Bosnia-Hercegovina - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

From EGTRE
Revision as of 16:33, 30 July 2019 by Paul Steane (talk | contribs) (→‎Bihać - Martin Brod: 2019 excursion is on 24 August. Link added.)
Jump to navigationJump to search

Introduction

This list is based on the ŽRS and ŽFBH website timetable details as displayed at December 2018. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information.

Map references for each route entry are given in parentheses ( ). References prefixed "ERA" refer to the European Railway Atlas The Balkans, Regional Series 2016, by M.G.Ball.

Obscure services

Bihać - Martin Brod

(ERA 220B4) BH19/1

This is part of the former through route from Novi Grad to Knin, now closed to all traffic south of Martin Brod. For many years an annual excursion organised by Bihać Rotary Club has run, normally in late June, from Bihać to Martin Brod, in connection with a festival there.

The 2019 excursion is on 24 August, see Una National Park website for more details.

Doboj - Zenica

(ERA 221B4-B3) BH19/2

Doboj to Zenica is the only double-track line in Bosnia Hercegovina, apart from short stretches near to other major towns. At various places the northbound and southbound tracks follow different routes, particularly between Maglaj and Natron, between Tomići and Bradići, between Bradići and Globarica, north of Vinište and several kilometers south of Žepče. There are separate lines on both sides of the Bosna river between Jelina and Zenica, but all passenger trains use that on the east bank. The west bank line runs through Zenica steel works.

Other sparse services

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

Sarajevo - Mostar - Čapljina
Novi Grad - Blatna – Bihać

Deletions since previous edition

(Doboj - Petrovo Novo) - Bosanska Poljana - Tuzla Three train pair service so no longer a sparse service
Novi Grad - Dobrljin Three train pair service so no longer a sparse service

See also