Poland (North West) - Lines with Obscure passenger services

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Introduction

These entries are based on the timetable from 12 December 2020 to 10 December 2021. However, it should be noted it is completely reissued about four times per year with "adjustments" due on 14 March, 13 June, 29 August and 7 November 2021. In addition, there are frequent amendments within timetable periods.

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" are to the European Railway Atlas (Regional Series - Poland) by M.G. Ball. References in italic are to Mały Atlas Linii Kolejowych Polski 2011 by M. Stiasny and R. Stankiewicz.

Obscure services: Lines with regular use

Września avoiding line Gutowo Wlkp. (p.odg. Sokołowo Wrzesińskie) – Podstolice (Pd box)

[300/300a] (ERA-E 75A1; ERA-R 176B3-C3; D5) PL21/300

This east <=> west main line avoiding Września station is used by trains on table 300 with a < at Września.

Former Table 315: Herby Nowe – Zduńska Wola Karsznice – Inowrocław/Bydgoszcz

All but the southernmost section of this 250 km long south - north trunk freight only route (line 131) is scheduled for limited use in 2021 as are the majority of curves/connecting lines. All EGTRE entries for line 131 [except the Herby Nowe curves as most do not use 315, see PL21/148] have been grouped together from south to north. Any parts with use in recent years but none [initially!] in 2021 are at the foot of this page in "Lines used on an occasional basis".

Note none of the overnight services using this line were shown in the 315 Inowrocław - Kutno table [which has now disappeared again anyway...] and all entries timings are given from the last point before travel on any part of line 131.

Herby Nowe – Chorzew Siemkowice – Zduńska Wola Karznice – Ponętów – Lipie Gory – Inowrocław Rabinek

[180, 430, via 315] (ERA-E 75A2-B3/78B4-B5; ERA-R 182A3-177A4; F7,E7,D7) PL21/301

This is the entry for a complete traversal of line 131 (i.e. the full length of timetable 315). In 2020 the route was used by an overnight Przemyśl Główny <=> Kołobrzeg train pair but this runs via a different route in 2021 so there are none scheduled in the 2020-2021 pdfs issued to date.

Herby Nowe – Chorzew Siemkowice

[315] (ERA-E 78B4; ERA-R 182A3-B4; F7) PL21/302

Note the north and southbound routes split up to 1km apart just north of Herby Nowe with the southbound track crossing Table 322 on a flyover. No scheduled use in 2020-21 in the PDFs issued to date.

Częstochowa Aniołow (p.odg. Wyczerpy) – Chorzew Siemkowice

[102, 173, 315] (ERA-E 78A4; ERA-R 182B4; F7) PL21/303

The previous booked use of this 48.3km connecting line was by a one day only pair of Turkol operated pilgrimage specials in 2016. There had been planned more recent use in PDFs but they were re-routed before running. Note from the grade separated junction at podg Wyczerpy north of Częstochowa that the north and south tracks remain apart and on significantly different vertical alignments for 3 km as far as Rząsawa.

Note A IC403/45070 Bohumin [ČD] - 22:30 Częstochowa - Hel
Note A IC402/IC54070 Hel - 02:10 Inowrocław - Częstochowa - Bohumin [ČD]

Note A: 25/26 June - 31 August/1 September 2021

Chorzew Siemkowice – Zduńska Wola Karsznice

[315] (ERA-E 78B4-B5; ERA-R 182B4-177B1; E7,F7) PL21/304

The pair of summer daytime trains in early 2020 pdfs did not run but the following for 2021 did.

Note A IC403/45070 Bohumin [ČD] - 22:30 Częstochowa - Hel
Note A IC402/IC54070 Hel - 02:10 Inowrocław - Częstochowa - Bohumin [ČD]

Note A: 25/26 June - 31 August/1 September 2021

Zduńska Wola Karsznice – p.odg. Dionizów (– Szadek)

[315] (ERA-E 78B5; ERA-R 177B1; E7) PL21/305

This is the direct north - south route on Line 131 (former Table 315), avoiding Zduńska Wola main station. Used by the following summer 2021 holiday train pair.

