Poland (South East) - Lines with Obscure passenger services

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These entries are based on the timetable from 15 December 2019 to 12 December 2020. However, it should be noted it is completely reissued about four times per year with "adjustments" due on 15 March, 14 June, 30 August and 18 October 2020. In addition, there are frequent amendments within timetable periods.

Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information. Map references relate to the 2019 Polish Regional version of the European Railway Atlas published by M.G. Ball ISBN: 978-1-9161212-1-8 and the Mały Atlas Linii Kolejowych Polski 2011 published by Eurosprinter ISBN: 978-83-931006-3-7

Obscure services: Lines with regular use

Connections to and from the CMK (Centralna Magistrala Kolejowa: Warszawa – Katowice/Kraków high speed main line)

Tomaszów Mazowiecki – Dęba Opoczyńska – p.odg. Zapowiedź – Idzikowice

[100,114] (ERA183A5, E9) PL19/101

Limited TLK services as shown in Table 114 are the only services over this section including a 4.5 km west to south curve to the CMK.

Radzice – Idzikowice (Line 573)

[100/113] (ERA183A5, E9) PL19/102

All year use scheduled. These services reverse at Idzikowice to/from the CMK and also use line 113 beyond Drzewica where the passenger service from Radom ends at the Regional Boundary. Note they do not appear in table 100

Note B SuX KM Os21120 Radom - 06:28/06:30 Drzewica - Warszawa Wschodnia/Warszawa Centralna
Note A IC3526 Kraków Główny - 08:06 Radom – Olsztyn Główny
IC3520 Kraków Główny - 10:05 Radom – Olsztyn Główny
IC3522 Kraków Główny - 14:05 Radom – Olsztyn Główny
IC3524 Kraków Główny - 17:57 Radom – Olsztyn Główny
IC5325 Olsztyn Główny - 07:59 Warszawa Zachodnia - Kraków Główny
IC5323 Olsztyn Główny - 11:59 Warszawa Zachodnia - Kraków Główny
IC5321 Olsztyn Główny - 15:59 Warszawa Zachodnia - Kraków Główny
Note B SX KM Os12101 Warszawa Wschodnia - 16:35/16:38 Warszawa Zachodnia - Radom
Note A IC5327 Olsztyn Główny - 18:04 Warszawa Wschodnia - Kraków Główny

Notes: A 9 December 2018 - 9 March 2019 B From 9 March 2019 to/from Warszawa Centralna

[Częstochowa –] Żelisławice – Włoszczowa Północ [– Warszawa]

[P200/175] (ERA183C3, F8) PL19/103

This 7.7 km west to north link between the Częstochowa - Radom line and the CMK northwards is used by 2 pairs of EIC Pendelinos and limited IC's running non-stop between Warszawa Zachodnia and Częstochowa Stradom en route to/from Opole and Wrocław. Note these are not shown with | markers in 109.

Czarnca – Psary (p.odg. Knapówka)

[100, 109] (ERA182C3, F8) PL19/104

This 3.8 km east - south link with the Kielce - Częstochowa line is used by up to 5 pairs of trains marked in table 109 with a '<' at all stations between Żelisławice and Częstochowa plus a timing at Katowice or Wroclaw.

Psary – p.odg. Starzyny – Kozłów

[100] (ERA182C3, F8) PL19/105

This north - southeast link with the Koniecpol - Kozłów line is used by all trains using the CMK between Warszawa and Krakow with a vertical bar '|' against Kozłów.

End of connections to and from the CMK

Chrusty Nowe (p.odg. Bęzelin) – Żakowice (p.odg. Pękowice)

[102, 601] (ERA177C1, F9) PL19/106

This south-to-west curve avoiding Koluszki is used by trains between Łódź and Piotrków Trybunalski/Częstochowa that do not call at Koluszki.

Częstochowa (Częstochowa Towarowa) – line 703 – podg Kucelinka – line 155 - Poraj

[102] (ERA182B3; F7 R15) PL19/107

An alternative to the main line between Częstochowa and Poraj. Line 703 is non-passenger which diverges at the north end of Częstochowa Towarowa (marshalling yard) and runs on the west side of the main line south of Częstochowa Raków where a temporary platform has been provided. It stays on the west side and climbs over the main line to join TT109 between Częstochowa Stradom and Koniecpol at podg Kucelinka. The non-passenger Line 155 to Poraj diverges here and note there is no connection at podg Kucelinka between Line 701 [Table 109], the passenger connection from Częstochowa, and Line 155; all trains using Line 155 must therefore use Line 703.

Enter 102 in the Search by Table section and look for trains with a '<' symbol against Korwinów as timings are regularly altered significantly.

