Know Before You Go
The abandoned train tracks of Lviv are actually visible on Google Maps. They show as a thin grey line weaving around Park Znesinnya. A good starting point is the overpass on Polova Street, which is a 45 minute walk from the city center (or a 20 minute bus ride on bus number 20 towards Severyna Nalyvaika St) . From the overpass on Polova street the abandoned tracks go east, actually running parallel to tracks that are still in use for a few hundred meters (no worries, they’re still at a safe distance). You can reach the abandoned tracks from various points, just look at Google Maps where the tracks run near a road. If you decide to walk the whole length of the tracks (and starting on Polova Street) you will end up right next to Lyckakivska Street, a couple of miles east of Rynok Square. There are bus stops at regular intervals along this street so getting back to the city center is a piece of cake.