Click on the thumbnail for a map:-

Zduńska Wola 2.jpg


Note A IC403/45070 Bohumin [ČD] - 22:30 Częstochowa - Hel
Note A IC402/IC54070 Hel - 02:10 Inowrocław - Częstochowa - Bohumin [ČD]

Note A: 25/26 June - 31 August/1 September 2021

Zduńska Wola Karznice – Line 739 (South to West curve) – Zduńska Wola

[315] (ERA-E 78B5; ERA-R 177B1; E7) PL21/305A

Despite a pair of summer daytime trains appearing in early pdfs there was no scheduled use in 2020 and none in any 2020-2021 pdfs.

(Zduńska Wola –) Line 810 (West to North curve) – p.odg. Dionizów (– Szadek)

[200a, 315] (ERA-E 78B5; ERA-R 177B1; E7) PL21/306

Despite a pair of summer daytime trains appearing in early pdfs there was no scheduled use in 2020 and none in any 2020-2021 pdfs.

(Pabianice –) p.odg Gajewniki – Line 543 (Zduńska Wola East to North curve) – p.odg Dionizów (– Szadek).

[200a, 315] (ERA177B1; E7) PL21/307

Click on thumbnail for a map showing the lines:-

Zduńska Wola 1.jpg


Used for diversions by two train pairs in early 2020-2021 and more in the summer, increased use in the Autumn. A Press Article dated 8 October 2021 claimed at least "Doker" continues until the 10 December but this is yet to be confirmed in any PDF.

Note A 38191 Przemyśl Główny - 02:06/02:16 Pabianice - Kołobrzeg
Note A 35191 Kraków Główny - 02:07/02:29 Pabianice - Hel
Note D 4521 Bielsko-Biała Główna - 08:00 Pabianice - Gdynia Główna
Note C 3821 Kraków Główny - 09:01 Pabianice - Szczecin Główny
Note D 3560 Kraków Główny - 12:25 Pabianice - Gdynia Główna
Note E 45101 Katowice - 16:16 Pabianice - Gdynia Główna
Note F 18170 Warszawa Wschodnia - 21:27 Warszawa Gdańska - Świnoujście VIA Ponętów S - W & Franowo
Note A 83190 Kołobrzeg - 00:17/01:16 Inowrocław - Przemyśl Główny
Note E 54100 Gdynia Główna - 09:47 Inowrocław - Katowice
Note E 5361/5331 Gdynia Główna - 12:33 Włocławek - Kraków Główny
Note E 5420 Gdynia Główna - 18:26 Kutno - Bielsko-Biała Główna
Note G IC249 Berlin Hbf - 21:30 Konin - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note B 53190 Hel - 23:47 Inowrocław - Kraków Główny
Note C 8320 Szczecin Główny - 18:03 Koło - Kraków Główny

Note A: 26 June 2021 - 31 August 2021
Note B: 26 June to 31 August. On 15 August Bydgoszcz d. 23:11 and passes through Inowrocław non-stop.
Note C: 26 June 2021 - 6 November 2021
Note D: 15 - 18 September 2021
Note E: 29 August - 6 November 2021
Note F: 9, 29 September - 2 October & 27 October 2021
Note G: ONLY 9 October 2021

[Zduńska Wola] – p.odg Dionizów – Ponętów – p.odg. Borysławice (– Lipie Gory)

[200a, 315] (ERA-E 78B5-75B1; ERA-R 177B1-A2; D7,E7) PL21/308

This is the section of 315 from the Junction north of where it crosses under Line 200 to the Junction north of where 315 crosses over Table 300. The timing is from the last stop before any part of 315.

Note A 38191 Przemyśl Główny - 02:06/02:16 Pabianice - Kołobrzeg
Note A 35191 Kraków Główny - 02:07/02:29 Pabianice - Hel
Note E 45101 Katowice - 16:16 Pabianice - Gdynia Główna
Note A 83190 Kołobrzeg - 00:17/01:16 Inowrocław - Przemyśl Główny
Note E 54100 Gdynia Główna - 09:47 Inowrocław - Katowice
Note B 53190 Hel - 23:47 Inowrocław - Kraków Główny

