Żnin Narrow Gauge Railway
Żnin Key Facts
- Gauge: 600mm
- Operating Length: 12km
- Status: Operating
In spring and autumn 2015, one return train will run from Żnin and Gąsawa every Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 26 April and 5 September to 18 October, and also on 25 and 26 June. The train will depart Żnin at 10:30.
On 15 April, a guesthouse will be opening at Wenecja narrow gauge museum. The guesthouse will have 12 en-suite bedrooms and will cater for groups and individuals. See poster for details and booking contacts.
On 1 - 3 May 2015, the International Narrow Gauge Enthusiasts Rally will be held on the Żnin narrow gauge railway.
In summer 2015, a daily two train service will operate between Żnin and Gąsawa from 1 May to 30 August (except 25,26,29 and 30 June), and during the Biskupin Archaeological Festival, 12-20 September 2014, according to the timetable below. The trains cross at Wenecja Muzeum, where the station is immediately adjacent to the main 600mm narrow gauge railway museum in Poland.
See also the timetable poster.
An evening event, Wenecka Noc z Parowozami (Wenecja Night with Steam), will be held on the following Saturdays in 2015: 2 and 16 May, 13 June, 11 July, 15 August and 19 September. On these dates, an evening train will depart from Żnin at 21:00 to Wenecja Muzeum where the museum will be open. The train will return at 23:00. More details on the Wenecka Noc z Parowozami poster.
Runs daily 1 May – 30 August except 25,26,29,30 June.
Trains also run during the Biskupin Archaelogical Festival:
12 – 20 September
(Peak = Runs on peak dates only: 1-3 May, 4-7 June,
Saturdays and Sundays in July and August,
15-16 August and 12-20 September;
A = This train also runs on 11,12,18,19,25,26 April,
25,26 June, 5,6,26,27 September
and 3,4,10,11,17,18 October)
|Wenecja Muzeum (arr.)||09:30||11:00||12:35||14:20||16:05|
|Wenecja Muzeum (dep.)||09:40||11:10||12:50||14:35||16:15|
|Wenecja Muzeum (arr.)||11:00||12:40||14:25||16:10||17:50|
|Wenecja Muzeum (dep.)||11:10||12:50||14:35||16:20||17:55|
- Żnińska Kolej Powiatowa - Official website
- Stowarzyszenie Miłośników Kolei w Żninie - Association of Railway Enthusiasts in Żnin
- Wenecja Narrow Gauge Museum - Official website
- The Żnin railway on Railmap by Jarosław Woźny
- Koleje wąskotorowe w Polsce (www.koleje.wask.pl) by Krzysztof Zientara
- Polish Narrow Gauge Railways (www.cleeve.com) by Andrew Goodwin, Stephen Goodwin and Dave Meller
- Behind the Water Tower blog - Żnin Posts:
- A happy resurrection, 24 April 2011
- Return to Znin, 15 July 2011