Poland - Tram services over obscure routes

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Some tram systems advertise their depot workings and enable one to ascertain the regular use by passenger-carrying services of junctions or sections of line that do not otherwise see public service. This occasional series lists such services that have come to notice. While the data for each system is current at the date stated, it is not the intention to endeavour to keep every entry up to date at every service change - the listing serves as a guide for travellers as to the sort of services they can look out for, enabling them to check current published timetable material at their time of travel.

To assist in tracing services, the route and/or timetable number for each journey is shown in parentheses, e.g. (1). Days of operation are in English notation (respectively: Su, M, T, W, Th, F, S) - plus "O" for only, "X" for excepted. Su (Sundays) usually includes public holidays in mainland Europe - but check locally.

Listings for other systems throughout the world - in the same format as shown below (please include date of timetable validity) - will always be welcomed.

NOTE: It is not the intention, nor possible with very frequent timetable changes to keep all entries up to date. They should be treated with caution and as a snapshot of what has been available to travel at some point rather than a list of what is available now.

A number of Polish cities provide free travel to 'seniors' of different ages so anyone who may qualify may wish to check the operators' websites for the relevant criteria.

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Bydgoszcz: MZK

From Timetables on website in October 2021 PDFs A map of only the tram network is here, scroll down the page. The new connecting line from Zbożowy Rynek to Rondo Kujawskie opened on 6 December 2020 and a route recast resulted in new regular services at Szarych Szeregów over the existing west to east, and a newly built west to south curve.

Dworcowa north to west

From 1 October 2022 route 1 using this curve does not run Sat/Sun.

Rondo Toruńskie south to west and north to south curve at Babia Wieś loop

Ordinarily route 6 runs from Zbożowy Rynek via Babia Wieś and west - east at Rondo Toruńskie but a landslip on this section means Zbożowy Rynek via Babia Wieś to Rondo Toruńskie is closed from an unknown date ongoing.

The description as above was used by a diverted route 2 double running to Babia Wieś from the east when access to Babia Wieś from the west was blocked by new line construction which ended on 5 December 2020 on opening of a new line from Zbożowy Rynek to Rondo Kujawskie. At Babia Wieś the normal east and westbound tracks split significantly so that diversion also did the rare west end north to south curve.

Wyżyny (Pętla)

Wyżyny loop (Pętla) was previously not travelled in passenger service but a stop was built on the loop and was in regular use accessed from the east from an unknown date, plus later from the west by terminating route 11 from 6 December 2020. This route 11 service, and from the east were withdrawn seemingly as a knock on effect of Szarych Szeregów to Perlowa closing long term in connection with a new River Brda tram crossing, so use if any is now not researched.

Previously used by truncated route 2 from an unknown date in 2020 until 5 December 2020, then by October 2021 by a few Depot runs to Kazimierza Wielkiego [for Stomil Depot] at 18:54, 19:46 SSuX, 21:40 Daily, 22:16 SSuO, 23:04 Daily that would use the departure curve, and the arrival curve by departures from Szarych Szeregów north at 04:31, 04:49, 04:55 & 05:12. Note these Depot runs would also use entries Szarych Szeregów West to North and Perlowa South to East.

Rondo Fordonskie South to East

  • Route 7: No evening service after 19:00 Daily and from 1 October 2022 no Sat/Sun service. The provisional route map for the new Network on opening of additional lines [delayed until early 2024] shows no service via this curve.

Szarych Szeregów West to North

  • No regular service since route 2 was diverted to Kapusciśca following the 2020 route opening. Szarych Szeregów to Perlowa from some time in 2021 closed long term in connection with a new River Brda tram crossing so the journeys to Kazimierza Wielkiego [for Stomil Depot] suggested by footnotes in the PDFs from Wyżyny on route 2 at 19:17 SSuX, 23:29 Daily, route 9 at 23:36 Daily and route 11 at 18:56, 19:55 SSuX, 22:18 SSuO, 22:42 & 23:06 Daily no longer can access this curve. Prior to this closure the electronic screen for the curve only platform at Szarych Szeregów North was seen to have shown next departures westbound between 04:06 - 05:12 SSuX so there are probably others and later SSuO. Note all these trams must also traverse entry Perlowa South to East in either direction.

Perlowa South to East

  • No regular service and since Szarych Szeregów to Perlowa closed long term in connection with a new River Brda tram crossing the use by Depot journeys to Kazimierza Wielkiego [for Stomil Depot] shown by footnotes in the PDFs on route 2 from Perlowa at 18:34 19:21 SSuX or 22:40, 23:09, 23:33 Daily, route 4 at 22:40, 23:08, 23:36 Daily, route 8 at 22:55, 23:19 Daily, route 9 at 19:00 SSuX 22:59, 23:26, 23:40 Daily and route 11 at 19:01, 20:00 SSuX, 22:23 SSuO, 22:47 & 23:11 Daily can no longer access this curve. Journeys from the Depot from stop Filmova would be a few minutes earlier than the 04:06 - 05:12 displayed at Szarych Szeregów North, plus additionally others heading for Kapusciśca and Glinki.

Previously in use by a Route 9 service between approximately 05:00-08:00, 12:45-17:00 and 21:30-22:30 SSuX.

Niepodległości (Pętla) South to East

Timings from 26 January 2022 [r 7] or 8 January 2022 [r 10] PDFs.

Despite the distance between Niepodległości and Niepodległości (Pętla) being just 200m and it quicker to run direct as per routes 3 & 5, PDF journey timings show some Depot journeys to Łoskoń on routes 7 & 10 still calling at and running via the substantial Niepodległości (Pętla) and local sources and a traveller confirm those do run via the loop and this unusual curve. Note there are other Depot runs to/from Łoskoń that do not call at Niepodległości (Pętla) so from January 2022 timetable changes the route 7 & 10 PDF's clearly show which do, r 7 with Footnotes B outbound and A inbound.

  • route 7: from stop Niepodległości at 18:20, 18.32, 19:00, 19:20, 19:43 SSuX 19:11, 19:41 SSuO
  • route 10: from stop Niepodległości at 18:49, 19:09, 19:29 SSuX 19:25 SSuO

Timings for journeys coming into service from Łoskoń Depot on routes 7 or 10 via this curve to Niepodległości Pętla are:-

  • route 7: from Łoskoń at 04:22, 04:49, 05:31 SSuX 08:44, 09:14 SSuO
  • route 10: from Łoskoń at 04:53, 05:56 SSuX 08:57 SSuO

All of Niepodległości (Pętla) turning circle including the west to south curve can be done in passenger service on routes terminating at the Pętla as the same stop is used for arrivals and departures.

Częstochowa: MPK

A basic, at October 2022 two route system with no rare curves between routes, so much so that the MPK website map link is to the Jakdojade journey planner... Therefore a route map can be found here and timetables as at October 2022 here.

Route 1 had been suspended at its south-eastern end from Plac Orląt Lwowskich to Kucelin-Szpital since 1 October 2021 due to condition of track, so it was a surprise with no work undertaken that it re-opened on 3 November 2022. This is due to major works on nearby National Road number 91 resulting in large traffic jams, so even though the re-instated trams run at restricted speeds they are still quicker than buses as they use segregated tracks... A January 2022 press article repeated with no funds to modernise, the increase in electricity prices and only elderly type 105N trams can be used to Kucelin that the tram service will almost certainly be suspended again when the road re-opens. German Rail Society IBSE suggest the trams last day is planned for 30 November 2023.

Depot access curves

The Depot is accessed by a triangle in-between Równoległa and Powstańców Śląskich stops and there are arrival and departure platforms (Zajezdnia MPK) just off Aleja Niepodległości and outside the gates to the depot.

These are 2020 timings:-

South to East curve:

  • Route 1 from stop Plac Orląt Lwowskich at 08:06 [A], 18:41 [B], 19:20 [A], 19:41 [B], 20:18 [A], & 23:10, 23.30 Daily
  • Route 3 from stop Estakada at 10:28 [A], 18:52 SSuX, 19:52 [C], 19:54 [A], 22:59 SuX, 23:19, 23:39 Daily

North to East curve:

  • Route 1 ex Fieldorfer-Nila from stop PKP Osob at 19:55 [A], 22:46 and 23:26 Daily, Route 3 23:16 & 23:36 Daily

Notes [A] SSuX and daily in June [B] SuX and daily in August [C] SO and daily in August

Elbląg: ZKM

Timetables can be located here and an undated system map on line in June 2022 here. Entries are from a Timetable dated 10 November 2017 on the opening of the new link line between Lutego - Grota Roweckiego.

Robotnicza/Alstom East to North

Significantly reduced scheduled use as route 4 and 5 are diverted to use the new line.

  • Route 2: 22:56 SuX 22:57 SO

Note these timings are from one stop before this single track curve at Królewiecka - światowid as no details were displayed at Robotnicza/Alstom where these journeys go off route towards Zjazdowy [the Depot]. No details for journeys leaving the Depot were displayed at appropriate stops but as the crossovers at the junction were shiny it is assumed they exist.

Gdansk: ZTM

Off route sections [but no rare curves] can be identified after selecting a route by the place names in italics from here. For rare curves drill down into the routes and look for journeys with footnotes. Link to the tram network as at 18 December 2021 is here or dated 28 May 2022 here but note that long term closures/diversions may not be shown. The current timetables can be found here.

