Poland (South East) - Lines with Obscure passenger services Temp

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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

Connections to and from the CMK (Centralna Magistrala Kolejowa: Warszawa – Katowice/Kraków high speed main line)

Tomaszów Mazowiecki – Dęba Opoczyńska – p.odg. Zapowiedź – Idzikowice

[100,114] (ERA183A5, E9) PL21/101

Shared as far as p.odg. Zapowiedź with PL20/112, the TLK services shown in Table 114 with stops at Opoczno Poludnie are the only services covering the 4.5 km west to south curve to/from the CMK.

Radzice – Idzikowice (Line 573)

[100/113] (ERA183A5, E9) PL21/102

All year use scheduled. These services reverse at Idzikowice to/from the CMK and also use line 113 beyond Drzewica where the passenger service from Radom ends at the Regional Boundary. Note they do not appear in table 100

Note A SuX 21132 Skarżysko-Kamienna 06:08 Drzewica - Warszawa Wschodnia
3520 Kraków Główny - 10:25 Przysucha - Olsztyn Główny
Note B 3522 Kraków Główny - 12:22 Przysucha - Olsztyn Główny
Note C 3524 Kraków Główny - 14:22/14:26 Przysucha - Olsztyn Główny
Note B 3526 Kraków Główny - 17:57/18:34 Przysucha - Olsztyn Główny
Note A 38170 Kraków Główny - 00:02 Radom – Kołobrzeg
5327 Olsztyn Główny - Warszawa Zachodnia 07:49/07:54 - Kraków Główny
5325 Warszawa Wschodnia - 12:16 Warszawa Zachodnia - Radom
Note A 5323 Olsztyn Główny - 14:11 Warszawa Zachodnia - Kraków Główny
Note A 5321 Olsztyn Główny - 16:13 Warszawa Zachodnia - Kraków Główny
Note D 5320 Olsztyn Główny - 15:52 Warszawa Gdańska - Kraków Główny
Note A SuX 12133 Warszawa Wschodnia - 16:50 Warszawa Zachodnia - Skarżysko-Kamienna

Note A: 13 December 2020 to 13 March 2021 Note B: 14 March 2021 to 30 June 2021 Note C: 13 December 2020 to 30 June 2021 Note D: 14 March 2021 to 11 December 2021

[Częstochowa –] Żelisławice – Włoszczowa Północ [– Warszawa]

[100/109/P200/175] (ERA183C3, F8) PL21/103

This 7.7 km west to north link between the Częstochowa - Radom line and the CMK northwards is used by EIC Pendolinos and limited IC's running between Warszawa Zachodnia and Częstochowa Stradom.

Czarnca – Psary (p.odg. Knapówka)

[100, 109] (ERA182C3, F8) PL21/104

This 3.8 km east - south link with the Kielce - Częstochowa line is used by services marked in table 109 with a '<' at all stations between Żelisławice and Częstochowa plus a timing at Katowice or Wroclaw.

Psary – p.odg. Starzyny – Kozłów

[100] (ERA182C3, F8) PL21/105

This north - southeast link with the Koniecpol - Kozłów line is used by all trains using the CMK between Warszawa and Krakow with a vertical bar '|' against Kozłów.

End of connections to and from the CMK

Chrusty Nowe (p.odg. Bęzelin) – Żakowice (p.odg. Pękowice)

[102, 601] (ERA177C1, F9) PL21/106

This south-to-west curve avoiding Koluszki is used by trains between Łódź and Piotrków Trybunalski/Częstochowa that do not call at Koluszki.

Częstochowa (Częstochowa Towarowa) – line 703 – podg Kucelinka – line 155 - Poraj

[102] (ERA182B3; F7 R15) PL21/107

An alternative to the main line between Częstochowa and Poraj. Freight line 703 must be used because there is no connection at podg Kucelinka between the normal Częstochowa - Kielce passenger track [east side line 701] and Line 155 to Poraj. Lines 703 and 701 give the impression of being a grade separated junction but this is not the case. Line 701 is a separate line and on the east side is used by passenger services in both directions. Line 703 diverges at the north end of Częstochowa Towarowa (marshalling yard) to run on the west side of the yard to Częstochowa Raków where a temporary platform was provided on the goods lines. It then climbs to go over the main line to Katowice to join T109 between Częstochowa Stradom and Koniecpol at podg Kucelinka where the non-passenger Line 155 to Poraj now shown as PL20/107A diverges. The route was last used in early 2020.

[Częstochowa Stradom –] podg Kucelinka – line 155 - Poraj

[102] (ERA182B3; F7 R15) PL21/107A

There are two routes between Częstochowa Stradom and podg Kucelinka for trains required to run by line 155 to Poraj.

  • Line 702 forms a connection from Częstochowa Stradom to join line 703 (see previous entry PL21/107) and thence to podg Kucelinka. This was used by one train for one night in October 2020.
  • The long Częstochowa southern avoiding line to podg Kucelinka, indicated by a '<' symbol against Częstochowa Rakow and Korwinów. The non-passenger Line 155 to Poraj diverges from Kielce line at podg Kucelinka. This route was used by one train pair in the first half of 2020.

[Sosnowiec Dańdówka -] Sosnowiec Porąbka - line 171 - podg Dorota - line 171 - Dąbrowa Gornicza Wschodnia [- Sławków]

[105] (ERA188A4/B4, R18) PL21/107B

The Katowice - Tunel service was diverted via line 171 between 20 March - 6 April 2020, but nothing since then. Note that the route from podg Dorota to the curve towards Dąbrowa Gornicza Wschodnia is on tracks separated by width and height with line 133 in-between, so travel in both directions is recommended.

Koniecpol – Kozłów (p.odg. Starzyny)

[107, 109] (ERA182C3, F8) PL21/108

This 11 km line reopened in the 2012 timetable. Not identifiable in its own table, this is used by services in Table 109 with a timing at Częstochowa/Częstochowa Stradom and Kraków not running via Kielce. Much increased use since 2017 with the closure of Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice to Jaworzno Szczakowa.

(Kraków Batowice –) podg Kraków Przedmieśie – Line 602 – Kraków Olsza – Line 100 – Kraków Plaszów

[107, Lines 100/602] (ERA171A5 not shown, R15) PL21/109

Enter 107 in the Search by Table section and look for trains with a < at Kraków Główny and a time at Kraków Plaszów. Three westbound services from Kraków Plaszów avoided Kraków Główny used this route in 2019-2020, but the 2020-2021 timetable pdfs and an absence of Peron sheets mean that there are now no trains through Kraków Olsza.

