Poland (North West) - Lines with Obscure passenger services

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Introduction

These entries are based on the timetable from 15 December 2019 to 12 December 2020. However, it should be noted it is completely reissued about four times per year with "adjustments" due on 15 March, 14 June, 30 August and 18 October 2020. In addition, there are frequent amendments within timetable periods.

Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information. Map references relate to the 2019 Polish Regional version of the European Railway Atlas published by M.G. Ball ISBN: 978-1-9161212-1-8 and the Mały Atlas Linii Kolejowych Polski 2011 published by Eurosprinter ISBN: 978-83-931006-3-7

Obscure services: Lines with regular use

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

[300/300a] (ERA176B3/C3, D5) PL20/300

This east <=> west main line avoiding Września station is used by trains on table 300 shown as not calling at Września.

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

All of this 250 km long north – south freight only route (line 131) is scheduled for limited use in 2020 as are a number of curves/connecting lines. All used EGTRE entries for line 131 [except at Herby Nowe, see PL20/148] have been grouped together from south to north.

Note the overnight services are NOT shown in the 315 Inowrocław - Kutno table and on 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] (ERA182A3 - 177A4; F7,E7,D7) PL20/301

This is the entry for a complete traversal of line 131. No service does so in 2019/20, but it can be covered in its entirety by a combination of the following entries. Any curves etc that have seen use in recent years but with none in 2020 are at the foot of this page in "Lines used on an occasional basis". The complete line could be travelled in 2018 & 2019 on a single train.

Herby Nowe – Chorzew Siemkowice

[180, 315] (ERA182A3/B4/A4; F7) PL20/302

There is a significant flying junction just north of Herby Nowe, with the southbound line from Chorzew Siemkowice climbing over the line from Kępno with the north and south tracks diverging by at least 1 km. Reduced to weekends only in later drafts.

Note A SO IR45111 Katowice - 07:56 Tarnowskie Góry - Gdynia Główna
Note A SuO IR54110 Gdynia Główna - 18:35 Inowrocław - Katowice

Note A: 1 July - 31 August 2020

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

[102, 173, 315] (ERA182B4; F7) PL20/303

The previous use of this 48.3km line was in 2016 by a one day only pair of Turkol operated pilgrimage specials. Note that from the grade separated junction at podg Wyczerpy north of Częstochowa the lines remain apart and on significantly different vertical alignments for 3 km as far as Rząsawa.

Note A IC38190 Przemyśl Główny - 00:05 Częstochowa - Kołobrzeg
Note B TLK83190 Kołobrzeg - 01:50 Inowrocław - Przemyśl Główny

Note A: 26 June - 30 August 2020

Note B: 28 June - 1 September 2020

Chorzew Siemkowice – Zduńska Wola Karsznice

[315] (ERA182B4 to 177B1; E7,F7) PL20/304

Timings shown are the last calling point before any travel on 315. IR's reduced to weekends only in later drafts.

Note A IC38190 Przemyśl Główny - 00:05 Częstochowa - Kołobrzeg
Note B SO IR45111 Katowice - 07:56 Tarnowskie Góry - Gdynia Główna
Note C TLK83190 Kołobrzeg - 01:50 Inowrocław - Przemyśl Główny
Note B SuO IR54110 Gdynia Główna - 18:39 Inowrocław - Katowice

Note A: 26 June - 30 August 2020

Note B: 1 July - 31 August 2020

Note C: 28 June - 1 September 2020

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

[315] (ERA177B1; E7) PL20/305

This is south to north on 315 avoiding Zduńska Wola main station.

Note A IC38190 Przemyśl Główny - 00:05 Częstochowa - Kołobrzeg
Note B TLK83190 Kołobrzeg - 01:50 Inowrocław - Przemyśl Główny

Note A: 26 June - 30 August 2020

Note B: 28 June - 1 September 2020

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

[315] (ERA177B1; E7) PL20/305

These services are shown from timings as reversing at Zduńska Wola turning off and back onto 315. Reduced to one day a week in later drafts.