Note A: 26 June 2021 - 31 August 2021
Note B: 26 June to 31 August. On 15 August Bydgoszcz d. 23:11 and passes through Inowrocław non-stop.
Note C: 26 June 2021 - 6 November 2021
Note D: 15 - 18 September 2021
Note E: 29 August - 6 November 2021
Note F: 9, 29 September - 2 October & 27 October 2021

(Kutno –) Kłodawa (p.odg. Zamków) – Lipie Góry (p.odg. Borysławice)

[B170, 300, 315] (ERA-E 75B1; ERA-R 177A2; D7) PL21/309

This east to north curve onto 315 from 300 was in use by frequent diversions whilst parts of the Poznań to Warszawa main line (T300) were being upgraded but when that reopened one all year daily pair use continued calling at reopened stations on 315 at Babiak and Piotrków Kujawski. Note these also use PL21/310 and PL21/311.

Note A TLK17102/3 Warszawa Wschodnia - 20:32 Kutno - Zielona Góra
Note A TLK71102 Zielona Góra - 06:17 Mogilno - Warszawa Wschodnia

Note A: 13 December 2020 to 11 December 2021

Lipie Góry (p.odg. Borysławice) – Piotrków Kujawski – Inowrocław Rabinek

[B170, 300, 315] (ERA177A2 - A4; D7-D6) PL21/310

Reduced use since diversions for a few years prior to 14 December 2019 whilst parts of the Poznań to Warszawa main line (T300) were closed. Note these entries must use other 315 entries before and after this section.

Note A 38191 Przemyśl Główny - 02:06/02:16 Pabianice - Kołobrzeg
Note A 35191 Kraków Główny - 02:08/02:29 Pabianice - Hel
Note B 45101 Katowice - 16:16 Pabianice - Gdynia Główna
Note C TLK17102/3 Warszawa Wschodnia - 20:32 Kutno - Zielona Góra
Note A 83190 Kołobrzeg - 00:17/01:16 Inowrocław - Przemyśl Główny
Note C TLK71102/3 Zielona Góra - 06:17 Mogilno - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note B 54100 Gdynia Główna - 09:47 Inowrocław - Katowice
Note A 53190 Hel - 23:47 Inowrocław - Kraków Główny

Note A: 26 June 2021 - 31 August 2021
Note B: 29 August - 6 November 2021
Note C: 13 December 2020 to 11 December 2021

Inowrocław Rabinek – p.odg Dziarnowo - (Janikowo)

[B170, 315, 430] (ERA-E 75A2; ERA-R 177A4; D6) PL21/311

This curve links line 131 [315] with the main line west to Gniezno. The frequent diversions whilst parts of the Poznań to Warszawa main line (T300) were being worked on have ended. However, all year use remains although the trains only intermittently appear in table 300. Note the trains listed here also use PL21/309 and PL21/310.

TLK17102/3 Warszawa Wschodnia - 20:32 Kutno - Zielona Góra
TLK71102 Zielona Góra - 06:17 Mogilno - Warszawa Wschodnia

Inowrocław Rabinek – Inowrocław (Inowrocław Towawory) via Line 742 OR Part Line 131

[315, 405] (ERA176C4; D6) PL21/312

Note there are two routes between line 131 [315] and Inowrocław station. Option [B] is much rarer and have been identified in 2021 from the Map View in the Journey Planner. A Press Article dated 8 October 2021 claimed at least pair "Doker" continues using this diversion until the 10 December but this is yet to be confirmed in any PDF.

[A] The usual route is the single track ground level line 742 to/from the south side of 405 in both directions.

Note A 38191 Przemyśl Główny - 02:06/02:16 Pabianice - Kołobrzeg
Note A 35191 Kraków Główny - 02:08/02:29 Pabianice - Hel
Note B 45101 Katowice - 16:16 Pabianice - Gdynia Główna
Note A 83190 Kołobrzeg - 00:17/01:16 Inowrocław - Przemyśl Główny
Note A 53190 Hel - 23:47 Inowrocław - Kraków Główny

Note A: 26 June 2021 - 31 August 2021
Note B: 29 August - 6 November 2021.