Dęblin: Zajezierze k. Dęblina (p.odg. Wisła R2) – Zarzeka (p.odg. Wisła R1)

[111/550] (ERA183C5, E10) PL21/110

This west-to-south curve avoiding Dęblin is used by direct services between Radom and Lublin which appear in table 111 with a '<' symbol against Dęblin.

(Kielce –) Sitkowka Nowiny – Busko Zdroj

[112] (ERA183A2/3, F9/G9) PL21/111

A two pairs summer SSuO service resumed in 2018 on a 43.5km line which closed to passenger services on 10 October 2004. This became daily from 27 June 2020 and is increased again to three pairs and continues into the 2020-2021 timetable. With daily services and its own timetable, this can no longer be considered an obscure route and will be removed in December 2021.

(Tomaszów Mazowiecki – Dęba Opoczyńska –) p.odg. Zapowiedź – Radzice

[100, 113, 114] (ERA183A5, E9) PL21/112

Up until 30 August 2020 the only trains scheduled to cover the 0.7km from Dęba Opoczyńska to Radzice was an overnight Kołobrzeg - Kraków train pair. From 30 August 2020 a regular Łódź - Drzewica service and Drzewica - Radom service operated and all year use by local services continues in the 2020-2021 timetable, with no TLK services shown.

[Łódź –] Gałkówek – Mikołajów [– Tomaszów Mazowiecki]

[114/601] (ERA177C1, E8, R11) PL21/113

There are two possible routes between Łódź and Tomaszów Mazowiecki avoiding Koluszki - both routes are scheduled during 2020/21.

The first is a direct double track line 25 from Gałkówek via Żakowice Połudnowie to Mikołajów indicated by a '<' at Słotwiny and used by more frequent express services or

single track Line 537 via Słotwiny, podg Zielen and Żakowice Połudnowie indicated by calls at Słotwiny in the 114 PDF. Note Interrail and PR Regional tickets are not valid on local ŁKA trains and Gałkówek to podg Zielen is common with part of PL20/603.

Note no Żakowice Połudnowie station listing appears in the PDF for table 114 or 601. Additional confirmation of use of the alternative via line 537 would be obtained via the station's departure sheet.

Skarżysko Kamienna avoiding line: Lipowe Pole (p.odg. SKA) – SKB – Skarżysko Kościelne (p.odg. SKE)

[115] (ERA183A4, F9) PL21/114

This route (line 566), ca 5 km long, provides a direct connection between the Radom and Sandomierz lines and is indicated in Table 115 by a < marker against Skarżysko Kamienna. In the 2020-2021 timetable period there are two southbound TLK services leaving Radom at 08:15 and 19:15/19:21 and two northbound services leaving Skarżysko Kościelne at 07:50/17:58 and 17:56/17:57.

Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski – Sandomierz – Grębów

[115] (ERA183B5-B5,C3, F10-G10) PL21/115

Used by services from Skarzysko Kamienna and PL20/114, plus Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski to Sandomierz by a dated weekend-only pair of locals. Also note Sandomierz – Grębów is covered by those listed in PL20/116.

Sandomierz – Sobów (– Tarnobrzeg)

[116/126] (ERA183C3, G10) PL21/116

A limited service was re-introduced in summer 2017. They may be identified in timetable 126 by extended journey times between Sobów and Grębów - +30 minutes instead of 7 minutes.

R23433 Stalowa Wola Poludnie – 05:36 Sandomierz - Rzeszów Główny
Note A SSuO R23437 17:12 Sandomierz - Rzeszów Główny
Note A SSuO R32430 Rzeszów Główny - 08:48 Sobów - Sandomierz
Note B SO R32435 Rzeszów Główny - 15:55 Sobów - Stalowa Wola Poludnie
Note C SX R32437 Rzeszów Główny - 17:05/17:07 Sobów - Stalowa Wola Poludnie

Note A: 1-3 May 2021 and 26 June 2021 to 29 August 2021 Note B: 19 March 2021 to 11 December 2021 Note C: 13 December 2020 to 12 March 2021

Przeworsk avoiding line: Przeworsk Gorliczyna – podg Przeworsk Zachodnia

[116, 121] (ERA184A1, G11), PL21/117

This curve enables trains between Stalowa Wola and Rzeszow to avoid reversing at Przeworsk. All year use as indicated by no timing at Przeworsk in timetables 116 and 121. In 2020-2021 three trains each way use the curve.

Kraków northern loop line: (Kraków Główny –) Kraków Batowice – podg Dłubnia – Kraków Nowa Huta – Podłęże

[120] (ERA171B5, R15) PL21/118

Diversions via long distance services continue throughout the 2020-2021 TT period. Table 120 now shows the local services calling at reopened (from 15 March 2020) stations Lubocza & Kraków Nowa Huta, so identification of diverted services is now very straightforward with a | through Nowa Huta and "<" markers between Kraków Główny and Podłęże. Reports of the location of Nowa Huta station would be appreciated to confirm if it is the old PKP platforms on the north side, or those further east as used by the unadvertised workers services nearer the huge steel works entrance.

To/from the east end of Kraków Nowa Huta the longer north side Line loop is the usual route in both directions but it has been known for services to take a shorter inside curve to/from podg Koscielniki. Note both are line 95 and this is shown more clearly on Open Railway Map than the Mały Atlas Kraków insert. Eastbound services may also use a significantly separate route involving a flyover approaching Podłęże and in late 2020 this was the only route available so any reports of what route is taken at Kraków Nowa Huta, and approaching Podłęże would also be appreciated by the Compilers.

Kraków northern loop line: (Miechów –) podg Raciborowice - podg Dłubnia - podg Rudzice - Kraków Nowa Huta

[107/120] (ERA171B5, R15) PL21/118a

This curve giving access to Nowa huta from the north was used for diversions for a period in 2018. From 12 December 2020 a daily international service uses this curve as well as PL21/118b.

