Italy (Firenze - Roma direttissima) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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Introduction

This list is based on the timetable in force from 10 December 2023. Although the timetable is shown as valid until 8 June 2024, most long-distance services are shown as operating only until March. Such trains are not indicated by note 'D' (for a service only running on certain dates), because it is a reasonable expectation that their period of operation will be extended or a similar service is provided instead. It is assumed that the timetable will continue to be updated and reissued regularly, as has been the case since summer 2020. Users are recommended to check the Trenitalia website to ensure they are using the latest version of the timetable.

Table numbers quoted here are from In Treno Tutt'Italia, the official Trenitalia timetable. Standard abbreviations are explained here.

Map references for each route entry are given in parentheses ( ). References prefixed "ERA-E" refer to the European Railway Atlas (All-Europe Edition) by M.G. Ball. References prefixed "ERA-R" refer to the European Railway Atlas (Regional Series: Book 2) by M.G. Ball. References prefixed "S+W", or in italic, refer to Atlante ferroviaro d'Italia e Slovenia by Schweers + Wall.

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 middle dot "·" means that the train does not pass through that station but instead takes a different route.

This high-speed line is used by trains between Firenze and Roma, and south of Orte also by trains to and from the Ancona line. Unlike most other high-speed lines in Italy, this is electrified throughout at 3,000 volts and has conventional signalling, so can be used by all types of passenger trains. There are eleven connections between the direttissima and the old main line, but that at Settebagni is no more than crossovers where the two lines run parallel. These are not normally used by passenger trains. Some other connections are several kilometres long. IC and overnight trains may be diverted off the diresttissima if running late, so use of connections by these trains is susceptible to change. The routing of high speed and local trains is more reliable.

Following the introduction of high-speed services between Milano and Napoli there is far less use of connections on and off the Firenze - Roma direttissima. The direttissima is being resignalled to ERTMS standards and there are plans to convert it from 3,000 volts dc to 25 kV ac, at least between Arezzo and Orte. This may result in no further passenger use of connections to the old main line at Chiusi Nord, Chiusi Sud, Orvieto Nord, Orvieto Sud and Orte Nord.

In headings to each section below, junctions and the next open station on the old main line are listed in the order they would be passed by a southbound train. In all cases 1º Bivio is on the direttissima and 2º Bivio is on the old main line.

Obscure services

Firenze Campo di Marte (Rovezzano) – Roma Tiburtina

[47] (ERA-E 83B1-84B3; ERA-R 157B2-161A2; S+W 52C3-69B3) IT24/121

The full length of the direttissima is used by high-speed trains non-stop between Roma and Firenze or stations to the north. There are no other services booked to travel the full length of the direttissima in the current timetable.

1º Bivio Valdarno Nord - 2º Bivio Valdarno Nord - Figline Valdarno

[47] (ERA-E 83B1; ERA-R 157B1; S+W 52D3) IT24/122

This connection north of Figline Valdarno provides a northbound route onto the direttissima and a southbound route off it. It is used by Regionale trains

  • Southbound from Firenze Campo di Marte at 06:46, 09:10, 09:55 SuX, 11:22, 12:22, 13:22, 14:22, 15:22, 16:22, 17:09 SuX, 17:22, 17:52 SSuX, 18:22, 19:22, 19:57 SuX, 20:22 and 21:22
  • Northbound from Figline Valdarno at 06:20 SuX, 07:07 SuX, 07:17 SuX, 08:09 SuX, 08:21 SuX, 09:18, 12:18, 13:19, 14:18, 15:18, 16:18, 18:18, 19:21, 20:26 and 21:18

It is also used by:

IC583/1523 Milano Centrale/Prato Centrale – 10:15/10:18 Firenze Rifredi – Napoli Centrale
SuX RV4120 Chiusi-Chianciano Terme – 07:08 Arezzo – Firenze S Maria Novella
SuX R18746 Chiusi-Chianciano Terme – 08:35 Arezzo – Firenze S Maria Novella
RV4096 Roma Termini – 09:43 Arezzo – Firenze S Maria Novella
RV4072 Foligno – 11:00 Arezzo – Firenze S Maria Novella
SX IC598 Roma Termini – 20:26 Arezzo – Firenze S Maria Novella

