Italy (Campania) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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Introduction

This list is based on the timetable in force until 12 December 2020. Although dated as 'from 14 June 2020' the timetable has been updated and reissued several times since then. Users are recommended to check the Trenitalia website to ensure they are using the latest version.

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 European Railway Atlas Regional Series and, in italic, to the Schweers+Wall Atlante ferroviario d’Italia e Slovenia.

A large number of local trains, especially in Northern Italy, and some long-distance trains, are shown in In Treno Tutt'Italia as not running after various dates in August and September 2020. If correct this would leave some areas, particularly Lombardia, with a very sparse service. The compilers anticipate a further timetable revision correcting this, so have not shown the trains concerned as 'dated' in the listings below. However, users are advised to check schedules carefully.

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.

Obscure services

1º Bivio Caserta Nord - 2º Bivio Caserta Nord (Interconnessione Caserta Nord)

[6] (77C4) IT20/131

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) IT20/132

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 IT20/133.

D1 ICN1563 20:10 Milano Centrale - Siracusa
SO R2401 Roma Termini - 14:54 Villa Literno - Napoli Centrale
SuX R2417/2419 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
D R2397/2401 Roma Termini - 23:07 S Marcellino-Frignano - Napoli Centrale
D ICN1555/1955 21:31 Roma Termini - Siracusa
SuX R12408 Caserta - 03:58 Marcianise - Formia-Gaeta
SuO ICN788 22:30 Lecce - Roma Termini
SuX R2418 Benevento - 06:17 Marcianise - Roma Termini

D1: MO; also TWThO 31 March to 28 May 2020

Gricignano-Teverola – Maddaloni-Marcianise Smistamento – Cancello

[85] (150D3-151C3) IT20/133

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 (IT20/132 above) and this route.

D2 ICN1585/1595 Torino Porta Nuova - 23:24 Roma Tiburtina - Reggio di Calabria Centrale
D3 ICN1556 Siracusa - 23:33 Salerno - Milano Centrale
ICN1956 19:10 Siracusa - Roma Termini

D2: MO from 13 January 2020 and TWThO 23 December 2019 to 28 May 2020

D3: MO and TWThO 31 March to 28 May 2020

Note that if trains ICN1556, ICN1585 or ICN1595 are running using any other train number they are not scheduled to use this route.

Madonnelle - Volla (Circumvesuviana)

[508] (153A2) IT20/134

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 81710/81729 Acerra - 17:29 Volla - San Giorgio a Cremano

Linea Monte Vesuvio: Napoli Centrale (Bivio/PC Casoria) – Salerno

[86] (153A2-154D2) IT20/135

This line is used by almost all trains between Napoli Centrale 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, except R3382 06:57 Salerno - Napoli Centrale.
  • 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

[3, 86] (153A1) IT20/136

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.

FA8345 Roma Termini - 10:01 Napoli Afragola - Reggio di Calabria
FA8343 Roma Termini - 18:12 Napoli Afragola - Reggio di Calabria
FA8519 Bolzano/Bozen - 19:21 Napoli Afragola - Sibari
FR9608 05:15 Salerno - Torino Porta Nuova
FA8510 Sibari - 09:13 Salerno - Bolzano/Bozen
FA8340 Reggio di Calabria - 10:16 Salerno - Roma Termini
FA8344 Reggio di Calabria - 18:48 Salerno - Roma Termini

Benevento - Morcone

(78B4-78B3) IT20/137

This is part of the line from Benevento to Bosco Redole, which lost its passenger service in 2013, because of a landslide. Excursions are sometimes operated to Morcone, from Napoli Centrale and from Salerno. See the Fondazione FS website for more information.

Avellino - Lioni

(83B1-83D2) IT20/138

This is part of the line from Avellino to Rocchetta S Antonio Lacedonia, which lost its passenger service in 2010. Excursions are sometimes operated from Benevento to Lioni. See the Fondazione FS website for more information.

Routes used occasionally for diversions

Gricignano-Teverola – Maddaloni-Marcianise Smistamento – Maddaloni Inferiore (Bivio Maddaloni)

[80] (150D3-151B3) IT20/139

This is a variation on route IT20/133, but including the north-facing curve at the east end of Maddaloni-Marcianise Smistamento towards Caserta, instead of the south-facing one to Cancello. IC trains between Roma and Napoli were diverted this way on a number of occasions in 2019.

Casalnuovo di Napoli (Doppio Bivio Cassino) - Napoli S Giovanni-Barra (Doppio Bivio Marittima)

[86] (155D2-155D3) IT20/140

This line enables trains to run between the Cancello and Torre Annunziata lines without having to reverse at Napoli Centrale.

D9 MSSuX ICN1575 Torino Porta Nuova - 23:24 Roma Tiburtina - Reggio di Calabria Centrale

D9: TWThO 7 January to 26 March and 3 to 11 June; FO 10 January to 12 June; not 24 April and 1 May. These are nights when the train is scheduled to arrive at Salerno at 02:41 (next day) instead of 02:27.

See also