Border Crossings: Austria - Italy

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(Villach -) Arnoldstein ÖBB - Tarvisio Boscoverde FS (- Udine)

[E*] At Tarvisio Boscoverde there is a dead section in the catenary; a diesel shunting locomotive propels electric locomotives back to their end of the station.

The one remaining daytime train each way between Wien and Venezia was withdrawn at the December 2009 timetable change but reinstated in December 2013. The overnight service, worked by ÖBB as far as Tarvisio Boscoverde, continued running. Two local return workings between Villach and Tarvisio operate daily with one running to and from Udine on weekdays and Trieste at weekends. This service started in June 2012 with Italian company FUC supplying the motive power and OBB the coaching stock.

(Villach - Lienz -) Weitlanbrunn ÖBB - Versciaco-Elmo/Vierschach-Helm FS (- San Candido/Innichen - Fortezza/Franzensfeste)

[E*] The main service is Fortezza to/from Lienz worked by FS dual voltage EMUs. There are no longer through Innsbruck to Lienz trains. Additional ÖBB trains cross the border at certain times of year to terminate at San Candido/Innichen, where the supply voltage changes. Domestic Austrian tickets (issued by VVT - Verkehrsverbund Tirol) are still valid between Lienz and Innsbruck, even with a change of train at Fortezza.

(Innsbruck -) Brennersee ÖBB - Brenner/Brennero FS (- Fortezza/Franzensfeste)

[E*] ÖBB works to Brenner/Brennero, where the supply voltage changes. There are local ÖBB trains between Innsbruck and Brenner/Brennero, and local Trenitalia trains between Brennero and Merano/Meran or Bologna Centrale. EC services run every two hours between München Hbf, Innsbruck and Bologna Centrale. There are no longer any local ÖBB trains between Innsbruck and Lienz.

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