Poland - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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These entries are for the timetable period from 11 December 2022 to 9 December 2023.

It should be noted it is completely reissued, previously four times per year but as at December 2022 "adjustments" are due on 12 March, 11 June & 3 September 2023. But travellers are strongly advised to check the Journey Planner and PDFs for ALL Unusual lines timings as revised PDFs are issued on a very frequent basis in-between those dates. The PDF issue date is in small font at the bottom left of each page.

A number of one off specials were included in the full year PDFs in 2016, mainly excursions run by Turkol but this has not occurred since. Turkol run frequent Tours 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 as recent examples have included trips around the Katowice area, Gdansk and Gdynia Docks and Krapkowice, a regular one being the freight lines north from Gniezno.

There are no longer special services via unusual routes to Kostrzyn for the Woodstock Festival Poland (Przystanek Woodstock), which was the largest Free annual music festival in Europe as it has morphed into Pol'and'Rock held in early August 2022 at an airfield just north of Szczecinek with only limited additional and strengthened local services.

Standard abbreviations used are explained in General Information. 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" are to the European Railway Atlas (Regional Series - Poland) by M.G. Ball. References in italic are to Mały Atlas Linii Kolejowych Polski 2011 by M. Stiasny and R. Stankiewicz.

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 south - north avoiding line: podg Białystok Płd – Białystok Starosielce

[543/535] (ERA-E 76B2 'not shown'; ERA-R 179B; C12/R4) PL23/1

No Scheduled use in 2022/23. A long closed and lifted curve avoiding Białystok connecting the Czeremcha and Ełk lines has been reinstated and was used by diversions between 4 May and 11 June 2022. The timetable PDFs showed '>' markers at Białystok against some TLK's, and increased running times for T543 local services which reversed at Białystok Starosielce and appeared between there and Białystok in table 535.

Białystok - Białystok Starosielce

[535] (ERA-E 76B2; ERA-R 179B; C12/R4) PL23/1A

There are two single track routes to Białystok Starosielce, the short curve normally used by passenger services in both directions, and a long curve initially following the line towards Bielsk Podlaski before curving away north over the main line towards Warszawa. When the above avoiding line entry was in use in 2022 it could be seen that this longer curve was being upgraded, and allegedly from 29 January until 10 June 2023 all passenger services are running via this curve, and shown to do so in map view. Any reports confirming this route is in use would be appreciated by the Compliers.

Bydgoszcz area

Maksymilianowo - line 201 - Bydgoszcz Wschód

[430/430a] (ERA-E 75A2-A3; ERA-R 176C5; C6/R3) PL23/2

Bydgoszcz Główna avoiding line last used on one night by one train in 2017. May be used in conjunction with PL23/3

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

[430] (ERA-E 75A2; ERA-R 176C5; R3/C6) PL23/3

One train limited period use confirmed in map view. Last scheduled on one night by one train in 2017. Historical use was either to avoid reversal at Bydgoszcz Głowny, or in conjunction with PL23/2.

Note A IC45151 Bielsko-Biała Główna - 23.09/23:11/23:17/23:22 Inowrocław - Bydgoszcz Główna

Note A: 11 December 2022 - 10 June & 24 June - 31 August 2023

Bydgoszcz Główna

[425] (ERA-E 75A2, not shown; ERA-R 176C5; R3) PL23/4

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 across a freight yard throat plus 750m parallel to the main line.

[A] was scheduled by 16:35 to Wyrzysk Osiek from 14 December 2021 - 11 March 2022 SSuX. Previously used by one Gdynia - Piła train between 6 - 10 May 2019. Note the Mały Atlas shows an 800m long line 745 from the west end of the 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] scheduled for use by odd departures/arrivals, the equivalent of PR 15208 07:02 to Inowrocław being confirmed by a traveller in 2022 and this is still shown departing from Peron II from 12 March 2023.

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) PL23/5

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) PL23/6

Most of this line is due to be modernised as the new high speed line from Podłęze near Kraków to Zakopane and Nowy Sącz will join its formation at a triangular junction.

  • The Region through Małopolskie Szlaki Turystyki Kolejowej have organised limited specials covering the complete ex passenger line worked by diesel SM42-1031 website here. In 2022 these departed from Nowy Sącz on 17 July, 31 July, 14 August, 28 August 2022 at 10:52 returning 16:15. The 17 July & 14 August specials definitely ran.
  • the summer 136 PDF included a SSuO pair of "Cargo Retro" steam services from 2 July to 28 August 2022 but despite a note on the Chabówka Museum website 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.", a traveller on the MSTK special above advised no travel into the Skansen was allowed, the train just went there for stabling purposes so it is unclear if travel to/from the Skansen is allowed on the steam specials.

Chełm area

Chełm – Dorohusk – Jagodin (Ukraine)

[550/M401] (ERA-E 79C54; ERA-R 184C5; F13) PL23/7

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 2022.

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
  • In use by Ukrainian refugee services from February 2022 and a pair of scheduled services from 4/5 May 2022. To find these search the Chelm Platform sheets. Historically 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.

Chełm - Włodawa

[558] (ERA-E 79C4-C5; ERA-R 185B5-C5; E13/F13) PL23/8

This otherwise freight only branch has had a sponsored summer weekend only service in recent years and in 2022 there were two train pairs SSuO from 25 June until 25 September. No PDF or entries in journey planner as at December 2022.

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

Radzice – Idzikowice (Line 573)

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

No scheduled use in 2022/23. 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. Last scheduled by several Kraków Główny <=> Olsztyn Główny services up to 13 March 2022.

Koniecpol – Kozłów (p.odg. Starzyny)

[107, 109] (ERA-E 78B4; ERA-R 182C3; F8) PL23/10

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) PL23/11

This 7.7 km west to north link between the Częstochowa - Radom 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. Those markers continuing to/from Częstochowa/Częstochowa Stradom.

Psary – p.odg. Starzyny – Kozłów

[100] (ERA-E 78B4-C4; ERA-R 182C3; F8) PL23/12

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) PL23/13

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

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) PL23/14

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 times, of the entries in it very few actually use "315", the Warszawa - Inowrocław Rąbinek - Poznan pair excepted with seasonal and part line diversionary use not included.

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.

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To assist travellers, the individual sections currently in scheduled use will be listed here, along with their PL23/xx number, so during the current TT from 11 December 2022 they are:-

  • 2 PL23/17 Częstochowa Aniołow (p.odg. Wyczerpy) – Chorzew Siemkowice
  • 3 PL23/17 Chorzew Siemkowice - Zdunska Wola Karznice
  • 6 PL23/17 Zdunska Wola Karznice - p.odg Dionizów
  • 7 PL23/19-20-22 Zdunska Wola East – Zdunska Wola North
  • 9 PL23/17-19-20-22 Zdunska Wola North – Ponętów
  • 11 PL23/19 Ponętów – Barlogi
  • 12 PL23/17-22 Ponętów - p.odg. Borysławice
  • 13 PL23/23-24-25 Klodawa - Ponętów north
  • 15 PL23/17-20-22-23-24-25 p.odg. Borysławice - Inowrocław Rąbinek
  • 16 PL23/23 Inowrocław Rąbinek - Mogilno
  • 17 PL23/17-20-24 Inowrocław Rąbinek - line 742 - Inowrocław
  • 19 PL23/22-25 Inowrocław Rąbinek – Podg. Mimowola – line 741 - Jaksice

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 or 18

[180, 430, via 315] (ERA-E 75A2-B3/78B4-B5; ERA-R 182A3-177A4; F7,E7,D7) PL23/15

This is the entry for a complete traversal of the Coal Trunk Line. Note that 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.
No scheduled use located in 2022/23. Last used in 2020 by an overnight Przemyśl Główny <=> Kołobrzeg 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) PL23/16

On the 48.3km connecting line from Częstochowa Aniołow, the northbound and southbound tracks remain apart north of the grade separated junction at podg Wyczerpy, north of Częstochowa, and run on significantly different vertical alignments for 3 km as far as Rząsawa.

Map view originally in 2021/22 showed one summer only overnight booked via the much rarer curve from Inowrocław [part of line 131, No 18] via Podg. Mimowola but this was changed by 12 July to the usual curve as below. But see PL23/21 for 2021 reports as equivalents have been known to be diverted via that curve 742 [No 17, see below].

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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) PL23/17

On the 48.3km connecting line from Częstochowa Aniołow, the northbound and southbound tracks remain apart north of the grade separated junction at podg Wyczerpy, north of Częstochowa, and run on significantly different vertical alignments for 3 km as far as Rząsawa.

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These are shown in map view as booked via the shorter and more usual Inowrocław curve 742 [No 17].

Note A IC403/45070 Bohumin [ČD] - 22:34 Częstochowa - Hel/Łeba
Note B IC402/54070 Hel/Łeba - 00:34 Inowrocław - Bohumin [ČD]

Note A: 23 June - 2 September 2023
Note B: 25 June - 4 September 2023

(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) PL23/18

No service in 2022/23. 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) PL23/19

Short term use in 2022/23 due to engineering work at Kutno. 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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This route was previously used intermittently by IC's in 2020/21

IC 18171 Warszawa Wschodnia - 23:24 Pabianice - Poznań/Świnoujście

(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) PL23/20

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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Note A IC35191 Kraków Główny - 23:22 Pabianice - Hel
Note A IC53190 Hel - 02:09 Inowrocław - Kraków Główny

Note A: 24 June - 3 September 2023
Note A: 25 June - 4 September 2023

(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) PL23/21

No booked use of this combination in 2022/23 which from/to Łódź used the Zdunska Wola East to North curve, the northern section of the Coal Trunk Line and the long curve via Podg. Mimowola of line 131 [No 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 this route.

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From reports received of the two booked trains in summer 2021, use of curve 131 [code 18] was subject to being on time, it did not when late for the first, and the second did curve 131 [code 18] for two travellers but not for another, all when on time. Additionally a traveller comments a previous years successful travel over curve 131 avoided a conflict with a train on the Poznan line so use may also be subject to punctuality of a different service. If they do not take the route from Inowrocław to Podg. Mimowola they use line 742 [code 17] instead.

(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) PL23/22

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.

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The timetable map view shows this pair of trains not calling at Inowrocław but using the south - north freight avoiding line.

Note A IC38190 Kraków Główny - 01:51 Pabianice - Kołobrzeg
Note B IC83190 Kołobrzeg - 00:57 Bydgoszcz Główna - Kraków Główny

Note A: 24 June - 3 September 2023
Note B: 25 June - 4 September 2023

(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) PL23/23

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 on to the Inowrocław - Gniezno - Poznań main line.

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Use continues in 2022/23. This route had frequent diversions whilst parts of the Warszawa - Poznań main line (T300) were upgraded but when the main line reopened, one all year daily train pair continued calling at reopened stations on the Coal Trunk Line at Babiak and Piotrków Kujawski. A PDF table 315 reappeared in March 2022 clearly showing this pair, but as before it does not include any summer overnights booked via 315.

TLK17102/3 Warszawa Wschodnia/Gdanska - 17:04/16:47 Kutno - Zielona Góra Glówna
TLK71102/3 Zielona Góra Glówna - 09:38/09:43 Mogilno - Warszawa Wschodnia/Gdanska

(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) PL23/24

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.

A new combination, but no new curve use on just one day in 2023.

Note A TLK17102 Gdynia Główna - 19:59 Toruń Główny - Łódź Fabryczna

Note A: 21 January 2023 ONLY

(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) PL23/25

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, but no new track use, albeit with the first daytime service booked via the by-pass line for some years but on just one day in January 2023.

Zduńska Wola Karznice – Line 739 (South to West curve) – Zduńska Wola

[315] (ERA-E 78B5; ERA-R 177B1; E7) PL21/305A

Despite a pair of summer daytime trains appearing in early 2019/20 PDFs there was no scheduled use in 2020 and none in later years.

(Zduńska Wola –) Line 810 (West to North curve) – p.odg. Dionizów (– Szadek)

[200a, 315] (ERA-E 78B5; ERA-R 177B1; E7) PL21/306

Despite a pair of summer daytime trains appearing in early 2019/20 PDFs there was no scheduled use in 2020 and none in later years.


