Poland (North (Central)) - Lines with Obscure passenger services
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Obscure services: Lines with regular use
- 2.1 Iława
- 2.2 Toruń Główny – podg Nieszawka (Suchatówka)
- 2.3 Lipusz - Bytów
- 2.4 Wierzchucin
- 2.5 Tczew - Rokitki Tczewskie (podg Malinowo) via line 727
- 2.6 Czersk - Bąk - Kościerzyna
- 2.7 Lipowa Tucholska - Bąk - Kościerzyna
- 2.8 Szlachta
- 2.9 Gdańsk Osowa - Rębiechowo
- 2.10 Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
- 2.11 Gdynia Stocznia
- 2.12 Gdynia Główny – Rumia via line 202
- 2.13 Żuławskiej Kolei Dojazdowej
- 3 Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis
- 4 See also
This list is based on the timetable from 9 December 2018 to 14 December 2019. However, it should be noted it is completely reissued about four times per year, the current version covering from 9 December 2018 to 9 March 2019. In addition, there are frequent amendments within timetable periods. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information. Map references relate to the Polish Regional version of the European Railway Atlas 2016 published by M.G. Ball ISBN: 978-0-9955070-1-2 and the Mały Atlas Linii Kolejowych Polski 2011 published by Eurosprinter ISBN: 978-83-931006-3-7
Obscure services: Lines with regular use
[400/405/500] (ERA172B1, B8) PL19/400
There are two routes between Iława station and Działdowo, the Malbork – Warszawa main line diving under the Toruń – Olsztyn line from the north side, plus Line 968, a curve from the south side platform also serving a freight yard. Trackwork means trains to/from Działdowo booked at platform 3 cannot reach the diveunder line so these must use line 968.
|SSuX||PR 90623||Działdowo – 06:56 Smolniki - Iława|
|PR 90625||Działdowo – 16:32 Smolniki - Iława|
|SSuX||PR 90627||Działdowo – 18:33 Smolniki - Iława|
|PR 90630||06:17 Iława - Działdowo|
|SSuX||PR 90103||15:08 Iława - Działdowo|
|PR 90656||17:02 Iława - Działdowo|
It should be noted in addition to the above that departures from Iława Peron 1 & 2 can also reach Line 968 but the regular non-conflicting route for Malbork - Iława - Działdowo services is the diveunder. Additionally all Olsztyn - Iława - Malbork services use connections at the Olsztyn end of the station to cross to the north side platforms. Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
Toruń Główny – podg Nieszawka (Suchatówka)
 (ERA177A4, R3) PL19/401
There are two routes: the more northerly via Toruń Towarowy yard climbs over the Bydgoszcz line whereas the alternative passes through Toruń Kluczyki station. Trains calling at Toruń Kluczyki (all PR services) must use the southerly route. TLK services, which have a "<" marker against Toruń Kluczyki, are booked to take the northerly route but in practice may use either.
Lipusz - Bytów
[Line 212] (ERA171C2/C1, B5) PL19/402
For the last few years private operator SKPL has run trains on this 24km branch [PKP Line 212] on Saturdays and Sundays from July to September plus a few other dates. Timetables will appear at their website nearer these dates if the service continues.
[424/431a] (ERA171C2, B6) PL19/402A
This is a split station with the junction some way north of the platforms. As the one pair on two day a week service to/from Laskowice Pomorskie terminates here, the 1km to/from Peron I to the junction can only be traversed on the following services. Inbound and outbound services using this connection with immediate turnrounds are linked together to save space.
|SSuO||AR55905||05:36 Wierzchucin – Czersk|
|SSuO||AR55954/55909||Czersk - 07:39 Zielonka Pomorska - 08:00 Wierzchucin – Czersk|
|SSuX||AR55956/55911||Czersk - 08:51 Zielonka Pomorska - 09:03 Wierzchucin – Czersk|
|SSuX||AR55960/55913||Czersk - 12:21 Zielonka Pomorska - 12:35 Wierzchucin – Czersk|
|SSuO||AR55917||15:14 Wierzchucin – Czersk|
|SSuX||AR55921||15:52 Wierzchucin – Szlachta|
|SSuX||AR55929||19:15 Wierzchucin – Czersk|
|SuX||AR55929||21:24 Wierzchucin – Szlachta|
|SSuX||AR55968||Czersk - 17:28 Zielonka Pomorska - Wierzchucin|
|SSuX||AR55926||Laskowice Pomorskie via Szlachta - 20:21 Zielonka Pomorska - Wierzchucin|
|Note A||SuX||AR55976/55978||Czersk/Szlachta - 22:30 Zielonka Pomorska - 22:57 Wierzchucin – Tuchola|
Note A: The physical junction is a diamond slip so AR55976/55978 use slightly different pointwork on arrival and departure on changing from table 424 to 431.
Also to note that AR55901/55903 from Tuchola departing Wierzchucin for Szlachta/Czersk at 03:09 SuX, and AR55966 arriving Wierzchucin at 17:35 from Czersk SSuO also run through between tables 424 and 431 but use a different combination of the same diamond than AR55976/55978 but do NOT use PL19/402A as they arrive/depart at Peron II.
