Ukraine - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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Introduction

This list is based on the timetable dated from May 2012, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information.

Note: where a place name is followed by an asterisk (for example, z.p. Znam'ianka-2*), the exact name of the station or location is not known. All locations named in this version as at August 2012 are known.

Obscure services

Hlyns’k-Zahura – Semylitka

(10/65) UA08/1

A curve avoiding Zdolbuniv which is used by some long distance trains.

D 91 Kyïv-Pas. - 02:32 Shepetivka-1 - L'viv (daily from 29.VI.2012)
H 245 Moskva-Kievskaia - 17:04 Shepetivka-1 - Chop
99 Kyïv-Pas. - 21:33 Ostroh - Uzhhorod
43K Kyïv-Pas. - 23:27 Shepetivka-1 - Ivano-Frankivs'k
H 246 Chop - 17:05 L'viv - Moskva-Kievskaia
D 92 22:35 L’viv - Kyïv-Pas. (daily from 28.VI.2012)
100 Uzhhorod - 00:30 Brody - Kyïv-Pas.
43L Ivano-Frankivs’k - 02:45 Brody - Kyïv-Pas.

Route of trains 169 (18:20) Kyïv-Pas. - L'viv and 170 (07:00) L'viv - Kyïv-Pas. are unknown. They can use as well the Zdolbuniv bypass as the line via Ternopil' and Zhmerynka bypass (see UA12/5 Zhmerynka-Podils'ka - Braïliv).

Yahodyn - Dorohusk

(18) UA12/2

Only long distance trains cross the border, with bogie changing performed at Yahodyn.

L’viv primys’kyi

(20, 25, 26) UA12/3

A branch running east from L’viv main station. Most suburban services to the west (Khodoriv, Sambir, Mostys’ka, Shklo-Starzhys’ka), except 6013/6014 L’viv – Truskavets’ – L’viv, run to and from primys’kyi.

Nezhukhiv - Uhers’ko

(20/23) UA12/4

A west to north link between the L’viv – Stryi line and the Drohobych – Stryi line, used by fast trains to avoid Stryi. Trains to L’viv run via the separate flyover and those towards Drohobych via the shorter direct curve.

115 Kharkiv-Pas. – 04:30 L’viv – Truskavets’
41P Dnipropetrovs’k-Holov. – 08:39 L'viv – Truskavets’
116 Truskavets’ – 10:06 Drohobych – Kharkiv-Pas.
42L Truskavets’ – 15:09 Drohobych – Dnipropetrovs’k-Holov.

Zhmerynka-Podil’s’ka - Braїliv

(30/70) UA12/5

A west to north curve between the Khmel’nyts’kyi – Zhmerynka line and the Zhmerynka – Vynnitsia line. Several fast trains use it to avoid reversing at Zhmerynka.

Z.P. Dachne - Z.P. Chop Perevalochna Baza

(40) UA12/6

A north <==> south curve enabling trains to avoid reversal at Chop station.

81 04:14 Kyiv - Uzhhorod
82 15:40 Uzhhorod - Kyiv
829 16:28 L’viv – Chop-Perevalochna Baza - Uzhhorod
830 05:43 Uzhhorod – Chop-Perevalochna Baza - L’viv

Borschahivka – Vyshneve

(86) UA12/7

A curve from the Korosten’ – Kyïv line to the Kyïv – Fastiv-1 line.

6231/6542 Myronivka – Fastiv-1 – 08:46 Z.p Almaz - Sviatoshyn
6540 Fastiv-1 – 07:19 Z.p. Almaz - Sviatoshyn
6543 Sviatoshyn –17:17 Z.p. Almaz – Fastiv-1

Korosten’ – Korosten’-Podils’kyi

(61) UA12/8

Two routes exist from the Ovruch line into the western end of Korosten’ station - a direct curve via Z.p Sady and a longer route via post. Pivdennyi, which dives under the Kovel' main line and comes up on its south side. Most trains use the direct short curve via Z.p Sady but the following runs via post. Pivdennyi.