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) PL23/26

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 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

[147] (ERA-E 77B1, not shown; ERA-R 182A1; H7) PL23/27

No scheduled use in 2022/23. Last passenger use was engineering work diversions from March 2020 until 13 March 2021 when all trains between Czechowice Dziedzice and Chybie used lines on the south side of Zabrzeg Czarnolesie goods yard as confirmed by < markers at Zabrzeg and Zabrzeg Czarnolesie.

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

[146/147/148] (ERA-E 78B2; ERA-R 182A1; H7) PL23/28

One train pair uses this curve in the current timetable

SSuO Os44123 Gliwice - 08:07 Chybie – Wisła Głębce
SSuO Os44112 Wisła Głębce - 17:52/19:45/19:50 Skoczów - Gliwice

Żory – Chybie

[146a/154] (ERA-E 77A1; ERA-R 188C2; G6-H7) PL23/29

Local services were withdrawn on 8 May 2020, resumed later appearing in new table 146a but were withdrawn again by 12 June 2021. The table remains with a change in 2022/23 as in addition to the weekends only PL23/28 and Rybnik - Żywiec pairs, two pairs of IC services running on dates between 12 December 2022 and 11 March 2023.

In recent years other summer holiday TLKs also use this line but were not shown in table 146a. They may be identified in table 148 by | markers at Zabrzeg and Zabrzeg Czarnolesie and no timing at Chybie Mnich, or in 154 by < markers between Żory and Czechowice-Dziedzice.


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

[334, 355] (ERA-E 74B1; ERA-R 175B2 E2 partially shown) PL23/30

The 2022/23 all year PDF shows trains resuming on 12 March 2023 after a long term engineering work closure. Previously almost all trains between Zielona Góra and Sulechów (- Zbąszynek) avoid Czerwieńsk by the south <=> east avoiding curve (podg Czerwieńsk Południe - podg Czerwieńsk Wschodnia) opened on 9 June 2013. The listed services still use the old line from the avoiding curve east junction to Czerwieńsk station which crosses underneath the Zielona Góra line to the south side of the two-sided Czerwieńsk station, and after a reversal use a significant connection to/from the Zielona Góra line at the east end of Czerwieńsk station. Services were suspended from 16 March 2020, but have resumed in 2023

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Czerwiensk area.png

78570/1 Zielona Góra Główna - 16:08 Czerwieńsk - Gorzów Wielkopolski
78572 Zielona Góra Główna - 18:32/18:35 Czerwieńsk - Gorzów Wielkopolski
70520/21 Zbąszynek - 05:40 Sulechów - Zielona Góra Główna
87568/9 Gorzów Wielkopolski – 17:28/ 17:31 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 could only be possible using Peron 3 Track 4 as used by the above services but the Peron sheets for March 2023 show all Guben [DB] services scheduled to use Peron 1 or 2, so 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) PL23/31

No scheduled use in 2022/23. This entry is part duplicated by an alternative route between Częstochowa Stradom and Poraj, see PL23/33.

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-22 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 [separate use as per PL23/33 Option [A]] diverges. 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) PL23/32

A new partial version of the above entry was necessary for a service from 23 - 27 June 2022 shown with a < at Częstochowa Raków in table 109 via Koniecpol, with map view confirming it 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.

Showing a < for such a diversion is now incorrect as from some date later in 2022 a permanent platform 1 Track 5 opened on goods line 703 at Częstochowa Raków. Therefore any non-stop train via this entry should now show a | and not < as only services calling at platform 1 Track 5 would be guaranteed to use this entry.

Note A 53171 Gdynia Główna - 02:10 Częstochowa - Zakopane
Note A 35170/1 Zakopane - 01:17 Koniecpol - Gdynia Główna

Note A: 16-17 April 2023

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

[102/175] (ERA-E 78B4; ERA-R 182B3; F7 R15) PL23/33

There are three possible routes between Częstochowa Stradom and Poraj. 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 not from 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 5. Use was scheduled for one train for one night in October 2020, then as a late alteration to the Autumn 2022 PDFs issued on 5 September 2022, all 4 pairs of Częstochowa Stradom to Kraków services were diverted from option [A] to via [B]. Of these only the two pairs calling at stations on table 102 appeared with the correct | marker at Korwinów but travellers confirmed all four services took option [B]. From 6 November 2022 two of these four pairs changed to run via 109 and Koniecpol but use of [B] continues into 2022/23 but these 2 pairs are not shown in the 102 PDF.
Note A 73102 Poznań Główny - 09:34 Częstochowa Stradom - option [B] - Kraków Główny
Note A 73100 Poznań Główny - 19:13 Częstochowa Stradom - option [B] - Kraków Główny
Note A 37100 Kraków Główny – 09:05 Myszków - option [B] - Poznań Główny
Note A 37102 Kraków Główny – 18:44 Myszków - option [B] - Poznań Główny

Note A: to 11 June 2023 and in the March 2023 PDF they are shown as resuming running via option [A] from 12 June 2023

  • [C] Line 702 and then via entry PL23/31 above. As far as is known this combination has never been used by passenger diversions.

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

[109/175/P200] (ERA-E 78B4; ERA-R 182B3; R15) PL23/34

This line enables trains between Wrocław/Herby and Kielce, Częstochowa Stradom & Kraków via Koniecpol PL23/10 or Częstochowa Stradom & Warszawa (via the CMK) PL23/11 or via Poraj PL23/33 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 Osobowa 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) PL23/35

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) PL23/36

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 not shown) PL23/37

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) PL23/38

The direct Gdynia Główna - Kościerzyna/Kartuzy service via this third side of the triangle is significantly reduced now that most services run via the new line through Gdańsk Port Lotniczy.

Gdańsk Stadion Expo

[Ex 453] (ERA-E 75B4, not shown; ERA-R 172B4 not shown; R2 not shown) PL23/39

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. Two pairs ran on 13 November 2022 [and allegedly on 1 April 2023] with details published on the ZTM local transport Authority website. Note those services did not appear in the PKP Journey Planner.

Gdynia area

Gdynia Główny – Rumia via line 202

[452] (ERA-E 75A5, not shown; ERA-R 172B4 not shown; R2) PL23/40

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-Universytet Morski, Gdynia Chylonia Platform 1 then 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. Note although largely parallel with line 250 there are significant divergences at the diveunder west of Gdynia Stocznia-Universytet 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 in 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.

There is a 1km alternative route line 963 from the higher numbered platforms at Gdynia Główna with pointwork for both arrivals and departures to/from the west but note this avoids Gdynia Stocznia-Universytet Morski. The PKP Journey Planner Map view does not show this and there are no services in table 452 showing only a < at Gdynia Stocznia Universytet Morski. Line 963 joins line 250 before Gdynia Grabowek avoiding the flyover over line 202 so any reports of usage of line 963 would be welcomed by the compilers.

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

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Rumia 1.png

Gdynia Stocznia-Universytet Morski

[450/451 & 452] (ERA172B4 not shown, R2) PL23/41

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. Gdynia Stocznia-Universytet Morski services in either direction must use Gdynia Główna Peron 1.

Gorzów Wielkopolski

[334/345] (ERA-E 74B2, not shown; ERA-R 175B4, not shown; D2) PL23/42

No use shown in the March 2022/23 Peron sheets. The station is split by route with any trains to/from the Międzyrzecz line platform IV onto/off the Kostrzyn line (345) using a lengthy connection of over 1 km to the west. Regular use when all services to/from Kostrzyn were using this connection due to an engineering work closure between Gorzów Wielkopolski and Gorzów Wielkopolski Wschodni ended during 2019.

Hajnówka area

Hajnówka station is a double "v".

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[541/543] (ERA179B4, D13) PL23/43

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.

Hajnówka – Siemianówka

[541] (ERA-E 76C2; ERA-R 179B4; D13) PL23/44

Service withdrawn after 10 December 2022. An all year daily two pair service had only been introduced from 1 January 2022, previously a summer only service ran in 2019 & 2021.

Just the 06:15 SX departure from Hajnówka Peron 3 was booked to use the 600 metre long and recently re-instated northern connection line 858 from the west side platforms, the other three trains ran to/from Peron 1 on the east side as through services to/from Czeremcha.

Herby Stare area

Herby Stare – Boronów (p.odg Kalina)

[175/180] (ERA-E 78B4; ERA-R 182A3; F7) PL23/45

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

Note A SSuX PR44214 Lubliniec - 07:55 [Reverse] depart 08:06 Herby Stare - Tarnowskie Góry
SO PR44211 Częstochowa - 13:14/13:24 Herby Stare - Tarnowskie Góry
SO PR44211 Tarnowskie Góry - 11:58/12:02 Boronów - Częstochowa
Note A SSuX 44232 Tarnowskie Góry - 13:53 Boronów - Częstochowa

Note A: Operating days vary through year, check journey planner

Herby Stare – Herby Nowe

[175/180/315/322] (ERA-E 78B4; ERA-R 182A3; F7) PL23/46

Continues in 2022/23 which can be identified from the 322 PDF with a | at Herby Nowe and Herby Stare as they are not included in 175. Use resumed in 2019/20.

TLK38107 Kraków Glówny – 11:55/11:59 Częstochowa Stradom - Piła Główna
TLK83106 Piła Główna – 15:29/15:56 Krzepice - Kraków Glówny

Lisów – podg Liswarta - Herby Nowe

[175/180] (ERA-E 78B4; ERA-R 182A3; F7) PL23/47

No use of this curve in 2022/23. Last use was by one morning train from Lubliniec to Tarnowskie Góry not shown in either PDF but confirmed in the Journey Planner and map view from 14 June to 29 July 2020.

Lisów – Herby Stare

[175] (ERA-E 78B4, not shown; ERA-R 182A3; F7) PL23/48

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) PL23/49

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. Additionally all Olsztyn - Iława - Malbork services use connections at the Olsztyn end of the station to cross to the north side platforms.

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.

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Jarocin north and south alternative routes

[321] (ERA-E 74C1, not shown; ERA-R 176B2, not shown; E5) PL23/50

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

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All through Poznań - Krotoszyn services use connecting line 826 south of Jarocin station to/from west side platforms 1 & 2 so this is no longer an obscure route.

All services to/from Gniezno normally terminate or start from platform 3 [Track 256!] on the east side of Jarocin station, but a 400 metre connection (line 983) allows trains to run into west side platforms 1-2. 2022/23 is the second year of use by one train, the first since part of 2019.

Note A SSuX KW 77788 06:35 Jarocin - Gniezno
Note B KW 77594 09:28 Jarocin - Gniezno
Note C SSuX KW 77804 12:13 Jarocin - Gniezno
Note D ThSSuO KW 77240 14:24 Jarocin - Gniezno
Note A SSuX KW 77438 16:08 Jarocin - Gniezno
Note C SSuX KW 77644 19:46 Jarocin - Gniezno
Note B KW 77812 22:50 Jarocin - Gniezno

Note A: 15 May - 9 June 2023
Note B: 15 May - 10 June 2023
Note C: 15 May - 9 June 2023 except 8 June
Note D: ThSSuO 20 May - 10 June 2023

South from the east side platform 3 [again Track 256] to the junction with line 826 (about 1.6km) is on the east side of a sizeable yard from the main lines. No use scheduled in 2022/23. In 2021/22 the PDF showed use by one train on just 5 September 2022, the first since 2020 as the all year PDF issued in December 2020 suggested a pair from August 2021 but this did not happen. The Region is tendering some routes and bids for T321 are allegedly to include through Gniezno - Krotoszyn services.

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

As the service pattern of diversions between Katowice/Kraków and Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice/Dąbrowa Gornicza Wschodnia changed in 2021/22, last years entries are now in a more logical geographical order with split/combined/amended descriptions.

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

[105] (ERA-E 77B2; ERA-R 188A4-B4; R18) PL23/51

No use from 11 December 2022, but five trains from the 12 March 2023 timetable revision. Note west from Podg Dorota is a sizeable grade separated junction.

Note A IC42102 07:34 Katowice - Kielce/Lublin
Note A 45100 13:09 Katowice - Gdynia Główna
Note A 42100 15:26 Katowice - Gdynia Główna
Note A 54101 Gdynia Główna - 14:36 Zawiercie - Katowice
Note A 54103 Gdynia Główna - 18:34 Zawiecie - Katowice

Note A: 11 April to 6 May 2023

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

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

No use from 11 December 2022. 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.

