Serbia - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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This list is based on the timetable dated from 10 December 2017 to 8 December 2018, unless otherwise stated. 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

Beograd (Beograd Spoljna) – Beograd Dunav - Pančevački Most

[44] (ERA 224B2) RS18/1

The suspension of the Beograd to Bucureşti Nord international service has removed the only train to travel from Beograd to Beograd Dunav via the Sava riverside line. The international train has not appeared since the 2013-2014 timetable. The section between Beograd Dunav station and the junction at Pančevački Most now sees regular services which can easily be identified. Note that most of the outer suburban Beovoz trains to or from the Pančevo glavna st. direction that terminate at or start from Pančevački Most use a side platform there, on the single line to Beograd Dunav, labelled Dunavski Kolosek or Dunavski Peron.

Golubinci - Inđija

[10, 30] (ERA 222B5) RS18/2

This curve connects the Beograd - Šid and Beograd - Novi Sad lines. There are no services in the current timetable.

Niš – Niš ranžirna – Crveni Krst

[91] (ERA 223A1) RS18/3

Niš ranžirna is a freight yard to the west of Niš, and is connected to both the Niš - Beograd and Niš - Skopje lines via triangular junctions. Staff trains run from Niš via the east to north curve off the Skopje line, call at the freight yard station at Niš ranžirna (where they wait for 15 minutes and change train number), then run via the south to east curve to Crveni Krst and back to Niš, performing a clockwise loop. Though these trains are clearly intended for members of staff, no objection has been raised to other passengers using them in the past. It was confirmed in October 2017 that the staff trains still run, but are not advertised. Use by passengers has therefore ceased or is unofficial. The most recent timings avialable are:

6300/6301 06:40 Niš - Niš ranžirna - Niš
6202/6303 14:40 Niš - Niš ranžirna - Niš
6304/6305 18:40 Niš - Niš ranžirna - Niš

Vršac – Bela Crkva

[former 43] (ERA 223A5, not shown) RS18/4

This approximately 44 km line has not had a regular passenger service since about 2005. A tourist service operated every weekend from 20 June to the end of August 2015, with a connection to and from Beograd. No trains are believed to have run in 2016 or 2017. The summer 2015 times were as follows:

E SSuO 09:30 Vršac – Bela Crkva
E SSuO 17:20 Bela Crkva – Vršac

Paraćin - Gilje (Rasputnica Ćuprija)

[70] (ERA 223A2) RS18/5

At the end of 2015 a new cut-off opened north of Paraćin which straightened the line north to Gilje. The southern part of the old main line was retained to serve Ćuprija with a new east to north curve, west of the station, joining the old line with the northern half of the new deviation. There are therefore two routes between Paraćin and Gilje. Trains which are not booked to call at Ćuprija run the entire length of the new line. Trains booked to call at Ćuprija only use the northern half of the new line. From the December 2017 timetable change all services are booked to call at Ćuprija. Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.

Cuprija deviation.jpg

Beograd Centar - Rakovica

[70] (ERA 224B2) RS18/6

From Beograd Centar to Rakovica once had a frequent suburban service, but in 2016-2017 the only trains were three train pairs on line 70 starting/finishing from Beograd Centar rather than Beograd Glavna. In the 2017-2018 timetable this has increased to 7 train pairs. This will be the only passenger route south from Beograd after the old terminus closes, possibly in 2018, so this entry will probably be discontinued in 2018-2019.

Požega avoiding line: Rasna – Boračko

[50, 73] (ERA 222B2) RS18/7

This is a south to east curve avoiding Požega station. Due to engineering operations on the direct route via Vreoci and Valjevo, this curve was used by diverted overnight trains from Beograd to Bar in 2017. This use has now ended.

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:

33 Senta - Banatsko Miloševo
34 Subotica - Kanjiža
60 Lapovo - Kraljevo
60 Leposavić - Zvečan - Kosovska Mitrovica Sever (Kosovo)
73 Kraljevo - Stalać
85 Prokuplje - Merdare
B, 10 Šid - Tovarnik (Croatia)
C Bogojevo - Erdut (Croatia)
D, 44 Vršac - Stamora Moravita (Romania) Service suspended
E Dimitrovgrad - Kalotina Zapad (Bulgaria)
F Preševo - Tabanovce (Macedonia)

Deletions since previous edition


See also