The following entries are from the 2 January 2022 timetable, plus in previous years a vintage tram has been observed using the substantial loop at Węzeł Kliniczna.

Okopowa east to west

  • Summer 2022 SSuO route 68 between 09:30 - 17:00. It commenced running on 25 June but no end date was quoted, see timetables for details.

Ujeścisko loop

  • Until 4 March 2023 all route 12 journeys ran via this loop to/from Lawendowe Wzgórze calling at Ujeścisko twice. This ended when the new line from Przemyska to Ujeścisko opened the next day as route 12 will then terminate at Ujeścisko so the loop will no longer be traversed in passenger service.

Brama Oliwska - Dworzec PKS - Węzeł Groddecka north to west

  • Route 4 between 06:00 and 17:15 SSuX

Nowy Port: Rybołowców south to west & Plac Wolnosci west to south

  • Route 7 from stop Wladyslaw IV between 03:51 - 08:10, 09:52 & 13:10 - 16:24 SSuX. Note the 09:52 departure also traverses two other entries as listed below.

The inner loop at Nowy Port was noted as engineering work closed in February 2022 so these two curves were also used by all route 10 departures. How long this will last and if route 7 will then be re-routed via the inner loop is not known.

Węzeł Kliniczna north to west

  • Route 7 Depot run to Strzyża at 10:07 SSuX [also see above and below entry]

Wyspiańskiego east to south

  • Route 7 Depot run to Strzyża from Węzeł Kliniczna at 10:07 SSuX [also using above entry]
  • Route 8 Depot run to Strzyża from Kliniczna at 23:21, 23:48, 00:16 Daily

Śródmieście east to north

  • Route 10 journeys going off route from Dworzec Główny to terminate at Węzeł Groddecka at 21:17, 22:17 Daily

Siedlce loop

  • Route 10 from Skrajna at 04:42 Daily, 04:57, 15:31 SSuX

A traveller advises only inbound to the loop stop is in service as pick up is at the Siedlce stop on the passing route.

Gorzów Wielkopolski: MZK

For the past few years the network has been undergoing complete modernisation so there have been no rare track opportunities. The local Authority also once again Tendered for works to re-instate the short link to the PKP station but this was later cancelled, claiming they "wished to create a financial reserve by giving up some investments that are not a priority". That proposal was a single track line as before but to a dead end terminus facing east [as opposed to the previous turning loop] so considering previous announcements it was unexpected that documents seen in January 2023 revealed this would actually face west as studies are underway for a tram/train network! Some parts of this were apparently disqualified kolej+ bids as utilising long closed ex PKP lines 415 to Lubiszyn and 426 to the east to Strzelce Krajenskie do not have population centres of over 10,000, plus law changes would be required as tram/trains are not currently allowed on the PLK network... Article with maps here.

Grudziądz: MZK

Following a complete system closure for modernisation, a partial service resumed on 1 September 2022 to/from Tarpno but unusually to/from the railway station. When the southern section to Rządz re-opened on 1 December 2022, use of the 1.3km line from Al. 23 Stycznia to/from the railway station resumed in use only by services runnings to/from the Depot situated adjacent to the PKP station.

There is a triangle at Al. 23 Stycznia [historically used by withdrawn Routes 1 and 3] so as the on-line timetable only gives timings from route termini with a footnote A for Depot journeys, note these are estimated times from the minutes shown between stops on the one-page PDF... Timetable here.

Dworzec Głowny - Al. 23 Stycznia East to South

  • Route 2: Dworzec Głowny to Pętla Rzadz at 04:32, 04:42, 04:52 SSuX 04:27, 04:42 SO 04:22, 04:42 SuO
  • Route 2: From Pętla Rzadz departing Al. 23 Stycznia South to Dworzec Głowny at 18:36, 19:16, 19:36, 22:36, 22:56 SSuX 22:31, 22:51 SO 22:36, 22:46 SO

Dworzec Głowny - Al. 23 Stycznia East to North

  • Route 2: Dworzec Głowny to Pętla Tarpno at 04:38, 04:57, 05:22 SSuX 04:38, 04:53 SO 04:28, 04:58 SuO
  • Route 2: From Pętla Tarpno departing Al. 23 Stycznia North to Dworzec Głowny at 22:30, 22:50 SSuX 22:30 22:42 SO 22:20, 22:40 SO

Katowice: KZK GOP

Large parts of the network have been closed for upgrading in the past few years but Depot runs keep their original service numbers with details displayed as additional panels on off route tramstops. Timetables here and the methodology is any sections not covered regularly are in italics. 5 September 2022 map here or 13 February 2023. These clearly show what routes are altered from normal and the entries below were as at timetables in August 2020/October 2021 plus reports from later visits with newer discoveries listed first.

  • On 13 February 2023 major engineering work route closures commenced in Zabrze for approximately 6 months. Potential rare track identified is use of a short section of the loop at Biskupice Pętla by route 3 [from Google Streetview this would only involve around 40m leaving the loop in passenger service, arriving they would terminate on the stop on the normal running line] and all of the the 200m Zaborze Pętla loop from the west arriving/departing on trams of part of route 5.

Biskupice Pętla

As at late February 2023 route 30 that runs SSuX was terminating here from the east and arrivals run via the 200m long loop to an arrival/departure stop by the loop exit, completing the loop on departure.

Sosnowiec Park east to north

The new route to Zagórze Rondo Jana Pawła II opened on 19 December 2022 and a curve for Depot journeys to/from Osiedle Zamkowe was also built but only timings off the branch are published. Departures as at February 2023 on route 15 from Sielec Kąpielisko at 20:32, 21:17, 21:47, 22:25, 23:15, 00:00, 00:25 SSuX, 21:32 SSuO

Koszutka Słoneczna Pętla

As at February 2023 temporary route 46 was terminating at the stop on this short connecting curve between the north and southbound lines which could be done in service.

Chorzów Metalowców

A visitor in February 2023 advises the route from Chorzów Rynek to Chorzów Metalowców was lifted at the Chorzów Metalowców end where a new north to west curve had been built and was being used by a route 10. There had been talk of a realignment in the Chorzów Metalowców area so it is not known if this curve may be temporary.

Previously there was a single track triangle junction south of the stop at Chorzów Metalowców leading to a non-passenger line to the Alstom Konstal factory. In February 2022 route 11 terminated here from Katowice, with trams reversing onto the triangle out of service to depart from a stop on the south facing curve and due to a blind corner departures were hand signalled away...

Zawodzie Centrum Przesiadkowe loop east to west

An enormous covered tram/bus interchange opened on 7 December 2020 with north side loops with access from both directions. This resulted in routes terminating here from the west [route 37 as at February 2023] but as there is a stop before accessing the loop, the east end, west to north curve is not available in passenger service. But after complaints, all westbound services from Zawodzie Zajezdnia now run through and via the loop to ensure all westbound departures towards Katowice leave from the same stop near the loop exit.

Zawodzie Centrum Przesiadkowe west side, north to east curve

There are limited journeys starting from the stop on the west side of the loop heading east, most being one stop live Depot runs to Zawodzie Zajezdnia and these depart from the stop at the west end and use a north to east curve. In February 2023 these were on route 14 at 19:01, 19:31, 20:01 SSuX, 23:04, 23:53, 00:53 Daily or route 15 at 03:06, 03:51, 04:28, 04:44 Daily 23:24 SSuX but it should be noted that the 19:01 Depot run ran through non-stop despite being shown on the departure screens.

Zabrze city centre avoiding curve

A new east to north curve opened some time in 2021 and was used by half hourly route 2 running between Gliwice Zajezdnia and Bytom. This route and access to the Tram Depot is suspended from 13 February 2023 for approximately 6 months so this curve sees no use.

Katowice Plac Wolności

From observation any tram terminating here from the east will carry passengers on a circuit around the square including the rare and short north to south connection on the west side.

Katowice Plac Miarki

  • Trams to/from Brynów use different streets north of this stop, but any trams terminating at Plac Miarki will use a stop on a short connecting curve between the two routes. Normally this curve is only used by the roughly hourly Saturdays only journeys on route 23 towards Zawodzie Zajezdnia but since 1.1.2022 this was used all days of the week by route 11 and in February 2023 by route 41.

Chorzów Stadion Śląski Pętla

  • There are two loops here 400m apart with a third track parallel to the usual running lines [at a lower level] connecting them. As at May 2022 [and ongoing in February 2023] the eastern loop access from Chorzów and its exit towards Katowice were out of service.

Since 18 December 2021 route 9 from the Chorzów direction terminates on the western loop, but as there is a Chorzów Stadion Śląski stop before and just after the loop this is not in passenger service, confirmed by a February 2022 traveller who found the Pętla stop did not display a route 9 timetable.

That stop did display route 0, 23 and limited route 6 short journey details and these enter the eastern loop from the Katowice direction, then via the third line to layover on the western loop before exiting back towards Katowice. See the Polish city Journey Planner for the latest timings but as at February 2023 as part of the line towards Katowice is closed for engineering work the eastern loop and connecting line will not be in use.

Łagiewniki Targowisko West to North

  • Was in use by odd Depot runs on route 9 in October 2018 but no use indicated in May 2022.