KS40103/94161/40657 06:23/06:24/06:29/06:58 Częstochowa - Wisla Glębce
IC1410 Warszawa Wschodnia - 08:28 Częstochowa - Wisla Uzdrowisko
KS40677 15:42 Częstochowa - Gliwice
SSuX KS40681 17:03 Częstochowa - Gliwice
Note A SX IC1416 Warszawa Wschodnia - 18:24/18:32 Częstochowa - Raciborz
SSuX KS40610 Gliwice - 07:39 Poraj - Częstochowa
IC65100 Wrocław Główny - 14:53 Myszków - Olsztyn Główny
SSuX KS40110 Bielsko-Biala Główna - 16:24/16:30 Poraj - Częstochowa
SSuX KS40112 Gliwice - 17:36/17:45 Poraj - Częstochowa

Notes: A Not between 7 January - 9 March 2019

Koniecpol – Kozłów (p.odg. Starzyny)

[107, 109] (ERA182C3, F8) PL19/108

This 11 km line reopened in the 2012 timetable. Not identifiable in its own table, this is used by services in Table 109 with a timing at Częstochowa/Częstochowa Stradom and Kraków not running via Kielce. Much increased use since 2017 with the closure of Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice to Jaworzno Szczakowa.

(Kraków Batowice –) podg Kraków Przedmieśie – Line 602 – Kraków Olsza – Line 100 – Kraków Plaszów

[107, Lines 100/602] (ERA171A5 not shown, R15) PL19/109

During major works at Kraków Glowny between the night of 29/30 November until 14 December, some SKA 2 trains from Miechów will go to Kraków Płaszów , see the Journey Planner for details. The timings below applied only until March 2019. Enter 107 in the Search by Table section and look for trains with a < at Kraków Glowny and a time at Kraków Plaszow.

Note A SSuX PR Os33845 Miechów - 05:34/05:52 Kraków Batowice - Kraków Plaszów
Note B SSuX TLK 73103 Poznan Główny - 10:04 Miechów - Kraków Płaszów
Note C TLK 83103 Szczecin Główny - 14:29 Miechów - Przemysl Glowny
Note D PR Os23865 Kozlów - 16:56 Kraków Batowice - Kraków Plaszów

Note A 10 December 2018 - 8 March 2019

Note B 10 - 19 December 2018 & 7 January - 8 March 2019

Note C 9 December 9 March 2019

Note D 9 - 22 December 2018

Dęblin: Zajezierze k. Dęblina (p.odg. Wisła R2) – Zarzeka (p.odg. Wisła R1)

[111/550] (ERA183C5, E10) PL19/110

This west-to-south curve avoiding Dęblin is used by direct services between Radom and Lublin which appear in table 111 with a '<' symbol against Dęblin. Note due to engineering work that there is no service until 9 June 2019.

[Kielce] - Sitkowka Nowiny - Busko Zdroj

[ex 112] (ERA183A2/3, F9/G9) PL19/111

PR ran two pairs to this Spa Town at 2018 summer weekends over 43.5km of freight only track which closed to passenger services on 10 October 2004. Travellers advise these were very popular so it is assumed they will run again in 2019. For those wishing to visit the Town/Spa note the station is some way away, but the PR webpost advises a connecting bus will be laid on. The 2018 timings were:-

Note A PR20601 Kielce 11:04 - Busko Zdroj 11:54
Note A PR20603 Kielce 19:13 - Busko Zdroj 20:02
Note A PR20606 Busko Zdroj 12:06 - Kielce 12:56
Note A PR20608 Busko Zdroj 20:20 - Kielce 21:10

Note A:SSuO Between 30 June - 2 September 2018

[Łódź –] Gałkówek – Mikołajów [– Tomaszów Mazowiecki]

[114/601] (ERA177C1, E8, R11) PL19/112

There are two possible routes between Łódź and Tomaszów Mazowiecki avoiding Koluszki - a direct double track line from Gałkówek via Żakowice Płd to Mikołajów used by more frequent express services or single track Line 537 via Słotwiny and Żakowice Połudnowie. Use of both routes is confirmed during 2018/19 but limited services use Line 537 with calls at both Słotwiny and Żakowice Połudnowie as listed below. Note Interrail and PR Regional tickets are not valid on ŁKA trains.

Note no Żakowice Połudnowie station listing appears in either 114 or 601 PDF, but confirmation of calls and use of the route via line 537 would be confirmed in that station's departure sheet.

Note A SSuX R10692 Tomaszów Mazowiecki - 18:19/18:29 Słotwiny - Łódź Fabryczna
Note B SSuX ŁKA11390 Tomaszów Mazowiecki - 15:06 Słotwiny - Łódź Fabryczna
Note C SSuX ŁKA19389 ??:?? Łódź Fabryczna - ??:?? Żakowice Połudnowie - Tomaszów Mazowiecki

Note A: 10-21 December 2018, 2 February - 8 March 2019

Note B 11 March - 13 December 2019

Note C Appears to be outbound working of Note B but despite saying train starts at Łódź Fabryczna, no PDF includes timings from there, it is only in 114 Słotwiny depart 13:58 to Tomaszów Mazowiecki. Check nearer date.

Skarżysko Kamienna avoiding line 566

[115] (ERA183A4, F9) PL19/113

TLK16111 Warszawa Wschodnia – 07:59/08:11 Radom – Przemyśl Główny
TLK13111 Warszawa Wschodnia – 15:38 Radom – Przemyśl Główny
TLK31110 Przemyśl Główny - 11:35 Wąchock - Warszawa Wschodnia
TLK31104 Przemyśl Główny - 20:02 Wąchock - Warszawa Wschodnia

Plus used by all R trains to/from Skarżysko-Kamienna and Wąchock on Table 115 run via Skarżysko Kamienna SKA [reverse] and the avoiding curve 566 from the March 9 Timetable revision until August 10 2019

Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski – Sandomierz – Grębów

[115] (ERA183B5-B5,C3, F10-G10) PL19/114

Used by same daily TLK pair as PL19/113. Note Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski to Sandomierz is also used by a limited dates SSuO PR pair, and new for 2019, Sandomierz – Grębów has very limited summer SSuO services with details in the PDF.