SuO 6453 Vystupovychi – 15:31 Korosten-Podils’kyi – Korosten’

Note: The route taken by long distance trains is not known.

Railway Map of Korosten’ area:

Korosten’


Kaolinova – Sestrynivka

(65/70) UA12/9

A link avoiding Koziatyn-Pas. used by some fast trains.

13 Kyïv-Pas. – 22 :32 Berdychiv – Uzhhorod
13L Uzhhorod – 12 :52 Berdychiv – Kyïv-Pas.
609 Bratislava – 20:03 Kyïv-Pas. – Moskva-Kievskaia (24/07/2012)
16 Budapest – 20:03 Kyïv-Pas. – Moskva-Kievskaia (24/07/2012)
270 Beograd – 20:03 Kyïv-Pas. – Moskva-Kievskaia (24/07/2012)
15 Moskva-Kievskaia – 10:37 Kyïv-Pas. – Budapest (25/07/2012)
144 L’viv – 06:06 Kyïv-Pas. (25/07/2012)
70 L’viv – 01:52 Koziatyn-2 – Mariupol’ (25/072012)
15 Moskva-Kievskaia – 10:37 Kyïv-Pas. – Beograd/Bratislava/Uzhhorod (24/07/2012)

Trilisy – Fastiv-2

UA12/10

A south <===> east chord avoiding Fastiv-1; used by some direct trains between Koziatyn and Myronivka.

O.P. Znam'ianka-2 - RZD. 5 km

(101/118) UA12/11

A west <===> south curve avoiding Znam'ianka-Pas.; used by some fast trains between Myronivka and Dolyns’ka not calling at Znam'ianka-Pas.

Rozdil'na-2 – 1437 km

(110/112) UA12/12

A north-to-south link avoiding Rozdil'na-1.

65 Moskva-Kievskaia – 12:09 Kotovs'k-Zhm. – Chişinău
66 Chişinău – 03:28 Kuchurhan – Moskva-Kievskaia
H 596 Chişinău – 19:50 Kuchurhan – Moskva-Kievskaia
H 595 Moskva-Kievskaia – 22:47 Kotovs’k-Zhm. – Chişinău
E SuO 61 Rostov-Gl. – 06:10 Kotovs’k-Zhm. – Varna
E SO 52ZH Saratov-1-Pas. – 06:10 Kotovs’k-Zhm. – Sofia/Varna
E TO 4612 Sofia – 21:45 Kuchurhan – Saratov-1-Pas.
E SO 1014 Varna – 21:45 Kuchurhan – Saratov-1-Pas./Rostov-Gl.

Verkhnyi Tokmak-2 - Verkhnyi Tokmak-1

(122/132) UA12/12

A link from the Fedorivka – Kamysh-Zoria line to the Polohy – Berdians'k line.

6894 Melitopol’ – 14:09 Verkhnyi Tokmak-2 – Verkhnyi Tokmak-1
6893 14:39 Verkhnyi Tokmak-1 – Melitopol’

Imeni Anatoliia Alimova (ex. Zaporizhia-Male) - 4 km

(129/134) UA12/13

A west <===> east link avoiding Zaporizhia main stations 1 and 2.

6568 Dniprobud-2 – 05:20 Im. Anatoliia Alimova – Vil'nians'k
6571 Vil'nians'k – 06:55 Zaporizhia-Live – Dniprobud-2

Dnipropetrovs’k avoiding line: Pl. 175km – Obvidna – Zustrichnyi and Dnipropetrovs'k-Pivdennyi – Nizhn’odniprovs’k-Vuzol

(130, 134, 139) UA12/14

This line bypassing Dnipropetrovs’k to the south links the Dniprodzerzhyns'k Pas. - Dnipropetrovs'k Holovnyi line (135) with the Dnipropetrovs’k-Pivdennyi – Apostolove line (136) and the Dnipropetrovs'k Holovnyi - Synel'nykove line.