Bytom Plac Sikorskiego - Bytom Kosciol sw. Trojcy

  • Route 38: Services were suspended from 22 July 2022 for upgrade works, estimated completion by July 2023 and this entry is for the link on/off what was previously an isolated 1.34km shuttle in Bytom. This connection saw use by a daily pair in passenger service and timings from 17 October 2021 depart the main tram terminus in Bytom at Plac Sikorskiego at 05.28 SSuX, 09.28 SSuO or from Bytom Kosciol sw. Trojcy at 19.32 Daily, both journeys to/from Stroszek Zajezdnia Depot. Note the evening tram needs to reverse direction at the junction...

This is all to change as a contract was signed on 2 February 2022 for a line upgrade including southbound services to be extended to the main Bytom tram terminus at pl. Sikorskiego anti-clockwise via two new curves, right into ul. Sądowa, then left into ul. Powstańców Śląskich, returning via the existing listing. The route would also be increased to a 2 tram service with one to be a modern vehicle and the other a vintage double ended Konstal 416N [one of two built either in 1949 or 1951] which operated the route until 14 March 2020 when it was suspended due to Corona-virus. When the service resumed on 9 July 2020, the Konstal was swapped in a mid-morning ceremony to a new low floor single car tram.

Bytom Plac Sikorskiego terminus: Jagiellońska north to east

Trams in Bytom run on different streets by direction, with stops and loops at Bytom Plac Sikorskiego east side used as a terminus. Routes from/to the south or from/to Zabrze join the south side street loop, but depart on an inner line via stop Jagiellońska. Routes from Katowice to points north of Bytom use north side streets, calling at a stop named Plac Sikorskiego but do NOT run via the terminus of that name. Trams towards Katowice [or terminating at Bytom Plac Sikorskiego from north of Bytom] use south side streets to run anti-clockwise through Bytom Plac Sikorskiego terminus loops.

The single track inner north south line via Jagiellońska has a north to east curve back towards Bytom Plac Sikorskiego terminus with no scheduled use, but from 22 July - 22 December 2022 route 19 from Katowice terminated there and used this curve, although a traveller advised as the timetable did not include a stop at Jagiellońska, their last official set down was the non-terminus Plac Sikorskiego stop BEFORE accessing the inner street line so it was done out of service.

Bytom Urząd Miasta east to north

  • Temporary route 39 used this curve from 23 July until 22 December 2022 but its only use now would be by journeys to/from Bytom Stroszek Depot on/off route 10 to/from Bytom Szkoła Medyczna. Check journey planner for details as in May 2022 there was an 04:02 from Bytom Stroszek Depot via this curve.

Bytom Łagiewnicka south to west

By at least February 2023 due to a closure further west the previous route 17 to Gliwice Zajezdnia at 17:39 SSuX, 20:09, 23:45 Daily were suspended, but the curve sees use by route 5 from Bytom Łagiewnicka at 03:06, 03:53 and 04:39 Daily or from Bytom Zamłynie at 23:09, 00:02 and 00:52 Daily

Chorzów Ratusz/Rynek

All tracks of routes previously terminating at the separate loop at Chorzów Ratusz have been relocated to new interchange stops alongside Bytom - Katowice routes at Chorzów Rynek so most of the previous rare curve entries no longer exist.

As part of those works a new single track west to south curve was installed south of the Chorzów Rynek stop, with the opposite south to west curve north of Chorzów Rynek on the course of a previous TSUL curve used in the opposite direction by departures from Chorzów Ratusz... Neither of these curves were believed to have seen regular use until the map of 18 December 2021 showed route 9 extended to Chorzów Stadion Śląski via these connections, one in each direction, plus by at least February 2023 by temporary route 60.

The separate single track north to west curve from Metalowców towards Tarkowisko was retained but saw no regular use until by 13 February 2023 by diverted route 10. The west to north curve in the opposite direction is further south and used by all terminators at Chorzów Rynek from stop Tarkowisko, with northbound route 10's using a new and slightly wider variant connecting to the Katowice - Bytom route.

Katowice Rondo avoiding curve

  • Was in use by route 33 in October 2018 but no such service by August 2020.

Kraków: MPK

As at August 2022 with rare curve uses identified in October 2018, October 2021 or June 2022 also listed. Note the four stop branch from north of Kombinat to Walcownia closed permanently in late 2018. This link should take you to the regularly updated and latest Network Map with Timetables here. Off route Depot runs are shown in on-line timetables by footnote, those listed are as at October 2018.

Rondo Koczmyrzowskie south west to south east

  • In use from 29 August until 14 October 2022 by diverted route 1

Lubicz east to north

  • Previously in use (by June 2022) by route 5 but by at least 29 August 2022 this curve was in use by route 17 and additionally by 15 October 2022 by route 19, both diverted to terminate at CM. Rakowicki which was scheduled to end on 11 November 2022 when route 2 resumed serving CM. Rakowicki via the west to north curve.

Dworzec Towarowy

  • From some time before June 2022 until 29 August 2022 temporary route 73 towards Czerwone Maki used the east side, northbound stop at Dworzec Towarowy then the north end, east to west inside curve, whilst trams towards Nowy Biezanów ran through via the stop on the south east side. The inside curve normally has no service, and the south east side stops only by routes terminating here from opposite directions from Nowy Kleparz or Politechnika.

Stary Kleparz East to North

  • New route 44 from at least 29 August 2022. Previous use by temporary route 74 between 06:15 & 18:30 SSuX by October 2021 with use ending by June 2022.

Connection from Kopiec Wandy to Kopiec Wandy Pętla aka Fort Mogiła turning loops

This large loop is located at ground level adjacent to a tram flyover where the line from Kombinat to Pleszów crosses over the line from Plac Centralny and can be accessed from both. From the high level is via a 200 metre north to east connecting line but note this is not used in scheduled service as a traveller advises there is a stop named Kopiec Wandy before the loop access junction and there are no set down or pick up stops on the loop tracks used from the Pleszów line. From 20 September 2021 this connection was used by diverted routes 21 & 22, but from 17 December 2022 by route 21 and re-instated and diverted route 44.

From the low level lines, stops located just on, or travelling part of the loop exit curve were used by routes 16 & 44 shown terminating/starting from Kopiec Wandy, but as the 15 October 2022 system map shows only route 16 terminating but changed to one stop short of Kopiec Wandy at Bardosa, it may no longer be possible to travel to/from the loop. A map of Kopiec Wandy Pętla can be accessed here.

  • Also allegedly used by Tourist Route 0: On line timetable states journeys run only on "Summer Sundays & Holidays".

Teatr Słowackiego [Kraków Głowny] North to West

  • Normally only by FSSuO Night route 69, running Half hourly in both directions from stops Dworzec Głowny Zachód and Stare Kleparz between approximately 23.50 and 04.00. This was in use by temporary day route 70 from 29 August 2022 which was no longer running by 2 November 2022.

Kombinat North to South

In October 2018 an ex Depot tram on temporary route 73 ran in service via this curve from nearby Nowa Huta Depot to Kopiec Wandy Pętla. It appeared on the North stop electronic departure screen and departed at 15.33 on a Thursday.

Dajwor multi-street loop

  • Tourist Route 0 operated by historic vehicles every Sunday and holiday in Summer. 2021 dates were from June 20 - September 19.

Łódź: MPK

As at October 2022 over a dozen sections of the network had no service, many due to a backlog of maintenance work, but also the construction of the PKP underground link between Fabryczna and Kaliska stations and [not linked] an unsafe listed city centre building, plus the pedestrianizing of Pl. Wolnosci which is a major tram intersection. The closures are shown on the Urbanrail website. Compare this to the official dated 1.7.2022 map showing tram replacement bus routes... In addition there are regular timetable changes so this Łódź section is almost guaranteed to be out of date, so any visitor must do their own research just before their visit on the MPK Company website. Research will not be helped by the website map only reflecting long term changes but the available on-line timetables are usually up to date and each direction has a linked route map.

Allegedly EU Funds have been obtained for 10km of line refurbishments by the end of 2023 which MPK claim will re-open at least Ogrodowa – Północna, Legionów - Cmentarną and Wojska Polskiego Franciszkańska to Doły, the last mentioned having its previous street running sections relocated to a separate formation.

Trams going off route to Depot will display "GAJ" with or instead of their route number and are listed on-line. To find these click on any route in the above link, [routes recently amended will be in red, but some diversions have been in place for so long they are now considered the usual route...]. Click on a stop name and this will show a complete days' timings, with those going off route with an x or y suffix. Click on that specific timing and the left-hand side calling points will change to show all stops on and off route to reach the Depot.

The information at stops will show any journey going off route within a square, with details listed in a footnote. It would appear journeys from a Depot to line of route are not listed anywhere!!

In addition to the entries listed below, in April 2022 it was possible to travel the following sections that previously had no regular service but this was different to those available at the end of September or October 2021:-

  • an east to north and south to east curve and section of Pl Narutowicza by departing route 4 from Łódź Fabryczna
  • Piłsudskiego Śmigłego-Rydza south to west by diverted route 14

Pl. Wolności

A major redevelopment is approved for this square. From the August 2022 route map work has begun as no services run via this square, previously all routes split into single tracks to run anti-clockwise around the north or south sides, with junctions at east, west and north streets. It was suggested initially that a double track line will run only on the north side with one triangle junction but later news articles suggest a turning circle will be retained. See this Press Article with artistic impression. Completion is planned by Summer 2024.