Jaworzno Szczakowa - Sosnowiec Maczki - line 133 - podg Dorota - line 133 - Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice

[Ex 140, in 100] (ERA-E 77B2; ERA-R 188A4-B4; R18) PL23/53

This 15.8km route allows trains from Kraków via T140 to proceed towards Częstochowa or the CMK or vice versa avoiding Katowice. Use should be identifiable by IC/TLKs only appearing in T140 from Kraków to Jaworzno Szczakowa but the southbound information in December 2022 PDF is incorrect against the Journey Planner. Other possibilities are all entries in PL23/33 or in T100 by Warszawa - Kraków services with a < at Miechów. Check journey planner map view.

Note podg Dorota – line 133 - Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice is also used by entries in PL23/54.

Note A IC83190/1 Kolobrzeg - 06:10 Zawiercie - Kraków Główny
Note A IC53191 Hel - 06:39 Częstochowa - Kraków Główny
IC73102 Poznań Główny – 09:58/10:13 Zawiercie - Kraków Główny
IC73100 Poznań Główny – 19:49 Zawiercie - Kraków Główny
IC37100 Kraków Główny - 08:20 Jaworzno Szczakowa - Poznań Główny
IC37102 Kraków Główny - 17:59 Jaworzno Szczakowa - Poznań Główny
Note A IC35190 19:57 Kraków Główny - Hel
Note B IC38190/1 Kraków Główny - 22:51 Jaworzno Szczakowa - Kolobrzeg

Note A: 26 June to 4 September 2023
Note B: 23 June to 2 September

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

[101/140] (ERA-E 77B2; ERA-R 182B1-C1; R18) PL23/54

This entry has alternative routes and with no intermediate stop it is impossible to confirm from PDFs which route is scheduled so those listed here are identified from the Journey Planner map view. 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 PL23/53.

Note A 16171 Warszawa Gdańska - 00:37/00:44 Zawiercie [B - Jelenia Góra
Note B: 26101 Lublin - 15:24 Zawiercie - [B] Jelenia Góra
Note C 61170 Jelenia Góra - 02:55 Katowice - [B] - Warszawa Wschodnia/Warszwa Gdanska

Note A: 12 April To 11 June 2023
Note B: 11 April to 6 May 2023
Note C: Complex dates to 10 June

Dąbrowa Gornicza Ząbkowice - Line 160 southbound or 186 both directions - Łazy (–Zawiercie)

[101/102] (ERA-E 77B2-C2; ERA-R 188A5-B5; too detailed to be shown, G7 R18) PL23/55

Alternative routes identified by < markers only 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 with none in the PDFs from 11 December 2022
  • [B] Line 186 in both directions

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.

Option [A] was previously scheduled between 13 June to 28 August and 7 November - 11 December 2021.

Additionally when [B] was in use northbound during 2016 and on 11 August 2017, mainline services continued on the goods lines north of Łazy on the east side of the first, then in-between parts of two freight yards for the 6km to Zawiercie. However when scheduled again between August and December 2020 it is believed all northbound services re-joined the normal route by at least Łazy, as would any currently timetabled option [B] local services.

There is one overnight train booked to take northbound line 186 between Łazy and Zawiercie for a period in April 2023

Note A 61170 Jelenia Góra - 0255 Katowice [B] - Warszawa Gdańska

Note A: 5-20 April 2023

Sosnowiec Głowny - curve 62 – Sosnowiec Południowy

[105] (ERA-E 77B2; ERA-R 188A4-B4; R17) PL23/56

Use resumed in 2023 but ONLY between 15 - 19 December 2022, see table 105 for eastbound, or 102 for westbound services with calls at Sosnowiec Głowny plus a footnote for ex 105 stations.

First used in recent years by diverted T105 services for 1½ days in 2021, then a maximum of four SSuX services in 2021/22 but only confirmed in map view and by additional time between Sosnowiec Południowy and Katowice Szopienice Południowe. From June 2022 use was reduced to two SSuX then to one service from September 2022 and none from 6 November.

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

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

None scheduled in 2023 via this 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.

After nothing since 2012, several trains used this diversion between March and June 2021, then only an overnight train pair until 29 August 2021.

Mysłowice avoiding line - Sosnowiec Jęzor - Mysłowice Brzezinka

[140,150] (ERA-E 77B2; ERA-R 188B4; R18) PL23/58

No scheduled use in 2022/23 over this curve for trains from Jaworzno Szczakowa to proceed directly to Oświęcim without reversal at Mysłowice. Last used between 14 March to 28 August 2021.

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

[151/151a/155] (ERA-E 77B2; ERA-R 182A1; H7) PL23/59

No scheduled use in 2022/23. This line provides an alternative route, further west, between Katowice and Katowice Ligota. Last used between 1 and 10 August 2017 (SSuX). They can be identified by a < marker at just Katowice-Brynów and an extended journey time of more than 30 minutes.

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

[146/151] (ERA-E 77B1-B2; ERA-R 182A1; R17) PL23/60

No use in 2022/23. Indicated by < markers at Katowice Piotrowice and/or Katowice Podlesie, this 14km freight only line was used by numerous trains on odd days in September and November 2021.

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

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

[146, 151] (ERA-E 77B2; ERA-R 188B3; R17) PL23/61

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.

Katowice - podg Gottwald - Ruda Kochłowice - Line 141 - Gliwice Sośnica - Gliwice

[220] (ERA-E 77A2-B2; ERA-R 188A2-B2-B3; R16/17) PL22/58

No use in 2021/22. This is an alternative route between Katowice and Gliwice. Last scheduled use was from 24 December 2020 to 11 January & 14 March to 29 August 2021.

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

[101, 220] (ERA-E 77A2-B2; ERA-R 188A2; R17) PL23/63

NEW ENTRY BUT NOT USED FOR 2022/23. The following trains 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 show all four, and all other services running non-stop through the platforms on the normal main line so it would appear this diversion is not taking place as suggested.

Note A SSuO IC 36111 Zagórz - 10:49 Katowice - Kłodzko Miasto
Note B IC 34004 Kraków Glówny - 15:49 Katowice - Praha Vrsovice [ČD]
Note B IC 35173 Kraków Glówny - 21:33 Katowice - Hel
Note B IC 5312 Gdynia Glówna - 15:21 Zabrze - Kraków Glówny

Note A: Originally shown for 2 September - 9 December 2023
Note B: Originally shown for 12 March - 9 December 2023

Bytom avoiding line

[165/180] (ERA-E 77B2; ERA-R 188A3; R19) PL23/64

This curve was booked to be used by the Russian Railways Nice Ville <=> Moskva Belorusskaia train pair on certain dates in 2020 when diverted from its usual route. They were identified by a | in table 102 at Gliwice.

Bytom temporary station

[166] (ERA-E 77B2 not shown); ERA-R 188A3; R19) PL23/65

Major works re-furbishing the station and approach tracks mean that from 13 September 2022 and for all of 2022/23, [as per the December 2022 Peron sheets], the only passenger service using the station is the table 166 service to/from Gliwice. This uses a temporary platform 5 Track 22 on the south side of the west end freight yard near the Narrow Gauge Railway platform and use approximately 1km of unusual track to/from the normal passenger lines. The platform location is shown on OpenRailwayMap if you drill down to only being able to see track yard detail.

Gliwice – Line 711 - Podg Maciejów Płn - Bytom

[166] (ERA-E 77A2-B2; ERA-R 188A2-A3; G7 R16/17) PL23/66

No scheduled use in 2022/23. A regular local service was re-introduced [again!] from the December 2021 timetable with all eastbound services towards Bytom initially diverted via a 5km long alternative via freight lines 200 & 711 immediately on departing Gliwice. Map view and travellers confirmed this, but from June 2022 all services resumed taking the normal passenger route.

When diverted they ran initially on the north side of the substantial yards via 200, with travellers advising JP map view was then incorrect as the route taken was as per OpenRailwayMap to cross closer towards the main line [albeit at a lower level] until rising to come alongside the inbound from Zabrze main line onto line 711 just before the A1 road overbridge. The tracks remained alongside each other except for separate bridges over lines to/from the freight yards and Katowice Ligota, then map view was correct showing over the usual inbound route and then a unique alignment of line 711 to re-join the usual route at Podg Maciejów Płn.

Also note the junction at Bytom with the Katowice main line is east of the platforms and the 166 PDF shows all services are a self contained shuttle, with no services from Gliwice via Bytom to/from Katowice.

Tychy – line 169 – Orzesze Jaśkowice

[151/155] (ERA-E 77A1-B1; ERA-R 188B2-B3; G7) PL23/67

This line reopened to passenger services in 2017. Use can be identified in 155 by < markers from Mikolow 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, R16) PL23/68

2022/23 SSuO one pair use continues all year, as increased in 2021/22. Note the 2022 summer overnight pair shown in the PDF is routed via Katowice so does not use the south to west curve at Zabrze Makoszowy Kopalnia, see PL23/69.

Note approaching/leaving Gliwice these Os services use a reinstated south side connection to/from the ex Katowice main line shown closed and lifted in the 2011 Mały Atlas.

SSuO Os44122 06:34/06:30 Gliwice - Wisła Głębce
Note A SSuO Os44112 Wisła Głębce - 18:50/20:53 Leszczyny - Gliwice

Note A: Significant time change from 12 March 2023

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

[155,156] (ERA-E 77A1-A2; ERA-R 188B2-B3; G6, R16/17) PL23/69

Use resumes in 2023 after no service in 2022, and 2021 by a Bohumin [ČD] - Świnoujście pair between 25 June to 1 September 2021. Note these trains take the south to east curve at Zabrze Makoszowy Kopalnia.

Note A IC 84070 Kołobrzeg - 04:46 Katowice - Bohumin [ČD]
Note B IC 48070 Bohumin [ČD] - 22:10 Rybnik - Kołobrzeg

Note A: 25 June - 4 September 2023
Note B: 23 June - 2 September 2023

Rybnik – Sumina

[153/154/160] (ERA-E 77A1; ERA-R 188B1; G6, H6) PL23/70

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 as are any TLKs to/from Raciborz and Rybnik, but it is variable if other non-stop TLK's appear in table 153. If none are shown, those using the shorter direct route are those in table 160 with timings to/from Wrocław Głowny, calls at Kędzierzyn-Koźle and to/from Bielsko Biala.

Services not booked to call at Sumina to/from the direct line may, but do not always use tracks that avoid the station platforms. There is one IC train pair shown in table 153 that take the direct line.

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

[153/160] (ERA-E 77A1; ERA-R 188B1; G6) PL23/71

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) PL23/72

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Kedzierzyn Kozle line 151.jpg

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 2022/23 equivalent as below is the only northbound service from T160 booked via a line not shown in the 2011 Mały Atlas but 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 entry 3. 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 - 04:42 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 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) PL23/73

Use continues in 2023 by international services that can be identified in T 160 by a timing at Ostrava-Svinov and/or Bohumin and < at Kędzierzyn-Koźle.

Note this curve is significantly grade separated at the south end.

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Kedzierzyn Kozle avoiding line.jpg

Kędzierzyn-Koźle goods lines and northern approach line 680

[160/220] (ERA-E 78A3, not shown; ERA-R 181C2; R14) PL23/74

No scheduled use in 2022/23. In 2021 until 30 July up to seven express services did not call but used the goods lines parallel to the platforms at Kędzierzyn-Koźle, stopping instead at Kędzierzyn-Koźle Azoty. As a consequence [and the journey planner map view confirmed], they also used goods line 680 north of the station. Map view showed all trains taking the southbound non-flyover option of that grade separated section but this is a fault of the system as a report confirmed a northbound service did use the flyover route.


Kępno station avoiding curve: Domanin (p.odg. Hanulin) – Wieruszow (podg Kępno Kp1)

[320/322] (ERA-E 78A5; ERA-R 181C5; F6) PL23/75

No scheduled use in 2022/23. This north to east inside curve avoids all platforms and was last used between 5 - 19 November 2018. Click on the thumbnail for a map.

Kepno Eastern Curve.jpg

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

[320/322] (ERA-E 78A5; ERA-R 181C5; F6) PL23/76

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, and the curve from Herby Nowe to Herby Stare.

An inside curve to/from 322 bypasses all platforms and is a separate entry.

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Kepno Western Curve.jpg

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) PL23/77

No scheduled use in 2022/23. Last diversionary use was between 10 July - 10 August 2017.


