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

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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.

Obscure services

Bretella di Foggia: Cervaro (Deviatoio lato BN/PZ) – Incoronata (Deviatoio lato BA)

[6] (ERA-E 86B1; ERA-R 165A5; S+W 79B2 not shown) IT24/181

This curve links the Benevento and Bari lines directly, enabling trains to avoid reversal at Foggia. The few trains between Roma and Bari that used this route have been scheduled to call at Foggia since December 2021. A new overnight service using this curve runs for a couple of days during summer 2024.

D1 E96299 Roma Termini – 23:44 Caserta – Lecce
D2 E96300 Lecce – 21:57 Bari Centrale – Roma Termini

D1: 18 and 25 July

D2: 19 July

Taranto avoiding line: Massafra (Bellavista) – Palagiano-Chiatona (P.M. Cagioni)

[90, 94] (ERA-E 86B1; S+W 86C4 but shown as closed) IT24/182

This curve links the Bari and Metaponto lines directly, enabling trains to avoid reversal at Taranto. A pair of regional trains uses this curve from 1 July 2024 to offer a faster service between Bari and Potenza.

D1 SuX R23719 Bari Centrale – 18:45 Gioia del Colle – Potenza Centrale
D2 SuX R23717 Bari Centrale – 19:39 Gioia del Colle – Potenza Centrale
SuX R23715 Potenza Centrale – 07:30 Metaponto – Bari Centrale

D1: from 16 September

D2: until 14 September

See also