Belarus - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services Temp

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Introduction

This list is based on the timetable year 13 December 2020 to 11 December 2021, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information.

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 Baltic States, Belarus and Ukraine) by M.G. Ball.

Obscure services

Orša / Orsha

Orša is a complex area providing a number of alternative routings. A general map of the area is provided below.

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Orsha: Orsha - Mazhewka (- Vitsebsk) Eastern route

(ERA–E 117B4, not shown; ERA–R 256A2) BY21/1

This is an alternative route east of the direct Orsha Tsentral'nya - Mazhewka line.

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Fast trains and a few local trains to Vitsebsk use the direct route but most local trains take this longer, more easterly route.

Orsha-Tsentral'naya – Orsha Zakhodnyaya - Chervina (- Mahilyow)

(ERA–E 117B3–4; ERA–R 256B5) BY21/2

There are two routes between Orsha Tsentral'naya and the Mahilyow/Zhlobin line. The westerly route leaves Orsha Tsentral’naya to the west and passes through the closed station Orsha Zakhodnyaya.

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It is used by regional trains between Orsha Tsentral'naya and Mahilyow, but not in the opposite direction. The route is also used by interregional and long distance trains Mahilyow <=> Vitsebsk via Orsha Tsentral’naya in both directions.

Orsha Tsentral'naya – Orsha Uskhodnyaya - Chervina (- Mahilyow)

(ERA–E 117B3–4; ERA–R 256B5) BY21/3

There are two routes between Orsha Tsentral'naya and the Mahilyow/Zhlobin line. The easterly route leaves Orsha Tsentral’naya to the east and passes through Orsha Uskhodnyaya.

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It is used by all regional services between Mahilyow and Orsha Tsentral'naya and between Orsha Tsentral'naya and Mahilyow only by interregional train 624B which arrives from Minsk.

624Б Hrodna – 03:52 Orša Centraĺnaja - Kamunary

Orsha Tsentral’naya – Orsha Zakhodnyaya - Rumina (- Krychaw-1)

(ERA–E 117B3–4; ERA–R 256B5) BY21/4

All local trains from Orsha Tsentral’naya to Krasts'yanka and Krychaw run via the closed station Orsha Zakhodnyaya and this connecting line. Trains in the opposite direction run via BY21/5

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Orsha Tsentral’naya – Orsha Uskhodnyaya - Rumina (- Krychaw-1)

(ERA–E 117B3–4; ERA–R 256B5) BY21/5

Trains between Krychaw and Orsha Tsentral’naya run via this connection and Orsha Uskhodnyaya.

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The only train that runs in the opposite direction is interregional train 612Б, to avoid reversal at Orsha Tsentral’naya.

612Б Baranavichy – 21:00 Orsha Tsentral’naya - Krychaw-1

End of Orša / Orsha entries

Minsk

Minsk is a complex area providing a number of alternative routings. These are indicated in the schematic below.

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Minsk: Stalichny – Instytut Kul’tury – Minsk Uskhodni

(ERA–E 116C3, not shown; ERA–R 260B5) BY21/6

This line bypasses Minsk Pasazhyrsk to the south.

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Some local services from Baranavichy and Stawbtsy do not pass through Minsk Pasazhyrsk but take this line, further south, calling at Instytut Kul'tury before continuing to Minsk Uskhodni and stations to Orsha. The same route is also taken by services in the opposite direction that do not call at Minsk Pasazhyrsk.

Minsk: Stalichny – Instytut Kul’tury – Minsk Pawdnyovy

(ERA–E 116C3, not shown; ERA–R 260B5) BY21/7

This line bypasses Minsk Pasazhyrsk to the south.

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Some local services from Baranavichy and Stawbtsy do not pass through Minsk Pasazhyrsk but take this line, further south, calling at Instytut Kul'tury before continuing to Minsk Pawdnyovy and stations to Asipovichy. The same route is also taken by services in the opposite direction that do not call at Minsk Pasazhyrsk.

End of Minsk entries

Masty avoiding line: Zapolle – Kul’shychy

(ERA–E 116B3; ERA–R 257C4) BY21/8

This northwest to south curve allows trains between Hrodna and Vawkavysk Horad to avoid reversal at Masty. It is used by the following trains:

D 249Б Sankt-Peterburg – 09:24 Vawkavysk Horad - Hrodna
D 250Б 13:32 Hrodna – Sankt-Peterburg

Baranavichy: Barawtsy – Damashevichy

(ERA–E 116C2; ERA–R 255C5) BY21/9

There are two routes between Baranavichy-Paleskiya and Damashevichy for trains to Lida.

