Italy (Campania) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

From EGTRE

Introduction

This list is based on the timetable in force from 9 December 2018 to 8 June 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.

Obscure services

1º Bivio Caserta Nord - 2º Bivio Caserta Nord (Interconnessione Caserta Nord)

[6] (77C4) IT19/131

This 6.1km connecting line allows trains on the AV/AC line from Roma to Napoli to connect with the old main line from Roma to Napoli via Caserta and is used by all Frecciargento high-speed services between Roma and Foggia, Bari and Lecce.

Aversa avoiding line: S. Marcellino-Frignano – Gricignano-Teverola

[3, 85] (150C3-150D3) IT19/132

This west to east curve is used by trains between the Formia and Caserta lines, to avoid reversal at Aversa. It is used by some trains between Roma and Caserta, because the Formia route is faster than the original main line via Cassino. However, Frecciargento trains between Roma, Bari and Lecce via Caserta use the new high speed line and not this route. It is also used by trains running direct to Cancello via IT19/133.

D1 MO ICN1595/1597 Torino Porta Nuova - 23:14 Roma Tiburtina - Reggio di Calabria
ICN1563/1963 20:10 Milano Centrale - Siracusa
SO R2401 Roma Termini - 14:54 Villa Literno - Napoli Centrale
SuX R2419 Roma Termini - 16:44 Villa Literno - Benevento
FO IC705 16:01 Roma Termini - Taranto
SuX R26107 Napoli Campi Flegrei - 19:45 S Marcellino-Frignano - Caserta
R2421 Roma Termini - 21:44 Villa Literno - Napoli Centrale
R2397 Roma Termini - 23:23 S Marcellino-Frignano - Napoli Centrale
D2 ICN1555/1565/1593 Roma Termini - 21:44 Villa Literno - Napoli Centrale
ICN1584/1984 Siracusa - 23:33 Salerno - Milano Centrale
SuX R12408 Caserta - 03:58 Marcianise - Formia-Gaeta
SuO ICN788 Lecce - 04:07 MO Caserta - Roma Termini
SuX R2418 Benevento - 06:17 Marcianise - Roma Termini
SuX R26114 Caserta - 21:08 Marcianise - Napoli Campi Flegri

D1: Not 10 or 17 December 2018

D2: From 7 January 2019

Gricignano-Teverola – Maddaloni-Marcianise Smistamento – Cancello

[85] (150D3-151C3) IT19/133

This line, opened in 1993, provides a connection between the Roma - Napoli main line via the coast and the inland main line via Cassino, bypassing Caserta and serving Maddaloni-Marcianise marshalling yard and freight terminal en route. The following trains use the Aversa avoiding line (IT19/132 above) and this route.

D3 MO ICN1559 Roma Termini - 00:14 TO Formia-Gaeta - Siracusa
ICN1954 Siracusa - 00:05 Villa S Giovanni - Roma Termini

D3: From 24 December 2018

Madonnelle - Volla (Circumvesuviana)

[508] (153A2) IT19/134

This south to north route allows trains to run between the line to San Giorgio a Cremano via Villa Visconti and the line towards Baiano without reversal.

There was an extended period when these trains appeared in the Circumvesuviana timetable but did not run. However, the service was observed operating in January and March 2019. On these occasions the train departed from San Giorgio bay platforms 5 or 6. If there are two units in the platform, the Acerra train is most likely to be the rear one.

As and when the line is extended from Volla to the new station on the high-speed line at Afragola, there may be a service throughout the day, but it could be many years before this happens.

SuX 81632/81643 San Giorgio a Cremano - 16:40 Madonnelle – Acerra
SuX 1710/8172 Acerra - 17:29 Volla - San Giorgio a Cremano

Linea Monte Vesuvio: Napoli Centrale (Bivio/PC Casoria) – Salerno

[86] (153A2-154D2) IT19/135

This line is used by all trains between Napoli and Salerno which are not scheduled to stop intermediately. The southeast end of the line is also used thus:

  • Salerno – Bivio S Lucia: All trains between Salerno and Nocera Inferiore not scheduled to stop intermediately.
  • Salerno – Bivio Sarno: All trains between Salerno and Sarno. This includes most overnight trains via Salerno which do not call at Napoli Centrale; these run via Cancello.

Linea Monte Vesuvio: Napoli avoiding line

[3] (153A1) IT19/136

A north to east curve allows trains to run direct between the high-speed lines from Napoli to Roma and to Salerno without reversing at Napoli Centrale.

SSuX FR9601 Milano Centrale - 09:34 Napoli Afragola - Salerno
FA8347/8351 Roma Termini - 09:56 Napoli Afragola - Reggio di Calabria
FA8343/8353 Roma Termini - 18:29 Napoli Afragola - Reggio di Calabria
SX FR9659 Milano Centrale - 22:37 Napoli Afragola - Salerno
FR9606 05:20 Salerno - Milano Centrale
FA8342/8352 Reggio di Calabria - 10:02 Salerno - Roma Termini
FA8346/8358 Reggio di Calabria - 18:48 Salerno - Roma Termini

Benevento - Morcone

(78B4-78B3) IT19/137

This is part of the line from Benevento to Bosco Redole, which lost its passenger service in 2013, because of a landslide. A series of excursions were operated to Morcone, from Napoli Centrale and from Salerno in 2018, and may be repeated in 2019. See the Fondazione FS website for more information.

Routes used occasionally for diversions

Gricignano-Teverola – Maddaloni-Marcianise Smistamento – Maddaloni Inferiore (Bivio Maddaloni)

[80] (150D3-151B3) IT19/139

This is a variation on route IT19/133, but including the north-facing curve at the east end of Maddaloni-Marcianise Smistamento towards Caserta, instead of the south-facing one to Cancello. It was used for diversion of IC trains between Roma and Napoli over two long weekends in 2018, but this was an extremely unusual occurrence.

See also