Italy (Firenze - Roma direttissima) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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Introduction

This list is based on the timetable in force until 12 December 2020. Although dated as 'from 14 June 2020' the timetable has been updated and reissued monthly since then. The current edition shows some trains as running for only a few months, but later updates may extend the period of operation. Users are recommended to check the Trenitalia website to ensure they are using the latest version.

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.

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.

This high-speed line is used by trains between Firenze and Roma, and south of Orte also by trains to and from the Ancona line. Unlike most other high-speed lines in Italy, this is electrified throughout at 3,000 volts and has conventional signalling, so can be used by all types of passenger trains. There are eleven connections between the direttissima and the old main line, but that at Settebagni is no more than crossovers where the two lines run parallel. These are not normally used by passenger trains. Some other connections are several kilometres long. IC and overnight trains may be diverted off the diresttissima if running late, so use of connections by these trains is susceptible to change. The routing of high speed and local trains is more reliable.

Following the introduction of high-speed services between Milano and Napoli there is far less use of connections on and off the Firenze - Roma direttissima. The direttissima is being resignalled to ERTMS standards and there are plans to convert it from 3,000 volts dc to 25 kV ac, at least between Arezzo and Orte. This may result in no further passenger use of connections to the old main line at Chiusi Nord, Chiusi Sud, Orvieto Nord, Orvieto Sud and Orte Nord.

In headings to each section below, junctions and the next open station on the old main line are listed in the order they would be passed by a southbound train. In all cases 1º Bivio is on the direttissima and 2º Bivio is on the old main line.

Obscure services

Firenze Campo di Marte (Rovezzano) - Roma Tiburtina (Bivio Nomentana)

[47] (157B2-161A2, 52C3-69B3) IT20/101

The full length of the direttissima is used by all high-speed trains non-stop between Roma and Firenze or stations to the north. There are no other services booked to travel the full length of the direttissima in the current timetable. No trains use the direttissima between the last high-speed trains of one day and the first ones of the next. Many night trains run the full length of the old main line between Firenze and Orte.

1º Bivio Valdarno Nord - 2º Bivio Valdarno Nord - Figline Valdarno

[47] (157B1, 52D3) IT20/102

This connection north of Figline Valdarno provides a northbound route onto the direttissima and a southbound route off it. It is used by Regionale trains

  • Southbound from Firenze Campo di Marte at 06:46, 09:10, 09:55 SuX, 11:22, 12:22, 13:22, 14:22, 15:22, 16:22, 17:09 SuX, 17:22, 17:52 SSuX, 18:22, 19:22, 19:57 SuX, 20:22/20:23 and 21:22
  • Northbound from Figline Valdarno at 06:20 SuX, 07:08 SuX, 07:17 SuX, 08:09 SuX, 08:21 SuX, 09:18, 12:18, 13:19, 14:18, 15:18, 16:18, 18:18, 19:21, 20:26 and 21:18

It is also used by:

IC583 Milano Centrale - 10:16 Firenze Rifredi - Napoli Centrale
SuX R3168 Chiusi-Chianciano Terme – 07:08 Arezzo – Firenze S Maria Novella
SuX R11680 Chiusi-Chianciano Terme - 08:35 Arezzo - Firenze S Maria Novella
RV2306 Roma Termini - 09:43 Arezzo - Firenze S Maria Novella
SSuX RV1620 Perugia - 10:58 Arezzo - Firenze S Maria Novella
SSuO RV1602 Foligno - 11:00 Arezzo - Firenze S Maria Novella
SX IC598 Roma Termini – 20:26 Arezzo – Firenze S Maria Novella

Montevarchi-Terranuova - 2º Bivio Valdarno Sud - 1º Bivio Valdarno Sud

[47] (157C1, 53A4) IT20/103

This connection south of Montevarchi-Terranuova provides a southbound route onto the direttissima and a northbound route off it. The following train is scheduled to use this connection, in order to overtake a preceding service:

SuX R6636 05:50 Arezzo - Firenze S Maria Novella

1º Bivio Arezzo Nord - 2º Bivio Arezzo Nord - Arezzo

[47] (157C1, 58C1) IT20/104

This connection north of Arezzo provides a northbound route onto the direttissima and a southbound route off it.

