Italy (Emilia Romagna) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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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 monthly since then. The current edition shows some trains as running for only a few months, but later updates may extend the period of operation. 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.

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

Bivio Piacenza Ovest – Piacenza (P.M. Piacenza Ovest)

[45] (52D3) IT19/71

Most high-speed trains calling at Piacenza run via the old main line (Linea Tradizionale). Just one uses the curve north of Piacenza connecting to the Linea AV/AC to Milano.

FR9560 Roma Termini - 23:17 Piacenza - Milano Centrale

Bivio Castelfranco Est: Castelfranco Emilia - Bologna Centrale

[45] (48A1) IT19/72

Most high-speed trains beween Modena and Bologna Centrale are to and from the Ancona line, so use the ground-level platforms at the latter station. The following use the connections between the Linea Tradizionale and Linea AV/AC at Castelfranco Est, in order to use the low-level platforms and call at Modena.

FA8551 Mantova - 06:47 Modena - Roma Termini
FR9507 Milano Centrale - 07:30 Modena - Roma Termini
FA8552 Roma Termini - 20:50 Bologna Centrale - Mantova
FR9560 Roma Termini - 21:53 Bologna Centrale - Milano Centrale

Bologna S Viola - Bologna Centrale - Bologna S Ruffillo - Bivio Emilia

[45,46] (144B3-144C4, not shown in full) IT19/73

High-speed trains via Bologna Centrale use the low-level platforms, except those to and from the Ancona line, which has no connection to the low-level.

Bologna Corticella (Bivio Navile) - Bologna Centrale (Bivio Venezia)

[55] (144C2-144B3, shown as under construction) IT19/74

High-speed trains beween Padova and Bologna Centrale use this newly-constructed line, which came into use in December 2017, to access the low level platforms at Bologna Centrale.

Routes used occasionally for diversions

Piacenza - Castelvetro

[157] (34B2-34C2) IT19/78

Regular passenger services over this line ceased in 2013. The following trains are scheduled to run this way on 2, 3, 16 & 17 February 2019, instead of taking the direct route between Cremona and Fidenza.

D SSuO R33202 Bergamo - 08:46 Castelvetro - Pisa Centrale
D SSuO R33205 Pisa Centrale - 21:22 Piacenza - Bergamo

Bologna Cintura

(144A2-144C3) IT19/79

The Bologna Cintura runs round the north and east of the city, avoiding Bologna Centrale, with connections to all main lines. Long-distance trains are occasionally diverted via the Cintura and this is indicated by omission of a usual stop at Bologna Centrale. No diversions are expected during the first half of 2019.

See also