Kołobrzeg Port

[off 375] (ERA-E 74B4, not shown; ERA-R 170C3; B2) PL23/78

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 28 May 2022 "Pirat" reached the lighthouse with a diesel and the Turkol website has details of the electric & diesel hauled "Pirat" on 3 June 2023 as opposed to the initially advertised 27 May...

Kościerzyna area

Czersk - Bąk - Kościerzyna

[429] (ERA-E 75A4; ERA-R 171C2; B6) PL23/79

No service since Arriva Poland ran two SSuO Bydgoszcz - Gdynia pairs from 23 June to 1 September 2018. They were timetabled in Summer 2022 but via Tczew and cancelled before running.

Lipowa Tucholska - Bąk - Kościerzyna

[429] (ERA-E 75A3-A4; ERA-R 171C2; B6) PL23/80

This route overlaps with PL23/79 between Bąk and Kościerzyna. No scheduled services except occasional use by excursions organised by SMK Chojnice or Turkol, who are advertising one on 3 May 2023.

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) PL23/81

Even though Lubocza & Kraków Nowa Huta [new station on site of old PKP one, not the further east staff halts] reopened on 15 March 2020, an entry is still required as there are alternative routes east of Nowa Huta.

Long-distance services continue running via Nowa Huta throughout the 2022/23 TT period which can be identified with a | or timing at Kraków Nowa Huta plus "<" markers between Kraków Główny and Podłęże. To/from the east of Kraków Nowa Huta the usual route in both directions is the longer single-track north side track outside the elevated freight only balloon loop, but it has been known for some to take a shorter inside curve to/from podg Koscielniki, especially eastbound if schedules show paths crossing in this area.

Additionally, there is a lengthy grade separated junction approaching Podłęże and both alternatives are line 95 variants as shown more clearly on Open Railway Map than the Mały Atlas Kraków insert. Any reports of services not taking the normal outside route would be appreciated by the Compilers, the last received is on Sunday 23 October 2022 when IC73104 departing Kraków Głowny at 13.22 took the inside short curve at Nowa Huta.

(Miechów –) podg Raciborowice - podg Dłubnia (- Kraków Nowa Huta)

[107/120] (ERA-E 78C3; ERA-R 171B5; R15) PL23/82

No scheduled use in 2022/23. This curve giving access to Nowa Huta and the Kraków northern loop line from the north was shown scheduled by one southbound overnight from 12 December 2020 until an unknown date in 2021 when it resumed running direct to Kraków Glówny. Previously used for diversions for a period in 2018.

(Kraków Nowa Huta –) podg Podgrabie - podg Rudzice (- Kraków Płaszów)

[107/120] (ERA-E 78C2; ERA-R 171B5; R15) PL23/83

No scheduled use in 2022/23. One southbound overnight was shown running via the Kraków northern loop line and this curve from 12 December 2020 until it resumed running direct to Kraków Glówny from an unknown date in 2021. That was believed to be the first passenger use of this north to west curve since clockwise steam specials to/from Kraków Glówny ran in the Summer of 2008 & 2009. Note this curve is grade separated from end to end.

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

[120/120a/140] (ERA-E 78C3; ERA-R 182; R15) PL23/84

No scheduled use in 2022/23. A new PDF 120a appeared for the first two periods of 2021/22 showing three trains running via or calling at Kraków Olsza to/from Kraków Płaszów. All called at or started from Kraków Główny so a reversal was needed en route. The table was not in the TT's for the period from 12 June 2022, but re-appeared in the 4 September 2022 timetable showing no services! It has not appeared in the two re-issues since.

A westbound journey on KMŁ33478 in March 2022 crossed to the passenger route west of Kraków Łobzów omitting the separate alignment of freight line 100 by-passing Kraków Bronowice platforms and reversed in Kraków Mydlniki platforms releasing the doors.

Kraków Płaszów North side avoider via Kraków Prokocim Towarowa to Kokotów

[120] (ERA-E 78C3; ERA-R 182; R15) PL23/85

Despite press comment that engineering work would continue into 2023 there are no diversions shown in the PDF. These were indicated by < markers from Kraków Płaszów to Kraków Złocień [and not to Węgrzce Wielkie as that means running via Nowa Huta...].

This is an alternative route between Kraków Zablocie and Kokotów avoiding Kraków Płaszów and all stations to and including Kraków Złocień and was used when the main line was reduced to a single line due to extensive engineering works. Only eastbound trains used this route - westbound services used the limited capacity on the main line.

Map view showed them avoiding the platforms at Kraków Płaszów and running via the far northern side of the substantial yards to the east of the station but this was incorrect as it is impossible to reach the north side lines from Kraków Główny. Travellers reported all services used the same route on the southern (eastbound) split of line 100, clearly seen and labelled in OpenRailwayMap.

After an initial two local services early in 2022, usage dramatically increased [including by IC services] which continued until the December 2022 timetable change.

Kraków Bronowice

[140/142] (ERA-E 78C3 not shown; ERA-R 182C1 not shown; G8) PL23/86

A new station has been 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 on the previous high level goods line [Peron III and IV]. Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.

Krakow Bronowice.jpg

Platforms III and IV are used by Kraków Airport services (table 142). 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 drops 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 Mydlniki -] Kraków Bronowice - Line 95 - Kraków Batowice

[107/140] (ERA-E 78C3; ERA-R 182; G8 & R15) PL23/87

No scheduled use in 2021/22. Identified either by increased running time between Kraków Główny and Kraków Lubocza in table 120 or a > at Kraków Główny in 140.

From 12 December 2021 until 12 March 2022 one morning Katowice - Rzeszów service with increased running time was shown in the journey planner and map view calling twice at Kraków Mydlniki, reversing on the second call to run via the flying junction at Kraków Bronowice onto line 95 to by-pass Kraków Batowice platforms towards Nowa Huta. Previously used between 29 August - 6 November 2021 by one PR Katowice - Rzeszów Główny service avoiding Kraków Główny.

(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) PL23/88

This entry allows trains from the Kozłów line (table 107) to 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. Previous use was by two trains on night of 19/20 November 2022.

Note A IC5328 Olsztyn - 01:01 Miechów - Kraków Płaszów

Note A: Departure from Olsztyn on 21 February 2023 only.

Kraków Plaszów – Kraków Bonarka (– Skawina)

[135a] (ERA-E 78C2; ERA-R 182; R15) PL23/89

One train pair use scheduled but only until 28 February 2023, the first use since at least November 2021. These can be found by a call at a new entry in the PDF of Kraków Podgórze P2. Services via this route were much reduced once the Kraków Plaszów avoiding curve opened in December 2017, since then varying from none, a service but all buses, to limited trains or nothing at all.


Krotoszyn avoiding line (podg Osusz - Durzyn)

[350] (ERA-E 77C5; ERA-R 176B1; E5) PL23/90

No scheduled use in 2022/23. Last passenger use of this 5.4km by-pass line was between 5-9 September 2022 as confirmed in the JP Map View, previously between 7 - 11 September 2020.


Kwidzyn - Prabuty

[415] (ERA-E 75B3; ERA-R 172B1; B7) PL23/91

This 33km freight only line 218 has been used occasionally for diversions. No scheduled service in 2022/23.


Toporów - Łagów

[375] (ERA-E 74B13; ERA-R 175B3; D2) PL23/92

PolRegio ran limited SSuO summer services from Zbąszynek/Zielona Góra to Łagów on the freight only branch from Toporów to Sienawa Lubuska in 2020 and 2021 but 2022's were shown as a bus. The 2022/23 table 300 PDF and journey planner show a pair named "Lagow" in a footnote in table 334, but only running to/from the junction station of Toporów so the 2023 position is unclear.

Those trains to Toporów run on 29 April, 1/3 May, 8/10/11 June and SSuO from 24 June - 3 September 2023 departing Zbaszynek at 09:05, returning from Toporów at 18:54 so it is hoped exact details appear on the local PolRegio site nearer the time. The 2021 flyer was this timetable.


Legnica - Legnica Piekary [- Jawor]

[235] (ERA-E 77B; ERA-R 180C5 Not shown); R12) PL23/93

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, all services normally use line 137 on the north side to/from Peron IV or V. Map view may not be accurate as showing two alternatives is known to be a software issue so as from March 2023 it would appear both routes are scheduled check the Journey Planner or Legnica Peron sheets for current details.

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) PL23/94

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 Widzew]

[602a] (ERA-E 78B5; ERA-R 177B2; R11) PL23/95

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. Its frequency was increased from 2020/21 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.

Any use of the remaining section of the southern ring section from Łódź Olechow Wschód to Bedoń will be shown separately in PL23/96.

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

[601/602a/200] (ERA-E 78B5; ERA-R 177B1; R11) PL23/96

There are two routes between Łódź Chojny and Bedoń: the usual passenger route via Łódź Widzew or the southern ring line via Łódź Olechów Wschód and this entry identifies services running direct between Łódź Olechów Wschód and Bedoń.

No identified use in 2022/23. In Summer/Autumn 2022 and then again from 6 November 2022 some Łódź Widzew - Koluszki services were shown in map view reversing at Łódź Olechów Wschód without calling with extended running time. These can be identified in table 602a by calls to/from Łódź Fabryczna and Łódź Andrzejow Szosa and < to Koluszki but there are none as at December 2022. Previous use by diverted PR services between 29 April and 15 May 2019 and by one ŁKA service from December 2021 to June 2022. Note any services using this entry will also use parallel unusual tracks to the normal Koluszki - Łódź main line to/from Bedon which is a "V" station.

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

[102, 102a, 601] (ERA-E 78B5-C5; ERA-R 177C1; F9) PL23/97

Trains between Łódź and Piotrków Trybunalski/Częstochowa that do not call at Koluszki use this west to south curve. Newish Table 102a shows these the clearest.

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

[114a,114,/601] (ERA-E 78B5-C5; ERA-R 177C1; E8, R11) PL23/98

There are two possible routes between Łódź and Tomaszów Mazowiecki avoiding Koluszki and both remain in use during 2022/23:

[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.
[B] Line 537, a single track line from Żakowice Połudnowie via podg Zielen to Słotwiny indicated in Table 114a PDF by a timing at Słotwiny.

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

Note that Gałkówek via Żakowice Połudnowie to podg Zielen is common with part of PL23/99 and both routes are scheduled during 2022/23 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) PL23/99

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 2022 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.
[C] some non-stopping Łódź <=> Koluszki <=> Piotrków Trybunalski services which can now be identified thanks to a new from September 2022 table 102a with a < symbol at Żakowice plus a footnote indicating they stop at Żakowice Południowe.

Use was previously indicated 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 - Łowicz Przedmieście (- Zgierz - Łódź Kaliska)

[602, 606] (ERA-E 75C1; ERA-R 177C2; D8) PL23/100

None scheduled in 2022/23. Last used in 2015/16.

(Warszawa -) Bednary - podg Arkadia - line 533 (- Belchów - Skierniewice)

[606, 603] (ERA-E 75C1; ERA-R 177C2; E8) PL23/101

Last used by a train pair from 4 May to 16 June 2017. One overnight train in 2023 for a short period.

Note A 53171 Gdynia Główna - 23:21 Warszawa Gdańska - Zakopane

Note A: 22-26 May 2023

(Skierniewice –) curve 531 - Łowicz Przedmieście

[601, 602, 603, B110] (ERA-E 75C1; ERA-R 177C2; D8) PL23/102

None scheduled in 2022/23 timetable, this curve last saw passenger use in March 2016.


Lublin Tatary Goods Yard: Świdnik – Lublin Tatary - Lublin

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

None scheduled in 2022/23. 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.
It was used from an unknown date in 2021 until 28 August 2021 by the Piła Główny to Hrubieszów Miasto train pair. Trains using this route may be identified by a < symbol at only Lublin Północny.

Western approach to Lublin: Line 935 via Goods Yard

[550/555] (ERA-E 79B4; ERA-R 184A5; F12, R4) PL23/104

None scheduled in 2022/23. An additional platform had been built by November 2019 on the furthest south and previously goods only track, and any service booked to arrive/depart at this Peron IV track 111 from the west must use 1.5km long line 935 via the goods yards and the south side of the locomotive Depot.

As access to this platform is from the street and not via the station subway it may have been intended only for use whilst the main station platforms were being refurbished as limited use was shown until 12 March 2021 with nothing since. Any reports to confirm actual use would be appreciated by the Compilers.

