Płociczno Forest Railway
Płociczno Key Facts
- Gauge: 600mm
- Operating Length: 10km
- Total Length: 27km
- Status: Operating
Daily departures from Płociczno in 2016:
- 30 April - 3 May: 10:00 and 13:00
- 4-31 May: 13:00
- June: 10:00 and 13:00
- July: 10:00, 13:00 and 16:00
- August: 10:00, 13:00 and 16:00
- September: 13:00
Narrow gauge trains start from Płociczno whose large sawmill was formerly supplied with timber by the narrow gauge railway. Today there is a tourist restaurant and guesthouse here as well as a small railway museum. Trains run eastwards close to the south shore of Lake Wigry to Krusznik. There are three intermediate stations: Binduga, Powały and Bartny Dół, but different stops are made in each direction. On the outward journey stops are made at Binduga and Bartny Dół, and on the return journey a stop is made at Powały. In each case there is enough time for passengers to get off and enjoy the views of the lake before the train continues. The full return trip including stops takes 2 hours 20 minutes.
Płociczno is a village about 10km south of Suwałki, in the far north east of Poland. Public transport access to the narrow gauge railway is relatively difficult. Płociczno k.Suwałk station on the Białystok to Suwałki railway line is 3km away (see timetable 530 Warszawa - Białystok - Suwałki/Grodno or the online journey planner) and there are also a handful of buses a day. See the Detailed Access Information page. There is plentiful accommodation in Płociczno, mainly rooms in private houses ('Noclegi').