Trip to Slovakia and Czech Republic - April 2000

including Hungary and Austria

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Place Arrive Depart Train Traction details & notes

Thursday 13th April 2000

Timperley 17:35 Metrolink tram 1010
Altrincham 17:39 17:42 Taxi
Manchester Airport (MAN) Terminal 1 17:55 19:05 NG166 Lauda Air OE-LRD Canadair Regional Jet
Vienna Airport (VIE) 22:35
Overnight at Sofitel Hotel, Vienna Airport.
New track today: none.

Friday 14th April 2000

Vienna Airport 07:15 Taxi
Bruck an der Leitha 07:34 07:52 ? ÖBB EL 1142 553-5
This was a mistake - we didn't realise we had got on the wrong train until it turned right into the new side platform at Parndorf Ort. Fortunately the desired train, which was running behind instead of in front of this train, also called there...
Parndorf Ort 07:57 07:55 7603 ÖBB EMU 4020 036 set
Bratislava-Petržalka 08:19 08:30 Taxi
Bratislava-Nové Mesto 08:55 09:11 3003 ŽSR EL 363 146-2
Bratislava-Rača 09:20 09:39 3032 ŽSR EL 240 076-0 ran 20 late
Bratislava hl.st. 09:48 10:40 235 MÁV EL V63 049
Štúrovo 12:15 12:20 5907 ŽSR DR 810 504-1 +T+ 810 516-5 (+T only to Čata)
Levice 13:31 13:35 803 ŽSR EL 240 111-5
Kozárovce 13:46 13:51 5160 ŽSR DR 810 555-3 ran 15 late, waiting connections
Zlaté Moravce 14:21 14:34 5810 ŽSR DR 810 579-3
Uľany nad Žitavou 15:35 15:41 5717 ŽSR EL 240 041-4
Šurany 15:47 16:32 1708 ŽSR EL 263 012-7
Zvolen osob.st. 18:12 18:20 1821 ŽSR DL 754 004-0
Lučenec 19:08
Overnight at Hotel Reduta (Best Western), Lučenec (15 minutes walk from station).
New track today: Bratislava predmestie - Rača northbound, Štúrovo - Čata - Levice, Kozárovce - Zlaté Moravce, Zlaté Moravce - Uľany nad Žitavou.

Saturday 15th April 2000

Lučenec 07:43 6205 ŽSR DL 750 094-5
Fiľakovo 08:02 08:27 6265 ŽSR DR 810 659-3 (+810 015-7 to Jesenské) (+810 605-6 from Lenartovce)
Plešivec 10:16 11:27 6804 ŽSR DR 810 452-3 dep 11 late, waiting connections
Muráň 12:41 14:00 6809 ŽSR DR 810 452-3
Plešivec 15:14 15:23 6409 ŽSR DL 751 085-2
Košice 17:11 18:14 413 ŽSR EL 363 144-7
* Hidasnémeti MÁV EL V43 1026
Miskolc-Tiszai pu 19:45 19:57 '2' MVK tram 174
Szemere ut 20:05
Overnight at Hotel Pannónia, Miskolc.
New track today: Fiľakovo zastávka - Fiľakovo, Výhybna Urbanka - Lenartovce - Plešivec, Plešivec - Muráň, Barca - Miskolc-Tiszai pu.

Sunday 16th April 2000

Városház tér 07:18 '2' MVK tram 162
Miskolc-Tiszai pu 07:27 07:50 Special MÁV DR Bzmot 246
Special charter train organised by Gisbert Siede. Route: Miskolc-Tiszai pu - Sajóecseg - Tornanádaska - Hidvégardó (rev 09:14/10:04, reception hosted by local mayor) - Sajóecseg - Sajóbábony (rev inside works 11:29/11:45) - Sajószentpéter - BVK (rev 12:19/12:40) - Sajószentpéter (rev) - Kazincbarcika (rev) - Berente-Rendező (rev) - Kazincbarcika (rev 13:37/14:12, visit museum) - Miskolc-Repülőtér (rev) - Borsodi Ércelőkészítőmű (rev) - Miskolc-Gömöri - Miskolc-Rendező (15:06) - Diósgyőr-Vasgyár - Láditelep km9.9 (rev 15:38/15:42) - Miskolc-Rendező (rev) - Hejőcsabai Cementmű (rev 16:22/16:26) - Miskolc-Rendező (rev) - Nyékládháza - Hejőkeresztúr - Tiszapalkonya Erőmű - Tisza Refinery (rev 18:08/18:11) - Tiszapalkonya Erőmű (rev) - Power Station (rev 18:39/18:42) - Tiszaújváros (rev) - Tiszaújváros refinery (rev 19:44/19:47) - Hejőkeresztúr - Miskolc-Tiszai pu
Miskolc-Tiszai pu 20:22 20:57 '2' MVK tram 150
Városház tér 21:05
Overnight at Hotel Pannónia, Miskolc.
New track today (passenger track only): Miskolc-Tiszai pu - Sajóecseg - Tornanádaska, Sajóecseg - Kazincbarcika, Miskolc-Tiszai pu - Nyékládháza - Tiszapalkonya Erőmű.

