Italy (Firenze - Roma direttissima) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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Introduction

This list is based on the timetable in force from 9 June to 14 December 2019. Several companies publish railway timetables in Italy, but table numbers quoted here are from In Treno Tutt'Italia, the official Trenitalia book. 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.

This high-speed line is used by trains between Firenze and Roma, and south of Orte also by trains to and from the Ancona line. Unlike most other high-speed lines in Italy, this is electrified throughout at 3,000 volts and has conventional signalling, so can be used by all types of passenger trains. There are eleven connections between the direttissima and the old main line, but that at Settebagni is no more than crossovers where the two lines run parallel. These are not normally used by passenger trains. Some other connections are several kilometres long. IC and overnight trains may be diverted off the diresttissima if running late, so use of connections by these trains is susceptible to change. The routing of high speed and local trains is more reliable.

Following the introduction of high-speed services between Milano and Napoli there is far less use of connections on and off the Firenze - Roma direttissima. The direttissima is being resignalled to ERTMS standards and there are plans to convert it from 3,000 volts dc to 25 kV ac, at least between Arezzo and Orte. This may result in no further passenger use of connections to the old main line at Chiusi Nord, Chiusi Sud, Orvieto Nord, Orvieto Sud and Orte Nord.

In headings to each section below, junctions and the next open station on the old main line are listed in the order they would be passed by a southbound train. In all cases 1º Bivio is on the direttissima and 2º Bivio is on the old main line.

IC trains via the diresttissima are subject to alteration over the weekends of 15 & 16 and 29 & 30 June and 6 & 7 July 2019. Routes and timings shown below may not apply on those dates.

Obscure services

Firenze Campo di Marte (Rovezzano) - Roma Tiburtina (Bivio Nomentana)

[47] (52C3-69B3) IT19/101

The full length of the direttissima is used by all high-speed trains non-stop between Roma and Firenze or stations to the north. There are no other services booked to travel the full length of the direttissima in the current timetable. No trains use the direttissima between the last high-speed trains of one day and the first ones of the next. Many night trains run the full length of the old main line between Firenze and Orte.

1º Bivio Valdarno Nord - 2º Bivio Valdarno Nord - Figline Valdarno

[47] (52D3) IT19/102

This connection north of Figline Valdarno provides a northbound route onto the direttissima and a southbound route off it. It is used by Regionale trains

  • Southbound from Firenze Campo di Marte at 06:46, 09:10, 09:55 SuX, 11:10, 12:20, 13:10, 14:20, 15:20, 16:20, 17:05 SuX, 17:20, 17:51 SSuX, 18:20, 19:20, 19:59 SuX, 20:20 and 21:20
  • Northbound from Figline Valdarno at 06:20 Sux, 07:08 SuX, 07:17 SuX, 08:09 SuX, 08:24 SuX, 09:18, 12:18, 13:19, 14:18, 15:18, 16:18, 18:18, 19:18, 20:18 and 21:18

It is also used by:

D1 IC583 Milano Centrale - 10:16 Firenze Rifredi - Napoli Centrale
SuX R3168 Chiusi-Chianciano Terme – 07:12 Arezzo – Firenze S Maria Novella
SuX R11680 Chiusi-Chianciano Terme - 08:35 Arezzo - Firenze S Maria Novella
RV2306 Roma Termini - 09:53 Arezzo - Firenze S Maria Novella
RV1606 Foligno - 11:00 Arezzo - Firenze S Maria Novella
SX IC598 Roma Termini – 20:26 Arezzo – Firenze S Maria Novella

D1: Not via this route on 23 June 2019

Montevarchi-Terranuova - 2º Bivio Valdarno Sud - 1º Bivio Valdarno Sud

[47] (53A4) IT19/103

This connection south of Montevarchi-Terranuova provides a southbound route onto the direttissima and a northbound route off it. The following train is scheduled to use this connection, in order to overtake a preceding service:

SuX R6636 05:50 Arezzo - Firenze S Maria Novella

1º Bivio Arezzo Nord - 2º Bivio Arezzo Nord - Arezzo

[47] (58C1) IT19/104

This connection north of Arezzo provides a northbound route onto the direttissima and a southbound route off it.

SuX IC581 Firenze S Maria Novella – 05:52 Firenze Campo di Marte - Roma Termini
EN295 München Hbf - 06:36 Firenze S Maria Novella - Roma Termini
SuX FR9501 Milano Central – 06:55 Firenze S Maria Novella – Napoli Centrale
SuX FA8551 Mantova/Modena - 07:59 Firenze S Maria Novella – Roma Termini
D2 SuO IC35283 Milano Centrale - 10:16 Firenze Rifredi - Napoli Centrale
SO IC1589 Milano Centrale - 10:55 Firenze Rifredi - Reggio di Calabria Centrale
IC585 Trieste Centrale – 12:22/12:32 Firenze Rifredi – Roma Termini
SuX RV3171 Firenze S Maria Novella – 14:03 Firenze Campo di Marte – Arezzo
IC595 Trieste Centrale – 18:00/18:05 Firenze Campo di Marte – Roma Termini
IC597 Milano Centrale – 18:25 Firenze Rifredi – Napoli Centrale
SX FR9563 Milano Centrale - 20:53 Firenze S Maria Novella - Perugia
IC599 Milano Centrale – 21:44 Firenze S Maria Novella – Terni
SuX R6636 05:50 Arezzo - Firenze S Maria Novella
SuX FR9500/9582 Perugia - 06:04 Arezzo - Milano Centrale/Torino Porta Nuova
IC580 Terni – 07:32 Arezzo – Milano Centrale
IC588 Roma Termini – 12:55 Arezzo – Trieste Centrale
IC590 Napoli C – 14:55 Arezzo – Milano Centrale
D3 SuO IC35172 Napoli C – 16:23 Arezzo – Milano Centrale
IC592 Roma Termini – 17:55 Arezzo – Trieste Centrale
IC596 Napoli Centrale – 18:55 Arezzo – Milano Centrale
SuO IC1568/1590 Reggio di Calabria Centrale - 19:36 Arezzo – Milano Centrale
FA9450 Roma Termini - 20:02 Arezzo - Venezia S Lucia
D4 IC35178 Napoli C – 20:19 Arezzo – Milano Centrale
EN294 Roma Termini - 20:52 Arezzo - München Hbf
D3 SuO IC35212 Reggio di Calabria Centrale - 21:19 Arezzo – Milano Centrale
D5 SX FR9572 Napoli Centrale - 22:02 Arezzo - Firenze S Maria Novella

