Italy - Older General Information
This document acts as an archive for Recent and Future Changes prior to 2018.
- Sacile - Maniago: 10 December 2017
- Roccapalumbra-Alla - Cammarate San Giovanni Gemini (diversion of the Palermo - Agrigento line via the Lercara Tunnel): 10 December 2017
- Ospedale S Paolo - Cecilia (FT): 16 October 2017
- Electrification was inaugurated between Bra and Alba on 11 December 2016
- Malpensa Aeroporto T1 - Malpensa Aeroporto T2 (FNM): 6 December 2016
- Porto Empedocle - Porto Empedocle Succarsale (Sicily; 0.7 km; closed in 1978): 11 March 2016
- Portomaggiore - Dogato (FER): 3 October 2016 (but service was withdrawn from 11 June 2017)
- Marilleva - Mezzana (TT): 23 July 2016
- Apricena Città - San Nicandro Garganico (FdG): 13 June 2016 (Replacing the original line from S Severo)
- A line avoiding Foggia (linking the Benevento and Bari lines on the course of a curve closed in 1964) 5 July 2015; passenger services started 28 June 2017.
- S Severo - Apricena Città (FdG): 14 December 2014
- Fesca S Girolamo - Aerostazione - Bitonto (FT): 19 July 2013
- Seregno - Saronno (FNM): 9 December 2012
- Cecina - Volterra: 17 April 2012
- Reggio Emilia - S Lazzaro (FER): 19 September 2011
- Carbonia - Carbonia Serbariu: 23 July 2011
- Rovato Borgo - Bornato Calino (FNM): 13 June 2010
- Foggia - Lucera (FdG): 14 July 2009
- Alzano Centro - Albino: 10 June 2009 (TEB) (Light rail, but entirely segregated double track in the nature of a railway)
- Bergamo - Alzano Centro: 25 April 2009 (TEB) (Light rail, but entirely segregated double track in the nature of a railway)
- Fesca S Girolamo - Ospedale S Paolo (FT): 22 December 2008
- S Vito-Lanciano - Lanciano (FAS): 15 March 2008 (Replacing the original railway on a completely different route)
- Ozieri-Chilivani avoiding line: 2006
- Merano/Meran - Malles-Venosta/Mals (SB): 5 May 2005
- Alfa Lancia 4 - Acerra (Circumvesuviana): 1 February 2005
- Bazzano - Vignola (FER): 19 September 2004
- Botteghelle - Madonnelle (Circumvesuviana): 29 May 2004
- Modena Piazza Manzoni - Modena FS (FER): 26 January 2004
- Casalecchio-Garibaldi - Bazzano (FER): 13 September 2003
- Malè - Marilleva (TT): 5 May 2003 (The original terminus at Malè closed)
- Piraineto - Punta Raisi (Palermo Aeroporto): 6 October 2001 (Service suspended since 29 June 2015)
- Volla – S Giorgio a Cremano (Circumvesuviana): 12 February 2001
- Treviso - Portogruaro Caorle: 4 November 2000
Train service withdrawals in 2017:
- 414 Rivarolo Canavese - Pont Canavese (GTT) (23 May): The line is being electrified by RFI on behalf of GTT and is expected to reopen in 2024.
- - Portomaggiore - Dogato (FER) (11 June): Amazingly, this newly-constructed line had opened only eight months earlier, but is to be converted into a cycle path.
- 26 Tortona - Novi Ligure (4 September): Said to be a temporary closure for a period of four years, in connection with construction of a high-speed line between Milano and Genova. There is still no service in 2022, but the line is shown, without timings, in Table 26 so it appears that it will be reinstated at some point.
- 447/448 Sansepolcro - Terni and Perugia Ponte S Giovanni - Perugia S Anna (ex-FCU) (13 September): Also apparently a temporary closure. The section between Perugia Ponte S Giovanni and Città di Castello was reopened on 25 October 2018. The section between Perugia Ponte S Giovanni and Perugia S Anna reopened on 13 September 2022. In June 2019 the infrastructure on the entire route was transferred to RFI.
