Border Crossings: Belarus - Poland

From EGTRE

Note that there is either a one hour or two hour time difference between Belarus and Poland because Belarus does not use Daylight Saving Time.

(Vawkavysk -) Bersetovitsa BČ - Zubki Białostockie PKP (- Białystok)

[E] Line closed. Broad and standard gauges crossed the border on one interlaced track. It is not known when a passenger service, if any, was withdrawn. Freight traffic was withdrawn from 1 January 1998 and the internal PKP passenger service to Zubki Białostockie ended on 1 April 2000.

Brest BČ - Terespol PKP

[E] Both gauges cross the border, with BČ working all freights to substantial yards to the west of Terespol. A gauge-changer was installed at Brest station early in 2015 for use by a new Moskva - Berlin Talgo service which started operation on 17 December 2016.

It was thought that only PKP worked the passenger services to Brest. However, a BČ M62 and coaches formed the afternoon departure from Terespol in November 2014. The morning service in August 2017 was formed by a PKP loco hauling BČ coaches. Therefore the compilers would greatly appreciate news of any confirmed sightings of BČ loco hauled passenger services at Terespol and on which gauge tracks.

(Brest -) Visoko-Litovsk BČ - Czeremcha PKP

[D] Suspected now completely closed as cross border passenger services withdrawn at the December 2011 Timetable change and a PKP Tour to the Border in April 2013 was clearing the tracks of snow. Previously one PKP pair of trains to Brest had been replaced in December 2002 by two pairs and a change of trains from PKP to BČ at Vysoko-Litowsk because of problems with smugglers, even though the route had 1435mm gauge tracks to Brest.

(Volkovysk -) Svisloch BČ - Cisowka PKP (- Hajnówka)

[D] Freight Only. Separate parallel Broad and Standard Gauge tracks cross the border, the Kolej Atlas showing Standard Gauge tracks reaching Svisloch BČ and Broad Gauge leading to Transfer yards west of Siemianówka PKP. Current status of the Standard Gauge is unknown but there is January 2012 YouTube footage of a BČ powered Broad Gauge freight.

(Grodno -) Bruzgi BČ - Kuźnica Białostocka PKP (- Sokółka)

[E/D] This route has both 1435 mm (electrified) and 1520 mm (unelectrified) gauge tracks between Grodno and Sokółka. Cross border freight traffic is either regauged at Kuźnica Białostocka or transferred at Sokółka.

PKP PR Kuźnica Białostocka <> Grodno local trains were discontinued at the December 2015 timetable change as they were to be replaced by PKP IC services between Warszawa and Grodno. However, these did not start as planned owing to funding issues. Eventually a Kraków <> Grodno portion of the Krakow <> Suwalki train was reinstated from 4 Sept 2016.

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