Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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This list is based on timetable information posted on line as at December 2019 but it should be noted that their is no overall timetable revision date, each line can be issued separately. Standard abbreviations used are explained in General Information. For details of recent history, please refer to Kaliningrad Oblast General Information.

Map references for each route entry are given in parentheses ( ). References prefixed "ERA" refer to the European Railway Atlas Baltic States, Belarus & Ukraine, Regional Series 2016, by M.G.Ball.

Obscure services

[Braniewo PKP] – Mamonovo – Kaliningrad

[1] (ERA 251B1-A1; 75C5) RU19/1

Broad and standard gauge tracks run parallel from Poland until just north of Golubevo and then passenger services take different routes into Kaliningrad. The standard gauge track heads east with an interlaced Broad gauge freight only track to join the line to/from Bagrationovsk near the closed station named simply 6km to enter Kaliningrad South station from the east, whereas the Broad gauge RZD passenger service runs via and calls at Kaliningrad Kievskaya to arrive into Kaliningrad South station from the west. The daily standard gauge service between Gdansk and Kaliningrad was discontinued in 2012 although occasional charters from Germany still run.

Two pairs of test services ran on the Broad Gauge Border cross border to Braniewo on 5 January 2018, allegedly prior to limited trains running during the football World Cup in June 2018 but none ran.

Kaliningrad Passazersky south to north avoiding line: Kaliningrad Kievskaya – Kaliningrad Severniy

(ERA 251A2; 75C5) RU19/2

A Peak Hours shuttle service believed to have been introduced in November 2015 from a station on the Mamonowo line running direct to Kaliningrad Severniy or beyond avoiding Kaliningrad Passazersky. News items claim this service is proving to be very successful with additional departures added on 1 June 2017. In November 2019 one outbound only service to the Sovetsk line was also introduced so please check these links for the latest timings Shuttles Sovetsk line. Note the shuttles are NOT linked from the main TT list page.

Kaliningrad Passazersky west to north avoiding line: Zapadnij Noviy – Kaliningrad Severniy

(ERA 251A2; 75C5) RU19/3

This curve allows trains from the Baltiysk line to avoid Kaliningrad Passazersky and proceed directly to Kaliningrad Severniy. One train towards Kaliningrad SSuX service was travelling via this curve in July 2013, then no service since at least the PDF dated 1 October 2016 but resumed again wef 9 January 2017. Also believed to be used additionally on Navy Day Sunday, see RU19/5 below. Timings are from a timetable dated 1 November 2019.

SSuX 6422 Shipovka/Шиповка - 08:51 [Kaliningrad] Western New/Западный Новый - Kaliningrad North [Severniy]/Калининград Северный
SSuX 6425 18:22 Kaliningrad North [Severniy]/Калининград Северный - Shipovka/Шиповка

Kaliningrad Severniy High level platforms

(ERA 251A2, not shown; 75C5) RU19/4

Most services are through to/from Kaliningrad Passazersky and call at a single track platform at a lower level from the following which use a different approach route and terminate/start from High level platforms. Use increased from 1 July 2018 following introduction of new EMU's but were subsequently reduced. Timings as at November 2019.

SSuX 6355 Polessk/Полесск - 07:07 Kutuzovo New/Кутузово Новое - Kaliningrad Severniy/Калининград Северный
SSuX 7242 Svetlogorsk 2/Светлогорск 2- 08:31 Chkalovsk/Чкаловск - Kaliningrad Severniy/Калининград Северный
SSuX 6357 07:27 Kaliningrad North [Severniy]/Калининград Северный - Guryevsk New/Гурьевск Новый
SSuX 6361 08:59 Kaliningrad North [Severniy]/Калининград Северный - Guryevsk New/Гурьевск Новый

(Kaliningrad – Primorsk Noviyy –) 39 Km – Baltiysk

(ERA 251A1; 115B1) RU19/5

This branch daily scheduled service runs from the Baltiysk end but the entries listed here are those that ran additionally from Kaliningrad on Sunday 28 July 2019 for Navy Day, [the last Sunday in July each year]. Baltiysk became a closed town after WWII with access forbidden to foreigners as it is the base of the Russian Baltic Fleet with identity checks at a platform named 39 Km, about 8 km from Baltiysk where travellers without a permit have been known to be ejected from the train. Allegedly the general public is able to visit Baltiysk on Navy day.

In 2017 two of the Navy Day services ran via or from Kaliningrad North and entry RU19/3 but that was not the case in 2019: 2019 news item link

In 2019 the departures were all from Kaliningrad South/КАЛИНИНГРАД Южного at 07:00, 08:05, 09:15, 09:50 & 10:20, returning there from Baltiysk/БАЛТИЙСК at 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 & 18:00. Note there were five outbound, four inbound as the 09:50 & 10:20 outbound were three cars and all inbound are shown as six!

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.

1 Kaliningrad Passazersky – Mamonowo
14 Kaliningrad-Severnyj – Sovetsk
19 Kaliningrad Passazersky - Baltiysk
21 Kaliningrad Passazersky - Strelnya Novaya

Deletions since last edition


See also