Italy (Campania) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Obscure services
- 2.1 1º Bivio Caserta Nord - 2º Bivio Caserta Nord (Interconnessione Caserta Nord)
- 2.2 Aversa avoiding line: S. Marcellino-Frignano – Gricignano-Teverola
- 2.3 Gricignano-Teverola – Maddaloni-Marcianise Smistamento – Cancello
- 2.4 Madonnelle - Volla (Circumvesuviana)
- 2.5 Linea Monte Vesuvio: Napoli Centrale (Bivio/PC Casoria) – Salerno
- 2.6 Linea Monte Vesuvio: Napoli avoiding line
- 2.7 Benevento - Morcone
- 3 Routes used occasionally for diversions
- 4 See also
This list is based on the timetable in force from 15 December 2019 until 13 June 2020. Table numbers quoted here are from In Treno Tutt'Italia, the official Trenitalia timetable. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information. Map references relate to the Schweers+Wall Atlante ferroviario d’Italia e Slovenia.
Two useful symbols exist which show the booked route for trains not calling at a station: in the middle of the train column, a vertical bar "|" means that the train passes through the station without stopping, whereas a dot "." means that the train does not pass through that station but instead takes a different route.
1º Bivio Caserta Nord - 2º Bivio Caserta Nord (Interconnessione Caserta Nord)
 (77C4) IT19/131
This 6.1km connecting line allows trains on the AV/AC line from Roma to Napoli to connect with the old main line from Roma to Napoli via Caserta and is used by all Frecciargento high-speed services between Roma and Foggia, Bari and Lecce.
Aversa avoiding line: S. Marcellino-Frignano – Gricignano-Teverola
[3, 85] (150C3-150D3) IT19/132
This west to east curve is used by trains between the Formia and Caserta lines, to avoid reversal at Aversa. It is used by some trains between Roma and Caserta, because the Formia route is faster than the original main line via Cassino. However, Frecciargento trains between Roma, Bari and Lecce via Caserta use the new high speed line and not this route. It is also used by trains running direct to Cancello via IT19/133.
|D1||MO||ICN1595/1597||Torino Porta Nuova - 23:14 Roma Tiburtina - Reggio di Calabria|
|ICN1563/1963||20:10 Milano Centrale - Siracusa|
|SO||R2401||Roma Termini - 14:54 Villa Literno - Napoli Centrale|
|SuX||R2419||Roma Termini - 16:44 Villa Literno - Benevento|
|FO||IC705||16:01 Roma Termini - Taranto|
|SuX||R26107||Napoli Campi Flegrei - 19:45 S Marcellino-Frignano - Caserta|
|R2421||Roma Termini - 21:44 Villa Literno - Napoli Centrale|
|R2397||Roma Termini - 23:23 S Marcellino-Frignano - Napoli Centrale|
|D2||ICN1555/1565/1593||Roma Termini - 21:44 Villa Literno - Napoli Centrale|
|ICN1584/1984||Siracusa - 23:33 Salerno - Milano Centrale|
|SuX||R12408||Caserta - 03:58 Marcianise - Formia-Gaeta|
|SuO||ICN788||Lecce - 04:07 MO Caserta - Roma Termini|
|SuX||R2418||Benevento - 06:17 Marcianise - Roma Termini|
|SuX||R26114||Caserta - 21:08 Marcianise - Napoli Campi Flegri|
D1: Not 10 or 17 December 2018
D2: From 7 January 2019
Gricignano-Teverola – Maddaloni-Marcianise Smistamento – Cancello
 (150D3-151C3) IT19/133
This line, opened in 1993, provides a connection between the Roma - Napoli main line via the coast and the inland main line via Cassino, bypassing Caserta and serving Maddaloni-Marcianise marshalling yard and freight terminal en route. The following trains use the Aversa avoiding line (IT19/132 above) and this route.
|D3||MO||ICN1559||Roma Termini - 00:14 TO Formia-Gaeta - Siracusa|
|ICN1954||Siracusa - 00:05 Villa S Giovanni - Roma Termini|
D3: From 24 December 2018
Madonnelle - Volla (Circumvesuviana)
 (153A2) IT19/134
This south to north route allows trains to run between the line to San Giorgio a Cremano via Villa Visconti and the line towards Baiano without reversal.
There was an extended period when these trains appeared in the Circumvesuviana timetable but did not run. However, the service was observed operating in January and March 2019. On these occasions the train departed from San Giorgio bay platforms 5 or 6. If there are two units in the platform, the Acerra train is most likely to be the rear one.
As and when the line is extended from Volla to the new station on the high-speed line at Afragola, there may be a service throughout the day, but it could be many years before this happens.
|SuX||81632/81643||San Giorgio a Cremano - 16:40 Madonnelle – Acerra|
|SuX||1710/8172||Acerra - 17:29 Volla - San Giorgio a Cremano|
Linea Monte Vesuvio: Napoli Centrale (Bivio/PC Casoria) – Salerno
 (153A2-154D2) IT19/135
This line is used by all trains between Napoli and Salerno which are not scheduled to stop intermediately. The southeast end of the line is also used thus:
- Salerno – Bivio S Lucia: All trains between Salerno and Nocera Inferiore not scheduled to stop intermediately.
- Salerno – Bivio Sarno: All trains between Salerno and Sarno. This includes most overnight trains via Salerno which do not call at Napoli Centrale; these run via Cancello.
Linea Monte Vesuvio: Napoli avoiding line
 (153A1) IT19/136
A north to east curve allows trains to run direct between the high-speed lines from Napoli to Roma and to Salerno without reversing at Napoli Centrale.
|SSuX||FR9601||Milano Centrale - 09:34 Napoli Afragola - Salerno|
|FA8347/8351||Roma Termini - 09:56 Napoli Afragola - Reggio di Calabria|
|FA8343/8353||Roma Termini - 18:29 Napoli Afragola - Reggio di Calabria|
|SX||FR9659||Milano Centrale - 22:37 Napoli Afragola - Salerno|
|FR9606||05:20 Salerno - Milano Centrale|
|FA8342/8352||Reggio di Calabria - 10:02 Salerno - Roma Termini|
|FA8346/8358||Reggio di Calabria - 18:48 Salerno - Roma Termini|
Benevento - Morcone
This is part of the line from Benevento to Bosco Redole, which lost its passenger service in 2013, because of a landslide. A series of excursions were operated to Morcone, from Napoli Centrale and from Salerno in 2018, and may be repeated in 2019. See the Fondazione FS website for more information.
Routes used occasionally for diversions
Gricignano-Teverola – Maddaloni-Marcianise Smistamento – Maddaloni Inferiore (Bivio Maddaloni)
 (150D3-151B3) IT19/139
This is a variation on route IT19/133, but including the north-facing curve at the east end of Maddaloni-Marcianise Smistamento towards Caserta, instead of the south-facing one to Cancello. It was used for diversion of IC trains between Roma and Napoli over two long weekends in 2018, but this was an extremely unusual occurrence.