[B] line 131 onto the Inowrocław avoiding line over the Poznań main line, and then a double track connection to/from podg Mimowolo and Inowrocław Towawory. This was confirmed as used in 2018 and map view shows this to be taken by:-

Note A IC403/IC54070 Hel - 02:10 Inowrocław - Bohumin [ČD]
Note B IC54100 Gdynia Główna - 09:47 Inowrocław - Katowice

Note A: 26 June - 1 September 2021
Note B: 29 August - 6 November 2021. The first PDF for from 7 November shows this train departing Inowrocław at 09:36 and diverted to use the Option [A] curve

Click on thumbnail for a map showing the lines likely to be used:-

Inowroclaw.jpg


End of former Table 315 entries

Poznań Starolęka - Poznań Franowo - Swarzędz

[300a] (ERA-E 74C1; ERA-R 180C1; R10&D4) PL21/313

Indicated by < markers from Poznań Antoninek to Poznań Garbary and confirmed in the journey planner map view. Note the overnights reverse in Poznań Główny as they run via Rzepin... Local sources suggest all Franowo diversions must now run via lines on the north side of Yards as in previous years eastbound services ran to the south of all yards from podg Pokrzywno.

Note A TLK18171 Warsawa Wschodnia - 01:06/01:22/01.24 Września - Świnoujście
TLK18103 Suwałki - 15:07 Swarzędz - Świnoujście
Note B TLK17105 Warsawa Wschodnia - 22:41/23:09/23:17 Swarzędz Września - Poznań Główny
Note C TLK81170 Świnoujście - 02:33 Poznań Główny - Warsawa Wschodnia
IC71104 05:14 Poznań Główny - Warsawa Gdańska
IC81102 Świnoujście 12:42/12:46 Poznań Główny - Suwałki

Note A: NOT 26 September 2021 when runs later from Września and direct to Poznań Główny
Note B 29 August - 5 November except 27 October
Note C: NOT 19 or 26 September 2021 when runs later from Poznań Główny and direct to Września

Poznań Starolęka - Poznań Franowo – podg Zieliniec - Kobylnica

[430] (ERA-E 74C1; ERA-R 180C1; R10&D4) PL21/313A

Indicated by < markers from Poznań Garbary to Ligowiec. Local sources suggest all diversions in 2020 and onwards must use the lines on the north side at Poznań Franowo and this is confirmed in map view. Previously eastbound ran via line 823 on the far south of the Yard and the flyover route to podg Stary Młyn. There were two trains pairs in 2019-2020, reducing to just one overnight train pair in 2020-21.

Note A 45190/191 Zwardoń - 01:57 Poznań Główny - Gdynia Główna/Hel
Note A 54190/191 Hel/Gdynia Główna - 01:31/01:35 Gniezno - Zwardoń

Note A: To 6 November 2021

Poznań Starolęka - Poznań Franowo – podg Zieliniec - line 395 - Poznań Piątkowo - podg Suchy Las [- Złotniki]

[340] (ERA-E 74C1; ERA-R 180C1; R10 & D4) PL21/313B

This combination of freight lines around Poznań indicated by < markers at Poznań Podolany & Poznań Strzeszyn allows trains from the north (Piła direction) to use the Poznań freight ring through Poznań Franowo yard to enter Poznań Główny from the south. In previous years eastbound diversions ran via line 823 on the far south of the Yard and the flyover route to podg Stary Młyn but local sources suggest all diversions in 2020 and onwards must use the lines on the north side at Poznań Franowo yard.

This route is normally used a few times a year by Turkol steam circles, but for two months in 2020 an overnight Bohumin [ČD] to Kołobrzeg train pair ran this way. No timetabled PKP use in 2020-2021.

Poznań Gorczyn – Line 801 - Poznań Dębina - [Poznań Starołęka]

[300a/320] (ERA-E 74C1; ERA-R 180C1; R10&D4) PL21/313C

This route is a freight curve from Frankfurt (Oder) and Zbąszynek to avoid Poznań Główny towards either Jarocin or Franowo goods yard but was used by one overnight train pair for one night in 2020. Use was indicated by the inclusion of Poznań Starolęka in table 320. There is a map showing this route in Lines used on an occasional basis below entry PL21/321.

