After 20 years, trains start running on another line between Poland and Germany

Class 218M PESA motor unit at Krosno Odrzanskie station. Credit: UMWLClass 218M PESA motor unit at Krosno Odrzanskie station. Credit: UMWL

Starting in December, six pairs of trains will run on the route daily.

Poland and Germany have resumed operations on another cross-border line. Passenger trains started running between Guben in Brandenburg and Zielona Gora in Lubusz Voivodeship on Sunday. Passenger trains have not run here since October 2002.

The timetable provides for weekend operation so far; from the December timetable change trains will run daily. Three pairs of trains run on Saturdays and two on Sundays now. The journey time is 73 minutes and the carrier is the Polish company Polregio. The service was resumed as part of RailBlu’s programme for better cross-border mobility.

The operation is to cost PLN 343,000 by the end of the year, with a subsidy of PLN 5.8 million planned for the entire timetable with six pairs of connections. Restoring the line to working order cost PLN 1.7 million.

foto Map of cross-border connections between Brandenburg and Poland. Credit: VBB


Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková.


Tagy Brandenburg Germany Lubusz Voivodeship Poland Polregio renewal of regional lines
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