Italy (Veneto) - 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

Domegliara-S Ambrogio (Bivio S Massimo) - Verona Porta Nuova

[50] (137B4) IT19/31

There are two routes from the Trento line into Verona Porta Nuova, which divide at Bivio S Massimo.

  • The connection used by most trains joins the Brescia line from the north.
  • The other passes beneath the Brescia line and joins the line from Bologna at Verona Porta Nuova Scalo. This route appears to be used by trains between the Trento line and platforms 10, 11 and 12 at Porta Nuova. Through trains between Trento and Bologna generally run this way.

Verona west-south avoiding line: Castelnuovo del Garda (Bivio Fenilone) – Buttapietra or Dossobuono (Bivio S. Lucia)

[12, 51, 186] (137B4) IT19/32

This curve enables trains to run between the Brescia and Bologna lines without having to reverse at Verona Porta Nuova. It is used between June and August by a train pair between Bergamo and Pesaro.

Verona west-north avoiding line: Castelnuovo del Garda (Bivio Fenilone) – Domegliara-S.Ambroglio (Bivio S. Massimo)

[12, 50] (137B4) IT19/33

This curve enables trains to run between the Brescia and Trento lines without having to reverse at Verona Porta Nuova. Ferrovie Turistiche Italiane has to run excursions in November and December from Milano and Lecco to the Christmas market at Trento via this route. Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.

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Buttapietra or Dossobuono (Bivio S. Lucia) - Verona Porta Nuova

[50] (137B4) IT19/34

There are two routes from the Bologna and Mantova lines into Verona Porta Nuova, which divide at Bivio S Lucia. Most platforms are accessible from both lines.

  • One route runs south of the locomotive depot via Verona Porta Nuova Scalo. This is used mainly by trains to and from the higher-numbered platforms at Porta Nuova. Trains via Isola della Scala are more likely to run this way.
  • The other route runs on an embankment north of the locomotive depot. This is used mainly by trains to and from the lower-numbered platforms. Mantova trains are more likely to use this route.

Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.

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Castelnuovo del Garda (Bivio Fenilone) - Verona Porta Nuova

[12] (137B4) IT19/35

There is a route between Verona Porta Nuova and the main line to Brescia and Milano via Verona Porta Nuova Scalo. Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.

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It may be used by trains to and from platforms 11 and 12 at Verona Porta Nuova (on the south side of the station). There are few of these, mostly early in the morning. The following train has been known to run via Verona Porta Nuova Scalo. It is not certain whether others do so.

SSuX R2092 06:55 Verona Porta Nuova - Milano Centrale

The compilers would welcome reports of current platform use at Verona and of use of this route.

Venezia avoiding line: Venezia Mestre Ospedale or Venezia Carpenedo (Confluenza UD/TS) - Mira-Marano (G.S. Mestre AC)

[14, 55] (138B3) IT19/36

This curve is used by trains between the Treviso or Trieste and Padova lines to avoid reversal at Venezia Mestre.Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.

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The following trains use this route:-

EN295 München Hbf - 00:55 Villach Hbf - Roma Termini
D WFO EN1237 Wien Hbf - 00:45 ThSO Villach Hbf - Livorno Centrale
EN233 Wien Hbf - 01:34 Villach Hbf - Milano Centrale
EN234 Milano Centrale - 23:44 Padova - Wien Hbf
D ThSO EN1236 Livorno Centrale - 23:49 Padova - Wien Hbf
EN294 Roma Termini - 22:57 Bologna Centrale - München Hbf

See also