Zbąszynek avoiding line [podg Dąbrówka Zbąsca - Zbąszynek Towarowa - podg Chiastawa]

[300/300a] (ERA-E 74B1; ERA-R 175C2; D3) PL21/313D

This is a route through the goods yards south of Zbąszynek station and is indicated by a < at Zbąszynek. It was used by one overnight train for one night in 2020.

Jarocin

[321] (ERA-E 74C1, not shown; ERA-R 176B2, not shown; E5) PL21/314

Jarocin is a split station with a sizeable yard south of the platforms.

Click on the thumbnail for a plan of the Jarocin area:-

Jarocin.jpg


All through Poznań - Krotoszyn services use connecting line 826 south of Jarocin station to/from west side platforms 1 & 2 so this is no longer an obscure route.

All services to/from Gniezno normally terminate or start from platform 3 on the east side of Jarocin station, but a 400 metre connection (line 983) allows trains to run into west side platforms 1-2. There was a service for part of 2019, but not in 2020 and none in the 2020-2021 timetable period to date.

South from the east side platform 3 [Track 256 !] to the junction with line 826 (about 1.6km) is on the east side of a sizeable yard from the main lines. The all year PDF issued in December 2020 suggested a pair from August 2021 but this did not happen, so no use in 2021. It was used in 2020.

Note A SSuX 77439 Krotoszyn - 15:18 Golina - Gniezno
Note A SSuX 77574 Gniezno - 11:30 Jarocin - Krotoszyn

Note A: Timetabled from 30 August to 10 December 2021 but cancelled before running

(Domanin -) p.odg. Hanulin – Kępno (low level) (– Wielun)

[320/322] (ERA-E 78A5; ERA-R 181C1; F6) PL21/315

Kępno is a two level station. The Poznań - Ostrów - Kluczbork line has high level platforms at right angles to those of the low level Herby Nowe line. There are two north-to-east curves some km's apart connecting the two lines and all services to/from Ostrów Wielkopolski starting or terminating at Kępno have used the 1.8km outside curve (Line 812) to/from the low level platforms. These can be identified either in the station platform arrival/departure sheets using Peron II, or from the table 320 PDF as it shows Kępno separately in italics at the top or bottom of the table (depending on direction) for starting or terminating trains.

The following IC services also use the outside curve (line 812) and additionally, as shown in timetable 322, are the only services between Wieluń Dąbrowa and Kepno.

Note A 37101 Kraków Główny - 08:38 Kępno - Poznań Główny
Note A 37103 Kraków Główny - 20:35 Kępno - Poznań Główny
Note A 73102 Poznań Główny - 07:19 Ostrzeszów - Kraków Główny
Note A 73100 Poznań Główny - 19:41 Ostrzeszów - Kraków Główny

Note A: 13 March to 12 June, 11 September to 6 November and 6 to 11 December 2021

An inside curve to/from 322 bypasses all platforms and is an entry in Lines used on an occasional basis.

Click on the thumbnail for a full size map

Kepno Western Curve.jpg


(Sulechów-) podg Czerwieńsk Wsch. – Czerwieńsk – podg Czerwieńsk Płd. (-Przylep)

[334, 355] (ERA-E 74B1; ERA-R 175B2 E2 partially shown) PL21/316

Almost all trains between Zielona Góra and Sulechów (- Zbąszynek) avoid Czerwieńsk by the south <=> east avoiding curve (podg Czerwieńsk Południe - podg Czerwieńsk Wschodnia) opened on 9 June 2013. A small number of services still use the old line from the avoiding curve east junction to Czerwieńsk station which crosses underneath the Zielona Góra line to the south side of the two-sided Czerwieńsk station. Additionally these services also use a significant connection to/from the Zielona Góra line at the east end of Czerwieńsk station. The 2020 services were suspended from 16 March 2020 as the line through Sulechów was closed for long term engineering work and this continues for the 2020-2021 timetable period with trains replaced by buses.

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Czerwiensk area.png


Krotoszyn avoiding line (podg Osusz - Durzyn)

[350] (ERA-E 77C5; ERA-R 176B1; E5) PL21/316A

This 5.4km by-pass was used between 7 - 11 September 2020 by 5 pairs daily. No use in the 2020-2021 timetable.