Lubliniec area

Lubliniec avoiding line: podg. Jawonica – podg. Droniowiczki

[165/175] (ERA-E 78A3-B4; ERA-R 182A3; G6) PL23/105

No use scheduled in 2022/23. This north <=> south connection links the Częstochowa line (line 61) with the Paczyna line (line 152). Last used by PKP services diverted away from their normal route via Fosowskie between 10 - 23 July 2017.

Since some time in 2020 this section was booked for use by the Nice - Moskva RZD operated services, but these were suspended during the height of the covid pandemic and in light of the Russia - Ukraine war are unlikely to run for the foreseeable future.

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

[175] (ERA-E 77A2; ERA-R 182A3; G6) PL23/106

None scheduled in 2022/23. This is the freight line from the Junction of passenger table 165 south towards Kędzierzyn-Koźle, last used by PKP diversions in May 2011 and from some time in 2020 by the Nice - Moskva RZD operated services. The latter were suspended during the covid pandemic and in light of the Russia - Ukraine war are unlikely to run for the foreseeable future.

Note since the 2011 diversions that the southbound flyover part of the grade separated junction at Toszek Północ has been re-instated.

Lubliniec – Paczyna

[165] (ERA-E 78A3-A4; ERA-R 182A3; G6) PL23/107

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. In 2022/23 these depart Lubliniec at 11:25/11:55 or Gliwice at 15:46/15:54 but additionally due to engineering work the Katowice - Kluczbork IC's shown in T180 also run this way but do not appear in either 165 or 180 PDFs.

There is a substantial grade separated junction at Lubliniec.

Nowy Dwor Gdanski (Żuławskiej Kolei Dojazdowej narrow gauge railway)

[457] (ERA-E 75B4, not shown; ERA-R 172B3; A7 not shown correctly) PL23/107

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 2022 timetable and planned to recommence from Saturday, April 29, 2023. Note after the 2022 May Bank Holiday weekend that the Nowy Dwór Gdański - Stegna Gdanska service is suspended until further notice due to renovation of the Rybina swing bridge.

Stegna Gdanska

This is a triangular station with platforms on all three sides with the south to east curve to/from Sztutowo only timetabled sporadically. Their website advised use by one pair on 30 April, 1-3 May 2022 departing Nowy Dwór Gdański 07:30 and Sztutowo 17:15. Previous scheduled use was in 2021 but only on 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 September, 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 30, 31 October and 1 November 2022, [ten pairs], as well as in 2021, 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) PL23/108

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) PL23/109

Use continues into the second timetable period of 2022/23. 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. Was scheduled for all of 2021/22, the first passenger use since limited engineering work diversions of 215 local services many years ago.

Note A 61170 Jelenia Góra - 01:03 Opole Wschodnie - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note A 83172 Swinoujscie - 00:58/01:05/01:20 Wrocław Główny - Przemyśl Główny
Note A 16171 Warszawa Gdanska - 02:39 Strzelce Opolskie - Jelenia Góra
Note A 38172/3 Przemyśl Główny - 23:41/23:46/23:48 Gliwice - Swinoujscie

Note A: 13 March to 10 June 2023

Opole Głowne

[175/201/215] (ERA-E 78A4; ERA-R 181C3 too detailed to be shown; R14) PL23/110

None scheduled in 2022/23. This is a "v" station with the junction at the west end, and an east end bay platform on the south side has a 300m connection across to the north side tracks. This was previously only a reversing siding adjacent to Bay Peron 1 Track 3 used by local services towards Kędzierzyn-Koźle or Strzelce Opolskie but has had a platform built on it known as Peron 1A. It has yet to appear in any Peron sheet but was used by the Branch Line Society June 2022 Tour.

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

[200, 320] (ERA-E 78A5; ERA-R 176C1; E5) PL23/111

Use continues in 2022/23. Some Łódź - Poznań services were temporarily diverted via Kalisz and this curve when their usual route via Kutno was closed for long term engineering work, with local services introduced later and all are still operating. Note the KW operated local services do not appear in table 200 PDFs.

IC7320 Poznań Główny - 08:12/08:48 Pleszew - Kraków Główny
Note A IC72102 Poznań Główny - 15:11 Pleszew - Lublin Główny
KW77138/77100 Konin - 18:38/18:51 Pleszew - Kalisz
IC81108 Poznań Główny - 19:38/21:10 Pleszew - Łódź Fabryczna
KW773095 Kalisz - 05:02 Nowe Skalmierzyce - Gniezno
Note C IC18109 Łódź Fabryczna - 07:31 Kalisz - Poznań Główny
Note B IC27102 Lublin Główny - 12:59 Kalisz - Poznań Główny
KW78145 Kalisz - 19:27 Nowe Skalmierzyce - Piła Główna
IC3721 Kraków Główny - 19:31/19:52 Kalisz - Poznań Główny

Note A: 1 September - 9 December 2023
Note B: 2 September - 9 December 2023
Note C: To 10 June 2023

Oświęcim area

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

[135a, 141] (ERA-E 78B2-C2; ERA-R 182B1-C1; G7-G8) PL23/112

An hourly local service was shown as resuming over the whole line from 13 March 2022 but only 4km from Skawina to Podbory Skawińskie actually commenced. Then Podbory Skawińskie to Przeciszów opened on 1 October 2022 with Oświęcim appearing in the 135a November 2022 PDF, but there is still no regular service on this section.

So the only scheduled use of Oświęcim to Przeciszów in 2022/23 are the pair of May Holiday weekend and summer FSSuO pair to the tourist destination at Zator from Katowice (via a reversal at Oświęcim) which commenced in summer 2020.

Oświęcim avoiding curve: Oświęcim OwC1 – OwC - Skawina

[120/140/141] (ERA-E 77B1; ERA-R 188C4; G7) PL23/113

A Journey Planner search discovered in map view that IC63192 and IC38192 from Szczecin Główny to Zakopane and vv were diverted via this curve when running non-stop from Katowice to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Lanckorona via Skawina [reverse] on at least the night of 22/23 February 2023, but according to the issued PDFs there is no scheduled use in 2022/23. This north <=> east curve links the Mysłowice and Skawina/Trzebinia lines. Last scheduled use by one westbound service on nights of 17 & 18, 22-28 November & 6 & 7 December 2022.


Piła - Piła Towarowa - podg Piła Północ

[340/365] (ERA-E 74C3, not shown; ERA-R 176A5; C4) PL23/114

None scheduled in 2022/23. If any services to/from the Walcz or Szczecinek lines are booked to arrive or depart from Piła Glowna Peron V or VI they must use this alternative 2.3km route via the Goods Yard and connecting line 999. Previously used in June and September 2020 for the few days the Kostryzn - Gdynia TLK was diverted via Szczecinek.

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Piła - Piła Towarowa - podg Piła Północ.jpg

Note pointwork also allows any train to/from Peron I to IV to run via line 999 to avoid a conflict on the single- track section to podg Piła Północ so anyone wishing to search for this 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

Poznań 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 to avoid a reversal at Poznań Główny traverse through Poznań Franowo to/from the Warszawa and Inowrocław lines.
  • the lines from Poznań Główny to Swarzędz or Kobylnica are closed due to engineering work.
  • By Turkol steam 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. See Turkol

Within the Franowo area any Turkol anticlockwise ‘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 p.odg Pokrzywno and a flyover to p.odg Stary Młyn. Line 352 on the north side runs via platforms used by staff trains prior to their withdrawal in approx 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) PL23/115

There are a number of services via this diversion all year in 2022/23 as indicated by < markers from Poznań Antoninek to Poznań Garbary and confirmed in the journey planner map view. Five train pairs using the diversion were noted at the March 2023 timetable update.

Local sources suggested diversions 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.

Poznań Starolęka - Poznań Franowo – podj Zieliniec - Kobylnica

[430] (ERA-E 74C1; ERA-R 180C1; R10&D4) PL23/116

None scheduled in 2022/23. Normally indicated by < markers from Poznań Garbary to Ligowiec but the pair diverted via this route on just two nights in June 2022 did not call at Poznań Główny. They were traced booked to use this route by a < in table 330 [therefore also using PL23/117] as shown in journey planner map view.

Local sources suggested all diversions through Poznań Franowo from 2020 must use lines on the north side, previously any eastbound services using this entry ran via line 823 on the far south of the Yard and the flyover route to podg Stary Mlyn. No reports were received of the 2022 Franowo routing.

Poznań Starolęka - line 802 - Luboń k. Poznańia

[430] (ERA-E 74C1; ERA-R 180C1; R10 & D4) PL23/117

No use scheduled in 2022/23. This is the curve from the Poznań - Wrocław main line to/from Poznań Franowo and was last scheduled on two nights in June 2022 by a pair of services that also used entry PL23/116.

Poznań Starolęka - Poznań Franowo – podj Zieliniec - line 395 - Poznań Piątkowo - podg Suchy Las (- Zlotniki)

[340] (ERA-E 74C1; ERA-R 180C1; R10 & D4) PL23/118

No scheduled use in 2022/23. This route around Poznań is indicated by < markers at Poznań Podolany & Poznań Strzeszyn and allows trains to/from the north (Piła direction) to run via the Poznań freight ring and Poznań Franowo to/from the south end of Poznań Główny. Last use was for two months in 2020 by an overnight Bohumin [ČD] to Kołobrzeg train pair.

Local sources suggest all diversions from 2020 and onwards must use the lines on the north side at Poznań Franowo yard as in previous years eastbound diversions ran via line 823 on the far south of the Yard and the flyover route to podg Stary Mlyn.

This route was previously used by Turkol Poznań steam circles, but with less available steam locomotives these are not as frequent as before.

Poznań Gorczyn – Line 801 - Poznań Dębina (- Poznań Starołęka)

[300a/320] (ERA-E 74C1; ERA-R 180C1; R10 & D4) PL23/119

No scheduled use in 2022/23. This route is a freight curve from Frankfurt (Oder) DB/Zbąszynek to avoid Poznań Główny towards either Jarocin or Franowo goods yard and was last used by one overnight train pair for one night on 4/5 April 2020 as indicated by the inclusion of their reversal at Poznań Starolęka in table 320.

Poznań Krzesiny - Poznań Franowo - podg Zieliniec - Poznań northern ring to Poznań Piatkowo - line 803 - podg Suchy Las - Zlotniki

[320/340] (ERA-E 74C1; ERA-R 180C1; R10) PL23/120

No passenger use in 2022/23. This routing is from the Jarocin line via the freight ring towards Piła and vv, and this combination was last scheduled by one train pair in 2020.

Przemyśl area

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

[122] (ERA-E 79B2; ERA-R 184B1; H12, R35) PL23/121

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

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

This is used between Przemyśl Główny and Medyka by the PKP local service shown in Table 122

  • 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 this line; they are on Line 91 and the enlarged page R35 shows the situation correctly.

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

This route is used by any cross border Ukrainian Railways operated services between L'viv and Przemyśl Główny. These are no longer shown in PKP 122 and service levels can fluctuate with the refugee situation. As at December 2022 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 L'viv/Lvov services, with either a manual gauge change at Przemyśl (with a longer stop) or an SUW2000 gauge change at Mostys'ka 2 (with a relatively short stop at Przemyśl). The gauge changer at Mostys'ka 2 was noted out of use as at October 2017 but an April 2018 traveller confirms his overnight L'viv/Lvov services used Line 91 and the Mostys'ka 2 gauge changer.

The Przemyśl Główny Peron sheets normally showed the Wrocław - Kyiv services using a Standard gauge platform in both directions with the PKP Journey planner route map showing booked via Line 91 but note timings did not preclude use of the gauge changer at Przemyśl. This service was suspended for Covid, resuming on 14 March 2022 but was withdrawn at the December 2022 timetable change date.

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

[122] (ERA-E 79B2; ERA-R 184B1; H12, R35) PL23/122

No scheduled use indicated in 2022/23. Last used by diversions between 19 - 26 May 2019.

Żurawica - line 614 - Hurko [Przemyśl avoiding line]

[121] (ERA-E 79B2; ERA-R 184B1; H12) PL23/123

None scheduled in 2022/23. Last used between 5 - 9 November 2018 by limited services diverted to/from Przemyśl Glowny via Hurko [reverse].


