Bosnia-Herzegovina - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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Introduction

This list is based on the ŽRS and ŽFBH timetables for the period 12 December 2021 to 10 December 2022. 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 Balkans) by M.G. Ball.

Obscure services

Bihać - Martin Brod

(ERA-E 100C3-101A3; ERA-R 220B4) BH22/1

This is part of the former through route from Novi Grad to Knin, now closed to all traffic south of Martin Brod. For many years an annual excursion organised by Bihać Rotary Club has run, normally in late June, from Bihać to Martin Brod, in connection with a festival there.

The 2019 excursion was on 24 August 2019 and it is assumed that no trains ran in either 2020 or 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. The date of future events should appear on the Una National Park website.

Doboj - Zenica

(ERA-E 100C5-101A5; ERA-R 221B4-B3) BH22/2

Doboj to Zenica is the only double-track line in Bosnia Herzegovina, apart from short stretches near to other major towns. At various places the northbound and southbound tracks follow different routes, particularly between Maglaj and Natron, between Tomići and Bradići, between Bradići and Globarica, north of Vinište and several kilometers south of Žepče. There are separate lines on both sides of the Bosna river between Jelina and Zenica, but all passenger trains use that on the east bank. The west bank line runs through Zenica steel works. Note that there has been no passenger service between Doboj and Maglaj since March 2020 due to Covid travel restrictions.

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:

- [Sarajevo] - Konjic - Mostar - Čapljina
- Novi Grad - Blatna – Bihać (suspended in March 2020)

Deletions since previous edition

None

See also