Prior to closure all combinations could be travelled but ordinarily the one rare curve was the east side south to north then in use by diverted route 5.

Linked to these plans is construction of a new south to east curve slightly north of Pl. Wolności between Pl. Nowomiejska and Pl. Północna

Piotrkowska Centrum/Mickiewicza

Some time between August 2014 and June 2017 all north/south and vv services across Tadeusza Kościuszk/Adama Mickiewicza were diverted via a north to east curve to a cross platform interchange with east west routes at a new and roofed Piotrkowska Centrum, plus a new section of route built south along Piotrkowska St from the east end of Piotrkowska Centrum joining the old route before stop Brzeźna. See Google Streetview and toggle dates

The old north/south tracks were left in situ with no scheduled service plus by September 2020 new single track curves were in place; south to east from Mickiewicza to Piotrkowska Centrum, and west to south from Żeromskiego/Mickiewicza to Mickiewicza plus a double track west to north curve at Żwirki/Piotrkowska.

Illustrating the regular changes to routes, in September 2020 route 3A terminated from the north and did an anti-clockwise circuit via Żwirki/Piotrkowska and the west to north curve to Piotrkowska Centrum, by October 2021 route 3A terminated from the south so did a clockwise circuit via the south to west curve at Żwirki/Piotrkowska to Mickiewicza and then the south to east to Piotrkowska Centrum but only ran limited early morning and evening journeys. From 20 December 2021 route 3A additionally ran all day at weekends but from 14 February 2022 became tram route Z, still running clockwise but between 05:20 - 06:20 & 18:50 - 21:50 SSuX but all day SSuO...

Piłsudskiego Śmigłego-Rydza west to north

Note all these services are timed from the stop before the junction at Przędzalniana

  • route 6 GAJ to Zajezdnia Telefoniczna at 18:50, 23:07, 00:02 SSuX, 16:49, 23:22 SO, 23:42 SO
  • route 8A GAJ to Zajezdnia Telefoniczna at 18:45 SSuX
  • route 10A to Zajezdnia Telefoniczna at 18:40, 18:50 SSuX or route 10B at 20:35, 20:55, 21:31, 23:17, 23:37, 23:57 SSuX, 23:22, 23:37, 23:57 SO, 22:16, 23:26, 23:46 SO
  • route 14 GAJ to Zajezdnia Telefoniczna at 18:55, 22:50, 23:29 SSuX, 17:14, 22:44, 23:04, 23:23 SO, 22:40, 23:00, 23:19 SO

Plac Reymonta east to south

  • route 4 GAJ to Zajezdnia Pabianicką from Grota-Roweckiego at 18:39, 22:52 SSuX, 21:32 SO, 21:38, 22:48 SO and note these also travel via curve Zachodnia/Legionów south to east
  • route 6 from Plac Reymonta east to Zajezdnia Chocianowice at 17:55, 18:35, 19:55, 22:58, 23:12, 23:47 SSuX, 17:00, 23:09, 23:27, 23:47 SO, 22:43, 23:19, 23:39 SO
  • route 7 from Plac Reymonta east to Zajezdnia Chocianowice at 23:18 SSuX

Pormorska north to east

  • In use by diverted route 17 to/from Centrum Krwiodawstwa by at least May 2022 and continuing in October 2022

Śmigłego-Rydza Przybyszewskiego south to west

  • route 4 GAJ to Zajezdnia Pabianicką from Grota-Roweckiego at 18:39, 22:52 SSuX, 21:32 SO, 21:38, 22:48 SO Note these also use Plac Reymonta east to south

Zachodnia/Legionów south to east

  • route 2 GAJ to Zajezdnia Telefoniczna at 18:24, 19:01, 23:26, 23:36 SSuX, 23:21 SO, 23:41 SuO
  • route 3A GAJ or 3B GAJ to Zajezdnia Telefoniczna at 19:05, 19:13, 19:40, 22:59, 23:32 SSuX
  • route 11 GAJ to Zajezdnia Telefoniczna at 18:41, 23:05, 23:18, 23:38 SSuX, 16:21, 23:06, 23:20, 23:40 SO, 23:07, 23:27, 23:47 SO

Zachodnia/Legionów west to north

  • in use by diverted route 15 from at least May 2022 and continuing in October 2022

Departing Cm. Zarzew to the west

By August 2022 route 8 terminates at Zarzew using the curve to the east with no use of the curve to the west as it is shown as closed in the latest on-line map. Prior to this the following Depot journeys ran off route immediately by turning west.

  • route 8A GAJ to Zajezdnia Chocianowice departing Zarzew at 17:35, 18:54 SSuX, 15:37, 19:24, 19:44, 20:08 SO, 16:04 SuO

The four long Urban routes

All were under threat of closure for years and each at some point has had no service, some parts unlikely to ever re-open.

  • 41 to Pabianice was bus substituted as at September 2020 but finance for refurbishment has been obtained. This followed a closure from 14 May - 31 October 2017 after which a full service resumed, then that was suspended from at least December 2019 beyond stop Cegielniana (Ksawerów). By September 2020 there is no service beyond Chocianowice IKEA but upgrade work continues and German Rail Society IBSE suggest the complete line would re-open in June 2023.
  • 43 West of the junction to the short turning circle branch at Zdrowie via Konstantynów to Lutomiersk closed from 2 March 2019 due to condition of track, with from the Zdrowie branch junction and loop to Legionów Wlókniarzy closing later. In October 2021 EU/local contributions finance to reinstate as far as Konstantynów was agreed and after two failed tenders, work commenced for Completion in August 2023. However what this has revealed is that the Budget does not include work at the Legionów Wlókniarzy junction itself, so even after the Konstantynów service resumes it will terminate west of, and short of the junction with only against the flow early/late Depot runs running through to/from central Łódź.

Reinstating onwards from Konstantynów to Lutomiersk is less likely [and many parts of the infrastructure have already been stolen] with Lutomiersk Commune Council saying they are interested in re-opening but can only apply for funding for the section within their boundary so it needs Konstantynów to commit to do the same before applications can commence.
Note the route 43 withdrawal meant a section in Łódź city centre from Wlókniarzy Legionów to Legionów [plus the west to north curve at Zachodnia/Legionów, see above entry] only covered by that route also closed and the former was noted without wires in September 2020. The second tender for Zdrowie to Konstantynów does NOT include re-instating this section.

  • 45 Helenówek via Zgierz Kurak to Zgierz Plac Kilińskiego and
  • 46 [Helenówek -] Zgierz Kurak via Zgierz Proboszczewice to Ozorków

Beyond the northern Łódź city boundary at Helenówek to Zgierz Plac Kilińskiego re-opened on 20 December 2021 as route number 6. This and to Ozorków had been bustituted from February 4 2018 due to condition of the infrastructure. Note if ticketing conditions are the same as before closure you will need extra zone coverage over and above all of Łódź zones to travel to Zgierz.

The junction at Zgierz Kurak with the Ozorków line was removed as part of the reopening to Zgierz Plac Kilińskiego works, and the wiring towards Ozorków dismantled before it was stolen. Since then Zgierz Council have applied for EU Funds to re-open from Zgierz Kurak to Zgierz Proboszczewice, the limit within their area. Re-opening any further towards Ozorków is considered highly unlikely as even the replacement bus service is irregular and does not run all day, plus the provisional re-instatement costs of several hundred million PLN vastly exceeds the annual budget of the Ozorków authorities.

Poznań: MPK

Note the Tourist Tram entries as per 2021 and previous year use are shown separately below.

Poznań is a large system with no fewer than six Grand Junctions, normally with 15 day and two night routes plus a summertime circular 0 using historic vehicles. System map as at 1 August 2022 here. Use this link for the MPK timetable PDFs which show Depot runs by footnotes.

Wrocławska east to south

Not showing on any street maps, a temporary "climbing track" curve has been laid between the two permanent routes that converge to the west of the tram stop. This was in use by diverted routes 5, 6 & 9 until some time in the "first quarter of 2022" from early April 2021.

Rynek Wildecki west to east

Was used by diverted routes 9 and 18 for an unknown period from 13 December 2021

Polwiejska south to west

Was used by diverted route 9, then as at February 2022 by route 18 for an unknown period from 13 December 2021

Rondo Kaponiera West to North

In use by diverted route 3 from 13 December 2021. Previously by route 18 from at least 14 September 2021 until no later than 14 November 2021.

Most Tealtrany South to West

In use by route 18 from 13 December 2021.

Traugutta north to east

In use by diverted route 12 for an unknown period from 14 September until no later than 12 December 2021. Normal use is only by route 2 Depot runs to Starołęka from stop Pamiątkowa at 09:36, 19:13 SSuX and route 10 at 19:32 SSuX

Towarowa I and [Towarowa II recently renamed Poznań Glowny] - North to East curve towards Wierzbięcice

This ½ km connecting line that normally has no service was last in use from 17 October 2020 until no later than 12 December 2021 by diverted route 2. It was previously used only by summer Tourist Route 0 [see below].