Rzepin: Connection from Frankfurt (Oder) to Zielona Góra line

[355, 300, M103] (ERA-E 74A1, not shown; ERA-R 175A3 not shown; D1 not shown) PL21/317

Rzepin is a two sided station with Frankfurt (Oder) to Poznań services using north side platforms and Szczecin to Zielona Góra services on the south with connections at each end. At the west end is a 0.5km line through freight yards used by DB operated services between Frankfurt(Oder) and Zielona Góra, and [since December 2018] the Berlin - Wien Hbf Nightjet. Details are clearly shown in tables 300 and 355.

The 170m east end connection has been used since 2018 by TLK's between Poznań and Szczecin as listed in Table 300.

Click on the thumbnail for a diagram.

Rzepin station area.png


Żagań - line 389 - Jankowa Żagańska [- Węgliniec]

[356] (ERA-E 77A5; ERA-R 175B1; E2) PL21/317A

From December 2020 there is a year round train pair which uses this line. Previous use was when all Żary <=> Węgliniec services were diverted via Żagań [reverse] between 4 - 26 September 2020. As Jankowa Żagańska is a "V" station, Konin Żagański is quoted for northbound services.

PR5822/76204 Zielona Góra - 12:57 Żagań - Görlitz
Note A PR76301 Żary - 20:31 Żagań - Węgliniec
PR5317/67636 Görlitz - 18:27 Konin Żagański - Zielona Góra

Note A: 29 August to 6 November 2021

Szczecin Główny eastern approaches

[361] (ERA-E 74A3; ERA-R 170B4; R1) PL21/318

There are two alternative routes from Szczecin Zdroje (p.odg. Regalica) to Szczecin Główny. The shorter northern route runs via Szczecin Port Centralny station into the northern end of Szczecin Główny, and the longer southern route via p.odg. Dziewoklicz and p.odg. Szczecin Wstowo into the southern end of Szczecin Główny. Services taking the southern route may be identified by a '<' symbol against Szczecin Port Centralny.

Szczecin Podjuchy - Szczecin Zdroje

[366, plus 361/370] (REA-E 74A3; ERA-R 170B4: R1) PL21/319

In previous timetables limited local services were diverted via this curve on odd days to avoid a drawbridge on the usual passenger line to/from Szczecin Główny. This is to be replaced by a higher fixed bridge on a parallel alignment and when complete [planned for fourth quarter of 2023] no such scheduled diversions will be necessary. Press article including artistic impression

All services to/from Szczecin and Gryfino/Kostrzyn are diverted to either reverse at Szczecin Dąbie or run direct to/from Świnoujście between 6 -24 September. The previous use was by local services in May 2021.

Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.

Szczecin Podjucy - Szczecin Zdroje.jpg


Szczecin Główny western approaches

[368, 369] (ERA-E 74A3; ERA-R 170B4; R1) PL21/320

There are three possible routes between Szczecin Gumieńce and Szczecin Główny. From north to south these are:

  • a single track line via Szczecin Wzgórze Hetmańskie and Szczecin Pomorzany
  • the single track direct line, which is the one normally used
  • the double track southern loop via p.odg. Szczecin Wstowo - p.odg. Dziewoklicz - Szczecin Port Centralny.

There were diversions in 2017 via Szczecin Wzgórze Hetmańskie, none in 2018 and some via an unspecified route (with allowances up to 14 minutes) on 20/21 & 24 June - 7 July 2019. None are scheduled since.

Click on thumbnail for a map showing the lines likely to be used:-

Szczecin western approaches.jpg


Świnoujście Przytór

[370] (ERA-E 74A4 not shown; ERA-R 170A2 not shown; B1/R1) PL21/320A

An informed source advised all services are diverted through the eastern part of yards approaching Świnoujście between 1 October - 6 November 2021 but initially this happened intermittently. Allegedly the total block was delayed, but diversions should now continue until "the end of November" and the table 370 PDF dated 1 October shows services taking 20 minutes from Międzyzdroje to Świnoujście until 23 November, 14 minutes afterwards.

The diversion is shown in the Journey Planner map view but reports of the actual route taken would be appreciated by the Compilers as there are no < markers in the revised table 370 PDF issued on 17 September 2021 as Świnoujście Przytór is omitted!! The diversion is also confirmed by a journey planner search for the quoted dates as it fails to find any service stopping at Świnoujście Przytór...