Monday 17th April 2000

Városház tér 06:06 '2' MVK tram 164
Miskolc-Tiszai pu 06:15 06:35 529 MÁV EL V43 1029
Hatvan 07:55 08:15 394 ŽSR DL 750 181-0
Fiľakovo 10:38 10:40 (394) bus LC 94-88 (1 of 2) dep 5 late (engineering work at Fiľakovo zastávka)
Lučenec 11:11 11:00 394 ŽSR DL 750 273-5 dep 17 late
Zvolen osob.st. 12:29 12:19 6006 ŽSR DR 851 036-4 dep 12 late
Krupina 13:10 13:01 (6006) bus ZVA 24-80 dep 14 late (engineering work on drains)
Hontianske Nemce 13:26 13:16 6006 ŽSR DR 851 023-2 dep 12 late
Čata 14:55 (through coach to Štúrovo)
moved forward to end of loop (14:57/15:28) then shunted onto front of train arrived from Levice
Čata 15:35 5906 ŽSR DR 851 023-2 + 810 543-9 +2T+ 810 503-3
Štúrovo 16:00 16:05 310 ŽSR EL 350 005-5
Nové Zámky 16:31 17:06 2014 ŽSR EL 240 072-9
Šaľa 17:39 18:38 4711 ŽSR DR 810 638-7
Neded 19:07 19:17 4712 ŽSR DR 810 638-7
Šaľa 19:47 19:55 4210 ŽSR EL 263 010-1
Bratislava-Nové Mesto 21:00 21:21 3013 ŽSR EL 363 095-1
Trnava 22:11
Overnight at Hotel Apollo, Trnava (15 minutes walk from station).
New track today: Nyékládháza - Hatvan, Hatvan - Fiľakovo, Zvolen osob.st. - Krupina, Hontianske Nemce - Čata, Šaľa - Neded.

Tuesday 18th April 2000

Trnava 08:24 603 ŽSR EL 363 148-8
Trenčín 09:21 09:32 5406 ŽSR DR 850 036-5 +2T
Chynorany 10:45 10:50 5004 ŽSR DL 750 037-4
Nitra 12:01 12:59 5104 ŽSR DR 810 525-6 +T
Zbehy 13:15 13:24 5306 ŽSR DR 810 648-6
Radošina 14:12 14:20 bus TO 82-70
This move by bus was not really needed, but was done to gain an extra hour at Bratislava-Nové Mesto later to give better margin into train 4323
Piešťany 14:40 15:18 606 ŽSR EL 362 001-0
Trnava 15:44 15:59 3044 ŽSR EL 363 177-7
Bratislava-Nové Mesto 16:49 17:54 4323 ŽSR DR 810 366-5 +2T+ 810 492-9
Komárno 20:06
Overnight at Hotel Europa, Komárno (10 minutes walk from station).
New track today: Trenčín - Chynorany, Zbehy - Radošina, Bratislava Rača - predmestie southbound, Bratislava-Nové Mesto - Komárno.

Wednesday 19th April 2000

Komárno 06:19 4851 ŽSR DR 810 429-1
Komárno zastávka 06:23
This, the only advertised train of the day on this branch, returned straight back to Komárno to work the 06:34 to Kolárovo. We returned to the hotel, had breakfast, then walked across the border (20 minutes including Customs/Passport formalities).
Komárom 08:25 4300 MÁV EL V43 1316
* Komárno (reverse) 08:35 09:08 4300 ŽSR DL 750 059-6
Bratislava-Nové Mesto 11:30 11:36 276 ŽSR EL 240 059-6
* Bratislava hl.st. 11:44 12:02 276 ŽSR EL 363 066-2
Břeclav 13:04 13:16 809 ČD EL 363 013-4
Stood at signals at Moravská Nová Ves for 20mins due to single line working.
Hodonín 14:01 13:58 22661 ČD DR 810 290-7 dep 6 late - did not wait for 13:29 from Břeclav
Holíč nad Moravou 14:09 14:17 2415 ŽSR DR 810 662-7 +2T+ 810 481-2
Kúty 14:43 15:14 278 ČD EL 363 137-1
Departed Břeclav 9 late due to single line working.
Brno hl.n. 16:15 16:35 1682 ČD EL 363 172-8
Svitavy 17:42 17:47 15350 ČD DR 810 059-6 +T
Května 18:09 18:18 15307 ČD DR 810 056-2
Svitavy 18:36 18:55 4766 ČD DR 810 224-6
Česká Třebová 19:15 19:29 708 ČD EL 162 034-3
Via 1926 curve and "tunnel route" into Praha hl.n.
Praha hl.n. 21:38
Overnight at Hotel ?, Praha (10 minutes walk from hl.n., close to Florenc Metro station.
New track today: Komárno - Komárno zastávka, Komárom - Komárno, Hodonín - Holíč nad Moravou, Svitavy - Května, Praha-Libeň - Praha hl.n. via "tunnel route".

