CUBAN MAINLINE SCHEDULES           

Current schedule for national Trains.

The current schedule for national trains on the Ferrocarriles de Cuba appears to be as follows (based on working timetable No.14 introduced in April 2003 - not available to the public). It cannot be guaranteed that all the trains run, or even if they operate daily or only run on alternate days.

The revised national service is as follows:-
Train 1  - Havana 1805 - Santiago de Cuba 0635 - Alternate days (Air Cond.)
Train 2  - Santiago de Cuba 1705 - Havana 0600 - Alternate days (Air Cond.)
Train 11 - Havana 1515 - Santiago de Cuba 0515
Train 12 - Santiago de Cuba 2025 - Havana 1045
Train 13 - Havana 2025 - Bayamo 1030 - Alternate days
Train 14 - Bayamo 1940 - Havana 0945 - Alternate days
Train 15 - Havana 1900 - Holguin 0930 - Alternate days
Train 16 - Holguin 1815 - Havana 0850 - Alternate days
Train 17 - Havana 2145 - Sancti Spiritus 0600 - Alternate days
Train 18 - Sancti Spiritus 2100 - Havana 0515 - Alternate days
Train 19 - Havana 0730 - Cienfuegos 1835 - Alternate days
Train 20 - Cienfuegos 0700 - Havana 1750 - Alternate days
Train 21 - Havana 2235 - Pinar Del Rio 0420 - Alternate days
Train 22 - Pinar Del Rio 0845 - Havana 1430 - Alternate days

Some new express railcars have been introduced, so the services below are also likely to run. Beware that capacity is likely to be limited.

Train 31 - Havana 1735 - Santiago de Cuba 0610 (runs on selected days only)
Train 32 - Santiago de Cuba 2310 - Havana 1110 (runs on selected days only)
Train 33 - Havana 1400 - Camaguey 2050 - Alternate days
Train 34 - Camaguey 0635 - Havana 1335 - Alternate days
Train 35 - Havana 1645 - Moron 2310
Train 36 - Moron 0540 - Havana 1200
Train 37 - Havana 1845 - Matanzas - Cienfuegos 2340
Train 38 - Cienfuegos 0200 - Matanzas -Havana 0650
Train 39 - Havana 1700 - Pinar Del Rio 2110
Train 40 - Pinar Del Rio 0510 - Havana 0920

Many of the local trains are still regularly suspended and fuel or stock shortages can also cause trains to be cancelled.

 

Cuban National Railways

Volumes 1 & 2

by Wilfred F. Simms

Published 2004 at 12.00 each. Available from specialist bookshops or direct from 9 Briars Ryn, Pillaton, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6RA.

Extensive and invaluable reference works for anyone interested in the national railways of Cuba.

 

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Timetables updated 30 April 2004