TLK16111 Warszawa Wschodnia – 09:35 Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski – Przemyśl Główny
TLK13111 Warszawa Wschodnia – 16:57 Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski– Przemyśl Główny
TLK31110 Przemyśl Główny - 09:57 Stalowa Wola Rozwadów - Warszawa Wschodnia
TLK31104 Przemyśl Główny - 18:24 Stalowa Wola Rozwadów - Warszawa Wschodnia

Sandomierz – Sobów - (Tarnobrzeg)

[126] (ERA183C3, G10) PL19/115

A limited service was re-introduced in summer 2017 but the pattern changed in 2019. Note any trains via this route do not appear in the PDFs on any likely table [115/116/126] so any travellers should run a journey planner query to confirm before travelling. Timings as at November 2019.

R23433 Stalowa Wola Poludnie – 05:22-05:29 Sandomierz - Rzeszów Główny
R32436 Rzeszów Główny - 17:14 Tarnobrzeg - Sandomierz 17:28/17:35 or 15:59-16:05 - Stalowa Wola Poludnie

Przeworsk avoiding line: Przeworsk Gorliczyna – podg Przeworsk Zachodnia

[116, 121] (ERA184A1, G11), PL19/116

This curve enables trains between Stalowa Wola and Rzeszow to avoid reversing at Przeworsk. Use had ended on 28 February 2018 but numerous entries are shown in the 2018/19 PDF.

Note A IC23116 Hrubieszów Misto – 09:25 Leżajsk - Rzeszów Główny
Note B IC23115 Lublin – 11:41 Leżajsk - Rzeszów Główny
Note C SSuO R23437 Sandomierz – 18:10 Leżajsk - Rzeszów Główny
Note B IC23105 Lublin – 21:20 Leżajsk - Rzeszów Główny
Note B TLK32104 Rzeszów Główny - 06:26 Łańcut - Lublin
Note C SSuO R32431 Rzeszów Główny - 07:36 Łańcut - Sandomierz
Note B IC32115 Rzeszów Główny - 15:40 Łańcut - Lublin

Note A: 10 March - 14 December 2019 shown in all year PDF but was running via Przeworsk by 20 October 2019

Note B 1 August - 14 December 2019 shown in all year PDF but was running via Przeworsk by 20 October 2019

Note C 1-5 May & 22 June - 1 September 2019

Kraków northern loop line: [Kraków Główny] - Kraków Batowice – podg Dłubnia – Kraków Nowa Huta – Podłęże

[120] (ERA171B5, R15) PL19/117

Diversions continue throughout 2018/19 TT period with "<" markers on table 120 between Kraków Główny and Podłęże. Note the east and westbound services may take different routes from the east end of Kraków Nowa Huta, plus to the west of Podłęże potentially should use the flyover route eastbound and ground level route westbound although the flyover route was closed for works in Autumn 2019. Any reports of travelling any other route at Kraków Nowa Huta apart from the longer loop on the north side would be appreciated by the Compilers.

There is also allegedly an ongoing workers' service via the above route to the closed PKP stations serving the steel works complex at Nowa Huta but no timings have been available since the 2008 working timetable. At that time the evening and weekend services were worked by a track maintenance draisine with very limited capacity.

(Przemyśl Główny –) Hurko – Medyka (– Mostys'ka 2)

[122] (ERA184B1, H12, R35) PL19/118

There are three routes between these points; from south to north they are:

  • Line 91, a cross border 1435 mm gauge line which ends east of Mostys'ka 1 in Ukraine.

This is used between Przemyśl Główny and Medyka by the PKP local service shown in Table 122 and usually by the through Wroclaw - L'viv service, plus LEO Express have applied to run through to Mostys'ka 2.

  • Line 989, a 1435 mm gauge line through the marshalling yards, re-joining Line 91 at Medyka.

No passenger services use this line. Note that page H12 of the "Atlas Linii Kolejowych Polski" is incorrect in showing passenger stations on this line; they are on Line 91 and the enlarged page R35 shows the situation correctly.

  • Line 92, the 1520 mm gauge line into Ukraine.

This route is used by the daytime services between Kyiv/L'viv and Przemyśl Główny, and from 2017/18 the night service to/from Odessa, all operated by Ukrainian railways but no longer shown in PKP 122.

Up until the 2016/17 TT change it was believed Lines 91 and 92 were used on alternate days by the overnight L'viv/Lvov services, with either a manual gauge change at Przemyśl (with a longer stop) or an SUW2000 gauge change at Mostys'ka 2 (with a relatively short stop at Przemyśl). The gauge changer at Mostys'ka 2 was noted out of use as at October 2017 but an April 2018 traveller confirms his overnight L'viv/Lvov services used Line 91 and the Mostys'ka 2 gauge changer and Przemyśl Główny arrival/departure sheets confirm use of only standard gauge platforms.

