Poland (Warsaw Area) - 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

Łódź Kaliska avoiding line 539

[601/200a B110] (ERA177B2, R11) PL18/600

Regular use recommenced on 1 September 2015 by roughly 2 hourly through Warszawa – Wrocław TLKs and use by these, and other services, continues in 2018

Gałkówek – Żakowice Południowe – p.odg. Zieleń – Koluszki

[601, 114] (ERA177C1, R11) PL18/601

No current service as all Łódź to Koluszki services are scheduled to run direct on the main line from Gałkówek via Żakowice station to the west side platforms at Koluszki.

Any trains via this alternative route call at Żakowice Południowe on line 537 and cross over the Częstochowa main line to/from the east side platforms at Koluszki. They are identified by either a * against Żakowice, a Timetable footnote or by partial entries in PDF Table 114. The line was used on limited dates in 2017 ending in October but no use in the current timetable period is confirmed from the Żakowice Połudnowie station departure sheet.

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Skierniewice avoiding line: (Bełchów) - podg Skierniewika - line 530 - [Koluszki]

[603, 602] (ERA177C2, E8) PL18/602

This has been used by summer overnight trains to/from the Baltic coast in previous years, and by one train from May to June 2017 but no use indicated in 2018 PDFs.

Ustanówek (p.odg. Czachówek Płd Czp 11) – Czachówek Wschodni

[604, 605] (ERA174B3, E10) PL18/603

This north <=> east curve connects the Warszawa to Radom line with the southern freight ring and is used by services running direct to Góra Kalwaria from Warszawa which can be identified from table 604 by a '<' against Czachówek Południowy.

Czachówek Południowy – Czachówek Wschodni

[604, 605] (ERA174B3, E10) PL18/604

This south <=> east curve connects the Warszawa to Radom line with the southern freight ring. In recent years a few Warszawa to Góra Kalwaria (and v.v.) services did not take the direct north to east curve but continued to Czachówek Południowy to reverse and use this route. This reduced in December 2017 to one KM train until 9 March 2018 plus a diverted TLK. The TLK resumed normal routing and additional odd date use are shown in the March 2018 PDF. From July 2018 there is only one train.

SSuX KM12910 04:55 Góra Kalwaria - Warka

Czachówek Wschodni - Góra Kalwaria - p.odg Jaźwiny - Pilawa (p.odg Żolnierka)

[605,606] (ERA178B2, E10) PL18/605

This is a 29 km section of the eastern end of the Warszawa southern freight ring, avoiding Pilawa. This line is booked to be used by a summer overnight train until 1 September

A TLK38170/38171 Przemysl - 00:00/00:10 Radom - Hel/Kolbrzeg

Note:A To 1 September

Warszawa Zachodnia - [Line 46] - Line 20 - Warszawa Główna Towarowa - Warszawa Gołąbki

[606] (ERA174B5, R7) PL18/606

Trains between Warszawa Zachodnia and Sochaczew with a < against Warszawa Ursus Północny.

These are routed along line 20 past Odolany carriage sidings and Warszawa Główna Towarowa freight yard to join the Sochaczew line at Warszawa Gołąbki. Inbound and outbound services use different routes between Warszawa Zachodnia and Warszawa-Czyste. Westbound services with a < marker at Warszawa Ursus Północny plus calls at Warszawa Centralna [i.e. not on the local lines through Warszawa-Srodmiescie] should use an unnumbered line on the north side from Warszawa Zachodnia Peron 7 to Warszawa-Czyste to join line 20. Services towards Warszawa should run via line 20, Warszawa-Czyste and line 46 underneath the normal main line to reach the eastbound platforms at Warszawa Zachodnia. Either route is a 7km diversion. From 11 March 2018 a number of services are shown as diverted, some on odd dates only so please see the PDF for table 606 for details.

Warszawa Gdańska – Warszawa Jelonki – Line 507 - Warszawa Gołąbki - (Sochaszew]

[606,300] (ERA174B4, R5) PL18/607

This route allows trains from Warszawa Gdańska to reach the main line from Warszawa to Sochaczew and Poznań. The short connecting line 507 towards Sochaszew splits to run either side of a flyover on the main passenger route east of Warszawa Gołąbki.

The route was used by a Woodstock train and three SSuX local services from 24 June 2016 but the latter were withdrawn for 2017 and there has been no scheduled use until the current timetable. Note this route is 95% duplicated by PL18/651.

