Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services
This list is based on the timetable dated from 15 December 2019 to 12 December 2020, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information. Map references relate to the 2017 issue of the Schweers+Wall Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland.
Waren (Müritz) (Lalendorf Ost) – Plaaz
[205 Nord] (15B3-15C3) DE20/101
This route is normally used by IC and ICE trains between Berlin and Rostock, which are not booked to call at Güstrow. RE5 services run via Güstrow so do not use this route.
From 8 March, a two-hourly IC service operates daily between Dresden Hbf, Berlin Hbf and Rostock Hbf via this route. Northbound departures are at 58 minutes past each even hour from Waren (Müritz) between 08:58 and 20:58, and southbound trains are at 21 minutes past each odd hour from Rostock Hbf from 06:21 until 18:21, plus 20:23 FSX.
Additional long-distance IC and ICE services operate over this route, particularly in the summer months. These are shown in Table 205 Nord of the DB Kursbuch.
Stralsund Rügendamm – Wüstenfelde (Abzw Srg)
 (6A1) DE20/102
This east to south curve is used by trains between the island of Rügen and the Pasewalk or Neubrandenburg lines, if not booked to call at Stralsund Hbf. The overnight trains between Malmö and Berlin (see DE20/103) sometimes ran this way, except when booked to run via Rostock Seehafen (see DE20/104), but have reversed at Stralsund Hbf some years. Following withdrawal of the ferry between Sassnitz Fährhafen and Trelleborg, there is no passenger use of this curve, except for occasional excursions.
Lietzow (Abzw Borchtitz) – Sassnitz Fährhafen [Mukran]
As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the ferry service between Sassnitz Fährhafen and Trelleborg has been withdrawn, apparently permanently, from 14 March 2020. In recent years the ferry has been used principally by passengers, with freight going via Rostock and other routes.
A daily train service between Berlin Hbf and Malmö C was advertised to operate on the following dates, but can no longer do so via Sassnitz:
- Northbound (D300): Depart Berlin Hbf 19:00 on [12 April CANCELLED], 3 and 24 May, 14, 16 and 18 June then daily from 22 June - 30 August. Also from Berlin Hbf at 11:00 on 17 May (D304)
- Southbound (D301): Depart Malmö C 17:00 on [4 and 8 April CANCELLED], 13 and 20 May, 13, 15 and 17 June then daily from 21 June - 29 August;
On occasional dates in 2020 the train was expected to be diverted via Rostock (see below). When international rail traffic can resume it is possible that it will run via Rostock, but this is not certain. For further information see the Snälltåget site.
Kavelstorf - Rostock Seehafen
A few journeys by the overnight trains between Berlin Hbf and Malmö C were to be diverted via this route in 2020.
Following withdrawal of the ferry between Sassnitz Fährhafen and Trelleborg it is possible that all trains will be diverted via this route at such time as international travel can resume.
See the Snälltåget website for details of whether and when the trains can operate.
The schedules for the diverted trains were:
|D1||Cancelled||D302||21:00 Berlin Hbf - Malmö C|
|D2||WO||D301||17:00 Malmö C - Berlin Hbf|
D1: 7 April only CANCELLED
D2: 29 April and 13 May