Montevarchi-Terranuova - 2º Bivio Valdarno Sud - 1º Bivio Valdarno Sud

[47] (ERA-E 83B2; ERA-R 157C1; S+W 53A4) IT24/123

This connection south of Montevarchi-Terranuova provides a southbound route onto the direttissima and a northbound route off it. Train R4116 is scheduled to use this connection in order to overtake a preceding service.

SuX R4116 05:50 Arezzo - Firenze S Maria Novella

1º Bivio Arezzo Nord – 2º Bivio Arezzo Nord – Arezzo

[47] (ERA-E 83B2-C2; ERA-R 157C1; S+W 58C1) IT24/124

This connection north of Arezzo provides a northbound route onto the Direttissima and a southbound route off it.

Most IC trains run on the old main line all of the way between Arezzo and Orte.

D1 ICN770 Trieste Centrale – 01:51 Bologna Centrale – Roma Termini
SuX IC581 Firenze S Maria Novella – 05:52 Firenze Campo di Marte – Roma Termini
SuX FR9503 06:00 Firenze S Maria Novella – Napoli Centrale
FR9505 Milano Centrale – 07:14 Firenze S Maria Novella – Salerno
SO IC1589 Milano Centrale – 11:16 Firenze Rifredi – Reggio di Calabria Centrale
D1 IC584 Trieste Centrale – 12:30/16:22 Firenze Rifredi – Roma Termini
SuX RV4117 Firenze S Maria Novella – 14:08 Firenze Campo di Marte – Arezzo
IC597 Milano Centrale – 17:30/17:33 Firenze Rifredi – Salerno
D2 IC594 Trieste Centrale – 18:38 Firenze Campo di Marte – Roma Termini
SX FR9329 Torino Porta Nuova – 20:59 Firenze S Maria Novella – Perugia
IC599/1529 Milano Centrale/Prato Centrale – 21:52 Firenze S Maria Novella – Terni
D1 ICN774 Roma Termini – 00:47 Arezzo – Trieste Centrale
SuX R4116 05:50 Arezzo – Firenze S Maria Novella
SuX FR9300 Perugia – 06:25 Arezzo – Torino Porta Nuova
IC580 Terni – 07:32 Arezzo – Milano Centrale/Prato Centrale
D1 IC588 Roma Termini – 12:52 Arezzo – Trieste Centrale
IC590 Salerno – 14:52 Arezzo – Milano Centrale
IC592 Roma Termini – 15:17/18:02 Arezzo – Trieste Centrale/Prato Centrale
IC596 Napoli Centrale – 19:01 Arezzo – Milano Centrale/Prato Centrale
SuO IC1588 Reggio di Calabria Centrale – 19:29 Arezzo – Milano Centrale
FR9432 Napoli Centrale – 19:59 Arezzo – Venezia S Lucia
SX FR9568 Napoli Centrale – 22:25 Arezzo – Firenze S Maria Novella

D1: Not via this route if stops at Arezzo, Terontola-Cortona and Chiusi-Chianciano Terme are omitted

D2: Not via this route when operated by bus between Bologna Centrale and Prato Centrale

Arezzo – 2º Bivio Arezzo Sud – 1º Bivio Arezzo Sud

[47] (ERA-E 83C2; ERA-R 157C1; S+W 58C1) IT24/125

This connection south of Arezzo provides a southbound route onto the direttissima and a northbound one off it.

