Poland (South West) - Lines with Obscure passenger services



This list is based on the timetable from 10 December 2017 to 8 December 2018, but it should be noted it is completely reissued around four times per year, the current version covering from 11 March to 9 June 2018 plus there are frequent amendments within periods. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information. Map references relate to the Polish Regional version of the European Railway Atlas 2016 published by M.G. Ball ISBN: 978-0-9955070-1-2 and the Mały Atlas Linii Kolejowych Polski 2011 published by Eurosprinter ISBN: 978-83-931006-3-7

Obscure services: Lines with regular use

Dąbrowa Oleśnicka – Oleśnica Rataje – Oleśnica

[200, 321] (ERA181B5, F5) PL18/200

Most trains between Ostrów Wielkopolski and Wrocław Główny take the direct route via the north to west curve (Dąbrowa Oleśnicka – Oleśnica Rataje – Borowa Oleśnica (p.odg. Łukanów)) avoiding Oleśnica. However some take this north-to-east curve into Oleśnica station and reverse. Either a timing or > against Oleśnica indicates which route is taken. Note this curve and the north to west curve consist of separate single lines between Dąbrowa Oleśnicka and Oleśnica Rataje.

Krotoszyn – Grabowno Wielkie

[200, 321] (ERA 176B1-181B5, E5-F5) PL18/201

Regional services are currently withdrawn for long term engineering work but ICs were diverted via this route between 20 March to 28 April 2017.

Ostrów Wielkopolski avoiding curve: Czekanów (podg Stary Staw) – Biniew (podg Franklinów)

[200, 320] (ERA176C1, E5) PL18/202

A few IC services are diverted between Lodz and Poznan via this curve until at least 7 December 2018 owing to engineering work on line 3 (table 300) in the Konin area.

IC8314 Szczecin Główny - 08:36 Pleszew - Krakow Główny
IC84112 Szczecin Główny - 12:00 Pleszew - Katowice
IC8352/8312 Swinouscie/Szczecin Główny - 16:39 Pleszew - Krakow Główny
SX IC81112 Szczecin Główny - 20:44 Pleszew - Lodz Fabryzyna
SuX IC18113 Lodz Fabryzyna - 07:05/07:08 Kalisz - Szczecin Główny
IC3853/3813 Krakow Główny - 10:58 Kalisz - Szczecin Główny/Swinouscie
IC48113 Katowice - 15:06 Kalisz - Szczecin Główny
IC3815 Krakow Główny - 19:08 Kalisz - Szczecin Główny

Nysa - Kamieniec Ząbkowicki

[235] (ERA181A3-B3, G4,G5) PL18/202A

Two pairs initially on dates around Bank Holidays reopen this 38km section of 235 to passengers from 28 April, and allegedly daily from 23 June to 30 September 2018.

[Wałbrzych Główny] - Boguszów-Gorce Wschód - Mieroszów

[240] (ERA180C3, F3) PL18/203

A service across the Polish border to Mezimesti and Adrspach commences on 28 April 2018.

Zgorzelec avoiding line: Jerzmanki (p.odg. Krysin) – Zgorzelec Miasto (p.odg. Zgorzelec Miasto)

[255/260] (ERA180B5, F2) PL18/204

Indicated in tables 255 and 260 by a < next to Zgorzelec.

Trains between Lubań Śląski and Węgliniec previously ran either via Zgorzelec to unusually reverse in service west of the station, [calling twice] or used this Zgorzelec avoiding line to run via Zgorzelec Miasto. A limited service via this curve continues in 2017-2018. Also note some trains to/from Lubań Śląski continue beyond Zgorzelec cross border to Gorlitz [DB] but these are only listed in table 260.

Note A Os69861 Lubań Śląski - 04:33 Jerzmanki - Węgliniec
Os69843 Węgliniec - 05:42 Zgorzelec Miasto - Jelenia Góra
Os69851 Węgliniec - 23:30 Zgorzelec Miasto - Lubań Śląski

Notes: A Not 15 - 18 May 2018

Węgliniec - Bielawa Dolna - Horka Gbf [DB]

[260] (ERA180B5, F2) PL18/205

The Pociąg do Kultury is a weekend train connecting Berlin Lichtenberg with Wrócław Główny on Saturdays and Sundays, [note Interrail tickets etc are not valid on these services]. It is booked to run via the Forst border crossing, but in the event of engineering work between Cottbus, Żary and Legnica is diverted via Horka and runs non-stop between Cottbus and Węgliniec [crew change]. The trains can be identified in the 260 timetable pdfs with a routing via Węgliniec linked to the relevant Pociąg do Kultury footnote. Next use 25/26 August 2018.

D1 5835 Berlin Lichtenberg - 09:56 Cottbus - Wrócław Główny
D2 5832 Wrócław Główny - Węgliniec 18:42 - Berlin Lichtenberg
D3 5834 Wrócław Główny - Berlin Lichtenberg 20:19 - Berlin Lichtenberg

Notes D1 13 and 14, 20 and 21 January and 17/18, 24/25 March 2018. D2 14 and 21 January, 18 and 25 March 2018. D3 13 and 20 January, 17 and 24 March 2018

Wrocław Muchobór - Line 757 - Signalbox WS - [Wrocław Grabiszyn]

[260] (ERA180A1, R13) PL18/206

This is an alternative route between Wrocław Muchobór and Wrocław Grabiszyn primarily for inbound services. There is no intermediate station for a < marker, and in the December 2017 PDFs train 69511 departing Wrocław Muchobór at 07:28 to Wrocław Główny was allowed 8 as opposed to 6 minutes so was allegedly diverted. It reduces to 6 minutes in the March 2018 re-issue but another service has 8 so any report would be appreciated by the Compilers. Note the junction is north of Wrocław Muchobór station platform.

D1 Os69527 Lubań Śląski – 13:28 Wrocław Muchobór - Wrócław Główny

Note: D1 Use to be confirmed, assumed by timings.

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Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis

Wrocław Nadodrze (Wp3 Ląki) – Line 752 – Wrocław Gądów – Wrocław Kuźniki

[200, 265] (ERA180A1, R13) PL18/250

In 2017 Woodstock festival services ran from Kielce and Rzeszow to Kostrzyn (and v.v.) via this combination of freight lines to avoid Wrocław Główny. Similar use may be expected in 2018.

Wrocław Grabizyn - Line 753 - Wrocław Gądów - Line 751 - Wrocław Zachodni

[240] (ERA180A1, R13) PL18/251

This route through Gądów yard is used if there is engineering work between Wrocław Grabizyn and Wrocław Zachodni. It was used by one train between 13 March and 10 June 2017 and another [IC3605] between 30 September and 14 October 2017. There are no services in the current timetable.

Legnica - Lubin Gorniczy - Rudna Gwizdanow

[267] (ERA180C5, F3 - E3) PL18/252

Used by Woodstock specials in 2017 and further use can be expected in 2018

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