This of course does not preclude use of the gauge changer at Przemyśl and further reports would be appreciated by the Compilers although the Beta version of the PKP Journey planner which can display a route map clearly shows the 2019 services booked via Line 91.

IC-MP 33021/51 Wrocław Główny/Warszawa Wschodnia - 00:46 Przemyśl Główny - Lviv/Lvov
D715/33013 13:10 Przemyśl Główny - Kiev Passajirskii (via Khmelnytskyi)
D705/33017 15:45 Przemyśl Główny - Kiev Passajirskii (via Korosten)
D35/33025 18:39 Przemyśl Główny - Odessa
D36/33026 Odessa - 07:55 L'viv - Przemyśl Główny
D706/33046 Kiev Passajirskii - 11:20 L'viv - Przemyśl Główny (via Korosten)
D716/33012 Kiev Passajirskii - 13:55 L'viv - Przemyśl Główny (via Khmelnytskyi)
D90/33002 16:10 L'viv - Przemyśl Główny
IC-MP 52/33016 23:40 Lviv/Lvov - 03:10 arrive Przemyśl Główny - Wrocław Główny/Warszawa Wschodnia

(Przemyśl Główny –) Przemyśl Bakończyce [reverse] Hurko – (Medyka)

[122] (ERA184B1, H12, R35) PL19/118A

Table 122 PDF shows all services with extra running time between Przemyśl Główny and Hurko on dates below, and the PKP Beta Journey Planner map confirms this re-routing as per German sources.

Trains involved are the Kyiv sleeper IC-33021/51 [20-26 V], 33022/52 [19-24.V], and locals R-30450, 30462, 30468, 30401, 30409, 30421 [20-24 V]

Stalowa Wola Rozwadów Towarowy – Pilchów

[126, 555] (ERA183C3, G11) PL19/119

This curve (line 565) is used by any direct services between Lublin and Tarnobrzeg (- Rzeszow). They could be identified by a '<' symbol against Stalowa Wola Rozwadów in 126 and 555 but those services have been diverted to serve Stalowa Wola Rozwadów after the Lublin - Stalowa Wola line reopened after electrification work. Therefore no service over this curve from 11 March 2018.

Stróże avoiding line, Line 619 to SR3

[130, 131] (ERA79A2, H9) PL19/120

Use resumed 1 October 2017.

SO Os33111 Kraków Glowny - 19:58/20:04/20:14 Wilczyska - Jasło
SuO Os33126 Jasło - 17:35/17:44 Polna - Kraków Glówny

Stróże Station to SR3 [East Junction]

[131] (ERA186B5, H10) PL19/121

Services reduced to just one PolRegio pair.

SuO Os33584/33582 Nowy Sacz - 14:34/15:06/15:13 Stróże - Jasło
FO Os33580 Jasło - 22:22/22:52 Polna - Nowy Sacz

Stróże SR3 [East Junction] - Gorlice Zagorzany - [Jasło]

[131] (ERA186B5, H10) PL19/122

Entries PL19/120 & 121

[Jasło] - Gorlice-Zagórzany – Gorlice

[131] (ERA186B5, H10) PL19/123

Note all of PL19/120, PL19/121, PL19/122 and this entry cover the section between Jasło and Gorlice-Zagórzany.

An infrequent service on complicated dates has resumed again with what the PDF shows as an unbalanced service so please check before travelling. A very limited service from Kraków on Fridays and Sundays had resumed from 12 June 2016 but then reduced to just on three dates in June 2018.

Note A SuX R30983 04:52 Gorlice - Jasło - Rszezów Glówny
Note B FO R30981 18:04 Gorlice - Jasło
Note C Various days, see below R30971 Rszezów Glowny - 17:41 Gorlice Zagórzany - Gorlice

Note A 1 January - 9 March 2019

Note B Does not run July - September 2019

Note C 14/21 December 2018, 2 January - 9 March 2019 SuX, 15 March - 13 December 2019 FO

Zagórz – Komańcza – Łupków

[131/134] (ERA186C4, 187A5, H11) PL19/124

A limited Bank Holiday and summer weekends service resumed from 11 June 2016. From Summer 2017 this was extended across the border to Medzilaborce in Slovakia and this continues in 2019 between 29 June and 1 September. In Summer 2017 SKPL ran an additional limited Mon-Fri service to Łupków.

Sucha Beskidzka

[135] (ERA185B5, G8) PL19/125

All services between Kraków and Zakopane had to reverse at Sucha Beskidzka until an avoiding curve opened on 11 June 2017. Since then most trains run via the avoiding line, calling at the new station of Sucha Beskidzka Zamek. Use of the North to West and South to West curves can be identified by the train calling at Sucha Beskidzka. The South to West curve has fewer services than the North to West curve.

Kraków Plaszów – Kraków Bonarka (– Skawina)

[135a] (ERA182, R15) PL19/126

The scheduled service was much reduced since the Kraków Plaszów avoiding curve opened in December 2017 so Enter 135a in the Search by Table section and look for trains starting/terminating/running via Kraków Plaszow.