Only one local train each way uses this route.

6232 Verkhivtseve – 06:08 Pl. 175 km – Synel’nykove-1
6233 Synel’nykove-1 – 16:16 Nizhn’odniprovs’k-Vuzol-park L,Z – Dniprodzerzhins’k

Synel'nykove-1 – Post 239 km*

(120, 130) UA12/15

This south <===> east curve is used by some long distance trains to/from the Crimea and some local trains which stop at Synel'nykove-1 en route to/from Chaplyne.

Lozova avoiding line: Z.P. Khlibna - Pl. 940 km*

(131/151) UA12/16

This direct north <===> south connection avoiding Lozova-Pas. is used by many long distance trains between Russia/Belarus and Crimea/Southern Ukraine not calling at Lozova.

P'iatykhatky-Stykova – 5 km

(135/138) UA12/17

A north <===> west curve avoiding reversal at P'iatykhatky-Pas. used by long distance trains. Note that all trains have a working stop at P’iatykhatky-Stykova to change locomotives as this is the boundary between 3 kV and 25 kV electrification.

76K Kyïv-Pas. – 02:40 Oleksandriia – Kryvyi Rih-Holovnyi
76P Kryvyi Rih-Holovnyi – 21:59 Rokovata – Kyïv-Pas.
D 120 L’viv – 06:50 Zelena – Zaporizhia
D 120 Zaporizhia – 18:45 Rokovata – L’viv

Z. P. Mala Berezivka - Rzd. 309 km

(135, 142) UA12/18

A direct north <===> south link avoiding Korystivka.

E 336 Dnipropetrovs’k-Holov. – 22:43 Oleksandriia – Minsk
E 136 Minsk – 23:24 Kremenchuk-Pas. – Dnipropetrovs’k-Holov.

Z.P. Dublianschyna - Z.P. Krutyi Bereh

(140, 145) UA12/19

This east <===> curve avoiding Poltava-Pivdenna is used by long distance trains between Kyïv and Kharkiv.

Zanky – Korobochkyne

(150, 153) UA12/20

This line connects the Kharkiv – Sviatohirs'k and Kharkiv – Kup'ians'k-Vuzlovyi lines south east of Kharkiv.

5601 03:50 Zanky – Hrakove
6845/6 13:00 Zanky – Hrakove – Kharkiv-Losieve
6843/4 Kharkiv-Losieve – 10:34 Korobochkyne – Zanky
6830 Hrakove – 19:30 Korobochkyne – Kharkiv-Levada

Kharkiv

Kharkiv is a complex area providing a number of alternative routings. These are indicated in the map below.


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(Zolochiv -) Shpakivka - Kharkiv

(158) UA12/21

Two routes exist between Shpakivka and Kharkiv area - the more northerly direct line via Zaliutyne and the more southerly and slightly longer line via z.p. Podvirky.


(Kharkiv-Pas.-) z.p. Novoselivka - Zaliutyne

() UA12/22

A chord giving access to the northern line for trains Kharkiv-Passazhirs’kyi – Zolochiv. Only two westbound local trains use this chord:

6133 Kharkiv-Pas. - 06:36 z.p. Novoselivka - Zolochiv
6623 Kharkiv-Pas. - 09:06 z.p. Novoselivka – Gotnya (RZD)

(Osnova -) Novozhanove - Zaliutyne

() UA12/23

A line giving access to the northern line to Shpakivka for trains coming from Osnova. Only three westbound local trains use this line, they all come from different stations in Kharkiv and reverse in Osnova:

6137 Kharkiv-Balashivs’kyi - Osnova - 08:56 Novozhanove - Zolochiv
6141 Kharkiv-Levada - Osnova - 15:49 Novozhanove - Zolochiv
6145 Kharkiv-Pas. - Osnova - 18:01 Novozhanove - Zolochiv

Nova Bavariia - Novozhanove (- Osnova)

() UA12/24

A line allowing trains on the the southern itinerary from Shpakivka to reach Osnova. It branches off the main line toward Novoselivka and Kharkiv-Passazhirs’kyi, southern track on the level, northern track via a flyover.

