JHMD narrow gauge railway terminates service

JHMD train in Obrataň. Credit: Jan ŠindelářJHMD train in Obrataň. Credit: Jan Šindelář

The narrow-gauge railway operator has been in financial difficulties.

Jindřichohradecké místní dráhy (Jindřichův Hradec Local Railways or JHMD), which operates trains on narrow gauge railways, has to terminate service. The company’s safety certification expires this Sunday, October 2, and no renewal application has been filed for. Besides this, JHMD’s operator certification expires in mid-October.

JHMD has not formally announced end of operation as of yet. However, its website has been down since Wednesday and passengers have been provided no information at stations or stops. Following service termination, the company is duty-bound to provide substitute service from October 3. A JHMD representative said passengers „will not be affected“.

The company filed for insolvency on September 7 and is now waiting to see if the court approves its reorganization plan. Last JHMD trains are expected to depart this Sunday evening as listed below.

JHMD operates narrow gauge railways from Jindřichův Hradec to Obrataň and Nová Bystřice. The company owns three steam locomotives, three diesel locomotives, eight passenger cars, and one freight car. It employs about 80 people.

JHMD last trains, Sunday, October 2 departures
Jindřichův Hradec – Obrataň 5:06 p.m.
Jindřichův Hradec – Nová Bystřice 3:23 p.m.
Jindřichův Hradec – Kamenice nad Lipou 7:06 p.m.


Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková

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