Slovakia - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Obscure services
- 3 Trams
- 4 Other sparse services
- 5 Deletions since previous edition
- 6 Lines without services
- 7 See also
This list is based on the timetable dated from 15 December 2019 to 12 December 2020, unless otherwise shown. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information.
IMPORTANT NOTE: in the Slovak Railways timetable (Cestovný poriadok), the "crossed hammers" working days symbol means "Mondays to Fridays" not, as for most other railways, "Mondays to Saturdays".
In the heading to each entry, the map reference for the line in the European Railway Atlas 2016 published by M.G. Ball is shown.
Zbehy – Jelšovce
[140,141] (ERA 204A3) SK20/1
This curve is used by trains running directly between Prievidza and Bratislava, avoiding Lužianky. There are regular trains throughout the day and these can be readily identified in the ZSSK timetable as follows: For southbound services use timetable 140 and look for trains starting from Prievidza callling at Topoľčany with a black line below as far as Jelšovce and destination Bratislava hl.n. For northbound trains use timetable 141 and look for trains starting from Bratislava hl.n. with a departure time from Zbehy but seemingly no further stops until the destination of Prievidza.
Kysak avoiding line: Veľká Lodina (Kysak výh. č 35/36) – Obišovce (Kysak výh. č 39/40)
[180, 188] (ERA 202A3) SK20/2
This curve is used by trains between Prešov and Margecany which are not booked to call and reverse at Kysak. Note that trains designated 'EC' are services of private operator Leo Express, so ZSSK tickets/concessions are not valid. Between Košice and Prešov and vice versa, Leo Express services may carry a different train number from that shown below.
|EC1263||Praha hl.n. – 03:11 Spišská Nová Ves - Prešov|
|FO||R15711||Bratislava hlavná stanica – 20:41 Margecany - Humenné|
|EC1257||Praha hl.n. – 21:23 Spišská Nová Ves - Prešov|
|EC1254||05:38 Prešov - Praha hl.n.|
|SuO||R17612||Humenné – 15:36 Prešov - Bratislava hlavná stanica|
|EC1250||23:42 Prešov - Praha hl.n.|
Lipany – Plaveč
 (ERA 91A5) SK20/3
This is part of the former international route between Kraków and Košice but now has a very restricted dated service.
|D1||FO||8520||15:57 Lipany - Čirč|
|D2||SuO||8752||16:00 Lipany – Čirč|
|D1||FSuO||8529||17:10 Čirč - Lipany|
D1 8., 30.IV., 7.V., 30.VI., 14.IX., 28.X., 16.XI., but not 27.XII., 3.I., 6.III., 10.IV., 1., 8.V., 3.VII. - 28.VIII., 30.X.
D2 7.I., 3.II., 14.IV., 1., 15.IX., 17.XI., but not 22.XII. - 6.I., 2.II., 1.III., 12.IV., 5.VII. -30.VIII.
Plaveč – Čirč – Muszyna[PL]
 (ERA 91A5) SK20/4
This west to north curve is part of the former international route between Kraków and Košice. Two seasonal weekend train pairs are the only trains to use this curve AND continue to Muszyna in Poland. SK20/3 uses the curve but only continues as far as Čirč.
|D1||SSuO||RR8360||Poprad–Tatry - 08:52 Plaveč - Muszyna|
|D1||FSuO||8520||Lipany – 16:40 Plaveč – Čirč|
|D1||SSuO||RR8361||09:53 Muszyna – Poprad-Tatry|
|D1||FSuO||8529||17:10 Čirč - Lipany|
D1 F and Su, also 7.I, 3.II., 8., 14., 30.IV., 7.V., 30.VI., 1., 14., 15.IX., 28.X., 16., 17.XI., does not run 22.XII. - 6.I., 2.II., 1., 6.III., 10., 12.IV., 1., 8.V., 3.VII. - 30.VIII., 30.X.
Žilina – Žilina-Teplička
(ERA 200A3) SK20/5
Staff trains run to and from the marshalling yards east of Žilina, probably using the flyover east of Žilina and the goods lines. The following are 2018 timings. The compilers would greatly appreciate any information on the routes used by these trains.
|9901||05:35 Žilina - Žilina-Teplička (arr 05:49)|
|9903||17:35 Žilina - Žilina-Teplička (arr 17:49)|
|9900||06:06 Žilina-Teplička - Žilina (arr 06:20)|
|9902||18:06 Žilina-Teplička - Žilina (arr 18:20)|
Ružomberok – Zápalkáreň
(ERA 90A4 not shown) SK20/6
Shuttles ran along this 3 km freight line in July and August 2019. The 2018 times were departing Ružomberok hourly from 10:00 to 18:00 and returning from Zápalkáreň 09:30 to 18:30. It is not known whether they will run again in 2020. There may be more information in due course on the Train Korýtko Ružomberok webpage  .
Other sparse services
The following lines have few trains (relative to service levels generally in this country) - fewer than four trains each way on at least three days a week - or do not run each weekday:
|122||Trenčianska Teplá - Trenčianske Teplice||For operating dates of this NG electric tramway in 2020 see the operators' website |
|123||Horné Srnie - Vlárský průsmyk(CD)||This table has disappeared from the timetable pdfs|
|165||Plešivec - Muráň||SO train from Košice 04 May - 22 June 2019. See for details (not in timetable pdfs as at December 2019)|
|166||Plešivec - Slavošovce||SO train from Košice 04 May - 22 June 2019. See for details (not in timetable pdfs as at December 2019)|
|169||Košice - Hidasnémeti (Hungary)|
|173||Červená Skala - Dobšinská Ľadová Jaskyňa|
|174||Brezno-Halny - Tisovec|
|185||Stará Ľubovňa - Plaveč|
|186||Spišská Nová Ves - Levoča||Numerous return journeys on 4 & 5 July 2020 only|
|188||Lipany - Plaveč - Muszyna (Poland)|
|191||Medzilaborce mesto - Lupków (Poland)|
Deletions since previous edition
|SK19/3||Čierna nad Tisou – Čop (Ukraine)||No longer a sparse difficult to identify service|
|Table 112||Zohor - Plavecký Mikuláš||Service withdrawn|
Lines without services
The following lines have no passenger service, but are still included in the Cestovný poriadok:
|135||Komárno - Komárom (Hungary)|
|190||Slovenské Nové Mesto - Sátoraljaújhely (Hungary)|