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The direct route via Baranavichy-Pawnochnyya is used by two Regional train pairs and an interregional train pair.

The second, longer, route via Baranavichy-Tsentralnayya and Barawtsy, is used by two Regional train pairs.

6243 Baranavichy-Paleskiya - 08:48 Baranavichy-Tsentralnayya - Lida
6249 Baranavichy-Paleskiya - 20:49 Baranavichy-Tsentralnayya - Lida
6242 Lida - 06:33 Damashevichy - Baranavichy-Paleskiya
6248 Lida - 18:40 Damashevichy - Baranavichy-Paleskiya

Zhlobin: Zhlobin Sartaval’ny – Zhlobin Pawnochny

(ERA-E 117B2, not shown; ERA-R 259A5) BY21/10

There are two routes between Zhlobin Pasazhyrski and Zhlobin Pawnochny: a direct route and a longer, western route via Depowski.

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Interregional services take the direct route, but the longer route via Depowski is used by Regional services between Zhlobin Pasazhyrski and Mahilyow.

Homel' Eastern ring: Svetach – Plyocy – Navabelitskaya

(ERA–E 117B2; ERA–R 260C3) BY21/11

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The Homel' Eastern Ring has 2 local trains daily clockwise and two local trains SSuO clockwise. There are no trains anticlockwise.

6958 05:58 Homel' Passazhirskiy - Plyocy - Homel' Passazhirskiy
SSuO 6987 08:26 Homel' Passazhirskiy - Plyocy - Homel' Passazhirskiy
SSuO 6989 15:21 Homel' Passazhirskiy - Plyocy - Homel' Passazhirskiy
6991 07:44 Homel' Passazhirskiy - Plyocy - Homel' Passazhirskiy

Homel': Svetach – Homel’ Pawnochny – Homel’ Tsotny – Homel’-Passazhirskiy

(ERA–E 117B2; ERA–R 260C3) BY21/12

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All northbound Regional services between Homel’-Passazhirskiy and Zhlobin take this loop line, which allows them to call at Homel’ Pawnochny. All southbound Regional services run directly to Homel’-Passazhirskiy via Homel’-Nyatsotny.

Homel': Homel’-Passazhirskiy – Homel’-Nyatsotny – Homel’ Pawnochny – Tsentralnit

(ERA–E 117B2; ERA–R 260C3) BY21/13

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All westbound Regional services between Homel’-Passazhirskiy and Kalinkavichy/Khoyniki take this loop line which allows them to call at Homel’ Pawnochny. All eastbound Regional services run directly to Homel’-Passazhirskiy via Homel’-Tsotny

Other Sparse services

Varapayeva (Varapajeva) - Druya (Druja). (ERA–E 116C4-117A4-A5) This line has one interregional return train daily.
Krulewshch'yna (Krulieŭščyna) - Lyntupy (Lyntupy) (ERA-E 117A4-116C4) 2 return trains daily.
Polatsk (Polack) - Alyoshcha (Aliešča) (ERA–E 117A4-A5) 1 return local train daily and 1 return local train Tuesdays Saturdays and Sundays.
Orsha-Tsentral'naya (Orša Centraĺnaja) - Lepel’ (Liepiel) (ERA–E 117A4-B4) 2 return local trains daily.
Parechcha (Parečča) - Nastawnik (Nastaŭnik) (ERA–E 116B3) 1 return local train Saturdays only.
Hrodna (Hrodna)- Bruzhi (Bruzhi) (ERA–E 116B3) 2 return local trains daily and one dated SSuO train pair on the non-electrified broad gauge line.
Veraytsy (Vierajcy) - Hradzyanka (Hradzianka) (ERA–E 117A3) 2 return local trains daily.
Andreevičy / Andreevichi (Андрэявічы / Андреевичи) - Bierastavica / Berestovitsa (Бераставіца / Берестовица). (ERA–E 116B2-B3) 2 return local trains daily.
Andreyevicy (Andreevičy) - Berastavitsa (Bierastavica) (ERA–E 116B3) 2 return local trains daily.
Bronnaya Hara (Bronaja Hara) - Belaazyorsk (Bielaaziorsk) (ERA–E 116B2) 1 return local train daily.
Brest Pawdnyovy (Brest Paŭdniovy) - Uladava (Uladava) (ERA–E 116B1-B2) 2 return local trains daily.
Kamunary (Kamunary) - Byalynkavichi (Bialynkavičy) (ERA-E 117B3) 2 return local trains daily and 1 local train pair Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Deletions since last edition

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See also