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Revision as of 18:18, 28 January 2014
The list of Lines with Obscure passenger services is based on the timetable in force from 10 June 2012 until 08 December 2012. Several companies publish railway timetables in Italy, but table numbers quoted here are from In Treno, the official Trenitalia book. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information.
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)
- Trentino Alto Adige
- Piemonte (includes Torino)
- Liguria (includes Genova)
- Emilia Romagna (includes Bologna)
- Toscana (includes Firenze)
- Firenze - Roma direttissima
- Lazio (includes Roma)
- Campania (includes Napoli)
The following regions currently have no Obscure Services: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Friuli Venezia Giulia,Puglia and Valle d'Aosta.
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 one over which passenger trains operate is that at Caserta Nord, which is used by AV trains between Roma, Bari and Lecce.
There are also high speed lines electrified at 3,000 Volts DC, which may be used by other trains:
- Milano Lambrate – Treviglio: See IT11/12
- Milano Rogoredo – Tavazzano (Bivio Melegnano): See IT11/13
- 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 IT11/132
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.
|A1, B2, 10||Bardonecchia – Modane (France)|
|G1, 13 (former table numbers)||Villa Opicina - Sezana (Slovenia)|
|F1, 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|
|286||Pergola – Fabriano|
|337||Gioia del Colle - Gravina in Puglia|
|339||Barletta - Spinazzola|
|362||Porto Torres – Porto Torres Marittima|
|362||Olbia – Golfo Aranci|
|375||Lentini Diramazione – Caltagirone (note that Caltagirone – Gela is bustituted owing to a bridge collapse)|
|377||Caltanisetta Xerbi – Bicocca|
|378||Canicatti – Aragona Caldare|
|388||Alcamo Diramazione - Trapani (replaced by buses since February 2013 owing to a landslide)|
|392||Canicatti – Gela|
|436||Reggio Emilia – Reggio Emilia San Lazzaro|
|-||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.
- L’Assunta/Maria Himmelfahrt – Collalbo/Klobenstein: www.sii.bz.it (Table 160)
- Sassi – Superga: www.comune.torino.it/gtt/orari/79.pdf
- Circumvesuviana network: www.vesuviana.it
- Napoli Montesanto - Torregaveta: www.sepsa.it
- Bari – Bitonto – Barletta: www.ferrovienordbarese.it
- Bari – Matera Sud: www.fal-srl.it
- Bari – Gravina – Potenza: www.fal-srl.it
- Potenza – Avigliano Citta: www.fal-srl.it
- Cosenza – Camigliatello Silano and Catanzaro Lido: www.ferroviedellacalabria.com Services to Camigliatello Silano are suspended as at January 2012
- Gioia Tauro - Cinquefrondi and Palmi Centrale: www.ferroviedellacalabria.com These services were suspended in June 2011 owing to poor infrastructure
- Ferrovie del Sud Est network: www.fseonline.it
- Catania - Randazzo - Riposto: www.circumetnea.it
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.
|165||Varese – Porto Ceresio|
|233||Sacile – Gemona del Friuli|
|315||Benevento – Campobasso (suspended from 13 February 2013 owing to a landslip)|
|375 (part)||Caltagirone – Gela|
|388 (part)||Alcamo Diramazione - Trapani|
Deletions since previous edition
|IT13/77||Sulmona - Castel di Sangro - Carpinone||Line closed to all traffic|
|IT13/81||Pisa avoiding line: Pisa S Rossore (Dev Navicelli) - Livorno Centrale (Dev Tagliaferro)||All trains call at Pisa Centrale, including the car carrying train between Livorno and Wien Matzleinsdorf. Deutsche Bahn Autozüge no longer run to Livorno|
|IT12/162||Agrigento Bassa – Porto Empedocle||No services have been identified since 2011 and the line is thought to be blocked by a landslide as at January 2014|
|134||Oleggio – Laveno Mombello||Service withdrawn|
|157||Piacenza - Castelvetro||Service withdrawn|