Przeworsk avoiding line: Przeworsk Gorliczyna – podg Przeworsk Zachodnia

[116, 121] (ERA-E 79B3; ERA-R 184A1; G11), PL23/124

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. All year use is shown for 2022/23.


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

[100/113/110] (ERA-E 79A5; ERA-R 183B5; F9) PL23/125

No scheduled use in 2022/23. Last diversions were between 10 July - 10 August 2017.


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

[550a/554] (ERA-E 79C4; ERA-R 184B4; F12) PL23/126

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

TLK82105 Piła Główny - 18:33/18:39 Trawniki - Hrubieszów Miasto
TLK28104 Hrubieszów Miasto - 08:51/09:06 Krasnystaw Miasto - Piła Główny/Kołobrzeg


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

[355] (ERA-E 74A1; ERA-R 175A3; D1) PL23/127

Summer use shown in 2022/23 PDF but as at March 2023 no balancing northbound working appears in any table or the journey planner. Last use was up to 2 September 2018.

Note A SuO KD 8600 Świnoujście - 17:50 Szczecin Dąbie - Wrocław Główny

Note A: SuO 25 June - 27 August 2023

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) PL23/128

Rzepin is a two sided station with Frankfurt (Oder) to Poznań services using north side platforms and Szczecin to Zielona Góra services the south with connections at each end. At the west end is a 0.5km line through freight yards used by DB operated services between Frankfurt (Oder) and Zielona Góra, and [since December 2018] the Berlin - Wien Hbf Nightjet. Details are clearly shown in tables 300 and 355.

The 170m east end connection has been used since 2018 by a number of TLK's between Poznań and Szczecin but in 2022/23 this has significantly reduced to a pair of overnights. They are TLK 18171 departing Świebodzin at 03:40 [except 6-9 March 2023], and TLK 81170 departing Rzepin at 00:25/01:14 [except 7 - 10 March 2023] as listed in Table 300.

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Rzepin station area.png


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

[121/132] (ERA-E 79A2-B2; ERA-R 183C1; G11) PL23/129

Identified in 121 by no timings after/before Rzeszów Zachodni or in 132 by no timing at Rzeszów Głowny. Previously used from 1 October to 30 November 2022.

Note A 30161 Kraków Główny - 07:54 Rzeszów Zachodni - Łupków
Note B 30163 Kraków Główny - 07:54 Rzeszów Zachodni - Zagórz/Łupków
Note C SSuO 63111 Klodzko Miasto - 21:23 Rzeszów Zachodni - Zagórz
Note D SSuX 30111 Kraków Główny - 21:23 Rzeszów Zachodni - Zagórz
Note C SSuO 36110 Zagórz - 06:49 Strzyżów nad Wisłokiem - Klodzko Miasto
Note D SSuX 36110 Zagórz - 07:21 Strzyżów nad Wisłokiem - Kraków Główny
Note D SSuX 33112 Zagórz - 16:01/16:36 Strzyżów nad Wisłokiem - Kraków Główny
Note A 33162 Łupków - 16:36 Strzyżów nad Wisłokiem - Kraków Główny
Note E 33160 Zagórz - 20:23 Strzyżów nad Wisłokiem - Kraków Główny

Note A: 3 May
Note B: 29 April, 1 May, 8 June, 12 March to 10 June, not 29 April and 3 May
note C: SSuO 12 March to 10 June + 10 April, 1 May, 3 May and 8 June
Note D: SSuX 13 March to 9 June, Not 10 April, 1 May, 3 May and 8 June
Note E: 29 April, 1 May and 8 June

Sandomierz area

Sandomierz – Sobów – Tarnobrzeg

[116/126] (ERA-E 79A3; ERA-R 183C3; G10) PL23/130

A limited service was re-introduced in summer 2017. They can be identified in 126 by timings at Wielowieś both before and after a call Sandomierz between Sobów and Grębów. Note this entry and PL23/131 run parallel for 4km south from Sandomierz.

Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski – Sandomierz – Grębów

[115] (ERA-E 79A3-A4; ERA-R 183B5-C3; F10-G10) PL23/131

Used by the Skarzysko Kamienna avoider services in PL23/133 plus Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski to Sandomierz [except Summer 2021 and 2022] is additionally used by a dated weekend-only (plus limited holiday periods) pair of locals. Sandomierz – Grębów is also traversed by those using PL23/130.


Siedlce avoiding line: Białki Siedleckie (podg Doły) – Stok Lacki (podg Ujrzanów)

[541] (ERA-E 76B1; ERA-R 179A2; D11) PL23/132

No scheduled use in 2022/23. If additional time is allowed between Siedlce and Stok Lacki, it may be due to the train being required to reverse around the Siedlce avoiding line (line 520). Last scheduled use in the 2017 timetable period.

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) PL23/133

This route (line 566), ca 4 km long, provides a direct connection between the Radom and Sandomierz lines. Despite it being announced these services would be suspended due to an engineering work closure with no bus substitution for a large part of 2023, the March 2023 PDFs shown them running via this curve all TT year, albeit not beyond Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski on many dates with z [for bus substitution] beyond.

Note A 13105 Warszawa Wschodnia - 07:53/08:09 Radom - Przemyśl Główny
Note A 13106 Warszawa Wschodnia - 18:46/18:51/18:57 Radom - Przemyśl Główny
Note A 31106 Przemyśl Główny - 08:439/08:47 Skarżysko Kościelne - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note A 31104 Przemyśl Główny - 18:28/18:38 Skarżysko Kościelne - Warszawa Wschodnia

Note A: Check before travel as on many dates these are NOT through services to/from Przemyśl Główny but terminate/start from Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski


Skierniewice avoiding line: podg Skierniewika – podg Skierniewice Park

[601,603,606] (ERA-E 75C1; ERA-R 177C2; E8) PL23/134

This N - S curve (line 530) to the west of Skierniewice links the Łowicz and Koluszki lines. Previously used from 30 August 2020 by a Katowice - Płock pair whilst the route via Zgierz was closed for long term engineering work. In use by one overnight train in 2023 for a short period

Note A 53171 Gdynia Główna - 23:21 Warszawa Gdańska - Zakopane

Note A: 22-26 May 2023

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

[601/B170] (ERA-E 75C1; ERA-R 177C2, not shown; E8) PL23/135

By October 2019 a new Platform had been built on the far north side track [Peron 3 Track 104] which means any train to/from Warszawa using this platform 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.

Use of this routing by local services to/from Warszawa and calling long distance services can be identified from the Peron sheets but there are none shown in March 2023 as the only use of Peron 3 Track 104 is to/from the Łowicz or Łodz direction.

In the past there have also been booked use by non-stopping IC services and a journey planner search may find these diverted in map view but travellers advise this is subject to good timekeeping.

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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) PL23/136

Use continues in 2023 but only until 31 August. It had resumed in 2021/22 after completion of electrification work between Rzeszów and Ocice. Use is indicated by calls or a '|' at Stalowa Wola Charzewice as the platform is on the curve.

Note C 5333 Bydgoszcz Główna - 10:29/10:41 Zaklików - Rzeszów Główny
Note A 83101 Szczecin Główny - 21:47/21:51 Zaklików - Rzeszów Główny
Note B 38100 Rzeszów Główny - 05:04/05:07 Tarnobrzeg - Szczecin Główny
Note C 3532 Rzeszów Główny - 16:16/16:36 Tarnobrzeg - Bydgoszcz Główna

Note A: 12 December 2022 - 7 January 2023, 10 February - 31 August 2023
Note B: 11 December 2022 - 8 January 2023, 11 February - 31 August 2023
Note C: NOT 9 January - 9 February nor after 31 August 2023

Stróże and Gorlice area

Stróże avoiding line: SR4 – SR3

[130, 131] (ERA-E 79A2; ERA-R 186B5; H9) PL23/137

Services continue in 2023 but with lengthy gaps due to engineering work closures on the line to/from Tarnów. 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 use is is normally two pairs.

Stróże Station – SR3 [East Junction]

[131] (ERA-E 79A2; ERA-R 186B5; H9) PL23/138

The limited weekend only use can be identified in T131 by timings at both Stróże and Gorlice.

Note A FO 33581 Nowy Sącz - 22:16/22:27 Stróże - Jasło
Note B SuO 33583 Jasło - 22:16/22:27 Polna - Nowy Sącz

Note A: FO 16-30 June and 6 October to 8 December 2023
Note B: SuO 11-25 June and 1 October to 3 December

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

[131] (ERA-E 79A2; ERA-R 186B5; H9 - H10) PL23/139

Used by services listed in PL23/137 and PL23/138.

(Jasło –) Gorlice-Zagórzany – Gorlice

[131/a] (ERA-E 79A2; ERA-R 186B5; H10) PL23/140

The limited Jasło - Gorlice-Zagórzany - Gorlice branch - Gorlice-Zagórzany - Stróże services in 2022/23 are again listed in table 131 rather than separate table 131a.


Suwałki - Papiernia - curve 517 - Las Suwalski

[530] (ERA-E 76B4; ERA-R 174A2; B12) PL23/141

No evidence of scheduled use in 2023. The March 2019 PDF for table 530 showed increased running time between Plociczno kolo Suwałk and Suwałki between 3-8 June 2019, the same scenario that happened in mid March 2018 when this diversion previously occurred. Since then any with extra time in this section are shown in the Journey Planner [and Map view] as purely crossing related delays.

Swinoujscie area

Świnoujście Przytór

[370] (ERA-E 74A4 not shown; ERA-R 170A2 not shown; B1/R1) PL23/142

No scheduled use in 2022/23. An informed source advised of diversions through the eastern part of goods yards approaching Świnoujście from 1 October 2021 but initially not all services were affected. Travellers later in the month confirmed all services were by then diverted from just east of Lubiewo until km 96.2 east of Świnoujście Warszów via 8km of unusual track, albeit a large part parallel to the main line. Note it was not confirmed by < markers in the timetable as the by-passed intermediate station at Świnoujście Przytór was simply omitted from the re-issued 370 PDF...

The diversion ended on 23 November 2021 and had been shown in the Journey Planner map view, albeit incorrectly as due to recent track work line 996 at the west end of the yards now continues straight and to the south of signal box ŚiA4.

Szczecin area

Szczecin Główny eastern approaches

[361] (ERA-E 74A3; ERA-R 170B4; R1) PL23/143

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 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 diversions have been scheduled since.

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Szczecin western approaches.jpg

Szczecin Podjuchy - Szczecin Zdroje

[366, plus 361/370] (REA-E 74A3; ERA-R 170B4: R1) PL23/145

Long periods with use resumes in 2022/23 with 5 train pairs which can be identified by either > at Szczecin Główny for long distance services, or increased running time for locals between Szczecin Podjuchy and Szczecin Port Centralny coupled with a footnote advising przez Szczecin Zdroje meaning via. The previous scheduled use was between 6 - 24 September 2021.

Historically limited local services were diverted via this curve on odd days shown in the timetable for maintenance on a drawbridge on the usual passenger line, but this is to be replaced by a higher fixed bridge on a parallel alignment. This is believed to be planned to open in December 2023 and the reason for the numerous 2023 diversions. Press article including artistic impression May 2022 update.

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Szczecin Podjucy - Szczecin Zdroje.jpg

Szczecin Dąbie avoider

[360, 361, 370] (ERA-E 74A4; ERA-R 170C4; R1) PL23/146

Summer scheduled use continues in 2023 plus with extra spring dates after re-commencing in 2022.

Note A SSuO PR78121 Poznań Główny - 09:00/09:37 Szczecin Zdunowo – Świnoujście
Note A SSuO PR87120 Świnoujście - 20:15/2018 Szczecin Zalom - Poznań Główny

Note A: 29 April - 3 May, 8-11 June then SSuO 24 June - 3 September 2023 + 15 August

Szczecin airport curves (Goleniów - Mosty direct)

[375] (ERA-E 74A3; ERA-R 170B1; B2) PL23/147

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) PL23/148

There are alternative routes to/from the Chojnice line: a double track main line on a lengthy embankment to fly over the Gdansk and yard access lines to/from the east side platforms of Tczew station, and 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. To confirm the scheduled route query the platform arrival/departure sheets and the journey planner map view as surprisingly it highlights the different routes. As at March 2023 map view shows two inbound workings towards Tczew using the west side curve, there are others into P1/2 that do not.

