Italy (Emilia Romagna) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Obscure services
- 2.1 Bivio Piacenza Ovest – Piacenza (P.M. Piacenza Ovest)
- 2.2 Bivio Fidenza Ovest - Fidenza
- 2.3 Bivio Castelfranco Est: Castelfranco Emilia - Bologna Centrale
- 2.4 Bologna S Viola - Bologna Centrale - Bologna S Ruffillo - Bivio Emilia
- 2.5 Bologna Corticella (Bivio Navile) - Bologna Centrale (Bivio Venezia)
- 3 Routes used occasionally for diversions
- 4 See also
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.
Bivio Piacenza Ovest – Piacenza (P.M. Piacenza Ovest)
 (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
 (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
 (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.
 (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
(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.