406/41010 Wien Hbf - 05:46 Kraków Główny - Warszawa Wschodnia
407/14010 Warszawa Wschodnia - 21:32/21:49 Miechów - Wien Hbf

Kraków northern loop line: Kraków Nowa Huta – podg Podgrabie - podg Rudzice [- Kraków-Płaszów]

[107/120] (ERA171B5, R15) PL21/118b

Believed to be the first known passenger use of this curve since clockwise steam specials to/from Kraków Glówny that ran in the Summer of 2008 & 2009. Daily services over this curve by an international train commenced at the start of the 2020-2021 timetable period and the same services use PL21/118a. Note this curve is grade separated from end to end.

406/41010 Wien Hbf - 05:46 Kraków Główny - Warszawa Wschodnia
407/14010 Warszawa Wschodnia - 21:32/21:49 Miechów - Wien Hbf

Kraków Główny avoider via Kraków Olsza

[120/140] (ERA182, R15) PL21/119

Increased use in the summer 2020 timetable period with four InterCity services, all westbound. These trains ended with the summer timetable and there are no trains to/from Kraków Olsza in the 2020-2021 timetable, confirmed by the absence of Peron sheets.

(Przemyśl Główny –) Hurko – Medyka (– Mostys'ka 2)

[122] (ERA184B1, H12, R35) PL21/120

There are three routes between these points; from south to north they are:

  • Line 91, a cross border 1435 mm gauge line which ends east of Mostys'ka 1 in Ukraine.

This is used between Przemyśl Główny and Medyka by the PKP local service shown in Table 122 and usually by the through Wroclaw - L'viv service, plus LEO Express have applied to run through to Mostys'ka 2.

  • Line 989, a 1435 mm gauge line through the marshalling yards, re-joining Line 91 at Medyka.

No passenger services use this line. Note that page H12 of the "Atlas Linii Kolejowych Polski" is incorrect in showing passenger stations on this line; they are on Line 91 and the enlarged page R35 shows the situation correctly.

  • Line 92, the 1520 mm gauge line into Ukraine.

This route is used by the daytime services between Kyiv/L'viv and Przemyśl Główny, and from 2017/18 the night service to/from Odessa, all operated by Ukrainian railways. Note such trains terminating at Przemyśl Główny are no longer shown in PKP 122 so are listed below.

Up until the 2016/17 TT change it was believed Lines 91 and 92 were used on alternate days by the overnight L'viv/Lvov services, with either a manual gauge change at Przemyśl (with a longer stop) or an SUW2000 gauge change at Mostys'ka 2 (with a relatively short stop at Przemyśl). The gauge changer at Mostys'ka 2 was noted out of use as at October 2017 but an April 2018 traveller confirms his overnight L'viv/Lvov services used Line 91 and the Mostys'ka 2 gauge changer.

This of course does not preclude use of the gauge changer at Przemyśl and further reports would be appreciated by the Compilers although the Beta version of the PKP Journey planner route map clearly shows the 2019/20 services booked via Line 91 and the Przemyśl Główny Peron sheets that a Standard gauge platform is used in both directions by the overnight through service.

Note A SSuO D90/33001 10:18 Przemyśl Główny - Lviv/Lvov
Note B D716/33013 13:10 Przemyśl Główny - Kiev Passajirskii (via Khmelnytskyi)
Note B D706/33017 15:45 Przemyśl Główny - Kiev Passajirskii (via Korosten)
Note B D36/33025 18:59 Przemyśl Główny - Odessa
Note B D35/33026 Odessa - 07:10 Lviv (Lvov) - Przemyśl Główny
Note B D705/33010 Kiev Passajirskii - 11:20 L'viv - Przemyśl Główny (via Korosten)
Note B D715/33014 Kiev Passajirskii - 13:55 L'viv - Przemyśl Główny (via Khmelnytskyi)
Note A SSuO D89/33002 16:20 L'viv - Przemyśl Główny

Note A: 1-10 January 2021 and 16 January 2021 to 13 March 2021 Note B: 1 January 2021 to 13 March 2021

(Przemyśl Główny –) Przemyśl Bakończyce [reverse] - Hurko – (Medyka)

[122] (ERA184B1, H12, R35) PL21/121

No planned use indicated in 2020-2021 after diversions between 19-26 May 2019

Stalowa Wola Rozwadów Towarowy – Stalowa Wola Charzewice - Pilchów

[126, 555] (ERA183C3, G11) PL21/122

This curve (line 565) is used by any direct services between Lublin and Tarnobrzeg (- Rzeszow). They can be identified by a '<' symbol against Stalowa Wola Rozwadów in 126 and 555. These services used to stop at Pilchów but from 15 March 2020 call at a new station built on the curve named Stalowa Wola Charzewice. There was one train pair in the 2019-2020 timetable, but no trains are shown in the 2020-2021 timetable pdfs.

Stróże avoiding line: SR4 – SR3

[130, 131] (ERA79A2, H9) PL21/123

Use resumed 1 October 2017. In 2020-2021 three dated train pairs Tarnów <=> Jasło use the curve and can readily identified in tables 130 and 131 by < markers at Stróże.

Stróże Station – SR3 [East Junction]

[131] (ERA186B5, H9) PL21/124

Just one heavily dated train pair Fridays and Sundays in 2020-2021. Dates have proved subject to change in the past and confirmation that the train runs should be sought before travelling.

Note A:13 December 2020 to 7 March, 21-28 March, 11-25 April, 16 May to 27 June, 26 September tp 24 October and 7 November to 5 December + holidays Note B: 8 January 2020 to 12 March, 19 March to 4 May, 21 May to 25 June and 1 October to 10 December + holidays

Stróże SR3 [East Junction] – Gorlice Zagorzany (– Jasło)

[131] (ERA186B5, H9 - H10) PL21/125

Used by services listed in PL21/123 and PL21/124.

(Jasło –) Gorlice-Zagórzany – Gorlice

[131/a] (ERA186B5, H10) PL21/126

Jasło - Gorlice-Zagórzany services are listed in table 131. The Gorlice branch service is now shown in a new table 131a in 2019/20, making it much easier to see its complicated operating pattern.

Zagórz – Komańcza – Łupków - Medzilaborce [ZSR]

[131/134] (ERA186C4, 187A5, H11) PL21/127

A limited Bank Holiday and summer weekends service resumed from Zagórz to Łupków on 11 June 2016. From Summer 2017 some were extended across the border to Medzilaborce in Slovakia and this continues in 2020-2021. The summer 2021 timetable is in TT134. There is one SO Poznań - Łupków which returns on Sunday, and two Zagórz - Medzilaborce train pairs at weekends, including Fridays.

