Serbia - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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This list is based on the what train information is available from 11 December 2022, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information. Days of the week are shown in ISO8601 form. Services on some routes were reduced in 2021-22 due to infrastructure works.

Map references for each route entry are given in parentheses ( ). References prefixed "ERA-E" refer to the European Railway Atlas (All-Europe Edition) by M.G. Ball. References prefixed "ERA-R" refer to the European Railway Atlas (Regional Series - The Balkans) by M.G. Ball.

Obscure services

Golubinci - Inđija

[10, 30] (ERA-E 102C2; ERA-R 222B5) RS23/1

This curve connects the Beograd - Šid and Beograd - Novi Sad lines. The reconstruction of the Stara Pazova to Novi Sad railway means there appear to be no trains on this section at present.

Niš – Niš ranžirna – Crveni Krst

[91] (ERA-E 103B4; ERA-R 223A1) RS23/2

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 2018 that the staff trains still run, but are not advertised. Use by passengers has therefore ceased or is unofficial. Reports of recent operations would be welcomed by the compilers.

The most recent timings available 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

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Požega avoiding line: Rasna – Boračko

[50, 73] (ERA 222B2) RS23/3

This is a south to east curve avoiding Požega station. When engineering operations close the direct route via Vreoci and Valjevo, this curve is used by diverted, usually overnight, trains between Beograd and Bar.

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:

12 Šabac – Zvornik One train pair daily, one train pair ①-⑥
31 Novi Sad - Orlovat stajalište Service suspended
40 Pančevo Glavna st. - Zrenjanin Service suspended
60 Kragujevac - Kraljevo One train pair daily, one train pair ①-⑤
60 Kraljevo - Rudnica Two train pairs daily
73 Kraljevo - Stalać Two train pairs daily
75 Negotin - Prahovo pristanište Two train pairs daily
80 Niš - Bela Palanka - Pirot - Dimitrovgrad Service suspended
85 Niš - Kuršumlija - Prokuplje - Merdare Service suspended and removed from journey planner list of stations
90 Niš - Preševo Service suspended and removed from journey planner list of stations
A Subotica - Kelebia (Hungary) No timetable information found so service may be suspended.
B, 10 Šid - Tovarnik (Croatia) Service suspended
C Bogojevo - Erdut (Croatia) Service probably suspended
D Dimitrovgrad - Kalotina Zapad (Bulgaria) One Bulgarian train pair operates to Dimitrovgrad (Serbia) daily
E Preševo - Tabanovci (North Macedonia) No service since 1 October 2018. See Border Crossings: North Macedonia - Serbia.
G, 50 Prijepolje Teretna - Bijelo Polje (Montenegro) One train pair all year, second train pair mid 2023/06 to mid 2023/09

Deletions since previous edition

54 Beograd Rasp. Dedinje - Beograd Rasp. Karađorđev Park
From 2021/2022 it had a good suburban service.
70 Paraćin - Gilje (Rasputnica Ćuprija) via 2015 new cut-off avoiding Ćuprija station
Since the December 2017 timetable and according to the journey planner in January 2023 all services are booked to call at Ćuprija, so this line has no service.

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