Towarowa I and [Towarowa II recently renamed Poznań Glowny] and North to West curve

A Depot run via this connecting line and the rarer North to West curve prior to ongoing major city centre route closures was in the 14 September 2021 timetable on Route 18 from Ogrody to Głogowska/Hetmańska departing Rondo Kaponiera East at 23:10 Daily

Rondo Nowaka-Jeziorańskiego East to South

As at February 2022, Route 15 Depot runs to Zajezdni Głogowska departing Wojskowa at 09:24 SSuX, or route 9 at 19:40 SSuX

Glowgowska/Hetmańska North to East

In February 2022 due to route closures, routes 10, 11 and 39 were using this curve. Note route 11 to/from Dębiec had been using this curve earlier and is still doing so in August 2022 so MAY have been permanently re-routed.

Glowgowska/Hetmańska East to South

As at September 2021 only the curve was in use by route 14 from Górczyn to Starołęka Depot departing Górczyn at 22:43 & 23:03 Daily

Note this is also used by just one journey on Tourist route 0, see below section.

Traugutta South to West

Normally only journeys to Zajezdnia Glowgowska from Dębiec on route 2 at 21:56, 22:56, 23:15 Daily 12:09 SSuX, route 9 at 21:14 SSuX or 23:08 Daily or route 10 at 19:04 SSuX, 22:44 & 23:01 Daily.

Note after the above it is not possible to additionally travel Glowgowska/Hetmanska East to South as there is no stop after the curve before the Depot [but see above limited Depot runs to a different Depot, and Tourist Route 0 use below].

For the same reason it is not possible to travel the west to south curve at Glowgowska/Hetmanska on route 1,6,7, 15 or 17 Depot Runs, and note you will be asked to leave the tram at an alighting only stop BEFORE the curve, as trams not taking this curve use a stop after the junction.

Had been in use in February 2022 due to route closures by routes 10, 11 and 39. This had ended by August 2022.

Budziszyńska Loop

Route 15 terminates in passenger service at a stop 1/3rd into the loop identically named to the one used by trams passing to/from Junikowo. Similarly for departures there is an in service pick up stop on the loop.

Rondo Starołęka East to North

No use by August 2022 as from 13 December 2021 route 13 ran this way. Previously only Night Route 201 ran via this curve and only in a clockwise direction but from an unknown date after September 2020 it was re-routed.

Rondo Starołęka West to South

As at September 2021 in use by Depot runs on route 14 from Górczyn to Starołęka departing Górczyn at 22:43 & 23:03 Daily. Previously used by diverted r 12 to/from Starołęka from 14 September until no later than 12 December 2021 and by a few Depot runs on routes 1 & 2.

Most Tealtrany West to North

Route 18 from no later than 15 November until 12 December 2021

Wierzbięcice east to south

Route 9 from 14 September until 12 December 2021.

Poznan Tourist Route 0

2021 dates were SSuO 15 May - 26 September with a revised route starting and ending in the Museum Tram Depot at Zajezdnia Madalińskiego at Traugutta. The entries are in the order of traversal.

Zajezdnia Madalinskiego

This closed Depot is used for storage of the Tram Museums vehicles and any through journey will run via the Depot, arriving via the north to west Depot access line and departing towards Głogowska/Hetmańska.

Glowgowska/Hetmańska East to South and Museum Glogowowska

Only by the 12:20 from Zajezdnia Madalinskiego. The website Notice states "through the Głogowska Depot with a museum tour" so what this actually involves at Glogowowska is not confirmed. See above for limited use of the curve only by route 14 Starołęka Depot runs.

Rondo Kaponiera south to west

Journeys from Zajezdnia Madalinskiego at 11:05, 12:20, 13:55, 15:25 & 16:30

Rynek Jeżycki south to east

Journeys from Zajezdnia Madalinskiego at 11:05, 12:20, 13:55, 15:25 & 16:30

Kórnicka north to west

Journeys from Zajezdnia Madalinskiego at 11:05, 12:20, 13:55, 15:25 & 16:30

The following entries had been in use in 2020 or 2019 but not in 2021

Complete Plac Wielkopolski street loop

Route 0 in 2020, plus and probably only in service to a drop off stop part way round this sizeable loop by temporary route 36 from 18 September 2021 for an unknown period between 06:30 - 09:15 & 13:30 - 18:45 SSuX.


This short connecting curve where daytime routes split to travel different streets was used in 2019 by just two route 0 journeys.

Szczecin: ZDITM

Known entries as per timetables as at September 2021 come first, others not confirmed as still running from earlier years follow as timetables are not on the Tramwaje Szczecin website but at http://www.zditm.szczecin.pl/pasazer/rozklady-jazdy,wedlug-linii. Only a combined tram and bus map is available from ZDITM but it clearly shows the tram routes as at 27 September 2021. Three key sections were out of use at that time but with minimal effect to available rare curves.

Plac Rodła West to North

In use by diverted routes 1, 5 & 12 for an unknown period

Wawrzyniaka north to west

  • A traveller advises use by at least Route 7 Journeys from Zajezdnia Pogodna to Krzekowo departing Plac Galczyńskiego at 14:00 and 14:10

Szczecin was first databased following a visit in October 2015 so details from then but not updated for September 2021 are listed here for reference.

Ul. Dworcowa loop

Note this is a clockwise only single track street loop not shown on the latest maps which logically is being scheduled as the quickest way to reach the relevant Depot. Note that only the Route 2 entries were shown in the PDF's as doing the complete loop in service and there was no route 2 running in September 2021. For the others there is a stop of the same name on Route 6 at which you may be asked to leave the tram.

  • Route 2 towards Zajezdnia Golęcin departing Wyszyńskiego at 19:25 19:45 20:05 on Sundays and public holidays before a working day, except for summer holidays. These are the only services that have PDF timings into and out of this loop, and continue to traverse Plac Rodła South to East
  • Route 3 departing Wyszyńskiego at 23:07 SSuX This journey had a PDF footnote advising the tram continues to Zajezdni Golęcin via Plac Rodła but its PDF timings stop at Dworcowa
  • Route 8 departing Wyszyńskiego at 20:26 SSuX 18:26 SO 23:16 Daily The PDF had a footnote advising the trams Terminate at Dworcowa

Plac Rodła South to East

  • Route 3 From Pomorzany towards Zajezdnia Golęcin at 20:27 23:20 SSuX

Additionally the timetable footnote advises a tram from Las Arkoński towards Zajezdnia Golęcin via Dworcowa loop may run this way but its last PDF time is arriving at Dworcowa at 23:09 SSuX so it is not clear if this will continue onwards via this curve in service

  • Route 2 towards Zajezdnia Golęcin departing Plac Rodła at 19:33 19:53 20:13 on Sundays and public holidays before a working day, except for summer holidays. These also have PDF timings shown for running via the Dworcowa street loop.

Plac Szarych Szeregów avoider, i.e. South to North curve

  • Route 3 off-route towards Zajezdnia Pogodno departing Piastów South at 20:01 SSuX plus not summer holidays
  • Route 4 towards Zajezdnia Pogodno departing Piastów South at 17:44 SSuX
  • Route 5 towards Zajezdnia Pogodno departing Piastów West at 20:19 23:15 SSuX 18:19 22:39 22:55 23:15 SSuO
  • Route 7 towards Zajezdnia Pogodno departing Piastów West at 11:50 19:02 20:10 SSuX 19:49 SSuO 22:50 23:05 23:25 Daily
  • Route 12 towards Zajezdnia Pogodno departing Piastów South at 08:32 08:44 08:56 10:32 17:26 17:50 18:44 SSuX

Piastów South to West

  • Route 4 between approximately 07:10 - 17:10 SSuX

Brama Portowa West to North

  • Route 10 between approximately 05:35 - 19:50 SSuX 08:50 - 17:30 SSuO

Torun: MZK

The official website with timetables are here. The official MPK tram map is dated 2017 so does not show any current closures... nor the under construction new line to Jar.

A new north/south connecting line to the west of the other two with triangles at both ends is visible on Google Streetview images dated May 2021, and from at least 28 January 2023 the north to south curve at the south end, and south to east curve at the north via stop Osiedle Młodych 05 was in use northbound only by route 7.

Uniwersytecka - Uniwersytecka [PKS] to Wały gen. Sikorskiego

This north/south connecting line via Uniwersytecka [PKS] stops 01 & 02 [with no west to south curve at the north end, or north to east curve at the south] normally has no service but from 28 January 2023 due to a blockage west to Odrodzenia is in use by diverted routes 2 and 4 for an unknown period. Previously used by route 2 southbound only towards Motoarena in Summer/Autumn 2020 for an unknown period.

Sienkiewicza south to north and north to west to/from Uniwersytet

From at least 28 January 2023, just the north to west curve is in use by route 7 departures from Falata [ex Uniwersytet] SSuX school days only until 19:00, SSuO from 08:50 until 16:30.

In Summer/Autumn 2020 the northern of the two east west cross town routes was closed between Odrodzenia and Sienkiewicza so both curves were used by route 1 until an unknown date, one curve in either direction.

Warsaw MZK:

A huge system with a strong possibility of rare sections in use at any time. The timetables can be located here, any route in the list with a ! in a triangle is not running its normal route, numbers 40 and above are temporary. The entries below are in use in October 2022 but the timings might not be exactly the same. A route map dated October 2022 is here. Select any route and a stop list in one direction is loaded, the double arrow button changes route direction. Once loaded click on any stop name to display a list of journeys and those off route are suffixed with a letter. Select that trip and all timings are displayed plus a line indicating from where the tram goes off normal route.