SuX IC581 Firenze S Maria Novella – 05:52 Firenze Campo di Marte - Roma Termini
SuX FR9503 06:00 Firenze S Maria Novella – Napoli Centrale
EN293/295 München Hbf - 06:36 Firenze S Maria Novella - Roma Termini
SuX FR9505 Milano Central – 06:59 Firenze S Maria Novella – Salerno
SO IC1589 Milano Centrale - 10:59 Firenze Rifredi - Reggio di Calabria Centrale
IC585 Trieste Centrale – 12:30 Firenze Rifredi – Roma Termini
D SO IC35289 Milano Centrale - 12:57 Firenze Rifredi - Reggio di Calabria Centrale
SuX RV3171 Firenze S Maria Novella – 14:08 Firenze Campo di Marte – Arezzo
IC595 Trieste Centrale – 17:39 Firenze Campo di Marte – Roma Termini
IC597 Milano Centrale – 18:28 Firenze Rifredi – Napoli Centrale
D SX FR9329/9369 Torino Port Nuova - 20:59 Firenze S Maria Novella - Perugia
D1 SX IC599 Milano Centrale – 21:48 Firenze S Maria Novella – Terni
SuX R6636 05:50 Arezzo - Firenze S Maria Novella
SuX FR9300 Perugia - 06:25 Arezzo - Torino Porta Nuova
IC580 Terni – 07:32 Arezzo – Milano Centrale
IC588 Roma Termini – 12:52 Arezzo – Trieste Centrale
IC590 Napoli C – 14:52 Arezzo – Milano Centrale
IC592 Roma Termini – 18:02 Arezzo – Trieste Centrale
IC596 Napoli Centrale – 19:01 Arezzo – Milano Centrale
SuO IC1588 Reggio di Calabria Centrale - 19:27 Arezzo – Milano Centrale
FR9432 Napoli Centrale - 19:59 Arezzo - Venezia S Lucia
EN294/296 Roma Termini - 20:51 Arezzo - München Hbf
D1 SSuX FR9568 Napoli Centrale - 21:20 Roma Tiburtina - Firenze S Maria Novella

D1: The train runs via the old main line between Arezzo and Firenze at weekends until 29 November 2021

Arezzo - 2º Bivio Arezzo Sud - 1º Bivio Arezzo Sud

[47] (157C1, 58C1) IT20/105

This connection south of Arezzo provides a southbound route onto the direttissima and a northbound one off it.

D2 ICN35863 Bozen/Bolzano - 23:36 Verona Porta Nuova - Roma Termini
D6 SuO ICN35751 Torino Porta Nuova - 23:20 Milano Porta Garibaldi - Salerno
D7 ICN35749 Torino Porta Nuova - 23:20 Milano Porta Garibaldi - Salerno
SuX FR9503 Firenze S Maria Novella - 06:36 Arezzo - Napoli Centrale
EN293/295 München Hbf – 07:11 Arezzo - Roma Termini
SuX FR9509 Milano Centrale - 07:36 Arezzo - Salerno
D8 SSuO FA35435 Venezia S Lucia - 21:48 Firenze S Maria Novella - Roma Termini
D8 SSuO FR35569 Milano Centrale - 22:14 Firenze S Maria Novella - Roma Termini
FR9432 Napoli Centrale - 18:45 Roma Tiburtina - Venezia S Lucia
SX FR9568 Napoli Centrale - 21:20 Roma Tiburtina - Firenze S Maria Novella

D2: 20 & 27 September, 4, 25 & 31 October, 8, 15, 21 & 28 November 2020

D6: Until 4 October 2020

D7: 25 & 31 October, 8, 15, 21 & 28 November 2020

D8: Until 29 November 2020 (FA35435 not on 14 and 28 November)

1º Bivio Chiusi Nord - 2º Bivio Chiusi Nord - Chiusi-Chianciano Terme

[47] (160C5, 58C3) IT20/106

This connection joins the Siena branch near Montallese and provides a northbound route onto the direttissima and a southbound route off it.

EN293/295 München Hbf – 07:11 Arezzo – Roma Termini
SuX FR9509 Milano Centrale - 07:36 Arezzo - Salerno
SX FR9598 Salerno - 21:16 Chiusi Chianciano Terme - Milano Centrale

Chiusi-Chianciano Terme (Citta della Pieve) - 2º Bivio Chiusi Sud - 1º Bivio Chiusi Sud

[47] (160C4, 59A4) IT20/107

This connection south of Citta della Pieve provides a southbound route onto the direttissima and a northbound route off it.

D ICN771 Trieste Centrale - 05:07 Chiusi Chianciano Terme – Roma Termini
IC581 Firenze S Maria Novella - 07:04 Chiusi Chianciano Terme - Roma Termini
SuX FR9509 Milano Centrale - 08:02 Chiusi Chianciano Terme - Salerno
SX FR9598 Salerno - 20:20 Roma Tiburtina - Milano Centrale

1º Bivio Orvieto Nord - 2º Bivio Orvieto Nord - Orvieto

[47] (160C4, 50A1, 64A1) IT20/108

This connection south of Allerona-Castel Viscardo provides a northbound route onto the direttissima and a southbound route off it.