Nowy Zagórz - Zagórz R101 - Uherce - Zagórz R101 - Zagórz

[131] (ERA187A5, H11) PL21/127B

This is a reopened 17km section of the Sanok - Krościenko - Khyriv (UZ) railway. It is accessed by a triangle north of Zagórz. A summer Saturday Kraków Główny - Sanok - Zagórz - Łupków service runs from Sanok to Uherce, reverses, and returns via the east to south side of the triangle to Zagórz before continuing to Łupków. The return service on the Sunday takes this route in reverse.

Note A SuO 33582/3 Nowy Sącz - 14:5/15:00/15:03 Stróże - Jasło
Note B FO 33580/581 Jasło - 22:16/22:25/22:54 Polna - Nowy Sącz
Note A SO TLK30162 Kraków Główny - 13:01 Sanok - Łupków
Note B SuO TLK33162 Łupków - 13:23 Zagórz - Kraków Główny

Note A: 26 June 2021 to 25 September 2021 Note B: 27 June 2021 to 26 September 2021

Rzeszów Zachodni - Rzeszów Staroniwa (Rzeszów Głowny avoider) - line 611

[132] (ERA183C1, G11) PL21/128

This curve was used between 25 June - 31 August 2019 by local services and until 14 December 2019 by a TLK train pair to/from Żagorz operated by SKPL due to major Rzeszów Główny station reconstruction works. There have been no passenger trains over the curve since.

Sucha Beskidzka

[135] (ERA185B5, G8) PL21/129

All services between Kraków and Zakopane had to reverse at Sucha Beskidzka until an avoiding curve opened on 11 June 2017. Since then most Zakopane trains run via the avoiding line, calling at a new station of Sucha Beskidzka Zamek. Use of the North to West and South to West curves can be identified by any train calling at Sucha Beskidzka.

Kraków Plaszów – Kraków Bonarka (– Skawina)

[135a] (ERA182, R15) PL21/130

Running via this route was much reduced once the Kraków Plaszów avoiding curve opened in December 2017. All local services between Kraków Plaszow and Skawina were operated by buses in 2019/20 until 8 November 2020 when several local services reverted to trains. The December 2020 timetable change reverted all services back to buses until at least 13 March 2021.

Oświęcim – Skawina

[141] (ERA182B1/C1 G7-G8) PL21/131

The Praha - Kraków was rerouted via table 140 in 2019/20 but is not running in 2020-2021 due to Covid restrictions. In summer 2020 trains ran the full length of the line and this use continues in 2020-2021. From 1 May 2021 to 26 September 2021 there are morning PR trains from Katowice and Kraków to Zator which return in the early evening, so complete travel over the line in daylight is possible, but with a very long layover. From 30 August 2020 two overnight trains travel the majority of the route. See PL21/132 for use from the Oświęcim avoiding curve junction.

Oświęcim avoiding curve: Oświęcim OwC1 – OwC - Skawina

[120/140/141] (ERA188C4, G7) PL21/132

This north <=> east curve links the Mysłowice and Skawina/Trzebinia lines. Used by occasional diversions in 2019/20 and Leo Express workings until 8 January 2019. Two trains used the curve in the period 30 August to 12 December 2020 and this use continues in the 2020-2021 timetable.

Note A TLK63170 Wrocław Główny - 02:01 Katowice - Przemyśl Główny
Note B TLK36171 Przemyśl Główny - 00:02/00:34 Kraków Główny - Wrocław Główny

Note A: 14-24 December 2020 and 12 January 2021 to 13 March 2021 Note B: 13-23 December 2020 and 11 January to 13 March 2021 Note the summer pair of Katowice - Zator PR's run to Oświęcim to reverse.

Katowice – flyover departure line – Katowice Brynów (p.odg. Brynów)

[146, 151] (ERA188B3, R17) PL21/133

Westbound departures from Katowice platforms 1-4 towards Katowice Ligota can run either via the main line (line 139) or via a flyover (line 656) over the main line to Gliwice. From observation, all trains departing from platform 1 at Katowice appear to use this route.

Czechowice Dziedzice avoiding line: Goczałkowice Zdrój (p.odg. Most Wisła) – Zabrzeg (p.odg. Ochodza)

[146, 147] (ERA188C3, H7) PL21/134

The north-to-west curve avoiding Czechowice Dziedzice is used by all trains in table 146 and also trains to and from Katowice shown in table 147 with a '<' symbol against Czechowice Dziedzice.

[Rybnik - ] Lesczczyny - Line 149 - Gierałtowice - podg Mizerów – Zabrze Makoszowy Kopalnia - [Gliwice]

[156] (ERA188A2/B2, G6, R16) PL21/135

A new PDF for this line as table 156 from 2019/20 showing trains calling at Knurów. 2020-2021 usage is similar to 2019-20 with one train pair, mostly SSuO, but strongly dated. At Gliwice this train pair use a reinstated south connection onto the ex Katowice main line shown closed and lifted in the Mały Atlas. A summer dated TLK takes the line northbound,calling at Knurów but takeing a different route from podg Mizerów (see PL21/135A) to go to Katowice before finally reaching Gliwice.

Note A SSuO Os44123 06:29/06:32 Gliwice - Wisła Glebce
Note B SSuO Os44112 Wisła Glebce - 20:28/20:29/20:34/20:40 Leszczyny - Gliwice

Note A: 13 December 2020 to 28 February 2021 SSuO, 14-28 February 2021 SuO, 6-7 March 2020, 20 March 2021 to 27 September 2021 SO, 11 April 2021 to 28 September 2021 SuO, 4-5 + 11 December 2021 Note B: 13 December 2020 to 28 February 2021 SSuO, 6-7 March 2021, 14 March 2021 to 10 October 2021 SSuO, 3-4 June 2021,16 October 2021 to 27 November 2021 SO, 17 October 2021 to 28 November SuO and 4,5 and 11 December 2021

(Rybnik - ) Lesczczyny - Line 149 - Gierałtowice - podg Mizerów – Zabrze Makoszowy - Ruda Kochłowice - podg Gottwald [ - Katowice]

[156] (ERA188B2/B3, G6, R16/17) PL21/135A

This train pair takes the same route as PL21/135 from Lesczczyny, but heads east from podg. Mizerów using freight lines as far as podg Gottwald before arriving at Katowice. The train goes on to call at Gliwice, explaining the extremely long journey time between stops at Knurów and Gliwice evident from table 156. The southbound train uses the same route, but does not stop at Knurów and so does not appear in the timetable pdf. Part of the route is common with PL21/137B

Note A TLK48070 Bohumin [ČD]- 20:24 Rybnik - Świnoujście
Note A TLK84070 Świnoujście - 05:48 Katowice - Bohumin [ČD]

Note A: 25 June 2021 to 30 August 2021

Chybie – Chybie Mnich (p.odg Bieniowiec) (– Skoczów)

[146/147/148] (ERA182A1, H7) PL21/136

Use of this west <=> south chord was suspended in 2020 due to engineering works near to Czechowice-Dziedzice. The all year PDF showed use resuming in November 2020, but this did not happen. An extremely dated SSuO train pair operate over this curve for much of the 2020-2021 timetable period, though there is a period when it starts/finishes at Skoczów instead of Wisła Glebce.