On stops before junctions there are arrows alongside each route number to indicate the direction trams take. Note if purchasing tickets from machines at stops by card that it will dispense a receipt first...

Metro Mlociny

The Metro Mlociny track layout is a diamond shape with triangles at the north and south apexes. Trams run anti-clockwise round the diamond. The arrival platform from the north (lines 2 & 6) is on the NW side and the main departure platforms are on the SE side. Lines 10 & 33 do almost a complete circuit on departure, with the exception of the NW - NE curve of the south triangle, which is done by line 2 (and probably 6) on departure from the single platform on the SW side.

Zajezdnia Wola north to west

  • from stop Młynarska to Rogalińska at 09:25, 09:40, 09:57, 18:16, 19:16 SSuX 19:49, 22:58, 23:08, 23:10, 23:17, 23:35, 23:37 Daily 23:28, 23:48, 23:58 SSuO on routes 20, 23 and 24. Note these will also use Metro Płocka east to south >>>

Metro Płocka east to south

  • <<< In addition to the journeys listed above via Zajezdnia Wola north to west, there are journeys only doing this curve from stop Zajezdnia Wola [East] on journeys to Rogalińska between 09:23 and 10:21 SSuX on routes 9, 13, 20, 23, 24 & 27 plus numerous journeys after 18:27 to end of service SSuX. At weekends only in the evenings after 19:37.

Nowowiejska west to south

  • from stop NIK towards GAJ Mokotow at 09:16, 09:29, 09:36, 10:13, 18:11, 18:29, 19:06, 19:17, 19:30, 19:32, 20:07, then intermittently until 00:23 SSuX, 19:09, 19:44, 19:47, 20:20 and a few from 22:27 SSuO on routes 1, 7, 9 and 25

Note these journeys will also use Mokotow Depot approach north to west curve to Woronicza stop 10

Nowowiejska east to south

  • In use by diverted route 4 from 1 September 2022 for an unknown period due to a nearby street closure.

Pl. Narutowicza square & loop

A large square where East to South routes 15 & 35 split using opposite sides. There is also a large internal anti-clockwise loop used by route 11 and regular timetabled Route 1 short workings roughly every 12/15 minutes daily from stop Ochota-Ratusz. These arrive and depart from the same stop on the East side of the loop so are the only trams using three curves, on arrival west side north to east, and on departing back towards Ochota-Ratusz the east side south to west and north side east to north.

Radiowa south to east

  • route 28 from Dywizjonu 303 to Zajezdnia Wola at 18:16, 20:30 SSuX, 22:10, 23:00 SSuO

Rondo Waszyngtona east to north

  • route 9 from stop Berezyńska to Wojnicka at 23:57 Daily and from stop al. Zieleniecka 07 at 04:02 Daily, 04:22, 04:51 SSuX towards Rondo Wiatraczna


This northern suburbs terminus has different end points for each route. Route 17 uses a stop halfway round a sizeable loop whereas route 2 reverses in a headshunt beyond the stop on a spur not on the loop.

Woronicza loop & North to East curve

The north to east curve [but not the loop] is in use for an unknown period from 1 September 2022 by diverted route 4.

The loop is situated just to the east of the grand junction at the Depot Access. Any tram terminating at Woronicza loop from the north as opposed to the adjacent Depot Zajezdnia Mokotów [see below entry] has its last and first stops after the east and north junctions respectively. Due to these stops straddling a very busy road junction passengers remained on board and travelled the complete loop to alight at the Departure stop. This was observed in October 2017 when an all-day route terminated at Woronicza, with a second route terminating from the east at a stop on the loop so used different curves on arrival and departure on/off the loop. Both had ended by at least Autumn 2020 and an October 2021 check of the stop on the loop showed no displayed timings.

Zajezdnia Mokotów approach curves to Woronicza stop 10

Any Zajezdnia Mokotów journeys must use one of three unusual curves at the nearby "Grand" junction to call at Woronicza stop 10 on the Depot approach line as all main route tram stops are after the junction. As at October 2021 they were:-

  • north to west curve: By all Depot journeys listed in the Nowowiejska west to south entry plus from Wołoska on Route 17 20:08, 21:25/45, 22:47, 23:07/26/37 SSuX 20:12, 22:47, 23:07/57 SSuO Temporary Route 41 19:02/38, 21:03 SSuX
  • south to west curve: From Konstruktorska on Route 17 09:19, 09:31, 18:21, 23:21/41 SSuX 19:16, 23:33, 23:43, 00:03 SSuO Route 18 08:53, 09:16/39, 18:27, 21:01, 23:05/15 SSuX 21:54, 22:26/48, 23:06/26 SSuO Route 31 09:12/37, 18:25 SSuX Temporary route 41 09:15, 09:37, 18:26, 18:50, 20:46, 21:05 SSuX
  • east to west: From Samochodowa on Route 4 at 10:06, 19:18, 20:50, 21:50 SSuX, 23:38, 23:58 SSuO, 00:08 SuMO, Route 10 at 09:16, 09:40, 10:01, 18:28, 18:52, 20:26, 20:46, 21:06, 21:33, 23:39 SSuX, 19:46, 20:33, 23:40, 00:00, 00:20 SSuO, 22:56, 23:14, 23:34, 23:54 Daily, Route 15 at 09:30, 18:42, 20:31, 21:05, 21:12 SSuX, 23:56, 00:16, 00:36 Daily, route 18 at 10:00, 18:37, 19:25, 21:04/44 23:03/23/43 SSuX 19:31 SSuO, Route 31 20:35, 22:05/25/45 SSuX or route 35 at 09:31, 09:55, 18:43, 19:07 SSuX, 20:00 SSuO, 20:07 SSuX 23:44, 23:54, 00:14 Daily

Wrocław: MPK

Overall this should be treated as an indication of rare track seeing use over a period of years and NOT what is available now. Dates of use [where known] are quoted as a basis for travellers to make their own enquiries as Wrocław is a growing system of over 250 track km's with not just rare curves but connecting lines with no regular service, some used for just a few journeys a day. Wrocław was first databased following a visit in October 2015.

Timetable changes are very frequent so much so that the MPK map is never normally as up to date as the timetables where any route not running its regular route is "boxed" and highlighted, and any route number over 70 is temporary. Also to note this map does not show connecting LINES with no regular service [i.e. some of the entries below], plus includes bus routes so is cluttered.

As an illustration of the frequent changes, prior to 24 June 2022 the following rare sections were in regular use as opposed to odd or Depot workings:-

Route 1 : The connecting line 8 maja north to south - Hala Stulecia north to east & Piastowska north to east
Route 15: Pl. Jan Pawła II East to North
Routes 31/32 : Dworzec Świebodzki - pl. Orląt Lwowskich west to south
Route 33: The connecting line Katedra south to north - Ogrod Botaniczny south to east
Route 70: Pl. Staszica North to East, Piastowska north to east & the connecting line 8 maja north to south - Hala Stulecia north to west
Route 74: Pl. Jan Pawła II East to North

with most ceasing regular use with effect from Saturday 25th June when a different road closure resulted in other rare curves coming into use...

To locate rare journeys, after drilling into the required route the page displayed will show both directions alongside each other. All off route journeys are shown with a footnote and then listed separately further down the same webpage. Alternatively select Wyszystkie Przystanki from an example route to reach a list of stops. Drilling down into this gives all departure times with off route journeys again having a footnote.

The entries are listed alphabetically to a nearby or last stop before any rare section. Any journeys travelling more than one section of rare track are hopefully linked by identical symbols to assist the traveller.

8 maja - Hala Stulecia

A connecting line between two branches in the north east of the City with triangular junctions at either end. If works associated with an approved tender start as planned, this line and unknown curve combinations MAY be in regular use for a period from 25 June 2022.

  • 8 maja north to south and Hala Stulecia north to east: Route 16 from Stadion Olimpijski to Zoo at 09:16 SSuX as at February 2022.

A traveller advises this tram arrives at Stadion Olimpijski as a terminating route 11, but does not use the loop but changes route/blinds after arrival so may not be initially obvious... These curves were previously in use by route 4 but only eastbound towards Wrocław Zoo for an unknown period in Summer 2020

  • 8 maja east to south and Hala Stulecia north to east: Route 16 from Sępolno to Zoo at 06:04 SSuX as at February 2022
  • 8 maja north to south and Hala Stulecia north to west: Last known use by clockwise route 0P for an unknown period from 22 August 2020

Arkady North to East

  • Route 7 from Arkady north to Zajezdnia Gaj at 10:09, 20:48, 00:29 SSuX
  • Route 20 from Arkady north to Zajezdnia Gaj at 21:23, 21:35, 23:16 SSuX, 23:15 SSuO
  • Route 20 from Dworzec Glowny (Stawowa) towards Lesnica at 04:14, 04:29, 04:44, 05:11, 13:30 SSuX, 05:55 SSuO

In regular use by routes 8 and 9 from 7 November 2020 to "end of January 2021" due to work at Glowny.