Goleniów - Mosty direct

[375] (ERA-E 74A3; ERA-R 170B1; B2) PL21/321

Services between Szczecin and Kołobrzeg via the direct east - west side of the podg Mosty triangle, not serving Szczecin Airport, are indicated in the timetable by a "<" marker against Port Lotniczy Szczecin Goleniów.

Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis

Poznań Franowo and area

Poznań Franowo is a large marshalling yard and depot on the south freight ring around Poznań and the lines through the yard area provide an alternative to passing through Poznań Główny station. Use is normally because:-

  • Trains to/from the north wishing to avoid a reversal at Poznań Główny traverse through Poznań Franowo to/from the Warszawa and Inowrocław lines.
  • the lines from Poznań Główny to Swarzędz or Kobylnica are closed due to engineering work.
  • By Turkol steam excursions from Poznań Główny. Different options exist, but the most usual are ‘short’ circulars via Franowo and Poznań Wschód or ‘long’ circulars via Franowo and the northern freight ring to Kiekrz where they reverse. See Turkol

See PL20/313a/b/c entries above for 2021 scheduled use and this thumbnail for a map showing the lines likely to be used:-

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Within the Franowo area any Turkol anticlockwise ‘long’ circuit services can take different routes, either Line 352 on the north side of the yard, or lines 823/824, a south side route from p.odg Pokrzywno and a flyover to p.odg Stary Młyn. Line 352 on the north side runs via platforms used by staff trains prior to their withdrawal in approx December 2006 and all westbound or clockwise Turkol charters must take this route.

Poznań Gorczyn – Line 801 - Poznań Dębina - [Poznań Starołęka]

[300a] (ERA-E 74C1; ERA-R 180C1; R10) PL21/351

In use on one night in 2020. Previously used by Woodstock specials towards Jarocin in 2017 and 2018 on which special tickets were required. No use in 2021.

Poznań Krzesiny - Poznań Franowo - podg Zieliniec - Poznań northern ring to Poznań Piatkowo - line 803 - podg Suchy Las - Złotniki

[320/340] (ERA-E 74C1; ERA-R 180C1; R10) PL21/352

Used by one train pair in 2020. No scheduled use in 2021.

Former Table 315

As per those in the main section above that were in use at the start of the 2020/21 timetable, these either with no use or that commenced later in 2020/21 are listed from south to north.

Zduńska Wola Karsznice - Line 543 (Zduńska Wola South to East curve) - p.odg Gajewniki (- Pabianice)

[200a, 315] (ERA-E 78B5; ERA-R 177B1; E7) PL21/353

Click on the thumbnail for a map:-

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This curve was used by a few diverted PKP Regional services between 21 January and 9 March 2019. There is short term use in 2021 by the following train.

Note A IC3820 Kraków Główny - 09:00 Pabianice - Szczecin Główny

Note A: 4-10 February 2021

Ponętów – Barłogi (– Poznań )

[315/300] (ERA-E 75B1; ERA-R 177A2; D7) PL21/354

This south to west curve to/from 315 was previously used by a pair of IC's from 1 October - 14 December 2019, and short term in November 2020.

Note A IC3820 Kraków Główny - 09:00 Pabianice - Szczecin Główny
Note A IC8320 Szczecin Główny - 18:03 Koło - Kraków Główny
Note B IC249 Berlin Hbf - 21:30 Konin - Warszawa Wschodnia

Note A: 13 June to 6 November 2021
Note B: ONLY 9 September 2021

Ponętów – Klodawa (– Kutno )

[315/300] (ERA-E 75B1; ERA-R 177A2; D7) PL21/354A

This south to east curve to/from 315 has not seen use since one week by a local service many years ago. The route shown in map view is the only one possible from the station calling pattern, plus the PDF for 420 confirms all services on the direct route between Zgierz and Kutno are currently bustituted. As usual, the last calling point before traversal of any part of 315 is listed.

A Press Article dated 8 October 2021 claimed this diversion continues until the 10 December but this is yet to be confirmed in any PDF.

