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(Heringsdorf) - Ahlbeck Grenze - Świnoujście Centrum

[D] (Re)opened in September 2008, this route was operated by Usedomer Bäderbahn until December 2017 but is now operated by DB Regio Nordost. It is on the opposite side of the River Oder/Odra from PKP Świnoujście.

(Pasewalk -) Grambow DB - Szczecin PKP

[D] DB works to Szczecin Głowny.

(Angermünde -) Tantow DB - Szczecin PKP

[D] DB works to Szczecin Głowny. It is planned to electrify this route in the next few years.

(Wriezen -) Neurüdnitz DB - Siekierki PKP (- Godków)

Line closed.

Küstrin-Kietz DB - Kostrzyn PKP

[D] The Berlin - Kostrzyn passenger service has been operated by NEB (Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn) since the 2006/2007 timetable, currently using Polish-built Pesa Link DMUs. Occasionally there are through trains scheduled across this border and in the 2019/2020 timetable there is one Gorzów Wielkopolskie - Berlin Ostkreuz train pair. Any freight is worked by DB to Kostrzyn.

This line will be closed for two years from December 2020 while the bridge over the River Oder/Odra is replaced by a new structure. Trains from Berlin will terminate at Küstrin-Kietz on the German side of the river.

(Frankfurt (Oder) -) Frankfurt Oderbrücke DB - Kunowice PKP (- Rzepin)

[E*] DB has the responsibility for the cross-border EuroCity services, but PKP dual voltage Class 370 electrics work through to Berlin. The only local passenger trains from Poland to Frankfurt Oder are now the DB DMUs working through to/from Zielona Gora. PKP works freight to and from Frankfurt Oderbrücke where DB and PKP different voltage electric locomotives are changed.

Guben DB - Gubin PKP (- Zielona Góra)

[ED] Passenger services were withdrawn on 6 October 2002. Freight traffic remains.

Guben DB - Gubinek PKP

Line closed.

Forst (Lausitz) DB - Zasieki PKP (- Tuplice)

[D] PKP works all services to Forst. Following withdrawal of the "Wavel" IC service at the December 2014 timetable change, there were just two local terminating services each way. However a weekend "Kulturzug" return working was introduced between Berlin and Wroclaw in the summer of 2016 as Wroclaw was the European city of culture. Owing to its popularity it is now two pairs and continuing.

(Weisswasser -) Bad Muskau DB - Leknica PKP (- Tuplice)

Line closed.

Horka DB - Bielawa Dolna PKP (- Węgliniec)

[E*] Freight only. The east to north curve at Horka reopened after long term closure for rebuilding on 25 November 2016. This is 3kV electrified to Bielawa Dolna and 15kV beyond, with the boundary between the two electrification systems just west of the bridge over the river Neiße, which forms the border. The main freight artery via Horka High Level reopened in December 2018. It has been suggested that a passenger service might be introduced but so far it has only seen use by limited diversions of the weekend only Berlin - Wroclaw DMU service.

Görlitz DB - Zgorzelec PKP (- Wrocław)

[D] In recent years the cross border service has been worked by PKP, mainly by a Jelenia Góra- Lubań Śląski - Zgorzelec - Görlitz service introduced on 12 December 2015, then from December 2019 some DB DMU's were extended to Zgorzelec to connect with the new electric PKP service towards Wrocław as Görlitz DB - Zgorzelec PKP remains unelectrified.

From 1 March 2015 there were no cross border passenger services until a Dresden - Wrocław service worked by DB DMUs was reinstated on 12 December 2015. This was later withdrawn leaving only the above.

DB/PKP freight normally uses other border crossings but any via this route would be worked by PKP diesels to Görlitz.

(Görlitz -) Hagenwerder DB - Krzewina Zgorzelecka PKP - Hirschfelde DB (- Zittau)

[D] This line carries domestic German services between Görlitz and Zittau, which call at Krzewina Zgorzelecka mainly to serve the German village of Ostritz on the opposite bank of the river Neisse. Between Krzewina Zgorzelecka and Hirschfelde the line crosses the river twice and traverses a 200 m section within Germany.

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