Border Crossings: Germany - Poland


(Heringsdorf) - Ahlbeck Grenze - Świnoujście Centrum

[D] (Re)opened in September 2008, this route is operated by Usedomer Bäderbahn and is on the opposite side of the River from PKP Świnoujście.

(Pasewalk -) Grambow DB - Szczecin PKP

[D] DB works to Szczecin Głowny.

(Angermünde -) Tantow DB - Szczecin PKP

[D] DB works to Szczecin Głowny.

(Wriezen -) Neurüdnitz DB - Siekierki PKP (- Godków)

Line closed.

Küstrin-Kietz DB - Kostrzyń PKP

[D] DB works to Kostrzyń. Operation of the Berlin - Kostrzyn passenger service was contracted to NEB from the 2006/2007 timetable.

(Frankfurt (Oder) -) Frankfurt Oderbrücke DB - Kunowice PKP (- Rzepin)

[E*] DB has the responsibility for the cross-border EuroCity services, but PKP dual voltage Class 370 electrics work through to Berlin. The only local passenger trains from Poland to Frankfurt Oder are now the DB DMUs working through to/from Zielona Gora. PKP works freight to and from Frankfurt Oderbrücke where DB and PKP different voltage electric locomotives are changed.

Guben DB - Gubin PKP (- Zielona Góra)

[ED] Passenger services were withdrawn on 6 October 2002. Freight traffic remains.

Guben DB - Gubinek PKP

Line closed.

Forst (Lausitz) DB - Zasieki PKP (- Tuplice)

[D] PKP works all services to Forst. Following withdrawal of the "Wavel" IC service at the December 2014 timetable change, there were just two local terminating services each way. However a weekend "Kulturzug" return working was introduced between Berlin and Wroclaw in the summer of 2016 as Wroclaw was the European city of culture. Owing to its popularity it will continue until at least the end of 2018.

(Weisswasser -) Bad Muskau DB - Leknica PKP (- Tuplice)

Line closed.

Horka DB - Bielawa Dolna PKP (- Węgliniec)

[DE] Freight only, reopening after long term closure for rebuilding on 25 November 2016. The PKP line is electrified to Bielawa Dolna but electrification is still in progress on the German side with planned completion in December 2018. The boundary between the two electrification systems will be just west of the bridge over the river Neiße, which forms the border. It has been suggested that a passenger service might be introduced when electrification works are complete and this line has already been used for limited diversions of the weekend only Berlin - Wroclaw DMU service via the East to North curve at Horka. For details see DE17/313 and PL17/41A

Görlitz DB - Zgorzelec PKP (- Wrocław)

[D] The Dresden - Wrocław passenger service worked by DB DMUs was reinstated on 12 December 2015 following withdrawal on 1 March 2015 due to a reduction in funding for Przewozy Regionalne. A Jelenia Góra- Lubań Śląski - Zgorzelec - Görlitz service also commenced on 12 December 2015 which is worked by PKP DMU's. Any freight would probably be worked by PKP to Görlitz.

(Görlitz -) Hagenwerder DB - Krzewina Zgorzelecka PKP - Hirschfelde DB (- Zittau)

[D] This line carries domestic German services between Görlitz and Zittau, which call at Krzewina Zgorzelecka mainly to serve the German village of Ostritz on the opposite bank of the river Neisse. Between Krzewina Zgorzelecka and Hirschfelde the line crosses the river twice and traverses a 200 m section within Germany.

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