Note A SSuO Os44123 Gliwice - 08:00/08:05/08:11 Chybie – Skoczów/Wisła Glebce
Note B SSuO Os44112 Wisła Glebce - 19:24/19:33 Skoczów - Gliwice

Note A: 13 December 2020 to 28 February 2021 SSuO, 14-28 February 2021 SuO, 6-7 March 2020, 20 March 2021 to 27 September 2021 SO, 11 April 2021 to 28 September 2021 SuO, 4-5 + 11 December 2021 Note B: 13 December 2020 to 28 February 2021 SSuO, 6-7 March 2021, 14 March 2021 to 10 October 2021 SSuO, 3-4 June 2021,16 October 2021 to 27 November 2021 SO, 17 October 2021 to 28 November SuO and 4,5 and 11 December 2021

Czechowice-Dziedzice (p.odg Ochodza)- via Zabrzeg Czarnolesie Goods line 693 to (p.odg Bronów) - Chybie

[147] (ERA182A1, H7) PL21/137

From March to December 2020 trains between Czechowice Dziedzice and Chybie were diverted through the south side of the Zabrzeg Czarnolesie goods yard identifiable by < markers at Zabrzeg and Zabrzeg Czarnolesie stations until June when both stations disappeared from the pdfs.

This diversion continues until 13 March 2021, after which services return to the main line.

Katowice - Sosnowiec Porąbka - curve 663 - line 163 - Sosnowiec Maczki - Jaworzno Szczakowa

[140] (ERA188B4, R18) PL21/137A

This is an alternative route between Katowice and Jaworzno Szczakowa indicated by < markers at Mysłowice. The Sosnowiec Maczki 163 & 663 diversion was last used in 2012, whereas regular passenger service on 163 but using the different north to east curve at the north end as part of Timetable table 105 ended on 2 April 2001.

The route sees use in the 2020-21 period by the following trains:

Note A 63170 Wrocław Główny - 02:29/02:38 Katowice - Przemyśl
Note B 301/43004 Ostrava Svinov - 10:36 Katowice - Przemyśl
Note C 104/43002 Graz Hbf - 12:54 Katowice - Przemyśl
Note D 8304/5 Szczecin Główny - 13:46 Katowice - Przemyśl
Note E 36170 Przemyśl - 01:18/01:22 Jaworzno Szczakowa - Wrocław Główny

Note A: 24 December 2020 to 10 January 2021 and 14 March 2021 to 11 December 2021 Note B: 28 January 2021 to 12 March 2021 Note C: 19-23 December 2020 and 19 February 2021 to 12 March 2021 Note D: 25 December 2020 to 27 January 2021 and 19 February 2021 to 12 March 2021 Note E: 25 December 2020 to 11 January 2021 and 13 March 2021 to 11 December 2021

Katowice - podg Gottwald - Ruda Kochłowice - Line 141 - Gliwice Sośnica - Gliwice

[220] (ERA188A2/B2/B3, R16/17) PL21/137B

This is an alternative route between Katowice and Gliwice. Apart from short notice and short term engineering work this is the first use since the old style Russian sleepers finished as they were banned via Zabrze. Part of the route is common with PL21/135A.

Note A 63170 Wrocław Główny - 01:38/01:43 Gliwice - Przemyśl
Note B 36170 Przemyśl - 01:52/01:56 Katowice - Wrocław Główny

Note A: 24 December 2020 to 10 January 2021 and 14 March 2021 to 11 December 2021 Note B: 25 December 2020 to 11 January 2021 and 15 March 2021 to 11 December 2021

Nędza Wieś – Kuźnia Raciborska (p.odg. Turze)

[153/160] (ERA188B1, G6) PL21/138

This east-to-north chord avoiding Nędza station is used by trains running direct between Kędzierzyn Koźle and Rybnik. Use is indicated by < markers at stations from Nędza to Chałupki in Table 160. Note these services do not appear in table 153 but should use the direct route to/from Rybnik in PL20/139 which can be confirmed by the Map View in the Journey Planner before travel.

Rybnik – Sumina

[153/154/160] (ERA188B1, G6, H6) PL21/139

There are two routes between Rybnik and Sumina: a direct line and a longer route via Rybnik Towarowy and Rydułtowy used by all local services. Any TLK normally takes the direct line to/from Kędzierzyn-Koźle as previously indicated by a '<' symbol against the intermediate stations in table 153, [can be confirmed by the Journey Planner Map view] but these trains only appear in tables 154/160 to/from 220. There were also a few Rybnik - Racibórz locals booked the direct line on 18/19 & 25/26 April 2020 as per < markers in Table 153, and one train pair from 8 November 2020 to 12 December 2020. This use continues in 2020-21

Services not booked to call at Sumina to/from the direct line may, but do not always use the station avoiding line.

Tychy – line 169 - Orzesze Jaśkowice

[151/155] (ERA188B2/B3, G7) PL21/140

This line reopened to passenger services in 2017. Use can be identified in 155 by < markers from Mikolow Jamna to Orzesze plus | from Orzesze Jaśkowice.

Żory – Chybie

[146a/154] (ERA188C2, G6-H7) PL21/141

Table 146a which shows local services had been withdrawn since 8 May 2020 but resumes in 2020-2021. There are several IC services (not shown in the 146a pdfs) each way over the line as follows: .

