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Today's route: Zagreb Glavni Kolodvor - Volinja - Dobrljin (Bosnia) - Doboj - Sarajevo; tram to Sarajevo centre and back.
I think this is the first time I have ever travelled on only one train in a day. The main points of this day were to do the cross-border route between Sunja and Novi Grad (only one train pair per day Volinja - Dobrljin) and to set up for Sarajevo to Ploče tomorrow - train 397 does continue to Ploče but most of it would have been in the dark. Though this train is advertised as having first class accommodation, Zagreb would not sell a first class ticket. The train was formed of two un-refurbished ex-Deutsche Reichsbahn coaches owned by ŽRS sandwiching a nicely refurbished ŽFBH first class coach, so of course we sat in the latter - no arguments from the train staff. Unfortunately this was detected as defective at Volinja and was shunted off at Dobrljin, so we had to change coaches. Note the electric haulage throughout. ŽFBH 661-312 was at Novi Grad ready to work the delayed 11:45 to Bihać. 441-411 attached an extra coach (an ex-SJ) at the front but it was locked out of use. Got a decent advanced-booking internet rate at the Holiday Inn. Took a tram to and from Sarajevo city centre for evening meal.