Arkady South to West

In use by diverted route 15 from 22 February 2022. Normally only used by

  • route 4 from Zaolziańska to Oporów at 04:04, 04:26, 04:31, 05:03 SSuX 05:52 SSuO
  • route 11 from Zaolziańska at 12:49, 13:17, 13:58 SSuX, plus numerous very early journeys
  • route 15 from Zaolziańska at 04:29
  • route 31 from Zaolziańska at 04:19, 04:31, 04:40, 04:46, 04:49, 05:01, 05:06, 05:19, 13:27 SSuX 04:36, 04:38, 04:56, 04:58 SSuO
  • route 33 from Zaolziańska at 04:09, 04:14, 04:24, 04:34, 04:39, 04:44, 04:54, 06:06, 06:07, 13:48 SSuX 04:06, 04:29, 04:46, 04:48, 05:03, 05:06, 05:18, 07:03, 15;53 SSuO
  • route 74 from Zaolziańska at 04:34, 04:53 SSuX
  • route 5 from Arkady West to Zajezdni Borek at 18:34, 23:13 SSuX & route OL 23:58 SSuX
  • route 11 from Arkady West to Zajezdni Borek at 09:37, 11:19, 18:14, 18:24, 20:21, 20:42 SSuX 23:27, 23:47, 00:03, 00:07, 00:27 Daily
  • route 31 from Arkady West to Zajezdni Borek at 11:27, 20:46, 21:06 SSuX, 23:23, 23:50, 00:00 Daily or route 74 at 22:31 SSuX, 23:04, 23:22 Daily
  • route 33 from Arkady West to Zajezdni Borek 11:33, 20:25, 21:16 SSuX
  • route 74 from Arkady West to Zajezdni Borek at 20:36, 23:04, 23:22 SSuX 22:31 SSuO

Dolmed north to west

The line from the triangle junction north of Dolmed to Śrbowa was long term closed for engineering works and before then in 2015 this curve was only used by two pairs of Depot workings. From 30 October 2021 it is used regularly by route 20 which also run via the new east to north curve at Śrubowa.

Dyrekcyjna East to South

  • route 8 from Joannitów to Tarnogaj at 04:47, 05:04 14:21 SSuX 04:40, 05:00, 05:05, 05:25 SSuO
  • route 8 from Joannitów to Zajezdnia GAJ at 20:21, 20:48, 23:12 SSuX, 23:32 & 23:42 Daily
  • route 9 from Joannitów to Park Południowy at 09:50 SSuX
  • route 16 from Hubska (Dawida) for Zajezdni GAJ at 09:44, 18:47 SSuX, 22:34 Daily, 22:56 SSuO, 23:00 SSuX [$]
  • route 16 from Sanocka towards Stadion Olimpijski at 04:51, 04:53, 05:43, 06:04 SSuX, 05:28, 05:55 SO, 06:15, 07:15 SuO, 09:01 SSuO [$]

Hallera west to south

As at February 2022

  • route 4 from Gajowicka to Zajezdnia Borek at 10:05, 22:49 SSuX, 23:27, 23:50, 00:05 Daily & 19:46 SSuO or from Zajezdnia Borek to Oporów at 04:26, 04:32, 04:36, 04:47, 05:05, 06:10 SSuX, 04:28, 04:51 SSuO
  • route 5 from Gajowicka to Zajezdnia Borek at 09:42, 18:26, 23:31 SSuX, 22:36, 23:31 SSuO or from Zajezdnia Borek to Oporów at 04:57, 05:36, 06:14, 13:35 SSuX, 04:32, 05:08 SSuO
  • route 11 from Gajowicka to Zajezdnia Borek at 11:42, 20:48 SSuX, 22:54, 23:15, 23:42, 23:56, 00:15 Daily or from Zajezdnia Borek to Stadion Olimpijski at 04:16, 04:40, 13:46 SSuX, 04:14, 04:17, 04:29 SSuO or to Grabiszyńska at 04:23, 04:34, 04:50, 05:05, 05:27 SSuX, 04:27, 04:51, 08:29 SSuO
  • route 20 from Gajowicka to Zajezdnia Borek at 18:48, 20:36, 20:57 SSuX 23:19, 23:46 Daily or from Zajezdnia Borek to Grabiszynek/Oporów at 04:20, 04:38, 04;40, 04:54, 05:11, 05:22, 05:49, 13:21 SSuX, 04:35, 04:41 SSuO
  • route 70 from Zajezdnia Borek to FAT at 04:32, 04:46, 05:01, 05:16, 05:32, 06:02, 14:02 SSuX, 04:05, 04:22, 04:45, 04:56, 05:16 SSuO

Katedra - Ogrod Botaniczny

A connecting line with no regular service with triangular junctions at each end.

  • Katedra east to north - Ogrod Botaniczny south to west: From Ogrod Botaniczny on route 2 at 04:19, 06:07, 06:18, 13:41 & 14:29 SSuX or route 10 at 04:41, 05:44, 14:19 SSuX, 04:48, 05:04 SSuO: From Katedra east route 10 at 18:24, 18:55, 20:37 SSuX, 23:43, 00:16 Daily [^]
  • Katedra south to north - Ogrod Botaniczny south to east: Northbound only diverted route 2 and 10 from 22 August 2020
  • Katedra south to north - Ogrod Botaniczny south to west: From Na Szańcach on route 16 at 04:27, 04:35, 05:51 SSuX, 05:05, 05:25 SO, 06:25, 06:45 SuO plus from Katedra south on route 16 to Zajezdnia Ołbin at 23:04 SSuX [^]

Mosty Mieszczanskie

An alternative partly single track route of around 500 metres between Dmowskiego and Pomorska in the North west part of the City Centre including a river bridge 50 metres to the north of the usual tracks on routes 0, 14 and 24.

In 2015 and at least until 28 August 2020 it was scheduled for limited use, with trams arriving on one route, a layover and continuing as a different route. However from 29 August 2020 no scheduled use could be found and none in October 2021.

Piastowska north to east

  • Route 16 from Prusa towards Stadion Olimpijski at 04:38, 04:51, 13:43, 14:16, 17:23 SSuX
  • Route 16 from Grunwaldzka towards Zajezdnia Ołbin at 17:44, 18:08, 18:36, 20:39 SSuX, 22:28 SSuO, 22:48 Daily
  • Was used by diverted clockwise route 0P for an unknown period from 22 August 2020

Piastowska west to south

In use by diverted route 1 and temporary route 70 from 22 February 2022 for an unknown period. Used northbound only by diverted route 2 and 10 for an unknown period from 22 August 2020 [♦] Normally only used by

  • route 4 journeys from Zajezdnia Ołbin to Biskupin departing stop Górnicki at 04:27, 04:36, 04:52, 05:22 or 13:51 SSuX 04:44 SSuO

Pomorska - Dubois

A connecting line between two north south routes normally with no regular service with triangular junctions at either end

Pomorska west to east to Dubois west to north:

  • from Pomorska west to Zajezdni Ołbin at 20:07, 22:36 SSuX 23:08, 23:25 SSuO on route 74 and 23:05 Daily on route 20 [@]
  • from Dubois towards Lesnica at 03:46, 03:57, 04:14, 05:04 SSuX on route 10 [%]

In use by temporary route 74 in early November 2022.

Pomorska north to east to Dubois west to north [these do not call at any tram stop at Pomorska]:

In use by diverted routes 1 & 8 and temporary route 70 from 22 February 2022 for an unknown period. [♦] Normally just

  • from Pl Staszica to Zajezdnia DĄBIE on route 2 at 04:19, 04:51, 05:11 SSuO or 04:09 SSuX, 04:07, 04:27 SSuO on route 9 to Sępolno, 04:47 SSuX on route 16 to Tarnogaj [~], 04:56 SSuO on route 17 to Sępolno [~] and 04:43 SSuX, 08:18 SSuO on route 10 to Zajezdnia DĄBIE [~]

Pomorska west to south & Dubois west to south

  • No scheduled use as at February 2022

Pl. Bema north to east

  • route 2 from Na Szańcach to diverted route towards Zajezdnia DĄBIE at 05:48 SSuX, 04:25, 04:57, 05:17 SSuO
  • route 9 from Na Szańcach to Sępolno at 06:24, 14:36 SSuX
  • route 17 from Na Szańcach to Sępolno at 04:35 SSux
  • route 17 from Ogród Botaniczny to Zajezdnia Ołbin at 18:50 SSuX, 22:42, 23:22 Daily
  • route 23 from Ogród Botaniczny at 21:09 SSuX to Kowale
  • From Katedra east on route 10 at 18:24, 18:55, 20:37 SSuX, 23:43, 00:16 Daily [^]
  • From Na Szańcach on route 16 at 04:27, 04:35, 05:51 SSuX, 05:05, 05:25 SO, 06:25, 06:45 SuO plus from Katedra south at 23:04 SSuX [^]

Pl. Bema West to East

In use by diverted route 1 and temporary route 70 from 22 February 2022 for an unknown period. [♦] Normally just

  • from Pl Staszica at 04:19, 04:51, 05:11 SSuO 04:27 SSuO to join diverted route 2, 04:09 SSuX 04:07, 04:27 SSuO on route 9 to Sępolno and 04:56 SSuO on route 17 to Sępolno [~]

Pl. Bema South to West

  • In use by diverted route 8 and routes 6 or 23 [that change route here after "terminating" before or after Pl Bema] from 22 February 2022 for an unknown period

