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===National Railway Operators===
* In the Republika Srpska: Željeznice Republike Srpske [http://www.zrs-rs.com/ ŽRS].
* In the Federation: Željeznice Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine [http://www.zfbh.ba/ ŽFBH], formerly ŽBH).The current timetable can be found at [http://www.zfbh.ba/zfbhbax/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=41&Itemid=116]
The boundary stations between the two entities are as follows:
{| width="10060%"
| '''Line'''
| '''Boundary Stations'''
|-
| Doboj - Kreka (- Tuzla)
| Doboj Miričina ŽRS - Dobošnica ŽFBH
|-
| Brčko - Kreka (- Tuzla)
==Timetable==
===Journey Planner===
*The [http://www.zrs-rs.com/red_voznje.php ŽRS website] provides a drop down list of stations, which gives both departures and arrivals at that station. For 2017/18 immediately below this is the link to the Timetable PDFs.*The [httphttps://www.zfbh.ba/zfbhenxen/red-voznje/konekcija_en.php ŽFBH website] provides a drop down list of stations, for which either 'departures' or 'arrivals' can be selected.point to point journey planner
===Downloadable Timetable===
* A ŽRS [[mediahttps:ZRS2014//www.zrs-2015rs.com/files/zrs_red_voznje/zrs_red_voznje.pdf |20142018-2015 downloadable 2019 PDF timetable]] * None found for ŽRS has been found and copied onto this site, ŽFBH but the source is not known. No 2015-2016 a good unofficial timetable has been located.* in German, [http://www.zfbhec-tobias.bade/zfbhbaxservice/Ispravni2014-2015Kursbuch_BS_18.pdf ŽFBHLinien- und Tabellenfahrpläne]. No 2015-2016 timetable has been located2017/18 information that covers ŽFBH services but it should be verified against local information.
===Printed Timetable===
===Printed Maps===
*European Railway Atlas: Scandinavia and Eastern Europe by M.G. Ball (1993) (ISBN 0-7110-2072-4)
*[http://www.europeanrailwayatlas.com/index.html European Railway Atlas] by M.G. Ball (2008 onwards) 
===Web-based Maps===
*Thorsten Büker's [http://www.bueker.net/trainspotting/maps_croatia---slovenia---bosnia-hercegovina.php Map of Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia-Hercegovina].
===Infrastructure Authority===
It is believed there is no separate Infrastructure Authority in either Republika Srpska or the Muslim-Croat Federation.
ZFBH infrastructure page [https://www.zfbh.ba/infrastruktura/ here}
===Network Statement===
* [httpŽFBH://www.zfbh.ba/zfbhbax/Images/Izjava%20o%20mrezi/IZJAVA%20O%20MREZInone known.pdf ŽFBH] in Bosnian only and dated 2009, but it The link to an old network statement is unlikely much has changedbroken.
* ZRS: none known
==Recent and future changes==
All passenger trains south of Sarajevo were withdrawn from 5 October 2015, Novi Grad - Blatna - Bihać reopened to allow for track renewals. Trains still appear in the ŽFBH timetablepassengers on 3 July 2018, but with a footnote saying that they do not run until following an inaugural train the construction work is completeprevious day. Damaged electrification equipment between Blatna and Bihać has been reinstated. No date The one train each way is specified for this. As a result, an extension of the only lines with passenger train services in 2016 were Volinja (Croatia) to Sarajevo via Doboj and Doboj to Tuzla- Banja Luka Talgo service, calling at Novi Grad.
The daily pair All passenger trains south of Sarajevo were withdrawn from Doboj - Šamac 5 October 2015 to allow for track renewals with a footnote in the ŽFBH timetable saying they would not run until the construction work was withdrawn complete. A daily Talgo service to Čapljina resumed with effect from an unknown date Thursday 8 June 2017 as per [http://www.zfbh.ba/zfbhenx/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=27 this notice], plus a summer only pair until 31 August. It had been hoped to resume a seasonal train to Ploče in late 2014/early 2015April 2017 but there is no mention of this.
The international train between Sarajevo and Ploče ceased at the December 2013 timetable change, withdrawing services over the Čapljina border crossing.
 From 1 December 2012 passenger trains ceased on the Novi Grad - Bihać and Tuzla - Brčko lines. The cross border line from Šamac ŽRS to Slavonski Šamac HŽ also closed and consequently services have ceased from Srpska-Kostajnica (the junction station north of Doboj) to Šamac ŽRSin late 2014/early 2015.
A passenger service was introduced on the Brčko - Gunja cross-border route into Croatia in the 2002/2003 timetable but was withdrawn by the end of the 2009/2010 timetable period.
A number of passenger services ceased during the war (1991 onwards): and prospects for re-opening are slim though all . All (except Modriča - Gradačac and Martin Brod - Knin) carry freight traffic, but in some cases this is very limited:
* Podlugovi - Vareš
* Modriča - Gradačac
* Bihać - Martin Brod - Knin (Croatia)
A new route from Valjevo via Zvornik (in Serbia) With passenger services reduced to Tuzla (in Bosnia-Hercegovina) was started before routes between the break-up of Yugoslaviamajor cities, further withdrawals would seem unlikely. Completion of However, the Zvornik railway uses outdated rolling stock to Tuzla section was interrupted by the war in 1991 but has since been largely finished. The line carries no regular traffic but has seen occasional SFOR military traffic. Note that this line is shown wronglycompete with modern coach services, or not at allmostly using air-conditioned vehicles, on many maps, improved roads. The planned introduction of Talgo trains between Sarajevo and actually runs from Rasputnica [= junction] Donja BorinaPloče is a first sign of improvement. The European Commission's West Balkans Investment Framework included provision for upgrading railways, just south of Brasina on including the line border crossing from Croatia at Šamac to Zvornik GradPloče via Sarajevo, via a cross-border river bridge to Zvornik Novi (where there is a large works) then on Grad to Caparde Zwornik Novo and Kalesija before ending at Živinice, which is on a freight line south from Brčko to Tuzla. The Beograd - Banja Luka service was intended to run this way but runs instead via Šamac (see above)ŽFBH line through Bihać does not feature in the plans and, possibly because of the SFOR with only limited freight traffic and poor track condition on the ŽS (former JŽ) line between Ruma and Zvornik. Work on the Valjevo , its future appeared to Zvornik section was stopped - some construction work can be seen at the Valjevo end in doubt. However, in May 2017 Bosnia- but there are plans of a restart using Herzegovina and Croatia agreed to seek EU finance. There are optimistic plans by ŽRS funding to connect reopen the isolated Bijeljina - Velino Selo - Sid ŽS line between Novi Grad (former JŽBosanski Novi) line to the Doboj - Šamac line, branching off just north of Milosevac on the Šamac line and running through Brčko to Bijeljina. This would provide a direct link to Serbia, to eliminate the need to cross into Croatia or the Muslim-Croat Federation, and would connect the western and southern parts of the Republika SrpskaKnin.
==Special Notes==

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