Oświęcim – Skawina

[141] (ERA182B1/C1 G7-G8) PL19/127

The last attempt at local services between Oświęcim and Kraków lasted just one year and were withdrawn on 10 December 2016 with a very limited Skawina - Zator service recommencing on 9 June 2019. There is no 141 PDF so trains via this route can be identified in table 140 by NOT having a timing but a < at Trzebinia. Note that trains which use the Oświęcim avoiding line do not quite run the full length of this entry but are shown in PL19/128 IC114 is re-routed via Trzebinia until March.

IC41010 Praha Hl. - 04:45 Oświęcim - Kraków Główny
Note C IC104 Wien Hbf - 13:06 Oświęcim - Kraków Główny
IC115 Praha Hl. - 16:01 Oświęcim - Kraków Główny
Note A IC114 10:44 Kraków Główny - Praha Hl
Note B IC34003 15:41 Kraków Główny - Wien Hbf
IC14010 22:34 Kraków Główny - Wien Hbf

Note A From 10 March 2019 B From 13 April C from 14 April

Skawina - Oświęcim avoiding curve: Oświęcim OwC1 – OwC

[120/140/141] (ERA188C4, G7) PL19/128

This north <=> east curve links the Mysłowice and Skawina lines. During major works at Kraków Glowny between the night of 29/30 November until 14 December all Przemyśl - Świnoujście - Przemyśl services are diverted this way, and one pair between 29/30 November and the TT change date. See the Journey planner.

Leo Express workings only used this curve until 8 January 2019 as when it resumed on 22 March it was diverted direct between Katowice and Kraków Główny. Leo Express

Note A FSuO LE1361 Praha Hl. - 21:38 Myslowice - Kraków Główny
Note B MSO LE1356 Kraków Główny - 05:59 Dwory - Praha Hl

Note A: Only ran until 7 January 2019

Note B: Only ran until 8 January 2019

Katowice – flyover departure line – Katowice Brynów (p.odg. Brynów)

[146, 151] (ERA188B3, R17) PL19/129

Westbound departures from Katowice platforms 1-4 towards Katowice Ligota can run either via the main line (line 139) or via a flyover (line 656) over the main line to Gliwice. From observation, all trains departing from platform 1 at Katowice appear to use this route.

Czechowice Dziedzice avoiding line: Goczałkowice Zdrój (p.odg. Most Wisła) – Zabrzeg (p.odg. Ochodza)

[146, 147] (ERA188C3, H7) PL19/130

The north-to-west curve avoiding Czechowice Dziedzice is used by all trains in table 146 and also trains to and from Katowice shown in table 147 with a '<' symbol against Czechowice Dziedzice.

Gliwice – Zabrze Makoszowy Kopalna West to south - line 148 - Lesczczyny - [Rybnik]

[147] (ERA182A2, R16) PL19/131

A long promised re-opening is in use as these services have a booked call at Knurów

SSuO Os44123 05:55/06:42/06:58/07:12 Gliwice - Wisła Glebce
SSuO Os44112 Wisła Glebce - 20:30/20:54 Leszczyny - Gliwice

Chybie – Chybie Mnich (p.odg Bieniowiec) (– Skoczów)

[146/147/148] (ERA182A1, H7) PL19/132

This west <=> south chord is in use by

SSuO Os44123 Gliwice - 08:03/09:07 Chybie – Wisła Glebce
SSuO Os94607 Katowice - 15:06/15:13 Chybie – Wisła Glebce
SSuO Os94652 Wisła Glebce - 09:48 Chybie Mnich - Katowice
SSuO Os44112 Wisła Glebce - 19:01/19:03 Skoczów - Gliwice

Nędza Wieś – Kuźnia Raciborska (p.odg. Turze)

[153/160 not shown but in 154] (ERA188B1, G6) PL19/133

This east-to-north chord avoiding Nędza station is used by trains running direct between Kędzierzyn Koźle and Rybnik. Use is indicated by < markers at stations from Nędza to Chałupki in Table 160. From previous experience these should also use PL19/134.

Rybnik – Sumina

[153 not shown/154/160] (ERA188B1, G6, H6) PL19/134

There are two routes between Rybnik and Sumina: a direct line and a longer route via Rybnik Towarowy and Rydułtowy used by all local services. Use of the direct line by TLK services to/from Kędzierzyn-Koźle was previously indicated by a '<' symbol against the intermediate stations in table 153, but these trains now only appear in table 160 to/from 220 although a traveller in November 2017 confirms his train used the direct route plus the Sumina station avoiding line.

Therefore use by those services mentioned in PL19/133 is still highly likely. Reports of continued use by the services to/from Kędzierzyn-Koźle would be welcomed by the Compilers

Note A TLK46150/48150 Bielsko-Biala Glowna - 08:00 Rybnik - Wroclaw Glowny/Kolobrzeg
Note B IC64100 Wroclaw Glowny - 19:36 Kuźnia Raciborska – Bielsko-Biala Glowna
Note C IC84150 Kolobrzeg - 20:40 Kuźnia Raciborska – Bielsko-Biala Glowna

Note A Odd dates until SuX from 11 March 2019 - 20 May and then daily from 2 September 2019

Note B Odd dates until SuX from 10 March 2019 - 20 May and then daily from 2 September 2019

