Poland - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services
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'|
The following sections of line within Poland can be ridden only in the through (corridor) trains of neighbouring administrations:
- (Hagenwerder [Germany] -) frontier - Ręcszyn - (- Krzewina Zgorzelecka -) Trzciniec Zgorzelecki - frontier (- Hirschfelde [Germany]) (36A2): DB table 220. The section between Ręcszyn and Trzciniec Zgorzelecki is traversed only by trains on DB table 220 (Zittau - Görlitz, presently operated by Connex/Lausitzbahn) as PKP trains on table 260 were withdrawn with the 2000/01 timetable.
- (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.
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|
|382||Mścice – Mielno Koszaliński||Summer only|
|384||Sławno - Darłowo|
|410||Toruń Wschodni – Sierpc|
|429||Laskowice Pomorskie – Szlachta|
|431a||Laskowice Pomorskie – Wierzchucin||FSuO plus one southbound SSuX until 13 March 2020|
|440||Chojnice – Kościerzyna|
|451||Łeba - Lębork||Summer only|
|503||Gutkowo - Braniewo [currently bustituted UFN]|
|515||Pisz – Ełk|
|520||Szymany Lotnisko - Szczytno [complicated..... see PDF!]|
|530||Kuźnica Białostocka - Grodno [Belarus]|
|537||Suwałki – Šeštokai (LG)||FSSuMO|
|550||Chelm – Jagodin (UŽ)|
|551a||Łuków - Parczew Kolejowa [bustituted from 7 May 2020]|
|552||Świdnik Miasto - Lublin Airport [One pair daily, Three WSuO, two MWFO]|
|554||Zamość Wschód – Hrubieszów Miasto|
|556||Zwierzyniec – Stalowa Wola Rozwadów|
|557||Zwierzyniec - Hrebenne (- Horyniec-Zdrój)||May Day Bank Holiday and Summer only|
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