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|PKP rail line 230|
|Native name||Linia kolejowa nr 230|
|Line length||63.4 km (39.4 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|PKP rail line 230|
Originally lying entirely within (Germany), the first section from Wejherowo to Prusewo opened in 1902 with last section to Garczegorze opening in 1910. The line was closed and disassembled in 1919, in the aftermath of World War One, reopening in 1924. Between the end of World War One and the end of World War Two, the stations from Garczegorze to Rybno Kaszubskie were in Germany while the five stations from Zamostne to Wejherowo were in Poland. Services ceased during World War Two but the line reopened again in 1946. Following World War Two the entire line became Polish.
The line was electrified in 1986, but closed to passenger traffic in 1992. It closed to freight traffic in 2001. The railway tracks remain in place, but years of neglect mean the line is currently impassable.
A dismantled branch line, rail line 230A, ran from Rybno Kaszubskie railway station to the station intended to serve the never-completed Żarnowiec Nuclear Power Plant, with an intermediate stop at Żarnowiec Elektrownia Wodna railway station which was intended to serve the Żarnowiec pumped storage power station.
It has also been suggested that the route of the line could be used to create two regional cycle routes, Route 113 from Wejherowo to Gniewino and Choczewo, and Route 124 from Choczewo to Lebork and Bytów.
- Wejherowo – Garczegorze Line (230) article at Polish Stations Database, URL accessed at 20 December 2018
- Rybno Kaszubskie – Żarnowiec Elektrownia Jądrowa Line (230A) article at Polish Stations Database, URL accessed at 31 December 2018
- Map of the railway at OpenRailwayMap