Note C 21 May - 1 September 2019

Tychy – Orzesze Jaśkowice

[151/155] (ERA188B2/B3, G7) PL19/135

Continued use after a reopening for 2017

EC 116 Warszawa Wschodnia - 08:44 Tychy - Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
EC 131 Warszawa Wschodnia - 12:15 Tychy - Budapest-Nyugati
EC 112 Warszawa Wschodnia - 16:41 Tychy - Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
SX EC 110 Warszawa Wschodnia - 20:39 Tychy - Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
SuX EC 111 Ostrava-Svinov - 06:50 Rybnik - Warszawa Wschodnia
EC 113 Praha Hlavni Nadrazi - 10:48 Rybnik - Warszawa Wschodnia
EC 130 Budapest-Nyugati - 15:13 Rybnik - Warszawa Wschodnia
EC 117 Praha Hlavni Nadrazi - 18:47 Rybnik - Warszawa Wschodnia

Żory – Chybie

[154] (ERA188C2, G6-H7) PL19/136

Booked use in 2019 after short term diversionary use in 2018 and none in 2017.

SSuO Os44123 Gliwice - 07:38/08:03/08:40 Żory – Wisła Glebce
SSuO Os44112 Wisła Glebce - 19:30 Chybie - Gliwice

Kędzierzyn-Koźle – p.odg. Stare Koźle – Kędzierzyn-Koźle Azoty

[160] (ERA181C2 too detailed to be shown, R14) PL19/137

There are three routes between Kędzierzyn-Koźle and p.odg. Stare Koźle. From east to west they are:

1. Line 709. This line is the normal passenger route. The 4 km single track line flies over the curves to the Gliwice line and runs via a staff halt at the PKP depot to Peron (platform) 1. It resumed use as the normal route for PR local trains with the June 2016 timetable change and is used by all services other than those mentioned below.

2. Line 151 (northbound). From a travellers July 2017 observation, the equivalent of the IC train below used a line initially heading east at podg. Stare Koźle before going underneath Lines 709 and 681 to run alongside southbound Line 151 on the west side of the yard to arrive in Kędzierzyn- Koźle Peron 4 to reverse to head towards Gliwice. This line at its divergence is not shown in the Mały Atlas.

SuX IC 4116 Racibórz - 06:51 Kuźnia Raciborska - Warszawa Centralna

3. Line 151 (southbound). This runs on the west side of the yard (Kędzierzyn-Koźle KKD) up to 0.5 km away from Line 709. Services from Kędzierzyn-Koźle Peron (platform) IV towards Rybnik and Racibórz must use this route. The following services are shown in the December 2018 departure sheets: NJ74010 (00:26), TLK54103 (11:39), R64427 (16:51), R64433 (19:05), TLK64101 (19:54) and PR 64435 (21:02) .

Kędzierzyn-Koźle avoiding curve

[160/220] (ERA181C2, R14) PL19/138

Information received on daytime odd day use which also use PL19/166 and PL19/167

The Przemyśl trains do not appear in table 160, the only mention found in PDFs is in a footnote for the departure from Przemyśl in table 121! At Racibórz these are coaches attached/detached to/from NJ47010/74010 which call at both Kędzierzyn-Koźle and Racibórz or vv to/from Berlin before/after the curve at Kędzierzyn-Koźle. These join/separate from TLK83193/38192 Świnoujście - Przemyśl at Katowice.

Note B IC 41014 Nice Ville - 10:01 Chałupki - next stop 14:44 Warszawa Zachodnia - Moskva Belorusskaia
Note C IC 41012 Praha Hlavni Nadrazi - 10:33 Chałupki - next stop 15:08 Warszawa Zachodnia - Moskva Belorusskaia
Note A IC 60457/83193 Berlin Charlottenburg - 01:20 Racibórz - Przemyśl Główny
Note A IC 38192/60456 Przemyśl Główny - 00:42 Gliwice - Berlin Charlottenburg
Note D IC 14012/14014 Moskva Belorusskaia - 12:19 Warszawa Zachodnia - Praha Hlavni Nadrazi/Nice

Notes: A 9 December 2018 - 8 March 2019 B Mondays only C Wednesday only D Tuesday/Friday only

Lubliniec – Paczyna

[165] (ERA182A3, G6) PL19/139

The two daytime pairs have been re-routed leaving only overnight services using this 36.5 km section of an otherwise freight only line which has a substantial grade separated junction at Lubliniec.

Częstochowa avoiding line: Częstochowa Stradom – Kusięta Nowe (p.odg. Kucelinka) (– Koniecpol)

[109/175/P200] (ERA182B3, R15) PL19/140

This line enables trains between Wrocław/Opole and Kielce, plus to Warszawa (via the CMK) [PL19/104] or Krakow [PL19/106] to avoid reversing at Częstochowa Osobowa (the main station) by calling instead at Częstochowa Stradom. Use can be identified in table 175 by a < at Częstochowa.

Herby Stare – Boronów (p.odg Kalina)

[175/180] (ERA182A3, F7) PL19/141

This 2.2km east <=> south curve, [line 687] regained a local service in 2016 and this continues plus limited IC's only shown in 180.