Note A KM 91484 Blonie - 17:54 Ożarów Mazowiecki - Warszawa Gdanska

Notes: A 12-16 March 2018

Chotomów – curve 511 - Legionowo Piaski – (Tłuszcz)

[609, 608] (ERA174B5, D9) PL18/608

Regular use by a limited through Sierpc to Tłuszcz service via this curve which avoids Legionowo commenced in 2017 and this continues.

A KM 51700 Sierpc - 12:48 Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki - Tłuszcz
A KM 51702 Sierpc - 20:30 Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki - Tłuszcz
A KM 15700 Tłuszcz - 14:46 Legionowo Piaski – Sierpc
A KM 15702 Tłuszcz - 19:35 Legionowo Piaski – Sierpc

Notes: A Not on 21-25 May 2018

Warszawa Wschodnia – Warszawa Wschodnia Towarowa – p.odg. Warszawa Antoninów – Warszawa Goclawek – Warszawa Wawer

[614] (ERA174B5, R6, R8) PL18/609

Alternative route between Warszawa Wschodnia and Warszawa Goclawek used by TLK trains booked via Otwock with a > against Warszawa Olszynka Grochowska. Note the routes split at Warszawa Rembertow with the inbound as a separate track until Warszawa Wschodnia approaches.

All trains between Warszawa Wschodnia and Pilawa via Otwock take this route from 4 August 2018 to 1 September 2018

Wrzosów (p.odg. Stojadła) – p.odg. Kędzierak - podg Żolnierka - Pilawa

[550/613] (ERA178B2, D10&E10) PL18/610

Part of a ring freight route round the east side of Warszawa, this north-to-south line is a link between the Lublin and Terespol lines, and normally used as the main route for fast trains between Warsawa Wschodnia and Pilawa due to capacity limitations on the single track line via Otwock. Due to the engineering work closure of the main line onwards to Lublin, no fast trains are booked this way until that reopens. Two locals are booked to take the route until 1 September 2018 as well as an overnight TLK - see PL18/605

D SX KM 19213 16:48 Warszawa Wschodnia - Pilawa
D SuX KM 11210 06:48 Pilawa - Warszawa Wschodnia

Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis

(Koluszki –) Bedoń – Łódź Widzew or Łódź Olechów – Łódź Chojny (– Łódź Kaliska)

[601] (ERA177B1, R11) PL18/650

There are two routes between Bedoń and Łódź Chojny: a northerly route via Łódź Widzew or a southerly route via Łódź Olechów. Services running via Łódź Olechów could be identified in the table 601 PDF by either a footnote advising of a call at Łódź Olechów Wschód or a < marker against Łódź Widzew plus a timing or | at Łódź Chojny and/or Łódź Kaliska but there were none in 2017 and none in the current timetable.

Warszawa Gdańska – Warszawa Jelonki – Warszawa Gołąbki – Piastów (podg Jozefinów)

[606,300,100] (ERA174B4, R5) PL18/651

This route allows trains from Warszawa Gdańska (see PL18/612) to reach the CMK - the high speed line from Warszawa to Katowice, as well as being a diversionary route if the line is blocked between Piastów and Warszawa Włochy.

It saw use for two weeks in 2016, but there was nothing in 2017 other than a few Woodstock services, and no trains use it in the current timetable.

(Warszawa) - Bednary - podg Arkadia - Łowicz Przedmieście - (Zgierz - Łódź Kaliska )

[602, 606] (ERA177C2, D8) PL18/652

Nothing was scheduled in 2017 and no trains take this line in the current timetable.

(Warszawa) - Bednary - podg Arkadia - line 533 - (Belchów)

[606, 603] (ERA177C2, E8) PL18/653

A train pair was scheduled to use this line from 4 May to 16 June 2017, but there has been nothing since, and there are no services over the line in the current timetable.

(Warszawa Gdańska –) Warszawa Zoo (p.odg. Jagiellonka) – p.odg. W-wa Targówek – p.odg. W-wa Michałów – Warszawa Rembertow

[608, 613, KM2] (ERA174B5, not correctly shown, R6, R8) PL18/654

The west <=> east curve east of Warszawa Zoo consists of a very large grade separated junction and between p.odg. W-wa Michałów and Warszawa Rembertow this route take totally different alignments east and westbound. The curves allow east - west train services to bypass the three main Warszawa stations to the north. Two westbound Woodstock service used this route in 2017, and more may do so in 2018.

Skierniewice – Line 531 - Łowicz Przedmieście

[601, 602, 603, B110] (ERA177C2, D8) PL18/655

This curve saw no trains in 2017 and there are none in the current timetable.

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