D2 ICN35863 Bozen/Bolzano - 23:36 Verona Porta Nuova - Roma Termini
D6 SuO ICN35751 Torino Porta Nuova - 23:20 Milano Porta Garibaldi - Salerno
D7 ICN35749 Torino Porta Nuova - 23:20 Milano Porta Garibaldi - Salerno
SuX IC581 Firenze S Maria Novella – 07:04 Chiusi-Chianciano Terme – Roma Termini

D2: 20 & 27 September, 4, 25 & 31 October, 8, 15, 21 & 28 November 2020

D6: Until 4 October 2020

D7: 25 & 31 October, 8, 15, 21 & 28 November 2020

Orvieto - 2º Bivio Orvieto Sud - 1º Bivio Orvieto Sud

[47] (161A4, 64B2) IT20/109

This connection south of Orvieto provides a southbound route onto the direttissima and a northbound route off it.

D SSuO ICN763 Bozen/Bolzano - 05:00 Orvieto - Roma Termini
D2 SSuO ICN35863 Bozen/Bolzano - 06:21 Orvieto - Roma Termini
D6 SuO ICN35751 Torino Porta Nuova - 06:29 MO Orvieto - Salerno
D7 ICN35749 Torino Porta Nuova - 06:29 (next day) Orvieto - Salerno
SuX IC581 Firenze S Maria Novella - 07:25 Orvieto - Roma Termini
SO IC1589 Milano Centrale - 12:22 Chiusi-Chianciano Terme - Reggio di Calabria Centrale
D SO IC35289 Milano Centrale - 14:17 Chiusi-Chianciano Terme - Reggio di Calabria Centrale
EN294/296 18:55 Roma Termini - München Hbf

D2: 20 & 27 September, 4, 25 & 31 October, 8, 15, 21 & 28 November 2020

D6: Until 4 October 2020

D7: 25 & 31 October, 8, 15, 21 & 28 November 2020

1º Bivio Orte Nord - 2º Bivio Orte Nord - Orte

[47] (161A3, 64C3) IT20/110

This connection north of Orte provides a northbound route onto the direttissima and a southbound route off it. There has been no regular use of this connection in recent years, but it is occasionally used for diversions in connection with engineering work.

D4 SO IC1591 Milano Centrale - 12:22 Chiusi Chianciano Terme - Reggio di Calabria Centrale
D3 SSuO FR9555 Milano Centrale - 19:14 Firenze S Maria Novella – Salerno
D3 SSuO FR9653 Torino Porta Nuova - 18:00 Milano Centrale - Salerno
D3 SSuO FA8527 Bergamo - 19:33 Firenze S Maria Novella - Roma Termini
D3 SSuO FR9433 Venezia S Lucia - 19:48 Firenze S Maria Novella – Roma Termini
D5 SuO FR9657 Milano Centrale - 19:35 Bologna Centrale - Napoli Centrale
D3 SSuO FR9559 Milano Central – 20:14 Firenza S Maria Novella - Napoli Centrale
D5 SuO FR9668 Napoli Centrale – 19:50 Roma Termini - Milano Centrale
D3 SSuO FR9330 Roma Termini - 20:05 Roma Tiburtina – Milano Centrale
D5 SuO FR9598 Salerno - 20:20 Roma Tiburtina – Milano Centrale
D5 SuO FA8596 Fiumicino Aeroporto - 20:35 Roma Tiburtina - Genova Piazza Principe

D3: 29 and 30 August 2020 only

D4: Until 29 August 2020

D5: 30 August 2020 only

Orte - 2º Bivio Orte Sud - 1º Bivio Orte Sud

[47, 70, M70] (161A3, 64C3) IT20/111

This connection south of Orte provides a southbound route onto the direttissima and a northbound route off it. 1º Bivio Orte Sud is in a tunnel. Most trains non-stop between Orte and Roma use this route. The following run via the old main line, with no advertised stops between Orte and Roma Tiburtina, so do not. Some overnight trains may also run via the old main line.

RV2305 Firenze S Maria Novella - 09:38 Orte - Roma Tiburtina
D SSuX R21715 Terni - 19:02 Orte - Roma Tiburtina
R11691 Chiusi Chianciano Terme – 20:21 Orte - Roma Termini

See also