SSuX PR 44438 Lubliniec - 08:04/08:09 Herby Stare - Tarnowskie Góry
IC5420 Gdynia Główna - 20:10 Czestochowa - Katowice
SuX IC41101 Katowice - 03:58 Tarnowskie Góry - Warszawa Wschodnia
IC4521 Katowice - 07:18/07:24 Tarnowskie Góry - Gdynia Główna
SSuX PR 44505 Tarnowskie Góry - 13:12/13:28 Boronów - Częstochowa

Herby Stare – Herby Nowe

[175/180/315] (ERA182A3, F7) PL19/142

TLK38103 Kraków Glówny – 14:53 Czestochowa Stradom - Szczecin Glówny
IC38170 Przemyśl Główny - 00:02 Czestochowa Stradom - Kolobrzeg
TLK83102 Szczecin Glówny – 11:53/12:11 Wieluń - Kraków Główny
IC83170 Kolobrzeg - 03:38 Zduńska Wola Karsznice - Przemyśl Główny

Lisów – Herby Stare

[175] (ERA182A3, F7) PL19/142

The east and westbound routes take significantly different routes through a forest between these points.

Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis

(Tomaszów Mazowiecki – Dęba Opoczyńska –) p.odg. Zapowiedź – Radzice

[100, 113, 114] (ERA183A5, E9) PL19/151

Used by five pairs of TLK's between 9 June and 31 August 2019 as shown in 113 PDF. See PL19/102 for use between Tomaszów Mazowiecki - podg. Zapowiedź and Idzikowice on the CMK.

(Zawiercie –) Łazy – Line 160 south, 186 north – Dąbrowa Gornicza Ząbkowice

[101/102] (ERA188A5/B5, too detailed to be shown correctly, G7 R18) PL19/152

None shown in 2017/18. This is an alternative north and south bound freight route identified by < markers between Łazy and Dąbrowa Górnicza Sikorka. Southbound would use a separate vertical alignment followed by a flyover to join line 186 avoiding Chruszczobród. Any use northbound would again use line 186 avoiding Chruszczobród station, then run on the east side of the first, then in-between parts of two freight yards north of Łazy. Last Southbound use scheduled during 2016, northbound on 11 August 2017.

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(Radzice –) Wolanow – line 576 [Radom avoider] – Rozki (– Skarzysko-Kamienna)

[100/113/110] (ERA183B5, F9) PL19/153

Last scheduled diversionary use between 10 July - 10 August 2017.

[Sosnowiec Porąbka] - podg Dorota - part line 133 - Dąbrowa Gornicza Ząbkowice

[102, 105] (ERA188A4/B4, R18) PL19/154

Numerous northbound only diversions to a complicated days of operation pattern but mainly daily between 12-23 March and 17 April - 8 May 2018 and then again from 6 to 12 August 2019. In the Search by Table section enter 105.

Kielce avoiding line: Kielce Piaski (podg Piaski k. Kielc) – Kielce Herbskie (line 567)

[100/113/110] (ERA183A4, F9) PL19/155

Last scheduled diversionary use between 10 July - 10 August 2017.

Tomaszów Mazowiecki – Spała

[114] (ERA182C5, E8) PL19/156

PR Łódź sponsored the first passenger service on this branch since 1988 from 2014 which using the 2016 example were one pair SSuO between 9 July and 4 September. That year they were Free with just 75 places so needed to be pre-booked via website www.inowlodz.pl. Timings were Łodz Kaliska depart 08:35 Spała 10:11, returning at 17:56 to Łodz Kaliska 19:36. As far as is known, in 2017 services ran only on "Harvest" weekend on 16/17 September with details here. There is no service in 2019.

Kraków Mydlniki - Line 95 - Kraków Batowice

[107/140] (ERA182, G8 & R15) PL19/157

Used by one pair of overnights from 2 September - 20 October 2018 as confirmed by traveller and station entries for Kraków Lobzów and Kraków Mydlniki in table 107. No entries nor booked use in 2019.

Kraków Glówny avoider via Kraków Olsza

[120/140] (ERA182, R15) PL19/158

During major works at Kraków Glowny between the night of 29/30 November until 14 December, some Regional Transport Trains on the route from Rzeszów to Katowice will use this route. The train below was an earlier 2019 diversion confirmed by Beta JP Map plus used by train pair "Korsarz" from 21.6. until 31.8.2019.

Note A PR 43408 Oświęcim - 09:12 Kraków Mydlniki - Kraków Płaszów

Note A: Until 9 March 2019

Kraków northern loop line: (Miechów –) Zesławice (podg Raciborowice) – podg Dłubnia – Kraków Nowa Huta – Podłęże

[107/120] (ERA171B5, R15) PL19/159

Last regularly used up to 9 June 2018 plus some 2018 "Woodstock" services.

Żurawica - line 614 - Hurko [Przemyśl avoiding line]

[121] (ERA184B1, H12) PL19/160

Limited services [IC-33021 (51), 33022 (52), R-30450, 30462, 30468, 30401, 30409, 30421] to/from Przemyśl Glowny diverted via Hurko [reverse] between 5 - 9 November 2018

Rzeszów Głowny avoiding curve - line 611

[132] (ERA183C1, G11) PL19/160A

Due to major station reconstruction works most Rzeszów - Jaslo trains are bustituted but some are diverted to Rzeszów Zachodni to reverse with extra time allowed. This was planned to be from 25 June until 31 August but use of the curve by a TLK train pair to/from Żagorz has continued.