Note A 48102 Bielsko-Biała Główna - 08:02 Czechowice-Dziedzice - Ustka
Note A 45151/35151 Zakopane/Bielsko-Biała Główna - 16:01 Czechowice-Dziedzice - Bydgoszcz Główna
Note E SSuO Os44112 Wisła Glebce - 19:42 Chybie - Gliwice
Note B 46160/1 Bielsko-Biała Główna - 20:17 Czechowice-Dziedzice - Wrocław Główny
Note C 64160/1 Wrocław Główny - 06:14 Żory - Bielsko-Biała Główna
Note F SSuO Os44123 Gliwice - 07:41/0743 Żory – Wisła Glebce
Note D 53150/1 Bydgoszcz Główna - 11:20 Żory - Zakopane
Note A 84102/3 Ustka - 19:06 Żory - Bielsko-Biała Główna

Note A: 13 March to 11 December 2021 Note B: 25 June to 30 August 2021 note C: 27 June to 1 September 2021 Note D: 24 June to 31 August 2021 Note E: 13 December 2020 to 28 February 2021 SSuO, 6-7 March 2021, 14 March 2021 to 10 October 2021 SSuO, 3-4 June 2021,16 October 2021 to 27 November 2021 SO, 17 October 2021 to 28 November SuO and 4,5 and 11 December 2021 Note F: 13 December 2020 to 28 February 2021 SSuO, 14-28 February 2021 SuO, 6-7 March 2020, 20 March 2021 to 27 September 2021 SO, 11 April 2021 to 28 September 2021 SuO, 4-5 + 11 December 2021

Kędzierzyn-Koźle – p.odg. Stare Koźle – Kędzierzyn-Koźle Azoty

[160] (ERA181C2 too detailed to be shown, R14) PL21/142

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There are three routes between Kędzierzyn-Koźle and podg. Stare Koźle. From east to west they are:

1. Line 709. This is the normal passenger route but is not in use during 2020 until at least 8 November due to engineering works. This 4 km single track goes over the avoiding curve line 681 via a staff halt at the PKP depot to/from Peron (platform) I. It did go out of use for a time but resumed as the normal for PR local trains with the June 2016 timetable change but see 2. & 3. for exceptions.

2. Line 151 (northbound). From a travellers July 2017 observation, only the equivalent of the IC below normally uses a line initially heading east at podg. Stare Koźle [not shown in the Mały Atlas but in OpenRailwayMap], then underneath Lines 709 and 681 to run parallel to, but up to 30m apart of the southbound track of Line 151. Both tracks of 151 remain on the west side of the substantial yard and lead to/from only Kędzierzyn-Koźle Peron IV, with IC4124 reversing to head towards Gliwice. From a August 2020 report and confirmed in the Peron sheets, the service listed below plus all IC/TLK's and locals from the south are booked into Peron IV due to closure of Peron I and II for engineering work and use this alternative route until at 13 March 2021.

3. Line 151 (southbound). This runs on the west side of the yard (Kędzierzyn-Koźle KKD) up to 0.5 km away from Line 709 and the southern junction at podg. Stare Koźle is grade separated. Any service from Kędzierzyn-Koźle Peron IV towards Rybnik or Racibórz must use this route.

Check the Kędzierzyn-Koźle arrivals sheet for the latest information on all three variants.

Kędzierzyn-Koźle avoiding curve

[160/220] (ERA181C2, R14) PL21/143

In addition to the services listed below, from 13 December 2020 to 13 March 2021 ALL Raciborz <=> Kędzierzyn-Koźle local services are diverted via this curve to reverse and call at Sławięcice on the line towards Gliwice.

Use increased during 2020/21 by diversions due to engineering work on 147 near Czechowice Dziedzice. Note that the Nice Ville <=> Moskva Belorusskaia train pair are an RZD service with special ticketing arrangements. Also check before travelling as they are regularly diverted and are believed suspended until further notice.

Note A 101/40001 Katowice - 05:20 Gliwice - Wien Hbf
Note B FO 409/14012/17 Moskva Belorusskaia - 12:45 Warszawa Gdańska - Praha hlavní nádraží/Nice Ville
300/34004 Przemyśl - 17:59 Gliwice - Ostrava Svinov
Note C 1423 Białystok - 18:19 Gliwice - Racibórz
Note D 310/24001 Lublin - 22:38/22:42 Gliwice - Bohumin[CZ]
Note C 456/47010 Wien Hbf - 03:00 Racibórz - Berlin Charlottenburg
311/42000 Bohumin [CZ] - 04:43 Racibórz - Lublin
Note C 4122 Racibórz - 09:11 Kędzierzyn-Koźle Azoty - Białystok
Note D MO 408/41012/18 Nice Ville/Praha hlavní nádraží - 10:07 Chałupki - Moskva Belorusskaia
301/43004 Ostrava Svinov - 09:20/09:25 Racibórz - Przemyśl
Note E 100/49010 Wien Hbf - 21:47 Racibórz - Bohumin[CZ]

Note A: 11 January to 11 December 2021 Note B:19 March to 10 December 2021 Note C: 13 December 2020 to 13 March 2021 Note D: 22 March to 6 December 2021 Note E: 10 January to 11 December 2021

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Kędzierzyn-Koźle goods lines and northern approach line 680

[160/220] (ERA181C2, R14) PL21/143A

The following TLK services do not call, but use the goods lines parallel to the platforms at Kędzierzyn-Koźle, stopping at Kędzierzyn-Koźle Azoty instead. As a consequence [and the journey planner map view confirms], they must use goods line 680 north of the station. The map view shows all trains taking the southbound option of this grade separated line so any reports of the actual route taken would be appreciated by the Compilers.

Note the Journey Planner map view shows the few through Raciborz - Opole local services do not take this route but PL20/143 listed above and still call at Kędzierzyn-Koźle.

Note A 456/47010 Wien Hbf - 03:00 Racibórz - Berlin Charlottenburg
Note A 48102 Bielsko-Biała Główna - 09:26 Kędzierzyn-Koźle Azoty - Ustka
Note A 35151/45151 Zakopane/Bielsko-Biała Główna - 16:46 Kędzierzyn-Koźle Azoty - Bydgoszcz Główna
Note A 53150/54150 Bydgoszcz Główna - 10:20 Zdzieszowice - Bielsko-Biała Główna/Zakopane
Note A 84102 Ustka - 18:12 Zdzieszowice - Bielsko-Biała Główna
Note A 457/74010 Berlin Charlottenburg - 23:58 Opole Główne - Wien Hbf

Note A: 13 December 2020 to 13 March 2021

Lubliniec – Paczyna

[165] (ERA182A3, G6) PL21/144

This 36.5 km section of an otherwise freight only line has a substantial grade separated junction at Lubliniec. The line is used by six dated trains each way during 2020-2021.