TLK 58111 Gdynia Główna - 09:20 Tczew – Kostrzyn
PR55207 17:06 Tczew – Chojnice
Note A PR50712 Chojnice - 17:40 Rokitki Tczewskie - Tczew
PR50714 Chojnice - 18:43/18:53 Rokitki Tczewskie - Tczew

Note A: 5-7 & 12-14 May 2023 ONLY
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Tczew avoiding lines 730/731: podg Tczew Suchostrzygi - Zajączkowo Tczewskie - Pszczólki

[426/452] (ERA-E 75B4, not shown; ERA-R 172A2; R2, B6) PL23/149

No scheduled use in 2022/23. From 25 June - 31 August 2022 one pair with < markers at Tczew in 426 ran via the Tczew avoiding lines and Zajączkowo Tczewskie yard. To note and confirmed by travellers that each direction was a totally different route, northbound line 731 to the east side of Tczew locomotive Depot, 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. The equivalent trains run in 2023 but are again booked via Tczew station to reverse.


Toruń Główny – podg Nieszawka (Suchatówka)

[405] (ERA-E 75A2; ERA-R 177A4; R3) PL23/150

There are two routes: the more northerly via Toruń Towarowy yard climbs over the Bydgoszcz line whereas the alternative passes through Toruń Kluczyki station. Trains calling at Toruń Kluczyki must use the southerly route. 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

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 Wschodnia – Warszawa Wschodnia Towarowa – p.odg. Warszawa Antoninów – Warszawa Gocławek – Warszawa Wawer

[614] (ERA-E 76C5; ERA-R 174B5; R6, R8) PL23/151

No scheduled use in 2022/23 due to major engineering work. 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. Note it is grade separated at Warszawa Antoninów, with the inbound remaining a separate track until the Warszawa Wschodnia approaches.

It was noted in October 2022 that line 506 was lifted and a press article advises it will not re-open until December 2023, so any IC/TLK's booked via Otwock will use the local lines via Warszawa Olszynka Grochowska as confirmed by | markers.

This route has gone in and out of scheduled use over the years, most recently when renovation and doubling of line 614 south of Otwock was underway, but it resumed use from 13 December 2020 until an unknown date, then again from 12 June 2022 until the above engineering work closure commenced.

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Warszawa 506 Otwock 1.jpg

Warszawa 506 Otwock 2.jpg

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

[550, 613] (ERA-E 76A1; ERA-R 178B2; D10/E10) PL23/152

Running via this route is indicated either in table 550 by a < at Otwock or in 613 by a < from and beyond Minsk Mazowiecki. This was previously the main route for fast trains between Warszawa Wschodnia and Pilawa but use has declined markedly since the route south of Otwock was doubled reducing line occupancy limitations.

Chotomów – curve 511 - Legionowo Piaski – (Tłuszcz)

[609, 608] (ERA-E 76A1; ERA-R 174B5; D9) PL23/153

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

KM 51140 Sierpc - 12:47/12:52 Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki - Wieliszew SSuX/Tłuszcz SSuO
KM 51142 Sierpc - 20:04/20:28 Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki - Wieliszew/Tłuszcz
KM 15140 Tłuszcz/Wieliszew - 14:35 Legionowo Piaski – Sierpc
KM 15142 Tłuszcz - 20:35/20:36 Legionowo Piaski – Sierpc

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. No scheduled use in 2022/23.

Czachówek Południowy – Czachówek Wschodni

[604, 605] (ERA-E 76A1; ERA-R 174B3; E10) PL23/155

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. Previously they could be identified by a timing at Czachówek Południowy in table 604 but that station has disappeared from the December 2022 PDF, so a query for direct services from Czachówek Południowy to Góra Kalwaria finds no scheduled use in 2022/23. Last used from 6 November - 10 December 2022.

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

[604, 605] (ERA-E 76A1; ERA-R 174B3; E10) PL23/156

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 in table 604.

[Czachówek Wschodni -] Góra Kalwaria - p.odg Jaźwiny - Pilawa

[605,604] (ERA-E 76A1; ERA-R 178B2; E10) PL23/157

No scheduled use in 2022/23. This is a 32 km section of the eastern end of the Warszawa southern freight ring.

A Kraków Główny to Kołobrzeg overnight train was shown in the December 2020 timetable pdfs as running via this route from 14 March 2021, but it was re-routed before running.

[Czachówek Wschodni -] p.odg Jaźwiny - Pilawa avoider - p.odg Żolnierka

[605,604] (ERA-E 76A1; ERA-R 178B2; E10) PL23/158

No scheduled use in 2022/23. This is an entry for a 29 km section of the eastern end of the Warszawa southern freight ring but then via the west to north curve avoiding Pilawa. Last use was 1 September 2018.

(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) PL23/159

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.

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W-Gdanska - 501 - W-Targowek.jpg

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 2022/23 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.

Services also running via Warszawa Rembertow in the current timetable are identified in PL23/160

(Warszawa Gdańska/Legionowo –) p.odg. W-wa Michałów – Warszawa Rembertow

[608, 610, 613, KM2] (ERA-E 76C5, not correctly shown; ERA-R 174B5, not correctly shown; R6, R8) PL23/160

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 PL23/159) or north towards Legionowo.

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Rembertow 502 Gdanska 1.jpg

Rembertow 502 Gdanska 2.jpg

Use by one westbound service continues in early 2022/23. It was scheduled throughout the 2020/21 and 2021/22 timetable periods in both directions by trains avoiding engineering work between Warszawa Centralna and Warszawa Zachodnia. Find them by a direct train journey planner search to/from Warszawa Gdańska and Bialystok or Siedlce.

Note A IC14004 Terespol - 07:51 Mińsk Mazowiecki - Budapest-Nyugati [MAV]

Note A: 11 December 2022 - 11 March 2023

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

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

[608] (ERA-E 76C5; ERA-R 174B5; R6) PL23/161

Use resumed from 12 March 2023 by both local services to/from Legionowo Piaski/Warszawa Gdanska and Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina and by some eastbound IC's from the Grodzisk Mazowiecki and Warka routes. Historically all services from Warszawa Gdanska terminated at Warszawa Zachodnia Peron (platform) 9 on a sharp curve in relation to the main station platforms, but from December 2019 there was an hourly experimental service continuing to Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina using this connection. This was scheduled until 26 September 2020 and became so popular that after complaints they were re-instated from 11 November 2020. A Press Notice then stated they could only until run until 14 March 2021 due to the substantial Warszawa Zachodnia station improvement works but would resume when possible. Previously used from 11 - 14 October 2022 by just two westbound services, from the March 2023 timetable revision many local and IC services from Warszawa Wschodnia and Warszawa Gdanska run via this route to Warka and then to Krakow and v.v. Easily identified in timetable 110 with varying dates of operation.

Warszawa Włochy - Warszawa Zachodnia [5th track]

[606/601] (ERA-E 76C5; ERA-R 174B5; R7) PL23/162

The alignments west from Zachodnia are believed to be changing with new flyovers under construction. Previously, two main and two local line tracks took different routes between these stations, the main splitting around the flyover junction with line 615 outside Zachodnia, the local lines separating to run either side of an EMU Depot and sidings but this entry highlights a separate fifth track. This commences in-between the two local lines to the east of Warszawa Włochy, climbs over the outbound local track and has a separate alignment approaching Warszawa Zachodnia. It appears to be 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 and for the same reason any local services from lines 601/606 to the recently re-opened Warszawa Głowna use this fifth track. This route is clearly shown in journey planner map view.

Substantial engineering work from at least early April 2022 resulted in increased use of this “5th track” route.

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) PL23/163

Part scheduled use in early 2022/23, see PL23/164. 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 didn't and has not been scheduled since.

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 repeats 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) PL23/164

There are diversions either side of the December 2022 timetable change date as a result of works at Warszawa Zachodnia. These services run to/from Warszawa Aleje Jerozolimskie via line 510 and line 20 to the end of Warszawa Główna Towarowa freight yard, reverse and use line 509 to/from Warszawa Gdańska. Previous use by one late night train for a short period in 2021 and again in 2022.

Note A IC3520 Kraków Główny - 11:15 Warszawa Służewiec - Olsztyn Główny
Note A IC3522 Kraków Główny - 13:20 Warszawa Służewiec - Olsztyn Główny
Note A IC3524 Kraków Główny - 15:14 Warszawa Służewiec - Olsztyn Główny
Note A IC3526 Kraków Główny - 19:23 Warszawa Służewiec - Olsztyn Główny
Note B IC31112 Kraków Główny - 23:17 Warszawa Służewiec - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note C IC13113 Warszawa Wschodnia - 05:01 Warszawa Gdańska - Zakopane
Note A IC5326 Olsztyn Główny - 07:21 Warszawa Gdańska - Kraków Główny
Note A IC5324 Olsztyn Główny - 12:18 Warszawa Gdańska - Kraków Główny
Note A IC5322 Olsztyn Główny - 14:21 Warszawa Gdańska - Kraków Główny
Note A IC5320 Olsztyn Główny - 16:14 Warszawa Gdańska - Kraków Główny

Note A: 19 December 2022 - 8 January 2023
Note B: 12 December 2022 - 11 March 2023
Note C: 12 December 2022 - 8 January 2023

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

[601, 608] (ERA-E 76C5; ERA-R174B4; R7, R5) PL23/165

Frequent use continues in 2022/23. This route allows trains to/from Warszawa Gdańska avoid Warszawa Zachodnia to/from the CMK, Koluszki or destinations such as Łódź, Częstochowa and Wrocław. Please use the Journey Planner map view facility for diversions due to engineering works at Warszawa Zachodnia. Warszawa Wschodnia <=> Łódź Fabryczna trains are especially likely to use this route.

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 PL23/167 for extra detail on Warszawa Gołąbki.

Also see entry PL23/166 for additional use of Warszawa Gołąbki – Piastów.

Warszawa Zachodnia - Line 46 - Warszawa-Czyste - Line 20 - Warszawa Główna Towarowa - Warszawa Gołąbki

[606, (601)] (ERA-E 76C5; ERA-R 174B5; R7) PL23/166

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Warszawa Zachodnia - Line 46 - Line 20 - Warszawa Golabki.jpg

Use of this route has changed since November 2022 so during the next stage of extensive engineering work at Warszawa Zachodnia, most but not all westbound services heading for table 100 and 601 go this way and continue from Warszawa Gołąbki via line 19 to Piastów, [part of PL23/165]. These can be identified by a < from Warsawa Zachodnia to | at Prusków and in map view.

Previously this route was only used to/from table 606, regularly westbound only from September 2022. However such use is now impossible to determine from the PKP 606 PDF as until December 2020 it could be determined by a < against Warszawa Ursus Północny but that station disappeared from the PDF. Then in later editions the next station west at Warszawa Gołąbki was omitted as well so use of this entry by services to/from Sochaczew can only be determined for diverted local KM services from their local train timetable or by a map view search. Four different time period timetables are available on this KM link for the period from 11 December 2022 through to 11 March 2023 so any prospective travellers must make their own research...

If any IC services take this alternative route, westbounds would drop down from high numbered platforms at Warszawa Zachodnia on the north side of the main line via a split of line 46 to Warszawa-Czyste. Note any services towards line 20 from the local lines through Warszawa-Srodmiescie must use a split of line 46 passing underneath the main line, but from some point in 2022 construction works blocked this underpass option and future options when the work is completed are yet to be confirmed. The route alternatives are best seen in OpenRailwayMap.

Note A numerous Ex Warszawa Zachodnia - Warszawa-Czyste - Line 20 - Warszawa Główna Towarowa - Warszawa Gołąbki then line 19 to Piastów
Note B Limited KM services Mainly SSuX To note may run from Warszawa Zachodnia to either Sochaczew or Piastów
Note A ŁKA services Warszawa Główna - Warszawa Zachodnia - Line 20 - Warszawa Główna Towarowa - Warszawa Gołąbki then line 19 to Piastów - Łódź Fabryczna

Note A: 13 December 2021 ongoing
Note B: check KM timetables

See PL23/167 for extra detail on Warszawa Gołąbki.

Warszawa Gdańska - Line 507 - Warszawa Gołąbki (- Sochaczew)

[606,300] (ERA-E 76C5; ERA-R 174B4; R5) PL23/167

Use continues in 2022/23 and can be identified in PDF 606 with a footnote mention of Warszawa Gdańska and has been in use by passenger services since work to upgrade Warszawa Zachodnia commenced in 2020/21.

