Wierzbno Summer only, one train pair SSuO 22 June to 1 September 2024 + 15 August 2024
382 Mścice – Mielno Koszaliński Summer only 22 June - 31 August 2024
418 Sierpc - Brodnica One pair of TLK's only
431a Laskowice Pomorskie – Wierzchuchin Occasional limited odd days
451 Łeba - Lębork Summer only
520 Szymany Lotnisko - junction with line to Szczytno Limited days of week connecting with some flights, timetable issued period by period
530 Kuźnica Białostocka - Grodno [Belarus] Suspended
534 Białystok - Waliły May Bank Holidays & Summer SSuO
537 Suwałki – Mockava (LG) 1 pair daily. No longer any through trains via Šeštokai to Kaunas
550 Chelm – Jagodin (UŽ) on standard gauge
552 Świdnik Miasto - Lublin Airport Limited days of week connecting with flights, timetable issued period by period
554 Zamość Wschód – Hrubieszów Miasto
556 Zwierzyniec – Stalowa Wola Rozwadów
557 Bełżec - Hrebenne - Horyniec-Zdrój FSuO to Hrebenne, plus daily May Bank Holiday and Summer throughout
558 Chełm - Włodawa Summer only
609 Radzymin - Tłuszcz

Deletions since last edition

Obscure Services All deleted as no use for at least one full timetable year, some for longer
PL23/1 Białystok south - north avoiding line
PL23/44 Hajnówka – Siemianówka
PL23/47 Lisów – podg Liswarta - Herby Nowe
PL23/58 Mysłowice avoiding line - Sosnowiec Jęzor - Mysłowice Brzezinka
PL23/59 (Katowice –) podg. Gottwald – podg. Hajduki [– podg. Radoszowy – podg. Panewnik – Katowice Ligota]
PL23/60 Katowice Ligota - goods line 142 via Katowice Murcki - podg Mąkołowiec – Tychy
PL23/74 Kędzierzyn-Koźle goods lines and northern approach line 680
PL23/75 Kępno station avoiding curve: Domanin (p.odg. Hanulin) – Wieruszow (podg Kępno Kp1)
PL23/79 Czersk - Bąk – Kościerzyna
PL23/80 Lipowa Tucholska - Bąk – Kościerzyna
PL23/82 (Miechów –) podg Raciborowice - podg Dłubnia (- Kraków Nowa Huta)
PL23/83 (Miechów –) podg Raciborowice - podg Dłubnia (- Kraków Nowa Huta)
PL23/85 Kraków Płaszów North side avoider via Kraków Prokocim Towarowa to Kokotów
PL23/87 [Kraków Mydlniki -] Kraków Bronowice - Line 95 - Kraków Batowice
PL23/100 (Warszawa -) Bednary - podg Arkadia - east to west - Łowicz Przedmieście (- Zgierz - Łódź Kaliska)
PL23/104 Western approach to Lublin: Line 935 via Goods Yard
PL223/106 (Lubliniec –) Toszek Północ – Rudziniec Gliwicki (– Kędzierzyn-Koźle)
PL23/116 Poznań Starolęka - Poznań Franowo – podj Zieliniec – Kobylnica
PL23/117 Poznań Starolęka - line 802 - Luboń k. Poznańia
PL23/118 Poznań Starolęka - Poznań Franowo – podj Zieliniec - line 395 - Poznań Piątkowo - podg Suchy Las (- Zlotniki)
PL23/119 Poznań Gorczyn – Line 801 - Poznań Dębina (- Poznań Starołęka)
PL23/120 Poznań Krzesiny - Poznań Franowo - podg Zieliniec - Poznań northern ring to Poznań Piatkowo - line 803 - podg Suchy Las – Zlotniki
PL23/122 (Przemyśl Główny –) Przemyśl Bakończyce [reverse] - Hurko – (Medyka)
PL23/123 Żurawica - line 614 - Hurko [Przemyśl avoiding line]
PL23/125 (Radzice –) Wolanow – line 576 [Radom avoider] – Rozki (– Skarzysko-Kamienna)
PL23/132 Siedlce avoiding line: Białki Siedleckie (podg Doły) – Stok Lacki (podg Ujrzanów)
PL23/141 Suwałki - Papiernia - curve 517 - Las Suwalski
PL23/142 Świnoujście Przytór
PL23/157 [Czachówek Wschodni -] Góra Kalwaria - p.odg Jaźwiny – Pilawa
PL23/158 [Czachówek Wschodni -] p.odg Jaźwiny - Pilawa avoider - p.odg Żolnierka
PL23/170 (Wrocław Główny) – podg Wrocław Grabiszyn - Line 753 - Wrocław Gądów - Wrocław Nowy Dwór
PL23/171 (Wrocław Główny) – podg Wrocław Grabiszyn - Line 753 – Wrocław Gądów – Line 349 - Wrocław Kuźniki
PL23/172 (Wrocław Główny) – podg Wrocław Grabiszyn - Line 753 - Wrocław Gądów - Line 751 - Wrocław Zachodni
PL23/175 Wrocław Nadodrze (Wp3 Ląki) – Line 752 – Wrocław Gądów – Wrocław Kuźniki
PL23/176 Wrocław Brochów freight yards: [Wrocław Główny - ] line 763 - line 349 - Święta Katarzyna
PL23/177 Wrocław Brochów freight yards: [Wrocław Główny - ] line 763 - Line 349 - Line 764 – Siechnice
PL23/182 Zbąszynek avoiding line [podg Dąbrówka Zbąsca - Zbąszynek Towarowa - podg Chiastawa]
Sparse services
135a Oświęcim - Przeciszów Daily service introduced
147 Zebrzydowice - Petrovice u Karvine [CD] Increased frequency
150 Oświęcim - Czechowice-Dziedzice Daily service introduced
440 Chojnice – Kościerzyna Increased frequency
551a Łuków - Parczew Kolejowa Increased frequency

See also