Lubliniec avoiding line: podg. Jawonica – podg. Droniowiczki

[165/175] (ERA182A3, G6) PL21/145

This north <=> south connection links the Częstochowa line (line 61) with the Paczyna line (line 152). These services do not appear in the 165 PDF. Previously used by services diverted away from their normal route via Fosowskie between 10 - 23 July 2017.

Any intending passengers are strongly advised to check the International Section of the Russian Railways website and the PKP Journey Planner map view as they are believed suspended until further notice.

Note A MO IC 41012/408/18 Nice Ville/Praha Hlavni Nadrazi - 10:07 Chałupki - next stop Warszawa - Moskva Belorusskaia
Note B FO IC 14012/409/17 Moskva Belorusskaia - 12:45 Warszawa Gdańska - Praha Hlavni Nadrazi/Nice

Note A: 22 March 2021 to 6 December 2021 Note B: 19 March 2021 to 10 December 2021

Bytom avoiding line

[166/165/180] (ERA188A3, R19) PL21/145A

The clue is a | in table 102 at Gliwice. This line was used by the Russian Railways Nice Ville <=> Moskva Belorusskaia train pair on certain dates in 2020, but no dates are presently shown in the 2020-2021 timetable.

(Lubliniec –) Toszek Północ – Rudziniec Gliwicki (– Kędzierzyn-Koźle)

[175] (ERA182A3, G6) PL21/146

This is the freight line from the Junction of passenger table 165 south towards Kędzierzyn-Koźle. These services do not appear in the 165 PDF. Previously used by diversions in May 2011, some Russian Railways Nice Ville <=> Moskva Belorusskaia services ran by this route in 2020 before being suspended due to Covid 19 restrictions. The same services appear again in the 2020-2021 timetable.

Any intending passengers are strongly advised to check the International Section of the Russian Railways website and the PKP Journey Planner map view as they are believed suspended until further notice.

Note A MO IC 41012 Nice Ville - 10:07 Chałupki - next stop Warszawa Zachodnia - Moskva Belorusskaia
Note B FO IC 14012 Moskva Belorusskaia - 12:45 Warszawa Gdańska - Praha Hlavni Nadrazi/Nice Ville

Note A: 22 March to 6 December 2021 Note B: 19 March to 10 December 2021

Częstochowa avoiding line: Częstochowa Stradom – Kusięta Nowe (p.odg. Kucelinka) (– Koniecpol)

[109/175/P200] (ERA182B3, R15) PL21/147

This line enables trains between Wrocław/Opole and Kielce, plus to Warszawa (via the CMK) [PL20/103] or Krakow [PL20/108] to avoid reversing at Częstochowa Osobowa (the main station) by calling instead at Częstochowa Stradom. Use can be identified in table 175 by a < at Częstochowa.

Herby Stare – Boronów (p.odg Kalina)

[175/180] (ERA182A3, F7) PL21/148

This 2.2km east <=> south curve, [line 687] regained a local service in 2016 and this is easily identified in timetable 180. Dated summer use by IC services in 2020 but not showing any IC services in the 2020-2021 timetable.

Herby Stare – Herby Nowe

[175/180/315/322] (ERA182A3, F7) PL21/149

A Kraków - Szczecin pair used this curve in 2019-2020, plus an overnight Przemyśl Główny <=> Kołobrzeg train. There are two IC train pairs using the curve in the 2020-2021 timetable pdfs.

Note A TLK37101 Kraków Glówny – 06:44/06:46 Częstochowa Stradom - Poznań Główny
Note A TLK37103 Kraków Glówny – 18:51/18:55 Częstochowa Stradom - Poznań Główny
Note A TLK73102 Kraków Glówny – 08:37/08:45 Krzepice - Kraków Glówny
Note A TLK73100 Kraków Glówny – 20:37/20:41 Krzepice - Kraków Glówny

Note A: 1 February 2021 to 5 October 2021 and 6-11 December 2021

Lisów – Herby Stare

[175] (ERA182A3, F7) PL20/149A

The east and westbound routes take significantly different routes through a forest between these points.

Lisów – podg Liswarta - Herby Nowe

[175/180] (ERA182A3, F7) PL21/149B

A press article indicated diversions via this west to north curve in 2019-2020 due to track works but searches showed just one train affected. That train was not shown in either PDF but oddly has now appeared in the all year PDF as having run since December 2019! But note as far as is known that this curve was only used between the dates shown below as it is of course possible to run via Herby Stare to reverse [as this train is scheduled to do from Wednesday 29 July 2020]. There appears to be no use of the curve in 2020-2021.

Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis

(Zawiercie –) Łazy – Line 160 south, 186 north – Dąbrowa Gornicza Ząbkowice

[101/102] (ERA188A5/B5, too detailed to be shown correctly, G7 R18) PL21/150

An alternative route previously identified by < markers between Łazy and Dąbrowa Górnicza Sikorka. Previous southbound use was scheduled during 2016, northbound on 11 August 2017 with northbound mainline services continuing on the goods lines north of Łazy on the east side of the first, then in-between parts of two freight yards to Zawiercie. Used between August and December 2020 by a number of services and it is believed all northbound services rejoined the normal route by at least Łazy.

There is no use of the full route evident from the 2020-2021 timetable pdfs.

Hovever in Autumn 2020 travellers noticed new platforms have been built on line 186 at Chruszczobród and Wiesiółka so use of only 186 by local services can now be confirmed from Peron sheets [1]. Look for trains using booked to call at Chruszczobród Peron II and Wiesiółka Peron III. Also note if a southbound service calls at Wiesiółka that it is impossible to also use line 160. There are 12 local services using this route in 2020-21, three northbound and 9 southbound.

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(Radzice –) Wolanow – line 576 [Radom avoider] – Rozki (– Skarzysko-Kamienna)

[100/113/110] (ERA183B5, F9) PL21/151

Last scheduled diversionary use between 10 July - 10 August 2017.

[Sosnowiec Porąbka] - podg Dorota - part line 133 - Dąbrowa Gornicza Ząbkowice

[102, 105] (ERA188A4/B4, R18) PL21/152

Three trains were booked via this route from 8 November to 12 December 2020. Note there is a large flying junction approaching podg Dorota. This route is partly common with PL20/159 from podg Dorota - part line 133 - Dąbrowa Gornicza Ząbkowice and additional unusual track.

