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As at November 2019 the website shows timings for two specials on 15 December 2019 running 14km beyond Sadali to Seui. Whether this happened throughout 2019 is not known as those below are what ran in 2018. The section of the website for this service states they are planned to resume right through [http://www.treninoverde.com/mandas-seui-new/ to Arbatax in 2020]  
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Revision as of 16:53, 6 December 2019

Introduction

This list is based on the timetable in force from 14 June until 12 December 2020. Table numbers quoted here are from In Treno Tutt'Italia, the official Trenitalia timetable. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information. Map references relate to the European Railway Atlas Regional Series and, in italic, to the Schweers+Wall Atlante ferroviario d’Italia e Slovenia.

A large number of local trains, especially in Northern Italy, and some long-distance trains, are shown in In Treno Tutt'Italia as not running after various dates in August and September 2020. If correct this would leave some areas, particularly Lombardia, with a very sparse service. The compilers think this is probably a timetable compilation error, so have not shown the trains concerned as 'dated' in the listings below. However, users are advised to check schedules carefully.

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

Ozieri-Chilivani avoiding line: Torralba (km 211.5) - Ardara (km 1.7)

[360] (114D1) IT19/171

This south to west curve is used by trains between the Cagliari and Sassari lines if not calling at Ozieri-Chilivani.

SuX RV3949 06:30 Sassari – Cagliari
SuX R26983 19:00 Sassari - Cagliari
SuX RV3952 Cagliari - 12:27 Macomer - Sassari
SuX RV3958 Cagliari – 20:24 Macomer – Sassari

Ferrovie della Sardegna obscure services

Limited services, marketed as Il Trenino Verde della Sardegna, normally operate over the following Ferrovie della Sardegna lines during the summer. There are also occasional public excursions at other times. Details are shown on website www.treninoverde.com, but it should be noted that these may vary in practice, particularly if there are insufficient advance bookings. It is also possible to charter trains.

Proposals to close all lines which do not have year-round passenger traffic have been dropped in favour of plans to rehabilitate them. Traffic was suspended from 24 June 2016 between Laconi and Sorgono and between Seui and Arbatax, because of the poor condition of some bridges. The lines to Sorgono and between Gairo and Arbatax re-opened for the 2017 season, but Seui to Gairo remained closed.

Services in 2018 were cut back somewhat and it was announced that there will only be a limited service on one line, thought to be Palau to Tempio in 2019, allegedly due to renovation work taking place on other lines. No timetable was available by the start of the normal operating season in mid-June 2019 and there have been reports of legal difficulties preventing any service being operated but the website Calendario shows details of trains operating from 8 August 2019.

The Calendario only shows the initial departure time and nothing on return timings so PLEASE NOTE where a return is on the same day that those shown below are from 2018 and this is no guide as to what service may operate in 2020.

Palau - Tempio

(113C1-113A3) IT18/172

Despite the website section for this line stating no trains will operate in 2019 the Calendario shows services as shown from 11 August 2019 and are planned for 2020.

D MWFO 09:00 Palau - Tempio
D TWFSuO 16:00 Tempio - Palau

Bosa Marina - Sindia - Macomer

(114B3-114C3) IT18/173

The Treninoverde website suggests services operated on the complete line from 9 August 2019 as opposed to just Bosa - Sindia in 2018 but are exclusively rented by Esedra Escursioni to whom you are directed to enquire about tickets via esedraescursioni@libero.it. These appear to run on Saturdays and Sundays departing at 09:00 with no return the same day but it is impossible from the identical website entries for each day to confirm if it is 9am from Macomer or Bosa Marina!! There are additional services scheduled between Bosa Marina and Nigolosu. Services are planned for 2020.

D S or SuO 09:00 Macomer or Bosa Marina - Bosa Marina - Macomer
D S or SuO 09:00 Macomer or Bosa Marina - Bosa Marina - Macomer

Mandas - Laconi

(117A3-117A2) IT18/174

2019 services appeared to commence from 11 August but the Calendario does not confirm the return departure time. That is the 2018 timing. The website section for this line confirms Laconi to Sorgono was closed in 2019 but a service is planned in 2020

D SuO 09:00 Mandas - Laconi
D SuO 17:00 Laconi - Mandas

Mandas - Sadali - Seui

(117A3-117B2) IT18/175

The Calendario shows services commencing on 12 August and extended 14km beyond Sadali to Seui with no return time stated! The section of the website for this service states they are planned to resume right through to Arbatax in 2020

D MTO 09:05 Mandas - Seui
D MTO Unknown Seui - Mandas

Arbatax - Gairo

(117D1-117C2) IT18/176

Confusingly only this service section of the website claims Gairo to Mandas was closed suggesting no service on IT18/175 in 2019. It does state Arbatax - Gairo should operate in 2020 These are the 2018 timings.

D ThFSSuO 08:00 Arbatax - Gairo
D ThFSSuO 16:30 Gairo - Arbatax


There were no passenger trains over the following Ferrovie della Sardegna lines in 2018.

Sassari - Tempio

Macomer - Sindia

Laconi - Sorgono

Seui - Gairo [due to major rock falls].

See also