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Revision as of 17:04, 19 December 2014

This list is based on the timetable in force from 14 June until 12 December 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 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 think this is probably a timetable compilation error, 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.

Westbound and northbound trains normally have even train numbers. Eastbound and southbound trains normally have odd numbers. Trains may, therefore, have several numbers during the course of a journey. For example, the 07:13 Bergamo to Ventimiglia, which runs west to Milano, south to Genova and then west again, is successively IR1786, IR1787 and IR1788. In the tables below the train number used is that applicable at the last stop before the route concerned. Where two train numbers are shown, that is because they vary with the day of operation. Trains running on only a few days during the Christmas and New Year holiday period are not included in the lists; none use lines without any other passenger service.

Passengers without cars may make reservations on Auto al Seguito car-carrying trains marked Aa within 15 days prior to departure, if any places remain available.

Lines are listed in geographic order, from north to south, grouped by region. However, the Firenze - Roma direttissima (which passes through the regions of Toscana, Umbria and Lazio) is shown as a separate group. Special Notes and details of Linea Alta Velocità (High Speed Lines), Other Sparse Services and Deletions since previous edition can be found at the end of this page.

List of Regions:-

Lombardia (includes Milano) entries starting with 'ITxx/01'
Trentino Alto Adige entries starting with 'ITxx/21'
Veneto entries starting with 'ITxx/31'
Piemonte (includes Torino) entries starting with 'ITxx/51'
Liguria (includes Genova) entries starting with 'ITxx/61'
Emilia Romagna (includes Bologna) entries starting with 'ITxx/71'
Toscana (includes Firenze) entries starting with 'ITxx/81'
Marche entries starting with 'ITxx/91'
Firenze - Roma direttissima entries starting with 'ITxx/101'
Molise entries starting with 'ITxx/115'
Lazio (includes Roma) entries starting with 'ITxx/121'
Campania (includes Napoli) entries starting with 'ITxx/131'
Calabria entries starting with 'ITxx/141'
Sicilia entries starting with 'ITxx/161'
Sardegna entries starting with 'ITxx/171'

The following regions currently have no Obscure Services: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Friuli Venezia Giulia,Puglia and Valle d'Aosta.

Special Notes

The Trenitalia timetables suggest that on certain lines fast trains and stopping trains run via different routes, but in fact there is a quadruple line with station platforms on only one pair of tracks. Such lines include Prato Centrale to Firenze Rifredi and Padova to Venezia Mestre.

Linea Alta Velocità (High Speed Lines)

The following High Speed Lines, which are electrified at 25 KV 50 Hz rather than the standard Italian 3,000 Volts DC, are used by Alta Velocità trains. These are shown in timetables as type ‘AV’ and are marketed as Frecciarossa, Frecciabianca and Frecciargento.

  • Torino Stura – Milano (Rho Fiera)
  • Milano (Bivio Melegnano) – Bologna (Bivio Castelfranco Est)
  • Bologna (S Ruffillo) – Firenze (Castello)
  • Roma (Prenestina) – Napoli (Gianturco)

There are various intermediate connections between these lines and older routes. The only ones over which passenger trains operate are those at Caserta Nord (which is used by AV trains between Roma, Bari and Lecce) and Piacenza Ovest (Reggio Emilia; see IT14/74).

There are also high speed lines electrified at 3,000 Volts DC, which may be used by other trains:

  • Milano Lambrate – Treviglio: See IT14/13
  • Milano Rogoredo – Tavazzano (Bivio Melegnano): See IT14/14
  • Padova – Venezia Mestre: This is effectively a quadrupling of the old main line.
  • Roma – Firenze Direttissima: This is an older high-speed line. See separate details.
  • Napoli – Salerno: See IT14/132

Other sparse services

The train service may well be suspended on some local lines for varying periods during the summer holidays between late June and early September, especially in northern Italy and Campania. It may be advisable to check services locally.


The following lines not included above have few trains (relative to service levels generally in Italy) - five trains or fewer each way on at least three days a week, or do not run each weekday.

Bardonecchia – Modane (France). The TGVs between Modane and Milano are no longer shown in the FS timetable
Villa Opicina - Sezana (Slovenia). Served only by SŽ services, which do not appear in the FS timetable
15 Tarvisio Boscoverde – Arnoldstein (Austria). See also the Progetto MICOTRA site.
26 Novi Ligure - Tortona
91 Metaponto - Sibari
109 Ventimiglia - Limone
170 Molteno - Lecco
250 Fidenza – Fornovo
259 Cecina – Volterra-Saline-Pomarance
270 Lavezzola – Granarolo Faentino
330 Mercato S. Severino - Avellino
337 Gioia del Colle - Gravina in Puglia
339 Barletta - Spinazzola
357 Lamezia Terme Centrale - Catanzaro Lido
361 Olbia – Golfo Aranci
375 Lentini Diramazione – Caltagirone (note that Caltagirone – Gela is bustituted owing to a bridge collapse)
377 Caltanisetta Xirbi – Bicocca
378 Canicatti – Aragona Caldare
388 Alcamo Diramazione - Trapani (replaced by buses since February 2013 owing to a landslide)
392 Canicatti – Gela
414 Rivarolo Canavese - Pont Canavese
- Sassari – Nulvi (Ferrovie della Sardegna)
- Mandas – Isili (Ferrovie della Sardegna)
- Sassi – Superga (Gruppo Torinese Trasporti) (No trains on Tuesdays)
- Gravina in Puglia – Genzano (Ferrovie Appulo Lucane)

Services over the following lines are not shown in In Treno, but timetables can be found at the websites shown. Urban metro systems are not included in this list.

Services over the following lines are operated entirely by bus owing to infrastructure problems. In theory it is intended to restore train services in the future but no funding is at present available for remedial work.

134 Sesto Calende - Laveno-Mombello
157 Piacenza - Cremona
165 Varese – Porto Ceresio
233 Sacile – Gemona del Friuli
283 Buonconvento – Montepescali
286 Pergola - Fabriano
310 Priverno Fossanova – Terracina
313 (part) Larino – Termoli Reopens 1 February 2015
315 Benevento – Campobasso (suspended from 13 February 2013 owing to a landslip)
327 Torre Annunziata - Castellammare di Stabia
375 (part) Caltagirone – Gela
388 (part) Alcamo Diramazione - Trapani

Deletions since previous edition

IT14/31 Verona north-south avoiding line: Domegliara-S Ambrogio (Bivio S Massimo) – Buttapietra or Dossobuono (Bivio S Lucia) No services for several years
IT14/71 Bologna avoiding line: Anzola dell'Emilia (P.M. Lavino) – Ozzano dell’Emilia (Bivio S. Vitale) No services for two years
IT14/72 Bologna avoiding line: Bologna S. Ruffillo (Bivio Crociali) – Bologna Corticella No service for two years
IT14/73 Bologna avoiding line: Anzola dell'Emilia (P.M. Lavino) – Bologna S Ruffillo (Bivio Crociali) No service for two years
IT14/115 Venafro Sud - Venafro Nord (Venafro avoiding line) No service for two years

See also