Only one eastbound local train uses the southern track:

6172 Zolochiv - 18:46 Nova Bavariia - Osnova - Kharkiv-Balashivs’kyi

(Kharkiv-Pas. -) z.p. Novoselivka - z.p. 7 km - (rzd. 6 km - Osnova)

() UA12/25

The direct itinerary Kharkiv-Passazhirs’kyi - Osnova goes via Novozhanove and is used by most of the trains.

Some local trains are routed via z.p. 7 km and rzd. 6 km

6407 Kharkiv-Pas. - 02:38 z.p. Novoselivka - Izium
6419 Kharkiv-Pas. - 08:32 z.p. Novoselivka - Savyntsi
6145 Kharkiv-Pas. - 17:25 z.p. Novoselivka - Osnova - Zolochiv
6868 Eskhar - 20:22 rzd. 6 km - Kharkiv-Pas.

rzd. 6 km - Osnova

() UA12/26

This line is the continuation of the previous item (UA12/25 z.p. Novoselivka - z.p. 7 km) and the same trains are using it, but it also allows trains between Nova Bavariia and Osnova to avoid Novozhanove

6158 Zolochiv - (07:05) z.p. 7 km - Osnova - Kharkiv-Balashivs’kyi


Maschormet - Kramators’k (z.p. Radhosp)

(160) UA12/27

This north <===> south curve avoiding Slovians'k is used by some long distance trains:

D 24S Adler – 14:35 Kramators’k – Moskva-Kurskaia
6041 Krasnyi Lyman – 04:58 Maschormet – Olenivka Donets’k
D 23S Moskva-Kurskaia – 08:26 Slov’ians’kyi Kurort – Adler
D 384D Mariupol’ – 22:17 Kramators’k – Minsk-Pas./Vitebsk
78 Mariupol’ – 17:05 Kramators’k – Moskva-Kurskaia
D 384 Minsk/Vitebsk (dated) – 20:45 Slov’ians’kyi Kurort – Mariupol’
77 Moskva-Kurskaia – 07:53 Krasnyi Lyman – Mariupol’

Venherivka - Svitlanove

(164/165) UA12/28

This north <==> east curve to the north of Popasna enables trains to avoid the Donets’k area.

6491 Svatove – 06:50 Venherivka – Luhans’k
6492 Luhans’k – 17:11 Svitlanove – Svatove

(Simeykyne -) Post 152 km – Post 154 km (- Krasnodon)

(174) UA12/29

Trains between Simeykyne and Krasnodon run via either the direct west <===> east line between Post 152 km and Post 154 km or via a reversal at Simeykyne-Nove. There is only one train by each of these routes.

6408 Vilkhova – 09:27 Post 152 km – 09:32 Simeykyne-Nove – Izvaryne
6410 Izvaryne – 13:28 Post 154 km – Post 152 km – Popasna

Koroleve avoiding line: Hudia - B.P. 67 km

() UA12/30

This south <===> west curve connects the Diakove line to the Vynohradiv line. It is used by the following train with a somewhat complex route:

6573 Solotvino – Koroleve – 07:12 Diakove (reverse) – 7:38 Hudia – Vynohradiv (reverse) – Koroleve

Uzhhorod – Uzhhorod-2

() UA12/31

Uzhhorod 2 station on the Uzhhorod – Maťovce (ŽSR) line now has advertised services. It is thought that services in the past were unadvertised workers' trains:

6541/2 Sianky – 07:39 Uzhhorod – 08:02 Uzhhorod-2 – Uzhhorod – Mukacheve
6551/2 Kostryne – 18:10 Uzhhorod – 18:30 Uzhhorod-2 – Uzhhorod – Mukacheve
6527/8 Mukacheve – 19:42 Uzhhorod – 20:04 Uzhhorod-2 – Uzhhorod – Sianky

Other sparse services

The following lines have few trains (relative to service levels generally in this country) - fewer than two trains each way on at least three days a week - or do not run each weekday.

