Border Crossings: Bosnia-Herzegovina - Croatia

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(Sarajevo -) Čapljina ŽFBH - Metković HŽ (- Ploče)

[E] The only train across this border ceased in December 2013 and all internal HŽ passenger services from Ploče ceased from 24 April 2014. HŽ operates to Čapljina. There were plans to start a Sarajevo - Ploče Talgo service in 2017 but these have not happened.

(Bihać -) Martin Brod ŽFBH - Ličko Dugo Polje HŽ (- Knin)

[D] Prior to the break-up of Yugoslavia this formed part of the principal rail route to the Adriatic ports of Zadar, Šibenik and Split. The line was electrified as far as Knin. Following the Croatian and Bosnian Wars of Independence between 1991 and 1995 the border between the two new countries crossed the line seven times between Bihać and Knin. The line was badly damaged during the war years but the track was repaired, with Martin Brod and Ličko Dugo Polje selected as the new border stations, and on 26 January 2001 a ceremonial passenger train conveying government ministers from both countries operated over the line. The line saw occasional freight traffic only, then in May 2010 HŽ closed the section south of Martin Brod owing to the poor condition of the track.

In May 2017 Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia agreed to seek EU funding to rehabilitate and reopen the entire route between Novi Grad (Bosanski Novi) and Knin. ŽFBH reopened the northern section of the line to passenger traffic as far as Bihać in 2018, but as yet there is no sign of the financial support required to reopen the cross-border section to Knin.

(Novi Grad -) Dobrljin ŽRS - Volinja HŽ (- Sunja)

[E] The only passenger service [a pair of day trains between Sarajevo and Zagreb] using this crossing were withdrawn at the December 2016 Timetable change. ŽRS had operated to Volinja. Freight continues. Novi Grad was formerly named Bosanski Novi.

Srpski Brod ŽRS - Slavonski Brod HŽ

[D] This route closed during the break-up of Yugoslavia but re-opened sometime around 2003. It carries a small amount of freight traffic across the Sava river bridge. Originally this line was narrow gauge, and connected into the main Yugoslav narrow gauge system at Doboj, via Derventa.

(Doboj -) Šamac ŽRS - Slavonski Šamac HŽ (- Strizivojna-Vrpolje)

[E] The Budapest to Sarajevo train pair ended 9 December 2012, closing this line to passenger services. ŽRS operates to Slavonski Šamac. Šamac is referred to as Bosanski Šamac in the Croatian timetable.

(Tuzla -) Brčko ŽFBH - Gunja HŽ (- Drenovci - Vinkovci)

[D] A passenger service was introduced on this route in the 2002/2003 timetable but was withdrawn by the end of the 2009/2010 timetable period. ŽFBH operates to Drenovci.

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