Note B IC3560 Bielsko-Biała Główna - 08:00 Pabianice - Gdynia Główna
Note A IC3531 Kraków Główny - 12:25 Pabianice - Gdynia Główna
Note A IC5330 Gdynia Główna - 12:28/12:33 Włocławek - Kraków Główny
Note B IC5420 Gdynia Główna - 18:26 Kutno - Bielsko-Biała Główna

Note A: 29 August to 6 November and NOTE the station calling pattern means they must run via Kutno but this pair are NOT booked to call! Map view shows them reversing some way short of the station and a report has been received of the northbound service advising this took place on the north side, over 2km short of the platforms.
Note B: 29 August to 6 November and note this pair is booked to call at Kutno...

Inowrocław avoiding line: Inowrocław Rabinek – Line 741 – Jaksice (– Bydgoszcz Gł)

[315, 430] (ERA-E 75A2; ERA-R 177A4; C6-D6) PL21/355

This line links 315 with 430 towards Bydgoszcz bypassing Inowrocław to the west. Last scheduled use in summer 2015.

End of former Table 315 entries

Kępno station avoiding curve: Domanin (p.odg. Hanulin) – Wieruszow (podg Kępno Kp1)

[320/322] (ERA-E 78A5; ERA-R 181C1; F6) PL21/356

Last used between 5 - 19 November 2018. This north to east inside curve avoiding all platforms has no scheduled use in 2021. Click on the thumbnail for a map .


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Gorzów Wielkopolski

[334/345] (ERA-E 74B2, not shown; ERA-R 175B4, not shown; D2) PL21/357

No use shown in the 2021 Peron sheets. The station is split by route with any trains to/from the Międzyrzecz line platform IV onto/off the Kostrzyn line (345) using a lengthy connection of over 1 km to the west. Regular use when all services to/from Kostrzyn were using this connection due to an engineering work closure between Gorzów Wielkopolski and Gorzów Wielkopolski Wschodni ended during 2019.

Piła - Piła Towarowa - podg Piła Północ

[340/365] (ERA-E 74C3, not shown; ERA-R 176A5; C4) PL21/358

This is an alternative 2.3km route via the Goods Yard and connecting line 999 for services to/from the Walcz or Szczecinek lines.

Click on thumbnail for a map showing the line:-

Piła - Piła Towarowa - podg Piła Północ.jpg


If such services are booked to arrive or depart from Piła Glowna Peron V or VI they must use line 999 but note pointwork also allows any train to/from Peron I to IV to also run via line 999 to avoid a conflict on the single track section to podg Piła Północ.

Anyone wishing to search for this possibility should use the map view facility after a search in the Journey Planner by clicking on the three vertical lines on the right hand side above Connection Details and select “Show this connection on a map”. Please notify the Compilers of any non Peron V or VI services found using line 999. Line 999 was used in June and September 2020 for the few days the Kostryzn - Gdynia TLK was diverted via Szczecinek, but there is no use to date in the 2020-2021 timetable.

Rzepin avoiding line: Jerzmanice Lubuskie – Drzeńsko (podg. Drzeńsko)

[355] (ERA-E 74A1; ERA-R 175A3; D1) PL21/359

No service in 2021. Last use was up to 2 September 2018.

Szczecin Dąbie avoider

[370, 360] (ERA-E 74A4; ERA-R 170C4; R1) PL21/360

No Scheduled use in 2021. It is believed the southbound returning Turkol annual special “Katamaran” from Kołobrzeg uses this curve but with Covid-19 it did not run in 2020. It definitely used this curve on 25 June 2017.

Kołobrzeg Port

[off 375] (ERA-E 74B4, not shown; ERA-R 170C3; B2) PL21/361

A 1km freight-only branch which passes through the city streets to terminate on the quayside adjacent to the lighthouse. The annual Poznań Główny - Kołobrzeg "Pirat" steam excursion resumed running to the Port some years ago, joined from 2012 by a separate Diesel hauled excursion "Katamaran". The "Pirat" was scheduled for 30 May 2020 but cancelled due to Covid-19. A special ran to Kołobrzeg on 25 May 2021 but it is not known if it went onto the Port branch. Turkol website.

See also