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Revision as of 16:22, 16 December 2015

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'
Lazio (includes Roma) entries starting with 'ITxx/121'
Campania (includes Napoli) entries starting with 'ITxx/131'
Sicilia entries starting with 'ITxx/161'
Sardegna entries starting with 'ITxx/171'

The following regions currently have no Obscure Services: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Molise, 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 – 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 Piacenza Ovest (IT16/71), Bologna Centrale, Bologna S Ruffillo and Caserta Nord (IT16/). Although there is a connection from the high speed line at Bianze, AV trains between Torino and Vercelli run via the old main line. The connection at Novara was used by passenger trains until the high speed line was completed to Milano.

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

  • Milano Lambrate – Treviglio: See IT16/14
  • Milano Rogoredo – Tavazzano (Bivio Melegnano): See IT16/15
  • 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 IT16/132

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).
26 Novi Ligure - Tortona
91 Metaponto - Sibari
109 Ventimiglia - Limone
250 Fidenza – Fornovo
259 Cecina – Volterra-Saline-Pomarance
270 Lavezzola – Granarolo Faentino [- Faenza]
270 Russi – Granarolo Faentino [- Faenza]
330 Benevento - Avellino
332 Foggia - Manfredonia
337 Gioia del Colle - Gravina in Puglia
339 Barletta - Spinazzola
357 Lamezia Terme Centrale - Catanzaro Lido
360 Sassari - Porto Torres Marittima
361 Olbia – Golfo Aranci
375 Lentini Diramazione – Caltagirone
377 Caltanisetta Xirbi – Bicocca
378 Canicatti – Aragona Caldare
392 Modica - Pozzallo
392 Canicatti – Gela
414 Rivarolo Canavese - Pont Canavese
457 Cancello - Benevento
- 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
286 Pergola - Fabriano
310 Priverno Fossanova – Terracina
315 Benevento – Campobasso (suspended from 13 February 2013 owing to a landslip)
375 (part) Caltagirone – Gela
388 (part) Alcamo Diramazione - Trapani
- Genzano – Avigliano Lucania (Ferrovie Appulo Lucane)

Deletions since previous edition

IT15/33A Verona west-north avoiding line: Castelnuovo del Garda (Bivio Fenilone) – Domegliara-S.Ambrogio (Bivio S. Massimo) No services use this line
IT15/125 Nuovo Salario (Bivio Nuovo Salario) - Roma Tuscolana (Bivio Tiburtina) All passenger trains via Nuovo Salario now run via the Linea Lente flyover
IT15/141 Paola avoiding line: S Lucido Marina - Castiglione Cosentino (Bivio Pantani) No services for two years

See also