Pl. Jan Pawła II North to West

  • route 10 from Dworzec Nadodrze via Pl. Staszica to Lesnica at 03:52, 04:03, 04:20, 05:10 SSuX 08:24 SSuO [#]
  • route 10 from Dubois towards Lesnica at 03:46, 03:57, 04:14, 05:04 SSuX [%]
  • route 20 to Zajezdni Ołbin at 23:02 Daily

Pl. Jan Pawła II East to North

In use by diverted route 15 and temporary route 74 from 22 February 2022. Normally only used by

  • route 20 from Rynek at 22.59 Daily to Zajezdnia Ołbin [@]

Pl. Staszica North to East

As at February 2022

  • route 15 from Kleczkowska to Zajezdnia Ołbin at 20:01 SSuX 23:30 Daily or from Dworzec Nadodrze to Poświętne at 05:11, 05:23, 06:23, 14:13 SSuX, 04:34, 04:54 SSuO Note the towards Poświętne journeys will depart Dworzec Nadodrze via the rare north side east to west curve.
  • route 70 from Kleczkowska to Zajezdnia Ołbin at 18:23, 20:54, 22:33 SSuX, 23:09, 23:28 SSuO or from Dworzec Nadodrze to Osobowice at 04:55, 05:57, 13:55, 14:16 SSuX, 04:49, 05:08, 05:25 SSuO Note the towards Osobowice journeys will depart Dworzec Nadodrze via the rare north side east to west curve.
  • route 74 from Kleczkowska to Zajezdnia Ołbin at 09:43, 18:43, 19:45, 20:28 SSuX, 22:59, 23:18 SSuO and from Dworzec Nadodrze to Osobowice at 04:48, 05:13, 06:16, 20:33 SSuX, 04:40 SSuO Note the towards Osobowice journeys will depart Dworzec Nadodrze via the rare north side east to west curve.

Previously in use by diverted route 15, 70 and 74 in October 2021.

Prudnika north to west

A new constructed line opening on 22 June 2019 from Pulaskiego to Prudnika via an intermediate stop named Hubska (Dawida) is used by route 16. The normal south route terminus is Tarnogaj but the following Depot journeys use a north to west curve north of stop Prudnika.

  • Route 16 from Hubska (Dawida) to Zajezdni GAJ at 09:44, 22:40 SSuX or from Sanocka towards Stadion Olimpijski at 04:51, 05:43, 06:22 SSuX, 05:28, 05:55 SO, 06:15, 07:15 SuO [$]

In regular use by routes 0L, 0P and 4 from 7 November 2020 to "end of January 2021" due to work at Glowny.

Renoma North to West

  • In use from at least 2 January 2022 by route 23 and from 22 February 2022 additionally by routes 3,10 & 33. Previously used from unknown date to 29 October 2021 by diverted routes 3, 10 and 20 ♂

Renoma West to pl. Orląt Lwowskich North

  • In use from 22 February 2022 by diverted routes 3,10 & 33. Previous use from unknown date to 29 October 2021 by diverted routes 10 and 33

Renoma West - pl. Orląt Lwowskich East to West - Dworzec Świebodzki

  • In use at October 2021 by route 20 and from 2 January 2022 by routes 20 and 23. Dworzec Świebodzki is the first stop on a 2km part of a new 7km line to be fully opened in 2023 so it is not known if this will remain the regular route. ♂

Dworzec Świebodzki - pl. Orląt Lwowskich west to south

As at February 2022

  • route 23 from Dworzec Świebodzki to Zajezdnia Borek at 09:39, 18:20, 20:50, 22:45 SSuX or from pl. Legionów to Wrocławski Park Przemysłowy at 04:49, 06:03 SSuX, 05:19 SO

Rynek North to West

  • This curve is single track so only possible in this direction. Note the platform at Rynek is on the curve so to ensure complete track coverage you must travel from Pomorska to Pl. Jan Pawla II. Was in regular use in 2015, none in August 2020 or October 2021.

Stadion Wrocław

Route 31 can be advertised on trams and stops as running to Krolewiecka which is 200 metres before the Stadion. All services are worked by double ended trams so as there is no pointwork at Krolewiecka, even if no event and all passengers have left the vehicle, they run to Stadion to reverse.

Świdnicka south to west

  • Route 3 from Świdnicka (Dom Europy) at 04:03, 04:10, 04:28, 04:53, 05:14, 05:50 SSuX 04:20, 04:25 SSuO
  • route 10 from Świdnicka (Dom Europy) at 04:25, 04:42, 04:57, 05:32 SSuX, 04:15, 04:28, 04:40 SSuO
  • route 23 from Świdnicka (Dom Europy) at 04:24, 04:39, 04:54, 05:09 SSuX, 04:59 SO,06:39 SuO
  • route 33 from Świdnicka (Dom Europy) at 04:15, 04:30, 04:45, 05:00, 06:23 SSuX, 04:50, 05:10, 05:31, 05:50 SO 06:10, 06:30 SSuO, 06:50, 07:10, 07:30, 07:50 SuO
  • Route 3 to Zajezdnia Borek from Świdnicka west at 21:40, 23:00 SSuX, 23:40 SSuO
  • Route 10 to Zajezdnia Borek from Świdnicka west at 20:40 SSuX
  • route 23 to Zajezdnia Borek from Świdnicka west at 23:21, 23:28 Daily
  • route 33 to Zajezdnia Borek from Świdnicka west at 20:45 SSuX, 22:34, 22:54, 23:13 Daily

The next two entries are single track so are only possible in one direction

Świdnicka east to north

As at 28 February 2022

  • route 2 to Zajezdnia Ołbin from Galeria Dominikańska at 23:56 Daily
  • route 3 to Zajezdnia Ołbin from Galeria Dominikańska at 18:26, 23:10, 23:30 SSuX 23:30, 23:46 Daily
  • route 4 to Zajezdnia Ołbin from Galeria Dominikańska at 10:26, 19:07, 19:11, 23:04, 23:41 SSuX
  • route 5 to Zajezdnia Ołbin from Galeria Dominikańska at 23:00 Daily
  • route 10 to Zajezdnia Ołbin from Galeria Dominikańska at 18:28, 20:57, 23:28, 23:47, 00:06, 00:26, 00:35 SSuX, 23:47, 00:06, 00:35 SSuO

Świdnicka west to north

In regular use by diverted northbound route 6 in October 2021. When that resumes normal route only used by Depot runs which in February 2022 were:-

  • route 10 to Zajezdnia Ołbin from Świdnicka at 21:19 SSuX, 00:18, 00:28 SSuO

Urząd Wojewódzki north to south

  • Route 16 from Katedra to Tarnogaj at 07:10 SuO as at 22 February 2022. Note this journey will also travel the rare two curves and connecting line Ogrod Botaniczny south to west to and via Katedra south to north

Wrocław Głowny South to East

  • route 0L 04:59 SSuX plus Route 3 at 04:31, 04:53 SSuX, 04:24, 04:44, 05:04 SSuO journeys towards Leśnica via Pułaskiego.

Note numerous other route 3 Depot runs go south to north at Głowny to and from the line of route at Galeria Dominikanska so August 2015 use of this curve eastbound was only confirmed by the driver manually changing the points.

  • 23:45 Daily route 3 from Pułaskiego to Zajezdnia GAJ

[Wrocław Głowny -] Park Staromiejski south to west and Opera east to north towards Świdnicka

  • route 10 from Wrocław Głowny at 04:36 SSuX, 04:22 SSuO plus 04:18 on route 23
  • route 10 from Świdnicka to Zajezdnia GAJ at 23:53 Daily, 00:01, 00:13 SSuX, 23:04:, 23:31, 23:53 SSuO, 00:13 SSuO

Wrocław Nadodrze

There is a complicated circle of tracks with junctions around the Square outside the PKP station with routes approaching from four different streets plus a Depot exit. Illustrating this, in 2015 one timetabled Route 24 late evening service from Plac Staszica did a complete circuit anti-clockwise back towards Plac Staszica with booked calls at three different stops all named Nadodrze!

The rarest line is north to south on the east side with a triangle at each end as it has no stop on it. If a clockwise circular route OP tram is on driver change blocking the south side route, other services from Pl Staszica towards Słowiańska [the final stop for Zajezdnia Ołbin Depot journeys] have an alternative of running via the north side of the square via the curve from the west to the north side, call, then use a west to south curve onto the east side plus the east side north to south curve. This scenario happened on a Sunday evening journey towards Słowiańska on 18/10/2015. The north to south side of the triangle to/from Trzebricka has no service.

From 22 February 2022 for an unknown period the west to north curve to/from the north side stop at Wrocław Nadodrze is in use by diverted routes 1 & 8 to/from Pl Staszica.

  • In October 2021 routes 15 and 74 northbound from Dubois were diverted to Plac Staszica so the only option was an anti-clockwise circuit via the single track south to east, then the south side west to north curve to the east side, south to west to the north side, and finally the east to west curve towards Pl Staszica.

As at February 2022 of that combination only the single track south to east curve is scheduled by route 7 from Paulińska to Zajezdnia Ołbin at 23:08 SSuO

  • in reverse in October 2021 routes 15 and 74 from Pl Staszica only needed to use a single track north side west to south curve to head towards Dubois. This has no scheduled use in February 2022.

See also