Poland - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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Introduction

PKP now releases two sets of PDFs, an all year, plus part year based on five periods. These are usually from December until the first Timetable "adjustment" date in Mid March, March until late June, June until late August, August until the middle of October and finally until the next annual timetable date in December. The exact dates for each year will be listed in the Introduction for each "Region" as linked below. Even so travellers are strongly advised to check the Journey Planners for ALL Unusual lines timings as revised PDFs are issued on a regular, often weekly, basis in-between those dates.

In 2016 a number of one off specials were included in the full year PDFs but this has not occurred since. These were mainly excursions run by Turkol, many including freight only track which will not be EGTRE Unusual Line entries. Anyone interested in travelling PKP freight lines is strongly advised to become familiar with the Turkol website as recent examples have included trips to Czarnkow, Sokolów Podlaski, Sierpc to Brodnica and the yet to be opened to passengers Lewki to Hajnowka.

There are also usually many special services via unusual routes run by PKP-PR for the Woodstock Festival Poland (Przystanek Woodstock), the largest Free annual music festival in Europe near Kostrzyn attended by over 600,000 people held in early August. Note these trains require special tickets; normal PKP tickets are not valid but details of the 2019 services appeared only when the June PDFs were released.

Standard abbreviations used are explained in General Information. Map references to pages in the "Mały Atlas Linii Kolejowych Polski 2011", ISBN 978-83-931006-3-7, published by Wydawnictwo Eurosprinter, are shown in italics eg R14.

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

List of Regions

South East Timetables 100 - 199 entries starting with 'PLxx/100'
South West Timetables 200 - 299 entries starting with 'PLxx/200'
North West Timetables 300 - 399 entries starting with 'PLxx/300'
North (Central) Timetables 400 - 499 entries starting with 'PLxx/400'
North East Timetables 500 - 599 entries starting with 'PLxx/500'
Warsaw Area Timetables 600 - 650 entries starting with 'PLxx/600'

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.

Trams

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.

123 Jarosław - Horyniec-Zdrój
123 Horyniec-Zdrój - Hrebenne (- Zamosc) May Day Bank Holidays & Summer SSuO only
131 Żagorz - Jasło
137 Sucha Beskidzka - Żywiec
203 Nowy Świętów - Głuchołazy Miasto SSuO
215 Opole Glówne – Biskupice Olawskie – Jelcz Laskowice SSuX
235 Nysa - Kamieniec Ząbkowicki SSuO
240 (Wałbrzych Główny -) Boguszów-Gorce Wschód - Mezimesti [CD} Summer SSuO
270 Żary - Forst [DB]
322 Kępno – Wielun Dąbrowa
381 Słupsk - Ustka Uroczysko No service from 23 March - 27 June 2020
382 Mścice – Mielno Koszaliński Summer only
384 Sławno - Darłowo No service from 16 March until 27 June 2020
410 Toruń Wschodni – Sierpc No service from 19 March until 31 August 2020 except 27/28 April
424 Wierzchuchin – Lipowa Tucholska – Slachta
429 Laskowice Pomorskie – Szlachta
431a Laskowice Pomorskie – Wierzchucin No service from 18 March until 31 August 2020
440 Chojnice – Kościerzyna
451 Łeba - Lębork Summer only
503 Gutkowo - Braniewo Originally bustituted for engineering works but since March 2020, no trains, nor buses and no re-opening date
515 Pisz – Ełk
520 Szymany Lotnisko - Szczytno complicated..... see PDF!
530 Kuźnica Białostocka - Grodno [Belarus]
534 Białostock - Waliły FSSuO in Summer
537 Suwałki – Šeštokai (LG) FSSuMO
550 Chelm – Jagodin (UŽ)
551a Łuków - Parczew Kolejowa
552 Świdnik Miasto - Lublin Airport Two pairs daily, One WFO
554 Zamość Wschód – Hrubieszów Miasto
556 Zwierzyniec – Stalowa Wola Rozwadów
557 Zwierzyniec - Hrebenne (- Horyniec-Zdrój) May Day Bank Holiday and Summer SSuO

As a further guide, a few lines with three or four pairs a day in 2020 or which do not run at weekends are listed additionally here:-

  • 122 Przemysl Główny - Medyka [Local service and overnight on Standard Gauge]
  • 328 Wolsztyn - Zbąszyń
  • 385 Chojnice – Szczecinek
  • 390 Golańcz - Wągrowiec
  • 515 Szczytno - Pisz
  • 541 Czeremcha - Hajnówka

Deletions since last edition

PL19/XX None

See also