Italy (Marche) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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Introduction

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.

Obscure services

Ancona – Varano

[61] (ERA-E 83B4, not shown; ERA-R 158C1; S+W 55C4) IT23/111

There are two different routes between Ancona and Varano, both being single tracks. Trains generally observe left-hand running, as is usual in Italy. Accordingly, southbound trains normally use the route nearer the coast, via the longer Galleria Vallemiano tunnel, whereas northbound trains take the inland route through the shorter Galleria Castellano tunnel.

Fabriano - Pergola

[286] (ERA-R 158B1-161B5; S+W 54D4-60B2) IT23/112

Regular passenger services over this branch line ceased in 2013, but excursions are promoted by Fondazione FS

See also