(Chabowka –) Rabka Zdrój – Nowy Sacz

[136] (ERA185C5, 186A5, H8/9) PL19/161

A much more frequent service ran in 2017, all weekends in July and August except 19/20 August. 2018 details were not known, but in 2019 services only ran between Chabówka - Mszana Dolna SSuO from 29 June to 25 August. See the Chabowka Museum website

(Katowice – Mysłówice –) Sosnowiec Jęzor – podg Dorota – Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice (– Lazy)

[140/102] (ERA182B1/C1 R18) PL19/162

From 12 - 23 March and 17 April - 8 May 2018 some services are diverted away from their usual main line routing. German sources received the following details but it is impossible to confirm from the PDFs which of two alternatives would be used. Note some listed below have booked calls at Mysłówice in Table 140 PDF so must use one of the two diversions. The section from podg Dorota to Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice is common with PL19/154.

Travellers reported both diversions in use with IC1425 & 16103 via line 180 and IC4526 via curve 667 as suggested.

  • from Mysłówice via Sosnowiec Jęzor and Line 180 to podg Dorota allegedly used by : IC 54171, 14000, 54103, 56101, 16103, 84113, 26103, R24333, 24335, 42324 plus IC1425 [on certain days only], and IC14013 and 41012 on 3 or 4 April.
  • from Mysłówice via Sosnowiec Jęzor to podg Długoszyn (west of Jaworzno Szczakowa), curve 667 and Sosnowiec Maczki to podg Dorota by IC4526 06:14 Katowice - Gdynia on all the above days plus R42326 19:23 ex Katowice - Kielce on 17 April - 8 May only

(Katowice –) podg. Gottwald – podg. Hajduki – podg. Radoszowy – podg. Panewnik – Katowice Ligota

[151/151a/155] (ERA182A1, H7) PL19/163

This line provides an alternative route, further west, between Katowice and Katowice Ligota. Last used between 1 and 10 August 2017 (SSuX). They can be identified by a < marker at just Katowice-Brynów and an extended journey time of more than 30 minutes.

Gliwice - Bytom

[166] (ERA188A2/A3, G7 R16/17) PL19/164

Last scheduled use by diversions were by IC "Szkuner" Katowice - Kołobrzeg on Saturdays and Sundays from 20.7. until 11.8.2019.

Częstochowa Stradom – Poraj

[175,102] (ERA182B3; F7 R15) PL19/165

There are two possible routes between these stations:

  • via line 61 (the normal passenger line) as far as podg Kucelinka and then non-passenger 155 to Poraj via Częstochowa Mirów. Note this is in use by other diversions as part of per PL19/107
  • via line 702 (a short non-passenger curve) to Częstochowa Raków and then the normal passenger line to Poraj.

One 'Woodstock' service in 2016 was identified as being diverted but it is not known which of the two routes was taken.

Lubliniec avoiding line: podg. Jawonica – podg. Droniowiczki

[175] (ERA182A3, G6) PL19/166

This north <=> south connection links the Częstochowa line (line 61) with the Paczyna line (line 152). These services do not appear in the 165 PDF and is information from German sources. Previously used by services diverted away from their normal route via Fosowskie between 10 - 23 July 2017.

Note A IC 41014 Nice Ville - 10:01 Chałupki - next stop 14:44 Warszawa Zachodnia - Moskva Belorusskaia
Note B IC 41012 Praha Hlavni Nadrazi - 10:33 Chałupki - next stop 15:08 Warszawa Zachodnia - Moskva Belorusskaia
Note C IC 14012/14014 Moskva Belorusskaia - 12:19 Warszawa Zachodnia - Praha Hlavni Nadrazi/Nice

Notes: A Mondays only B Wednesday only C Tuesday/Friday only

Toszek Północ - Rudziniec Gliwicki

[175] (ERA182A3, G6) PL19/167

This is the freight line from the Junction of passenger table 165 south. These services do not appear in the 165 PDF and is information from German sources. Previously used by diversions in May 2011.

Note A IC 41014 Nice Ville - 10:01 Chałupki - next stop 14:44 Warszawa Zachodnia - Moskva Belorusskaia
Note B IC 41012 Praha Hlavni Nadrazi - 10:33 Chałupki - next stop 15:08 Warszawa Zachodnia - Moskva Belorusskaia
Note C IC 14012/14014 Moskva Belorusskaia - 12:19 Warszawa Zachodnia - Praha Hlavni Nadrazi/Nice

Notes: A Mondays only B Wednesday only C Tuesday/Friday only

Rzeszów Zachodni - Rzeszów Staroniwa (Rzeszów avoiding line)

[132] (ERA79A2), PL19/168

This west to south curve allows trains from the Tarnów line to proceed directly to the Jasło line, and vice versa, without calling at Rzeszów Glówny.

All trains between Rzeszów Glowny and the Jasło line used this curve with reversal at Rzeszów Zachodni in the period 25 June to 31 August 2019 with use by the SKPL operated TLK's continuing.

TLK 33101 15:00 Sędziszów Małopolski - Zagórz
TLK 33142 Zagórz - 12:57 Rzeszów Staroniwa - Sędziszów Małopolski

See also