Note A SO IR45111 Katowice - 07:56 Tarnowskie Góry - 09:48 Zduńska Wola Karsznice - 10:00 Zduńska Wola - Gdynia Główna
Note A SuO IR54110 Gdynia Główna - 18:39 Inowrocław - 20:56 Zduńska Wola - 21:08 Zduńska Wola Karsznice - Katowice

Note A: 1 July - 31 August 2020

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

[200a, 315] (ERA177B1; E7) PL20/306

These are the same services in PL20/305 as timings show them reversing at Zduńska Wola. Last use was some years ago. Timings are from the last calling point before travel on any part of 315. Reduced to weekends only in later drafts

Note A SO IR45111 Katowice - 07:56 Tarnowskie Góry - 10:12 Zduńska Wola - 10:21 Szadek - Gdynia Główna
Note A SuO IR54110 Gdynia Główna - 18:39 Inowrocław - 20:34 Szadek - 20:44 Zduńska Wola - Katowice

Note A: 1 July - 31 August 2020

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

[200a, 315] (ERA177B1; E7) PL20/307

Use continues in 2020 after resuming with a pair of IC's from 1 October 2019. Timings are from the last calling point before travel on any part of 315.

Note A IR15101 Łodz Kaliska - 06:47 Łask - Gdynia Główna
Note A IR51100 Gdynia Główna - 15:39 Inowrocław - Łodz Kaliska

Note A 1 July - 31 August 2020

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

[200a, 315] (ERA177B1 - 177A2; D7,E7) PL20/308

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. Use continues in 2020 after it resumed with a pair of IC's from 1 October 2019. The timing is from the last stop before any part of 315.

Note A IC38190 Przemyśl Główny - 00:05 Częstochowa - Kołobrzeg
Note B IR15101 Łodz Kaliska - 06:47 Łask - Gdynia Główna
Note A SO IR45111 Katowice - 07:56 Tarnowskie Góry - Gdynia Główna
Note C TLK83190 Kołobrzeg - 01:50 Inowrocław - Przemyśl Główny
Note A SuO IR51100 Gdynia Główna - 15:39 Inowrocław - Łodz Kaliska
Note A IR54110 Gdynia Główna - 18:39 Inowrocław - Katowice

Note A: 26 June - 30 August 2020

Note B: 1 July - 31 August 2020

Note C: 28 June - 1 September 2020

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

[B170, 300, 315] (ERA177A2; D7) PL20/309

Regular diversions whilst parts of the Poznań to Warszawa main line (T300) were closed have ended but limited all year use remains using this curve although they do not appear in tables 300/430. Note these also use PL20/310 and PL20/311. The timing is from the last stop before any part of 315.

TLK17101 Warszawa Wschodnia - 18:22/18:45/19:23/19:28/19:35/19:53 Kutno - Poznań Główny
Note A TLK71100 Poznań Główny - 07:38 Mogilno - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note B TLK71101 Poznań Główny - 09:09 Mogilno - Warszawa Wschodnia

Note A 15 December 2019 - 14 March 2020 & 14 June - 12 December 2020 Note B 15 March - 13 June 2020

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

[B170, 300, 315] (ERA177A2 - A4; D7-D6) PL20/310

Use much reduced for 2020 from diversions whilst part of the Poznań to Warszawa main line (T300) was closed until 14 December 2019. Note these entries use other 315 entries before and after this section. The timing is from the last stop before any part of 315.

Note A IR15101 Łodz Kaliska - 06:47 Łask - Gdynia Główna
Note A IR45111 Katowice - 07:56 Tarnowskie Góry - Gdynia Główna
TLK17101 Warszawa Wschodnia - 18:22/18:45/19:23/19:28/19:35/19:53 Kutno - Poznań Główny
Note B TLK71100 Poznań Główny - 07:38 Mogilno - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note C TLK71101 Poznań Główny - 09:09 Mogilno - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note A IR51100 Gdynia Główna - 15:39 Inowrocław - Łodz Kaliska
Note A IR54110 Gdynia Główna - 18:39 Inowrocław - Przemyśl Główny

Note A 1 July - 31 August 2020 Note B 15 December 2019 - 14 March 2020 & 14 June - 12 December 2020 Note C 15 March - 13 June 2020

Inowrocław Rabinek – p.odg Dziarnowo - (Janikowo)

[B170, 315, 430] (ERA177A4; D6) PL20/311

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 closed have ended. However, all year use remains although the trains do not appear in table 300. Note the trains listed here also use PL20/309 and PL20/310.