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 to west of the station platform and to travel this you must be on a service from Warszawa Gdanska towards Sochaczew. Any from Warszawa Zachodnia via PL23/166 can only cross to that route to the west of Warszawa Gołąbki station.

The eastbound towards Warszawa routing is a crossover west of Warszawa Gołąbki platform onto the eastbound track of 507 parallel with line 19, until both join 509 as part of PL23/165.

For additional use by diverted KM local services to/from Warszawa Gdanska, with Warszawa Gołąbki no longer appearing in PKP PDF 606, these can be identified by a < [or incorrectly a |] at Warszawa Gołąbki in the KM local train timetable or by a map view search. Four different time period timetables are available on this link for the period from 11 December 2022 through to 11 March 2023 so any prospective travellers must make their own research...


Węgliniec – Bielawa Dolna – Horka Gbf [DB]

[260] (ERA-E 77A5; ERA-R 180B5; F2) PL23/168

Use in 2022/23 by Pociąg do Kultury trains up to 1 January 2023, then the service is suspended with it being "re-appraised".

Last in passenger use by some eastbound Pociąg do Kultury services between 9 July and 29 August 2022, before then on 22 May 2021 and 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 October 2019. Note no regular/Interrail tickets etc are valid on these services, but they are available on DB ticket machines, on board with a surcharge, or online via the Koleje Dolnośląskie website.

Note A KD 5837 SO Berlin Lichtenberg - 09:32 Cottbus [DB] - Wrocław Główny
Note B KD 5839 FO Berlin Lichtenberg - 16:32 Cottbus [DB] - Wrocław Główny
Note C KD 5836 See Note C Wrocław Główny - 19:02 Węgliniec - Berlin Lichtenberg [DB]
Note B KD 5838 FO Wrocław Główny - 21:50 Węgliniec - Berlin Lichtenberg [DB]

Note A: SO 17/24/31 December 2022
Note B: FO 16/23/30 December 2022
Note C: 11/18/26 December 2022 and 1 January 2023



[424/431/431a] (ERA-E 75A3, not shown; ERA-R 171C1; B6) PL23/169

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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 Peron I and the junction sees no regular use as opposed to/from the west side Bydgoszcz platforms. The March 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.

Wrocław area

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

[260] (ERA-E 77C4; ERA-R 180A1; R13) PL23/170

No scheduled use in 2022/23. This is an alternative route for trains between Wrocław Główny and Legnica, passing through Wrocław Gądów freight yard. Use is indicated by a < marker at Wrocław Muchobór. It is shared to Wrocław Gądów by PL23/171 & 172. It was last used by several TLK services between January and June 2020.

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

[265] (ERA-E 77C4; ERA-R 180A1; R13) PL23/171

No service in 2022/23. Common with PL22/170 & 172 until Wrocław Gądów this diversion to/from the Głogów line is indicated by a < marker at Wrocław Muchobór. Last scheduled between 12 June and an unknown end date before September 2022, or the first three months of the 2019-2020 timetable both by just one service.

Note it is not a normal grade separated junction between Wrocław Kuźniki and Wrocław Gądów as the non-underpass route is reversibly signalled and pointwork means any inbound service calling at, or running via the platform tracks cannot access the underpass route. For previously diverted inbound trains, of six reports five crossed at Wrocław Kuźniki to run "wrong line" to Wrocław Gądów and just one on a Sunday went via the diveunder.

(Wrocław Główny) – podg Wrocław Grabiszyn - Line 753 - Wrocław Gądów - Line 751 - Wrocław Zachodni

[240] (ERA-E 77C4; ERA-R 180A1; R13) PL23/172

No scheduled use in 2022/23. This route through Gądów yard to/from the Jelenia Gora line is indicated by a > at just Wrocław Grabiszyn and is common with PL23/170 & 171 until Wrocław Gądów. Last used between 30 September and 14 October 2017.

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

[260] (ERA-E 77C4; ERA-R 180A1; R13) PL23/173

What appears to be a grade separated junction between Wrocław Muchobór and Wrocław Nowy Dwór to/from Legnica is not in practice as the majority of services use the south side/inside curve to/from Peron 2; only services running through or calling at Peron 1 use the diveunder. Main line services have been known to use either route and despite the on-line Peron sheet for Wrocław Nowy Dwór normally showing use of both platforms, a traveller in 2020 advised the one 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.

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

[260] (ERA-E 77C4; ERA-R 180A1; R13) PL23/174

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 can only be identified from the Peron sheets.

None scheduled in the March 2023 Peron sheets. Use has varied from zero, through limited to extensive in recent years and note the physical junction is north of Wrocław Muchobór station platform.

Note A PR76414 SX Zielona Góra Główna - 19:01 Wrocław Muchobór - Wrocław Główny
Note B PR76416 Zielona Góra Główna - 20:35 Wrocław Muchobór - Wrocław Główny

Note A: 12 March - 8 December 2023
Note B: 11 December 2022 - 11 March 2023

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

[200/265] (ERA-E 77C4; ERA-R 180A1; R13) PL23/175

No scheduled use in 2022/23. Last scheduled in 2018 by Woodstock festival services to/from Kosztryn to avoid Wrocław Główny.

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

[220] (ERA-E 77C4, not shown; ERA-E 180A1; R13,F4) PL23/176

No scheduled use in 2022/23.

When in use, eastbound diversions took a split of line 763 parallel to the main line until diverging towards the west end of Wrocław Brochów yard. This becomes a split of line 349 and runs alongside but at a higher level to the main line [including alongside Wrocław Brochów station] before turning towards the east end yard throat to come alongside the route taken by westbound diversions. From the eastern end of Wrocław Brochów yards, 349 east and westbound diversions came together to pass underneath passenger line 215 on a 1.5km connection to re-join the main line either before or significantly after Święta Katarzyna station platforms.

The westbound diversions from the east end of Wrocław Brochów yard, again classified line 349 ran through the centre of a feeder yard, then via a separate track outside substantial yards and finally a split of line 763 outside the flyover to the Wrocław western freight ring. Both routes are clearly shown on OpenRailwayMap.

Diversions commenced with the December 2020 timetable and continued until 10 December 2022 and could be identified by a < at Wrocław Brochów. Note although the Journey Planner map view identifies all diverted services, it highlights the eastbound route in both directions which is incorrect.

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

[200, 215] (ERA-E 77C4, not shown); ERA-R 180A1; R13) PL23/177

No service in 2022/23.

There had been booked diversions from November 2020 until 10 December 2022 identified by a < marker at Wrocław Brochów. They took the same east and westbound splits to/from the east end of Wrocław Brochów yards as PL23/176, then outbound towards Jelcz used a short connection rising up to become a split of line 764 parallel to the usual bi-directional single track passenger line. Inbound to Wrocław from Siechnice used a separate curve but also known as line 764 to join line freight line 349 some way east of the east end of Wrocław Brochów yard.


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

[300/300a] (ERA-E 75A1; ERA-R 176B3-C3; D5) PL23/178

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

Żagań area

Żagań - line 389 - Jankowa Żagańska (- Węgliniec)

[356] (ERA-E 77A5; ERA-R 175B1; E2) PL23/179

In regular limited use since December 2020, 2½ pairs in 2022/23 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. There are two trains southbound and three northbound. Note that the train numbers in the timetable (with one exception) are not the same as on map view.

Zagórz area

Zagórz R101 - Zagórz (Zagórz east to south curve)

[128, 131, 134] (ERA-E 79B2; ERA-R 187A5; H11) PL23/180

A SKPL DMU operated TLK to Uherce commenced from 26 June 2021 outbound on Saturday from Kraków Główny via Sanok and the Zagórz west to east curve to Uherce to reverse, returning via the Zagórz east to south curve to Łupków. The return service on the Sunday takes this route in reverse. This is again shown running in 2023. From 1 March 2023 a new service from Sanok to Ustrzyki Dolne service commenced with 3 train pairs SSuX, and 1 pair SSuO. This means that only the Zagórz east to south curve can now be considered an obscure route. Timings are as follows:

Note A SO TLK30162 Kraków Główny - 13:41/13:53 Uherce (reverse) - Łupków
Note B SuO TLK33162/3 Łupków - 13:32/14:48 Zagórz to Uherce (reverse) - Kraków Główny

Note A: 29 April, 1 May, 8 June, SO 24 June to 2 September 2023 Plus 29
Note B: 1 January, 3 May, 11 June, SuO 25 June to 3 September 2023 + 15 August

Zakopane temporary station

[135] (ERA-E 78C1; ERA-R ??; H8) PL23/181

From 22 December 2022 - 28 February 2023 when the main station is closed, a temporary station 1km north in Zakopane Spyrkówka goods yard is in use with two platforms, on a roughly 600 metre branch off the main line up to 100m width away from the main line. Note its two platforms are separate, the one used by long-distance passenger services going further into the yard. Previously in use from an unknown date in 2022 until 3 September 2022.


Zbąszynek avoiding line [podg Dąbrówka Zbąsca - Zbąszynek Towarowa - podg Chiastawa]

[300/300a] (ERA-E 74B1; ERA-R 175C2; D3) PL23/182

No scheduled use in 2021/22. This is a route through the goods yards south of Zbąszynek station and is indicated by a < at Zbąszynek. It was used by one overnight train for one night in 2020.


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

[255/260] (ERA-E 77A4; ERA-R 180B5; F2) PL23/183

No scheduled use in 2022/23. Last used between 26 August and 28 September 2020 by up to three pairs per day allowed 20 minutes as opposed to the usual 3-4 minutes between Zgorzelec and Zgorzelec Miasto in PDF 260 as they reversed at Jerzmanki. Regular use by one train in one direction ran for the last time on 14 December 2019.

Note footnotes in 255 that 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.

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 (- Zamosc) May Day Bank Holidays & Summer SSuO only
130 Muszyna - Plaveč [ZSR] Summer & winter skiing weekends
131 Żagorz - Jasło
131 Gorlice Zagórzany - Gorlice FSSuO
134 Żagorz - Łupków - Medzilaborce [ZSR] Summer weekends
135a Oświęcim - Przeciszów FSSuO summer service
137 Sucha Beskidzka - Żywiec
141 [Skawina -] Podbory Skawińskie - Zator Summer only
147 Zebrzydowice - Petrovice u Karvine [CD] One pair
150 Oświęcim - Czechowice-Dziedzice 1 pair FSuO
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
382 Mścice – Mielno Koszaliński Summer only
418 Sierpc - Brodnica One pair of TLK's only
440 Chojnice – Kościerzyna
451 Łeba - Lębork Summer only
503 Gutkowo - Braniewo Originally bustituted for engineering works but since March 2020, no trains, no buses, no PDF and no re-opening date
520 Szymany Lotnisko - Szczytno Limited days of week connecting with some flights, timetable issued period by period
530 Kuźnica Białostocka - Grodno [Belarus] Suspended
534 Białystok - Waliły Summer only SSuO
537 Suwałki – Mockava (LG) 1 pair daily. No longer through train via Šeštokai to Kaunas
550 Chelm – Jagodin (UŽ)
551a Łuków - Parczew Kolejowa
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 Zwierzyniec - Hrebenne (- Horyniec-Zdrój) Summer only
609 Radzymin - Tłuszcz

Deletions since last edition

Obscure Services
PL22/4 Lipusz - Bytów No service operated by SKPL since 2019.
PL22/71 Kętrzyn - Węgorzewo No service operated by SKPL since 2019
PL22/126 Sierpc - Brodnica Daily service ongoing so moved to a mention in Sparse
PL22/128 Skarżysko Kamienna - Opoczno Now a reinstated daily service as per PDF 114
PL22/144 Tomaszów Mazowiecki – Spała Now all year round weekend service so moved to a mention in Sparse
Sparse services
328 Wolsztyn - Zbąszynek Increased frequency
424 Wierzchuchin – Lipowa Tucholska – Slachta Increased frequency
429 Laskowice Pomorskie – Szlachta - Czersk Increased frequency
431a Laskowice Pomorskie – Wierzchuchin Service suspended from 18 March 2020 ongoing
541 Hajnówka - Siemianówka Service withdrawn 10 December 2022

See also