Italy (Calabria) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services
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.
Paola (Bivio Settimo) - Torana-Lattarico (Bivio S Antonello)
 (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 - 06:54 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 A peak hour service via this curve was reinstated on 11 September 2022, but was withdrawn three months later.
Camigliatello Silano – S Nicola-Silvana Mansio (Ferrovie della Calabria)
(ERA-E 87B3; ERA-R 169B5; S+W 94D3-95A3) IT23/193
There are no through Ferrovie della Calabria passenger trains from Cosenza to the above entry which is an isolated preserved section of the 67km branch from Pedace to San Giovanni in Fiore. Regular services beyond Camigliatello Silano to San Giovanni in Fiore ceased in 1997, then from the junction station at Pedace to Camigliatello Silano on 31 January 2011. Occasional excursion traffic remained, then from August 2016 13km from Moccone to S Nicola-Silvana Mansio opened as a Tourist steam railway. However note their Treno della Sila website in November 2023 suggests they no longer operate on the 2.2 km section from Moccone to Camigliatello Silano so only as per the entry description. Booking, on line, is possible and trains may become fully booked in advance and they operate during the winter as well as the summer.