Thursday 20th April 2000

Praha hl.n. 08:11 9908 ČD EMU 451 008-7 +3T+ 451 052-5
Beroun 09:04 09:13 893 ČD DR 842 016-8 +T
Roztoky u Křivotklátu 09:59 10:01 (893) Bus KDA 38-83 (1 of 2) dep 12 late (engineering works)
Městečko u Křivotklátu 10:12 10:16 893 ČD DR 810 585-0 extremely full!
Rakovník 10:27 10:37 17706 ČD DR 810 323-6
Čistá 11:05 11:10 6 Bus RA 73-62
Mladotice 11:43 11:49 7604 ČD DL 750 326-1
Žihle 12:05 12:07 (7604) Bus PS 79-27 (1 of 2) (engineering works)
Blatno u Jesenice 12:18 12:19 7604 ČD DL 754 020-6 dep 18 late (late arriving from Žatec)
Kaštice 13:14 13:06 25506 ČD DR 810 653-6
Kadaň město 14:16 14:24 7089 ČD DR 810 665-0 (+ 810 310-3 to Chomutov)
Jirkov 15:00 15:09 6874 ČD DR 810 665-0
Chomutov město 15:17 15:21 875 ČD EL 163 014-4
Via flyover over line 131 at Trmice, then Ústí nad Labem západ - jih curve; heavy engineering works between Ústí and Lovosice.
Roudnice nad Labem 17:19 17:22 2317 ČD EL 163 031-8 dep 8 late
Via east side sidings north of Hněvice, then more engineering works.
Vraňany 18:05 18:02 19608 ČD DR 809 677-8 dep 6 late
Straškov 18:28 18:35 21655 ČD DR 809 495-5 dep 10 late (due to late arrival at Zlonice from Praha)
Roudnice nad Labem 19:07 19:43 2318 ČD EMU 460 083-9 +3T + ?
Lovosice 20:05
Overnight at Hotel Lev, Lovosice (10 minutes walk from station).
New track today: Rakovník - Čistá, Chomutov město - Jirkov, Ústí nad Labem west - south curve, Vraňany - Straškov, Straškov - Roudnice nad Labem.

Friday 21st April 2000

Lovosice 08:56 1610 ČD EL 163 035-9
Děčín hl.n. 09:47 10:38 695 ČD DL 750 403-8 dep 23 late due to examination of defective vehicle
Rybniště 12:11 11:51 16662 ČD DR 810 300-4 dep 30 late
Rumburk 12:35 12:28 16058 ČD DR 810 275-8 dep 10 late
Jiříkov 12:46 13:44 16059 ČD DR 810 275-8
Rumburk 13:55 14:29 16073 ČD DR 810 219-6 via Krasná Lípa
Panský 14:48 14:57 16072 ČD DR 810 219-6 dep 11 late
The only reason this train runs to Panský seems to be to provide somebody (i.e. the train "guard") to operate the loop points at Panský to allow two trains on line 084 to cross (26011 westbound and 6084 eastbound). Due to track layout restrictions, one of these trains normally shunts into the loop behind 16072. On this date there was a problem and 26011 never arrived. After much messing about we finally left the other train's crew to sort things out. As it happens, 6084 forms the train we wanted south from Krasná Lípa, and clearly sorting things out took much time....
Krasná Lípa 15:18 15:38 6085 ČD DR 810 275-8 dep 31 late
Rybniště 16:14 15:50 16611 ČD DR 842 005-1 +2T dep 26 late
Děčín hl.n. 17:28 18:19 1775 ČD EL 163 086-2
Ústí nad Labem hl.n. 18:35 19:29 16512 ČD DR 830 102-0 via Úpořiny, then diveunder at Bílina
Bílina 20:22 21:04 6851 ČD EMU 460 083-9 set via Teplice
Ústí nad Labem hl.n. 21:53
Mírové Náměsti 22:05 '57' DpmÚ trolleybus 520
Západní nádraží ČD 22:08
Ústí nad Labem západ 22:24 6429/8 ČD DR 830 154-1
Via double reversal at Velké Žernoseky and reversal at Žalhostice
Lovosice 23:09
Overnight at Hotel Lev, Lovosice.
New track today: Jiříkov station, Krasná Lípa - Panský.