D2: 23 June only

D3: 30 June only

D4: 29 & 30 June only

D5: This train is liable to alteration and late running

Arezzo - 2º Bivio Arezzo Sud - 1º Bivio Arezzo Sud

[47] (58C1) IT19/105

This connection south of Arezzo provides a southbound route onto the direttissima and a northbound one off it.

EN295 München Hbf – 07:12 Arezzo - Roma Termini
SuX FR9501 Milano Centrale - 07:30 Arezzo - Roma Termini
SuX FA8551 Mantova/Modena - 08:34 Arezzo - Roma Termini
FA9450 Roma Termini - 19:00 Roma Tiburtina - Venezia S Lucia
D5 SX FR9572 Napoli Centrale - 21:00 Roma Termini - Firenze S Maria Novella

D5: This train is liable to alteration and late running

1º Bivio Chiusi Nord - 2º Bivio Chiusi Nord - Chiusi-Chianciano Terme

[47] (58C3) IT19/106

This connection joins the Siena branch near Montallese and provides a northbound route onto the direttissima and a southbound route off it.

EN295 München Hbf – 07:12 Arezzo – Roma Termini
D6 FR9501 Milano Centrale - 07:30 Arezzo - Napoli Centrale
D6 FR9570 Napoli Centrale - 21:09 Chiusi-Chianciano Terme - Milano Centrale

D6: Until 14 September 2019 southbound and 15 September 2019 northbound; thereafter the trains do not call at Chiusi-Chianciano Terme.

Chiusi-Chianciano Terme (Citta della Pieve) - 2º Bivio Chiusi Sud - 1º Bivio Chiusi Sud

[47] (59A4) IT19/107

This connection south of Citta della Pieve provides a southbound route onto the direttissima and a northbound route off it.

D ICN771 Trieste Centrale - 05:07 Chiusi-Chianciano Terme - Roma Termini
SuX IC581 Firenze S Maria Novella – 07:04 Chiusi Chianciano Terme – Roma Termini
D6 FR9501 Milano Centrale – 07:58 Chiusi Chianciano Terme – Napoli Centrale
D6 FR9570 Napoli Centrale - 20:19 Roma Tiburtina - Milano Centrale

D6: Until 14 September 2019 southbound and 15 September 2019 northbound; thereafter the trains do not call at Chiusi-Chianciano Terme.

1º Bivio Orvieto Nord - 2º Bivio Orvieto Nord - Orvieto

[47] (50A1, 64A1) IT19/108

This connection south of Allerona-Castel Viscardo provides a northbound route onto the direttissima and a southbound route off it.

SuX IC581 Firenze S Maria Novella – 07:04 Chiusi-Chianciano Terme – Roma Termini

Orvieto - 2º Bivio Orvieto Sud - 1º Bivio Orvieto Sud

[47] (64B2) IT19/109

This connection south of Orvieto provides a southbound route onto the direttissima and a northbound route off it.

SSuO ICN763 Bolzano - 05:00 MSuO Orvieto - Roma Termini
SuX IC581 Firenze S Maria Novella - 07:25 Orvieto - Roma Termini
SO IC1589/1591 Milano Centrale - 12:07 Chiusi-Chianciano Terme - Reggio di Calabria Centrale
EN294 18:58 Roma Termini - München Hbf

1º Bivio Orte Nord - 2º Bivio Orte Nord - Orte

[47] (64C3) IT19/110

This connection north of Orte provides a northbound route onto the direttissima and a southbound route off it. There is currently no use of this route.

Orte - 2º Bivio Orte Sud - 1º Bivio Orte Sud

[47, 70, M70] (64C3) IT19/111

This connection south of Orte provides a southbound route onto the direttissima and a northbound route off it. 1º Bivio Orte Sud is in a tunnel. Most trains non-stop between Orte and Roma use this route. The following run via the old main line, with no advertised stops between Orte and Roma Tiburtina. Some overnight trains may also do so.

RV2305 Firenze S Maria Novella - 09:43 Orte - Roma Tiburtina
D SSuX R21715 Terni - 19:11 Orte - Roma Tiburtina
R11691 Chiusi Chianciano Terme – 20:16 Orte - Roma Tiburtina/Termini

See also