Italy (Sardegna) - 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.

Obscure services

Ozieri-Chilivani avoiding line: Torralba (km 211.5) - Ardara (km 1.7)

[360] (159B4, 114D1) IT20/191

This south to west curve is used by trains between the Cagliari and Sassari lines if not calling at Ozieri-Chilivani.

SuX RV3949 06:30 Sassari - Cagliari
SuX R26983 19:00 Sassari - Cagliari
SuX RV3952 Cagliari - 12:27 Macomer - Sassari
SuX RV3958 Cagliari – 20:24 Macomer – Sassari

Southbound trains do not use this line until 14 September 2020.

Ferrovie della Sardegna obscure services

Limited services, marketed as Il Trenino Verde della Sardegna, normally operate over the following Ferrovie della Sardegna lines during the summer. There are also occasional public excursions at other times. Details are shown on website www.treninoverde.com, but it should be noted that these may vary in practice, particularly if there are insufficient advance bookings. It is also possible to charter trains.

Proposals to close all lines which do not have year-round passenger traffic have been dropped in favour of plans to rehabilitate them. Traffic was suspended from 24 June 2016 between Laconi and Sorgono and between Seui and Arbatax, because of the poor condition of some bridges. The line between Gairo and Arbatax re-opened for the 2017 season.

Palau Marina - Tempio Pausania

(159C5-159B5, 113C1-113A3) IT20/192

D 09:00 Palau Marina - Tempio Pausania
D 16:00 Tempio Pausania - Palau Marina

Bosa Marina - Sindia

(159A3, 114B3-114C3) IT20/193

D SSuO 09:30 Bosa Marina - Tinnura
D SSuO 11:45 Tinnura - Bosa Marina
D SuO 16:30 Bosa Marina - Sindia
D SO 17:00 Bosa Marina - Nigolosu - Bosa Marina

Saturday trips are reported not to be running, because of poor bookings.

Mandas - Laconi

(159B2, 117A3-117A2) IT20/194

D 08:50 Mandas - Laconi
D 16:30 Laconi - Mandas

Mandas - Seui

(159B2, 117A3-117B2) IT20/195

D 08:50 Mandas - Seui
D 14:50 Seui - Mandas

Arbatax - Gairo

(159C2, 117D1-117C2) IT20/196

D 08:30 Arbatax - Gairo
D 16:15 Gairo - Arbatax


There are no passenger trains over the following Ferrovie della Sardegna lines.

Sassari - Tempio Pausania

Macomer - Sindia

Laconi - Sorgono

Seui - Gairo [due to major rock falls].

See also