Eight services use this route in the 2020-2021 timetable period up to 13 March 2021.

Note A SSO KS94163 Częstochowa - 06:59 Dąbrowa Gornicza Ząbkowice - Gliwice
Note F 24101 Lublin - 11:11 Zawiercie - Katowice
Note B SSuX KS40675 Częstochowa - 16:23 Dąbrowa Gornicza Ząbkowice - Gliwice
Note C SSuX KS40937 Zawiercie - 17:00 Katowice - Gliwice
Note D 54101 Gdynia Główna - 15:11 Zawiercie - Katowice
Note E SSuX KS40608 Gliwice - 06:37 Katowice - Częstochowa
Note F 45100 13:06 Katowice - Gdynia Główna
Note F 42100 16:12 Katowice - Lublin
Note G 41100 17:31 Katowice - Płock
Note H SSuO KS94128 Zwardoń - 19:36 Katowice - Częstochow

Note A: 13-27 December 2020 and 2 January to 13 March 2021 Note B: 14 December 2020 to 12 March 2021 Note C: 30-31 December 2020 and 4 January to 12 March 2021 Note D: 13 December 2020 to 13 March 2021 Note E: 14-29 December 2020 FSSUX, 30-31 December 2020, 4 January 2021 to 12 March 2021 SSuX Note F: 13 December 2020 to 13 March 2021 Note G: 10 January 2021 to 13 March 2021 Note H: 13-27 December 2020, 2 January to 13 March 2021

Kielce avoiding line: Kielce Piaski (podg Piaski k. Kielc) – Kielce Herbskie (line 567)

[100/113/110] (ERA183A4, F9) PL21/153

Last scheduled diversionary use between 10 July - 10 August 2017.

Tomaszów Mazowiecki – Spała

[114] (ERA182C5, E8) PL21/154

PR Łódź sponsored the first passenger service on this branch since 1988 for summer 2014 but from 2017 services ran only on "Harvest" weekend which in 2019 was three pairs on 14/15 September. So it was a surprise when 2020 details were announced of a pair of DMU trains on Saturdays and Sundays from 8th - 30th August and that tickets appear to be free if you apply through the email address quoted in this PolRegio link. As timings are not in the Journey Planner they are Łódź Kaliska 08:12 Spała 09:25 to 17:10 Łódź Kaliska 18:27. No information available for the 2020-2021 timetable period.

Kraków Mydlniki - Line 95 - Kraków Batowice

[107/140] (ERA182, G8 & R15) PL21/155

Last used by one pair of overnights from 2 September - 20 October 2018 as confirmed by a traveller and station entries for Kraków Lobzów and Kraków Mydlniki in table 107.

Żurawica - line 614 - Hurko [Przemyśl avoiding line]

[121] (ERA184B1, H12) PL21/157

Last used between 5 - 9 November 2018 by limited services diverted to/from Przemyśl Glowny via Hurko [reverse].

(Chabowka –) Rabka Zdrój – Nowy Sacz

[136] (ERA185C5, 186A5, H8/9) PL21/158

In 2020 services were planned between Chabówka - Mszana Dolna/Kasina Wielka SSuO or Chabówka - Nowy Sącz SuO from 4 July to 26 August but the last two weekends were cancelled due to the imposition of a 50% virus related seat sale restriction making them uneconomic. Details and bookings were via the Chabowka Museum website for the Kasina Wielka services or kolejegalicyjskie website to Nowy Sacz.

No information as yet for 2020-2021

(Katowice – Mysłówice –) Sosnowiec Jęzor – podg Dorota – Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice

[140/102] (ERA182B1/C1 R18) PL21/159

The section from podg Dorota to Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice is common with PL20/152 and the previous diversions were between 17 April - 8 May 2018. There are alternative routes as listed below but with no intermediate stop it is impossible to confirm from PDFs which would be used although the Journey Planner map view showed both in use. They are:-

  • from Mysłówice via Sosnowiec Jęzor and Line 180 to podg Dorota. Note the flyover south of podg Dorota to line 180 shown in the Mały Atlas no longer exists so southbound services may be more likely to use this route.
  • from Mysłówice via Sosnowiec Jęzor to podg Długoszyn (west of Jaworzno Szczakowa), curve 667 and Sosnowiec Maczki to podg Dorota

Six services used the second route (via line 667) in the period 8 November to 12 December 2020. Only one train uses the same route in the 2020-2021 timetable period, ending on 12 March 2021.

Note A SSuX KS40657 Częstochowa - 07:59 Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice - Gliwice

Note A: 30-31 December 2020 and 4 January to 12 March 2021

(Katowice –) podg. Gottwald – podg. Hajduki – podg. Radoszowy – podg. Panewnik – Katowice Ligota

[151/151a/155] (ERA182A1, H7) PL21/160

This line provides an alternative route, further west, between Katowice and Katowice Ligota. Last used between 1 and 10 August 2017 (SSuX). They can be identified by a < marker at just Katowice-Brynów and an extended journey time of more than 30 minutes.

Gliwice - Bytom

[166] (ERA188A2/A3, G7 R16/17) PL21/161

In use by one holiday train for a short period in summer 2020. Note the junction at Bytom is east of the platforms. See PL20/145A for limited use from the Bytom avoiding curve junction to Gliwice by the Nice <=> Moskva. No service in 2020-2021.

Częstochowa Stradom – Poraj

[175,102] (ERA182B3; F7 R15) PL21/162

There are two possible routes between these stations:

  • via line 61 (the normal passenger line) as far as podg Kucelinka and then non-passenger 155 to Poraj via Częstochowa Mirów. Note Line 155 had scheduled use in 2019/20 as per PL20/107A.
  • via line 702 (a short non-passenger curve) to Częstochowa Raków and then the normal passenger line 102 to Poraj.

One 'Woodstock' service in 2016 was identified as being diverted but it is not known which of the two routes was taken. No service in 2020-2021.

Katowice Ligota - goods line 142 via Katowice Murcki - podg Mąkołowiec - Tychy

[151] (ERA182A1, R17) PL21/163

Indicated by < markers at Katowice Piotrowice and Katowice Podlesie, this 14km freight only line was in use on Sat/Sun 18/19 & 25/26 April 2020 by limited KS Diversions. There is no use in the 2020-2021 timetable.

See also