Saturday 22nd April 2000

Hotel Lev, Lovosice 08:11 Taxi
Litoměřice město 08:20 08:52 6407 ČD EL 141 009-1
Delayed 11 minutes at Všetaty awaiting connection from Praha
Lysá nad Labem 10:22 10:29 9407 ČD EMU 451 096-2 +2T+ 451 095-4
Kolín 11:18 11:39 9416 ČD EMU 451 095-4 +2T+ 451 096-2
Velký Osek 11:49 12:11 5229 ČD EL 130 006-0 via direct chord, not via loop
Chlumec nad Cidlinou 12:34 12:41 254 ČD EL 162 047-5 via loop at V.O.
Nymburk hl.n. 13:16 14:52 5862 ČD EMU 451 010-3 +2T+ 451 009-5 dep 12 late awaiting connections
Pořičany 15:21 15:20 9312 ČD EMU 451 039-2 set + another
Praha Masarykovo n. 16:08
Praha hl.n. 17:02 264 ČD EL 363 081-1
Plzeň hl.n. 18:32
U synagogy 19:25 '4' DpmP tram 258 + 259
Bory 19:33 19:37 '4' DpmP tram 274 + 275
Košutka 19:56 20:05 '4' DpmP tram 274 + 275
U synagogy 20:12
Sorní 20:29 '2' DpmP tram 107 + 108
Skvrňany 20:43 20:44 '2' DpmP tram 175 + 182
Hlavní nádraží ČD 21:03
Overnight at Hotel Continental, Plzeň (10 minutes walk from station)
New track today: Všetaty - Lysá nad Labem, Velký Osek direct chord, Nymburk město - Pořičany.

Sunday 23rd April 2000

Plzeň hl.n. 08:00 761 ČD EL 242 254-1
Strakonice 09:03 09:39 18104 ČD DR 810 076-0 (+T to Vimperk)
Volary 11:57 12:08 28107 ČD DR 810 483-8 +T
Čičenice 13:41 13:50 8005 ČD EL 242 246-7
České Budějovice 14:26 14:59 8006 ČD EL 242 254-1
Dívčice 15:24 15:49 28096 ČD DR 810 572-8
Netolice 16:09 16:47 98809 ČD DR 810 572-8
Dívčice 17:12 17:15 8007 ČD EL 363 125-6
České Budějovice 17:41
Nádraží 17:48 '3' DpmČB trolleybus 17
Suché Vrbné 17:54 18:01 '3' DpmČB trolleybus 17
Sídliště Máj 18:28 18:31 '3' DpmČB trolleybus 17
Nádraží 18:49 19:26 '2' DpmČB trolleybus 36
Rožnov 19:39 19:49 '2' DpmČB trolleybus 36
Senovážné náměstí 19:59 20:03 '14' DpmČB trolleybus 29
Papirny 20:10 20:15 '14' DpmČB trolleybus 29
Poliklinika Sever 20:24
Overnight at Hotel Grand, České Budějovice (outside station).
New track today: Volary - Čičenice, Dívčice - Netolice.

Monday 24th April 2000

České Budějovice 08:38 665 ČD EL 242 250-9
* Jihlava (reverse) ČD DL 754 045-3
Okříšky 11:33 11:40 14807 ČD DR 831 092-2 +T
Moravské Budějovice 12:20 12:50 24808 ČD DR 831 043-5
Jemnice 13:24 13:57 24809 ČD DR 831 043-5
Moravské Budějovice 14:31 14:42 14809 ČD DL 749 051-9
Znojmo 15:31 16:57 6281 ČD DR 810 433-3
Retz 17:21 17:24 2221 ÖBB EMU 4020 063 + 041 sets
Wien Nord 18:31 18:33 ÖBB EMU 4020 044 set
Wien Mitte 18:38 19:06 ÖBB EMU 4030 203 set
Flughafen Wien Schwechat 19:37
Overnight at Novotel Vienna Airport
New track today: Okříšky - Moravské Budějovice - Znojmo, Moravské Budějovice - Jemnice.

Tuesday 25th April 2000

Vienna Airport (VIE) 07:05 NG161 Lauda Air OE-LRD Canadair Regional Jet dep 24 late
Manchester Airport (MAN) Terminal 1 08:54 09:04 Taxi
Timperley  09:16

Tickets used: Euro Domino tickets for Slovakia and Czech Republic, plus occasional other single tickets as required.

Copyright © 2000, 2011 Paul Steane.

This page last updated on 23 October 2011 at 16:40.