28 Rava-Rus'ka – Chrvonohrad
51 [Part] Larha – Ocniţa (Moldova)
53 [Part] Storozhynets' - Berehomet
62 Ovruch – Vozliakove [operates on certain dates only]
64 Zhytomyr - Korostyshiv [operates on certain dates only]
72 [Part] Pohrebysche-1 – Zhashkiv /– Lypovets' - Khrystynivka
74 Vinnytsia – Ziatkivtsi – Haivoron
94 Altynivka - Korop [operates on certain dates only]
96 Khutir-Mykhaylivs'kyi - Esman'
97 [Part] (Vorozhba Pas. –) Tetkino – Lokot' (Russia)
106 Pidhorodna - Holovanivs'k
107 Rudnytsia - Haivoron - Holovanivs'k
112 Rozdil'na-1 - Kuchurhan; one daily train each way between Odesa and Chişinău (CFM)
114 [Part] Artsyz - Izmaïl/Berezyne
128 [Part] Dniprorudne - Ukraïns'ka
139 [Part] Balivka – Novomoskovs'k-Dniprovs'kyi [service not advertised]
143 (Kremenchuk-Pas.) – Potoky – Zolotnyshyne
147 Hryhorivka - Kachanivka
148 Lochvytsia - Hadiach
154 [Part] Vovchans'k - Nezhegol' (Russia)
157 Pushkarne - Ilek-Pen'kovka (Russia)
171 [Part] Lantrativka - Valuyki (Russia); one daily train each way between Luhans’k and Moskva
173 Luhans'k – Lutuhyne
175 [Part] Krasna Mohyla - Gukovo (Russia)

Deletions since previous edition

  • UA08/2: Ovadne – Post km 8 (Pl.17 km); no trains use this line in the 2012 timetable
  • UA08/9: Svjatošyn – Z.p. Rubeživs’ka; no trains use this line in the 2012 timetable
  • UA08/12: Trylisy – Snitynka; line closed completely
  • UA08/13: Trylisy – Z.p. Paljanyčynci; line closed completely
  • UA08/15: Rzd.Obchidna - Boršči; no trains use this line in the 2012 timetable
  • UA08/17: 1439 km – Z.P. Storozheve; no trains use this line in the 2012 timetable
  • UA08/22: Dnipropetrovs'k-Pivdennyj – Nižn’odniprovs’k-Vuzol; merged into UA08/20 (now UA12/14; Dnipropetrovs'k avoiding line)
  • UA08/26 Pl. 169 km* - Bahliy; the Quail atlas shows two lines between these stations: a double-track line via Karnauchivka (thought to have been used by most long distance trains) and further south a single line used by most of the suburban trains. In fact the atlas is wrong: the main double track line is the southern one via Pf. 164 km and the link between Karnaukhivka and Bahliy goes through a large industrial plant and is most probably only an industrial railway.
  • UA08/28: Rzd. Stadnia - Novoorikhivka; no trains use this line in the 2012 timetable
  • UA08/30 Zaoskillia – Kup'ians'k-Pivdennyi; no trains use this line in the 2012 timetable


  • 12 Antonivka – Zarične; passenger service withdrawn
  • 32 Birky-Velyki - Skalat; passenger service withdrawn
  • 36 Čortkiv - Bučač; passenger service withdrawn
  • 138 Savro - Terny; passenger service withdrawn from the entire Savro – Musiivka line
  • 174 Rodakovo – Lutuhyne; passenger service withdrawn
  • 181 [Part] Dolja - Menčuhove; passenger service withdrawn
  • 183 Mospyne - Makiïvka-Gruzovoj; passenger service withdrawn
  • 187 Cukuryne - Kurachivka; passenger service withdrawn
  • 188 Legendarna – Dubove; passenger service withdrawn

See also