Italy (Friuli Venezia Giulia) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services
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.
Routes used occasionally for diversions
Overnight trains via Tarvisio are sometimes diverted via these two lines. This is expected to happen on Saturday and Sunday nights (ie in the early hours of Sunday and Monday) from 27 June.
Udine avoiding line: Tricesimo-S. Pelagio (PM Vat) - Buttrio
[14, 15] (154B3-153C3, 140D1, but not as shown) IT20/41
This route enables trains to run between the Tarvisio and Gorizia lines without reversing at Udine. The curve shown in the Atlante ferroviario d'Italia e Slovenia to Udine Parco scambio estremo lato Gorizia has been replaced by a spur east from the avoiding line to the Gorizia line.
Monfalcone avoiding line: Ronchi dei Legionari Nord - Ronchi dei Legionari Sud
[13, 14] (154C2, 27B2) IT20/42
This route enables trains to run between the Gorizia and Venezia lines without reversing at Monfalcone.