Tczew - Rokitki Tczewskie (podg Malinowo) via line 727
 (ERA172A2, R2) PL19/403
There are alternative routes to/from the Chojnice line: the double track main line which runs on a lengthy embankment to fly over the Gdansk lines to the east side platforms of Tczew station, and a single track at ground level (line 727) to the west side. All platforms can be reached by arrivals from line 727 so it is not possible to know what route they take, but departures from platforms 1 & 2 must use line 727.
|R 55207||Gdynia Główna - 17:04 Tczew – Chojnice|
Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
Czersk - Bąk - Kościerzyna
 (ERA171C2, B6) PL19/404
Note these are the 2018 Arriva Poland timings suggesting two pairs each Saturday and Sunday from 23 June to 1 September. Not shown in 2019 PKP PDFs and as at December 2018 only to March 2019 is on Arriva's.
|D1||AR55247||Bydgoszcz Glówna – 08:33 Czersk - Kościerzyna|
|D1||AR59989||Bydgoszcz Glówna – 16:25 Czersk - Kościerzyna|
|D1||AR55272||09:31 Kościerzyna - Bydgoszcz Glówna|
|D1||AR59920||17:31 Kościerzyna - Bydgoszcz Glówna|
Note: D1 SSuO 23 June - 1 September 2018
Lipowa Tucholska - Bąk - Kościerzyna
 (ERA171C2, B6) PL19/405
This route overlaps with PL19/404 between Bąk and Kościerzyna. Last known passenger use was an excursion organised by SMK Chojnice on 21 April 2018
[429, 424] (ERA171C1, too detailed to be shown, B6) PL19/406
Some Czerk – Wierzchuchin services run to Śliwice to reverse so use a connection to/from line 743 and Table 424 at the south end of Szlachta station as opposed to the more usual one at the north end.
Gdańsk Osowa - Rębiechowo
 (ERA172B4, A6 not shown) PL19/407
With opening of the lines serving Gdańsk Port Lotniczy, the direct Gdynia Główna - Kościerzyna service via this third side of the triangle is significantly reduced to a maximum of three northbound and one southbound per day.
[442,443] (ERA172B4, R2 not shown) PL19/408
A flyover has been built as part of the reinstated junction for the new services via Gdańsk Port Lotniczy which should be used by the limited through services from Gdańsk Główny. Note crossovers also allow use of the non-flyover route but any departure or arrival using Peron II is more likely to use the flyover.
[450/451 & 452] (ERA172B4 not shown, R2) PL19/409
The SKM local and main lines take separate routes with Gdynia Stocznia station on an elevated section flying over freight lines leading into the docks.
Gdynia Główny – Rumia via line 202
 (ERA172B4 not shown, R2) PL19/410
1. There are two running lines east of the depot, and one to the west, as shown on the second diagram. On the east side, the track furthest away from the depot is used by main line services in both directions, so is effectively a single-track section which runs on through Rumia station, where there is only one main line platform. The track nearest the depot is used by northbound local services. There is a significant divergence between these two lines south of the depot (again, as shown on the diagam, although the divergence starts further south than shown), as the main line curves right before Cisowa station, whereas the local line keeps straight on through the station before curving away past the depot to rejoin the main line track. On the south side of the depot there is just one single line, used by southbound local services. Both local lines have staff only depot platforms.
2. If a main line service is on the local lines approaching Gdynia Główny, mainly those from Hel in previous years, it would use a separate connection from the north side lines to link in with routes from Gdynia Docks and cross under the SKM lines between Gdynia Grabówek and Gdynia Glówna. Likewise for Main Line Departures onto line 202. These normally use the higher numbered platforms at Gdynia Glówna but there are crossovers allowing access to/from the lower numbered platforms so none can be listed. Note the 2019 Table 452 PDF has many inbound to Gdynia services with < markers from Rumia and/or Gdynia Chylonia suggesting either alternative route. Reports of use would be welcomed by the Compilers.
Diagrams of the relevant parts of the route are available here:
Żuławskiej Kolei Dojazdowej
 (ERA172B3, A7 not shown correctly) PL19/411
This system worked by the Pomorskie Towarzystwo Miłośników Kolei Żelaznych (PTMKŻ) is a preserved ex PKP narrow gauge line from Nowy Dwor Gdanski to Sztutowo and Prawy Brzeg Wisły.
This is a triangular station with platforms on all three sides. In 2017 there was a limited service over the south to east curve for the first time since 2013, but there is no such service in 2018. The operating dates in 2018 are 1 - 6 May, 31 May - 3 June, 9/10, 16/17 June and daily from 23 June - 1 September. Details are here on their timetable.
If travelling to/from Sztutowo on either a loco hauled train or a railcar towing trailers it will reverse around a triangle on arrival or departure from Sztutowo as there is no run round loop.
Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis
Prabuty - Kwidzyn
 (ERA172B1, B7) PL19/450
This 33km freight only line 218 has been used occasionally for diversions.
Maksymilianowo - line 201 - Bydgoszcz Wschód
[430/430a] (ERA176C5, C6/R3) PL19/451
Bydgoszcz Glówna avoiding line used on one night by one train in 2017. May be used in conjunction with PL19/452
Bydgoszcz Wschód - line 201 - Nowa Wies Wielka - [Inowrocław]
 (ERA176C5, R3/C6) PL19/452
Used if the main line is closed between Bydgoszcz and Nowa Wies Wielka, or, in conjunction with PL19/452, to avoid reversal at Bydgoszcz for northbound trains. Last scheduled on one night by one train in 2017.
Bydgoszcz Główna - Line 745 - Nakłó n. Noticią
 (ERA176C5, R3) PL19/453
A diverted Gdynia - Piła train is unusually booked to depart from the "wrong" side of Bydgoszcz Główna, Peron IV Track 11. A local correspondent advises there are crossovers near the platforms allowing a transfer back across in addition to the Mały Atlas shown 800m long line 745 from the goods yard which drops down underneath the Inowrocław main line to line 425. What route will be taken is not known, all assuming the train departs from the scheduled platform!! Any reports would be appreciated by the Compilers
|Note A||TLK58111||Gdynia Główna - 10:24 Bydgoszcz Główna – Piła Główna|
A: 6 - 10 May 2019