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Polish narrow gauge railways

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Polish narrow gauge railways are mostly short sections of old sand-, beetroot-, mine- or simply commuter railways constructed mostly at the turn of XIX and XXth centuries.


Due to economical changes in 1990s, many of the lines have been closed or even dismantled, however some of then are still operating. As - generally speaking - Germans used to be more fond of railways (while Russians and Austrians less) most of the narrow gauge lines had been built in what is nowadays the western part of Poland. The region that owns most of the still working lines is Wielkopolska. In most cases at least one station of a narrow gauge railway is next to a normal-gauge one, so it is easy to start a narrow-gauge adventure getting there by regular train.


Be prepared, that in many cases local narrow-gauge lines operate only in summer (May-September or even the end of June till the end of August) and during some weekends, so they aren't used for regular passenger traffic any more. But there are still some operating daily, or at least on schooldays.


Public lines:

Forest lines:

Park lines:

  • Hel in the Museum of Coastal Defence [19]
  • Malta children line in Poznań [20]. Regular trains from April to October, in spring and autumn only on Sat and Su, during summer : everyday. Links one of the main public-transport centres in Poznań with the new zoo.
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