(Due to disruption en route this day was amended!)

This day starts and ends in Slovakia, but routes into Poland and Czechia along the way. There are only two cross border lines between Slovakia and Poland, and despite it being a Trans European Network corridor, the one from Poprad to Muszyna (PL) only has 2 trains a day at weekends in the summertime, and also a limited seasonal service for ski holidays in winter. That is an insanely minimal cross border service! It is also this sort of behaviour that annoys me – an assumption that there is a particular type of person that will use a particular route, rather than the train being generally useful.

A local train from Muszyna will take me to Tarnow (PL) from where I had intended to take a EuroCity service via Kraków (PL) right to Poland, but timetable changes in Poland meant this did not happen.

Instead I took regional and IC trains via Krakow and Katowice to cross into Czechia at Bohumin, a border with good long distance and some local connections. There was then one final change in Breclav, to route back into Slovakia – a border with good long distance but minimal regional services.

Day / Date Sunday 31 July
Departure Poprad
End Bratislava
Trains 6
Rail km 721.2
Bike legs 0
Bike km 0
Borders crossed SK-PL – Plaveč-Muszyna
PL-CZ – Bohumin
CZ-SK Breclav
Events No formal events, but maybe you’d like to say hello or come along on one of the trains? – more about events en route here

Data here is indicative. The Google Sheet for the trip is the always-updated definitive version.

On the day itself, live updates will be posted here.

The map below is an image of the route for this day. You can alternatively see access whole route with more controls on umap here.

Day 39 Map

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July 6, 2009
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