SuX FR9503 Firenze S Maria Novella – 06:33 Arezzo – Napoli Centrale
FR9505 Milano Centrale – 07:50 Arezzo – Salerno
FR9432 Napoli Centrale – 18:47 Roma Tiburtina – Venezia S Lucia
SX FR9568 Pompei/Napoli Centrale – 21:20 Roma Tiburtina – Firenze S Maria Novella

1º Bivio Chiusi Nord – 2º Bivio Chiusi Nord – Chiusi-Chianciano Terme

[47] (ERA-E 83C2; ERA-R 160C5; S+W 58C3) IT24/126

This connection joins the Siena branch near Montallese and provides a northbound route onto the direttissima and a southbound route off it.

D1 ICN797 Torino Porta Nuova – 22:13 Milano Porta Garibaldi – Salerno
EN295 München Hbf - 00:55 Villach Hbf - Roma Termini

EN295 stops in Italy only to set down.

D1: Via this route only if calling at Orvieto.

Chiusi-Chianciano Terme (Citta della Pieve) – 2º Bivio Chiusi Sud – 1º Bivio Chiusi Sud

[47] (ERA-E 83C2; ERA-R 160C4; S+W 59A4) IT24/127

This connection south of Citta della Pieve provides a southbound route onto the direttissima and a northbound route off it.

D1 ICN770 Trieste Centrale – 05:07 Chiusi-Chianciano Terme – Roma Termini
SuX IC581 Firenze S Maria Novella – 07:04 Chiusi-Chianciano Terme – Roma Termini

D1: Not via this route if stops at Arezzo, Terontola-Cortona and Chiusi-Chianciano Terme are omitted

1º Bivio Orvieto Nord – 2º Bivio Orvieto Nord – Orvieto

[47] (ERA-E 83C2; ERA-R 160C4; 50A1, S+W 64A1) IT24/128

This connection south of Allerona-Castel Viscardo provides a northbound route onto the Direttissima and a southbound route off it.

D1 SSuO ICN763 Bozen/Bolzano / San Candido/Innichen – 23:36 Verona Porta Nuova – Roma Termini
SuX IC581 Firenze S Maria Novella – 07:04 Chiusi-Chianciano Terme – Roma Termini
D FR9573 Milano Centrale – 23:24 Firenze S Maria Novella – Reggio di Calabria Centrale
D EN294 20:17 Roma Termini – München Hbf
D1 FSO ICN764 Roma Termini – Orvieto 23:18/00:13 – Bolzano/Bozen / San Candido/Innichen
D1 IC798 Salerno – Orvieto 01:03 – Torino Porta Nuova

EN294 stops in Italy only to pick up

D1: Not via this route when not calling at Orvieto (and is diverted via Ancona).

Orvieto - 2º Bivio Orvieto Sud - 1º Bivio Orvieto Sud

[47] (ERA-E 84A2; ERA-R 161A4; S+W 64B2) IT24/129

This connection south of Orvieto provides a southbound route onto the direttissima and a northbound route off it.

D1 SSuO ICN763 Bozen/Bolzano - 05:10 Orvieto - Roma Termini
SuX IC581 Firenze S Maria Novella - 07:25 Orvieto - Roma Termini
SO IC1589 Milano Centrale - 12:52/14:38 Orvieto - Reggio di Calabria Centrale
EN294 20:17 Roma Termini - München Hbf

D1: Not via this route when not calling at Orvieto (and is diverted via Ancona).

1º Bivio Orte Nord – 2º Bivio Orte Nord - Orte

[47] (ERA-E 84A2; ERA-R 161A3; S+W 64C3) IT24/130

This connection north of Orte provides a northbound route onto the direttissima and a southbound route off it.

FR9563 Milano Centrale – 21:14 Firenze S.M.N. – Roma Termini
FR9508 Roma Termini – 06:43 Orte – Torino P.N.

Orte – 2º Bivio Orte Sud – 1º Bivio Orte Sud

[47, 70, M70] (ERA-E 84A2; ERA-R 161A3; S+W 64C3) IT24/131

This connection south of Orte provides a southbound route onto the direttissima and a northbound route off it. 1º Bivio Orte Sud is in a tunnel. Most trains non-stop between Orte and Roma use this route.

See also