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

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Introduction

This list is based on the timetable in force from 11 December 2022. Although the timetable is shown as valid until 10 June 2023, 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 in General Information.

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 - Italy) 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 dot "." means that the train does not pass through that station but instead takes a different route.

Obscure Services

Paola (Bivio Settimo) - Torana-Lattarico (Bivio S Antonello)

[355] (ERA-E 87B2; ERA-R 169B5; S+W 94C3) IT23/191

This west to north curve allows trains to run between the Paola and Sibari lines without having to reverse at Castiglione Cosentino or Cosenza.

FA8519 Bozen/Bolzano - 21:40 Paola - Sibari
FA8509 Sibari - 06:56 Torano-Lattarico - Bozen/Bolzano

Castiglione Cosentino (Bivio Pantani) - S Lucido Marina

[88, 3545] (ERA-E 87B2; ERA-R 169A5; S+W 94B3) IT23/192

This east to south curve allows trains to run between the Cosenza and Reggio di Calabria lines without having to reverse at Paola. Bivio Pantani is inside the Santomarco Tunnel. A peak hour service via this curve was reinstated on 11 September 2022, but was withdrawn three months later.

Moccone – S Nicola-Silvana Mansio (Ferrovie della Calabria)

(ERA-E 87B3; ERA-R 169B5; S+W 94D3-95A3) IT23/193

Ferrovie della Calabria does not operate any passenger trains from Cosenza, but there is a steam service on part of the line to S Giovanni in Fiore. Trains operate during the winter as well as the summer. See the Treno della Sila website for more information. Booking, on line, is possible and trains may become fully booked in advance.

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