Italy (Emilia Romagna) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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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

Bivio Piacenza Ovest – Piacenza (P.M. Piacenza Ovest)

[45] (156C5, 52D3) IT20/71

Most high-speed trains calling at Piacenza run via the old main line (Linea Tradizionale). The following use the connection north of Piacenza between the Linea AV/AC and the Linea Tradizionale.

FA8823 17:50 Milano Centrale - Pescara Centrale
FA8825 18:50 Milano Centrale - Ancona
FA8829 19:50 Milano Centrale - Rimini/Ancona
FA8802 Ancona - 08:33 Piacenza - Milano Centrale
FA8804 Ancona - 09:36 Piacenza - Milano Centrale
FR9330 Roma Termini - 23:41 Piacenza - Milano Centrale

Bivio Fidenza Ovest - Fidenza

[45] (156C5, 48A1) IT20/72

This connection between Linea AV/AC and the Cremona to Fidenza line first gained a passenger service in December 2019. It enables trains to use the Linea AV/AC between Milano and Fidenza and Parma.

FA8865 11:05 Milano Centrale - Taranto
FA8889 12:05 Milano Centrale - Lecce
FA8813 14:05 Milano Centrale - Lecce
FA8819 16:05 Milano Centrale - Bari Centrale
FA8866 Lecce - 16:07 Parma - Milano Centrale
FA8868 Taranto - 17:07 Parma - Milano Centrale
FA8886 Lecce - 18:07 Parma - Milano Centrale

Bivio Castelfranco Est: Castelfranco Emilia - Bologna Centrale

[45] (157B4, 48A1) IT20/73

Most high-speed trains beween Modena and Bologna are to and from the Ancona line, so use the ground-level platforms at Bologna Centrale. The following use the connections between the Linea Tradizionale and Linea AV/AC at Castelfranco Est, in order to use the low-level platforms and call at Modena.

FR9503 Milano Centrale - 07:41 Modena - Roma Termini
FR9330 Roma Termini - 22:18 Bologna Centrale - Milano Centrale

Bologna S Viola - Bologna Centrale - Bologna S Ruffillo - Bivio Emilia

[45,46] (156B5-156C4, 144B3-144C4, not shown in full) IT20/74

High-speed trains via Bologna Centrale use the low-level platforms, except those to and from the Ancona line, which has no connection to the low-level.

Bologna Corticella (Bivio Navile) - Bologna Centrale (Bivio Venezia)

[55] (156B5, 144C2-144B3, shown as under construction) IT20/75

High-speed trains beween Padova and Bologna Centrale use this newly-constructed line, which came into use in December 2017, to access the low level platforms at Bologna Centrale.

Routes used occasionally for diversions

Bologna Cintura

(156B5-156C5, 144A2-144C3) IT20/79

The Bologna Cintura runs round the north and east of the city, avoiding Bologna Centrale, with connections to all main lines. Long-distance trains are occasionally diverted via the Cintura and this is indicated by omission of a usual stop at Bologna Centrale. No diversions are expected during 2020.

See also