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 run this way, except when booked to run via Rostock Seehafen (see DE20/104), but have reversed at Stralsund Hbf in recent years. The curve is used occasionally by excursions. Look particularly for trips from Berlin to the Störtebeker Festspiele, held on Rügen each year.
Lietzow (Abzw Borchtitz) – Sassnitz Fährhafen [Mukran]
This branch is used by the overnight trains, mainly operating during the summer, between Berlin Hbf and Malmö C.
A daily train service between Berlin Hbf and Malmö C was advertised to operate on the following dates, but is CANCELLED at least until the end of May 2020.
- Northbound (D300): Depart Berlin Hbf 19:00 on 12 April, 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, 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).
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, but all were CANCELLED.
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
D2: 29 April and 13 May