TLK17101 Warszawa Wschodnia - 18:22/18:45/19:23/19:28/19:35/19:53 Kutno - Poznań Główny
Note A TLK71100 Poznań Główny - 07:38 Mogilno - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note B TLK71101 Poznań Główny - 09:09 Mogilno - Warszawa Wschodnia

Note A 15 December 2019 - 14 March 2020 & 14 June - 12 December 2020 Note B 15 March - 13 June 2020

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

[315, 405] (ERA176C4; D6) PL20/312

Note there are two routes between line 131 and Inowrocław station. The usual route is the ground level line 742 to/from the south side of 405. Note a March 2018 traveller advised services calling at Inowrocław but not at Inowrocław Rabinek used part of the continuation of line 131 onto the Inowrocław avoiding line flying over the Poznań main line, and the connection to/from podg Mimowolo and Inowrocław Towawory.

The Map view in the Journey planner correctly showed the Line 131 routing in 2018 and in 2020 one train (highlighted below) is shown booked via podg Mimowolo. Reports of the route taken by the 2020 services, especially by train 51100 would be appreciated by the compilers.

The timing given is for the last stop before any part of 315. Note the overnight services are not shown in the table 315 PDF.

Note A IC38190 Przemyśl Główny - 00:05 Częstochowa - Kołobrzeg
Note B IR15101 Łodz Kaliska - 06:47 Łask - Gdynia Główna
Note B IR45111 Katowice - 07:56 Tarnowskie Góry - Gdynia Główna
Note C TLK83190 Kołobrzeg - 01:50 Inowrocław - Przemyśl Główny
Note B IR51100 Gdynia Główna - 15:39 Inowroclaw - [Map view is via podg Mimowolo and continuation of line 131] - Łodz Kaliska
Note B IR54110 Gdynia Główna - 18:39 Inowroclaw - Katowice

Note A: 26 June - 30 August 2020

Note B: 1 July - 31 August 2020

Note C: 28 June - 1 September 2020

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] (ERA180C1, R10&D4) PL20/313

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....... All eastbound trains are shown in map view as running via the north side of Franowo Yards, i.e. the normal westbound route but on previous occasions they have been known to use a line on the south of all yards from podg Pokrzywno up to 250m apart so any reports of the route taken would be appreciated by the Compilers.

Note A TLK18171 Warsawa Wschodnia - 01:17 Wrzesnia - Świnoujście
Note B IC3821 Kraków Główny - 11:44/11:53 Wrzesnia - Szczecin Główny
Note B TLK18103 Suwalki - 12:57 Wrzesnia - Szczecin Główny
Note B EIC1801 Warszawa Wschodnia - 19:54/20:04 Konin - Szczecin Główny
Note C TLK27103 Lublin Główny - 00:00/00:11 Wrzesnia - Poznań Główny
Note A TLK18171 Świnoujście - 01:50 Poznań Główny - Warsawa Wschodnia
Note C TLK72102 04:00/04:27 Poznań Główny - Zagórz
Note B EIC8100 Szczecin Główny - 07:08 Poznań Główny - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note B TLK81102 Bialystock - 14:47 Poznań Główny - Suwalki
Note B IC8320 Szczecin Główny - 15:38 Poznań Główny - Kraków Główny

Note A: Until 14 June 2020 except 4/5 April [See PL20/313B] Note B 16 May - 13 June 2020 Note C 15 March - 13 June 2020

Poznan Starolęka - Poznań Franowo – Kobylnica

[430] (ERA180C1, R10&D4) PL20/313A

First scheduled use for some time and indicated by < markers from Poznań Garbary to Ligowiec and confirmed in the journey planner map view and note the overnights reverse direction in Poznań Główny. It was confirmed the southbound overnight ran via the north side lines at Poznań Franowo on 22/23 February 2020 and Map view shows both directions scheduled via the north side lines. However reports of the eastbound route would be appreciated by the Compilers as when this was last used, they ran via line 823 on the far south of the Yard and the flyover route to podg Stary Mlyn.