Train service withdrawals in 2015:
- 60 Ancona - Ancona Marittima (13 December)
- 112 Aosta - Prè Saint Didier (24 December)
The 950mm ATAC line from Roma Laziali to Giardinetti was cut back 3km to terminate at Centocelle with effect from 3 August 2015 as this section was duplicated by an extension of Metro Line C.
Train service withdrawals in 2014:
- 130 (Novara -) Vignale - Varallo Sesia (15 September)
- 88/354 Paola avoiding line (21 December)
Train service withdrawals in 2013:
- 315 Benevento - Bosco Redole (13 February) because of a landslide
- 125 Vercelli - Casale Monferrato (14 June)
- 286 Fabriano - Pergola (13 November) because of a landslide; the line had re-opened as recently as 16 April 2012
- 134 Oleggio - Laveno Mombello (December) but had suffered from bus substitution in recent years
- 157 Piacenza – Castelvetro (December) which had suffered frequent cancellations because of a shortage of units
- M56 Pisa Aeroporto - Pisa Centrale (December) for replacement by a more direct people mover, which did not open until 18 March 2017
Train service withdrawals all on 17 June 2012:
- 102 Pinerolo - Torre Pellice
- 106 Savigliano – Saluzzo - Cuneo
- 108 Cuneo - Mondovì
- 114 Ceva - Ormea. A tourist operation was established on the line in 2016.
- 122 Asti - Castagnole delle Lanze
- 124 Alessandria - Nizza Monferrato - Castagnole delle Lanze
- 125 Vercelli - Casale Monferrato
- 127 Santhià - Arona
- 143 Alessandria – Ovada
Other train service withdrawals in 2012:
- 233 Sacile – Gemona del Friuli (26 August) because of a landslide. The train service between Sacile and Maniago was reinstated on 10 December 2017.
- 325 Sarno – Codola (9 September)
- 310 Priverno-Fossanova - Terracina (1 October) again due to a landslide
Services between Torre Annunziata Centrale and Castellammare di Stabia and between Mercato San Severino and Benevento via Avellino were also withdrawn, but subsequently reinstated.
Train service withdrawals in 2011:
- 375 Caltagirone – Gela (May), following a bridge collapse
- 474 Gioia Tauro to Cinquefrondi and Palmi (7 June), owing to the discovery of "substandard structures" at many locations.
- 117 Chivasso – Asti (September)
- 337 Rocchetta S Antonio - Gravina in Puglia - Gioia del Colle (October)
- 312 Sulmona - Castel di Sangro (December), but limited special excursion traffic by the FS Foundation still uses this line
A sparse service between Gioia del Colle and Gravina in Puglia was reinstated in February 2012, but withdrawn again on 11 December 2016.
Train service withdrawals in 2010:
- 122 Castagnole delle Lanze – Alba (April)
- 118 Mortara – Casale Monferrato – Asti (September)
- 310 Castel di Sangro – Carpinone (December)
- 332 Avellino - Rocchetta San Antonio Lacedonia (December)
- 318 Castellammare – Gragnano (December)
Trains between Rogliano and Colosimi (the middle section of the 950 mm gauge Cosenza - Catanzaro Lido Ferrovie della Calabria ‘main line’) were replaced by bus, probably on 17 December 2010 when a new rail timetable for this line came into force but maybe prior to that.
Trains ceased running on the 950 mm gauge Cosenza - Camigliatello - S. Giovanni in Fiore line beyond Serra Pedace after the line was severed by a landslip beyond S Janni station on an unknown date, and formally withdrawn beyond Spezzano della Sila in 2008. The remaining service of one pair from Spezzano della Sila to Cosenza was withdrawn in July 2010, but there is a heritage operation between Moccone and S Nicola-Silvana Mansio.
The Sangritana line between S Vito and Castel di Sangro closed on 9 December 2006. That was the first significant closure for some time.