Note A TLK45072 Zilina [ZSR] - 02:11 to 02:31 Poznań Glowny - Gdynia Główna
Note B TLK71100 08:04 Poznań Glowny - Warszawa Wschodnia
Note A TLK54072 Gdynia Główna - 00:42/00:49 Gniezno - 01:27 to 02:05 Poznań Glowny - Zilina [ZSR]
Note B TLK17100 Warszawa Wschodnia - Gniezno 21:25/22:12 Poznań Glowny

Note A: Until 13 June but NOT night of 4/5 April 2020 Note B 15 March - 13 June 2020

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

[300a/320] (ERA180C1, R10&D4) PL20/313B

Indicated by this pair appearing in table 320, this line is used with a reversal at Poznań Starolęka to/from Poznań Glowny. There is a map showing this route in Lines used on an occasional basis below entry PL20/321

Note A TLK18171 Świnoujście - 00.13 Zbąszynek - 01:22 to 01:32 Poznań Starolęka - Warsawa Wschodnia
Note A TLK18170 Warsawa Wschodnia - Poznań Główny - 02:35 to 02:46 Poznań Starolęka - Świnoujście

Note A: Night of 4/5 April

Jarocin

[321] (ERA176B2 not shown, E5) PL20/314

Jarocin is a split station with a sizable yard south of the platforms. All services on the reinstated service to Gniezno normally terminate or start from Peron 3 on the east side. Addionally:-

a. There is one through Gniezno - Jarocin - Krotoszyn pair which are the only services using the 1.6 km link south from the east side Peron 3 running on the east side of the yard, all other Krotoszyn services are to/from Poznan using connecting line 826 to/from the west side Perons 1 & 2. They are KW77424 from Gniezno arriving Jarocin 11:00 and KW77461 ex Krotoszyn arriving Jarocin 16:42

b. there is a connecting line 983 from the north end of west side Perons 1 & 2 to reach T321 towards Gniezno which for an unknown period in 2019 was used by one service but none are shown on the Peron sheets for 2020. From west side Peron 3 to line 983 junction with 321 is about 600 m.

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

[320/322] (ERA181C1, F6) PL20/315

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 between the two lines and for some years 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. Details of these can be found in the station platform arrival/departure sheets using Peron II. Note table 320 timetable PDF shows Kępno separately in italics at the top or bottom of the table (depending on direction) for starting or terminating trains. The inside curve bypasses all platforms and is an entry in Lines used on an occasional basis.

The following pair also use line 812 across Kępno Low Level to/from Wieluń Dąbrowa on 322:-

TLK38103 Kraków Glówny – 17:03 Wieluń - Szczecin Glowny
TLK83102 Szczecin Glówny – 10:16 Ostrzeszów - Kraków Glowny

Click on the thumbnail for a full size map

Kepno Western Curve.jpg


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

[334, 355] (ERA175B2 partially shown, E2 partially shown) PL20/316

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. The following are the only services still using 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. An extra pair is scheduled in 2020.

Note these services are suspended from 16 March until 15 June 2020 as the line through Sulechów is closed for engineering work.

R70521 Zbąszynek - 05:43 Sulechów – Zielona Góra
R87566 Gorzów Wielkopolski - 16:38/16:34 Sulechów – Zielona Góra
R78569 Zielona Góra - 16:10/16:04 Zielona Góra Przylep - Gorzów Wielkopolski
R78571 Zielona Góra - 18:23 Zielona Góra Przylep - Gorzów Wielkopolski
R70523 Zielona Góra - 21:40 Zielona Góra Przylep - Zbąszynek

Click on the thumbnail for a diagram:

Czerwiensk area.png


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

[355, 300, M103] (ERA175A3 not shown, D1 not shown) PL20/317

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

The smaller 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


Szczecin Główny eastern approaches

[361] (ERA170B4, R1) PL20/318

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] (ERA170B4, R1) PL20/319

No scheduled use in 2020. Last used in 2019 by a summer train pair from Katowice to Kolobrzeg.

Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.

Szczecin Podjucy - Szczecin Zdroje.jpg


Szczecin Główny western approaches

[368, 369] (ERA170B4, R1) PL20/320

There are three possible routes from Szczecin Gumieńce to/from Szczecin Główny. From north to south these are: (a) a single track line via Szczecin Wzgórze Hetmańskie and Szczecin Pomorzany, (b) the usual single track direct line and (c) 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 scheduled in 2020.

Goleniów - Mosty direct

[375] (ERA170B1, B2) PL20/321

With the opening of the line to Szczecin Airport and a triangle serving it, there are less services to/from Kołobrzeg via the direct third side as indicated by a < marker at 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
  • By Polish Woodstock specials to the festival site in Kostrzyn from the north and east and v.v. not calling at Poznań Główny

See PL20/313 and PL20/313A for use until June 2020 of Swarzędz - Poznań Franowo - Poznań Starolęka and to March 2020 for Kobylnica - Poznań Franowo - Poznan Starolęka. Click on thumbnail for a map showing the lines likely to be used:-

Poznan.jpg


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] (ERA180C1, R10) PL20/351

In use on one night in 2020, see PL20/313B. Previously used by Woodstock specials towards Jarocin in 2017 and 2018 on which special tickets are required. Woodstock specials may also run via other combinations through Franowo yard. See next entries.

Poznan Krzesiny - Poznan Franowo - podg Zieliniec - Poznan northern ring to Poznan Piatkowo - line 803 - podg Suchy Las - Zlotniki

[320/340] (ERA180C1, R10) PL20/352

No scheduled use in 2020. A Summer only pair were listed for 2019 but were cancelled before ever running.

Former Table 315

Częstochowa Aniołow/Herby Stare - Zduńska Wola Karsznice - Inowrocław/Bydgoszcz

The whole of this 250 km long north – south line (line 131) no longer has a scheduled passenger service, but at least parts are regularly used for diversionary purposes and seasonal trains to the Baltic coast. As with those in use in 2020, these EGTRE entries with occasional use are grouped together from south to north.

Zduńska Wola Karsznice - Line 543 [Zduńska Wola South to East curve] - p.odg Gajewniki [- Pabianice]

[200a, 315] (ERA177B1; E7) PL20/353

This curve was last used by a few diverted PR services between 21 January - 9 March 2019.

Ponętów – Barlogi (– Poznań )

[315/300] (ERA177A2; D7) PL20/354

This curve to/from 315 was used by a pair of IC's from 1 October - 14 December 2019.

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

[315, 430] (ERA177A4; C6-D6) PL20/355

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] (ERA181C1, F6) PL20/356

This north to east inside curve avoiding all platforms has no scheduled use in 2020. Last used between 5 - 19 November 2018. Click on the thumbnail for a map .


Kepno Eastern Curve.jpg


Gorzów Wielkopolski

[334/345] (ERA175B4 not shown, D2) PL20/357

No use shown in the 2020 Peron sheets. The station is split by route with any trains to/from the Międzyrzecz line platforms onto/off the Kostrzyn line (345) using a lengthy connection of over 1 km to the west. Regular use ended during 2019 as all services to/from Kostrzyn were using this connection due to an engineering work closure of the line between Gorzów Wielkopolski Wschodni and the main station.

Piła - Piła Towarowa - podg Piła Północ

[340/365] (ERA176A5, C4) PL20/358

No scheduled use in March - June 2020. Last confirmed use between 10 March - 8 June 2019 by a Pair of IC's, the first time since 2016.

This an alternative 2.3km route via the Goods Yard and connecting line 999 by services to/from the Walcz or Szczecinek lines. If such services are booked to arrive or depart from Piła Glowna Peron V or VI they must use line 999 but note it can also be used in either direction to/from Peron I to IV to avoid a conflict on the single track section of the main line 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 found using line 999.

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

[355] (ERA175A3, D1) PL20/359

No service in 2020. Last use was up to 2 September 2018.

Szczecin Dąbie avoider

[370, 360] (ERA170C4, R1) PL20/360

No Scheduled use in 2020. It is believed the southbound returning Turkol special “Katamaran” uses this curve, it definitely did on 25 June 2017.

Kołobrzeg Port

[off 375] (ERA170C3, B2) PL20/361

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 Diesel hauled excursion called "Katamaran". 2020 dates will appear on the Turkol website but the Pirat is 30 May 2020.

See also